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3-6-2019 High School Robotics Results from Regionals

Marauders at Regionals This past weekend, the Robo Pirates Marauders team competed in the Alamo Region Championship held at Canyon HS in New Braunfels. Sixty-five teams from across the region were divided into two divisions where we went 4-2 in our six matches and ranked 7th in match play. Our first match of the weekend was a heartbreaking loss by only a few points, and we suffered damage to our robot. After some quick repairs by Emmanuel Tapia we won our next three matches thanks also to amazing programming by Nicolas Guillen. We lost the 5th match due to our intake arm not working properly but repairs were made overnight and we finished match play with a win Sunday morning. The top 4 teams then picked teams to join them for the tournament championship bracket to determine the overall winner. We were grateful to be selected to the #3 seed alliance however we lost to the #2 seed in the semifinals. 

This team made great strides all season long and I am extremely proud of their commitment and determination to keep improving. They set a new personal best score and learned so much from all of the other competitors. While we did not advance to the next level in the FIRST Tech Challenge competition, we are confident that we did enough to be invited to the UIL State Championship that will be held later this spring. That announcement will come later. 

Marauders robot performing tasks. I want to thank everyone for their amazing support of our program, those that volunteered their time to be referees at our league meets, and Mr. Alaniz for his continued support as my assistant coach. #piratepride 

Please congratulate these team members: Wyatt Conover, Elissa Gallegos, Lillian Ramirez, Nicolas Guillen, Isabella Lopez, Miguel-Angel Lopez, Garrett Stricker, and Emmanuel Tapia 

Mitch Hale