Note: This story was last updated at 1:37 p.m. April 25.
The Secret City Wildbots made it into the elimination rounds today (Saturday, April 25) at the FIRST Robotics Competition Championship in St. Louis, Missouri.
Team 4265 of Oak Ridge High School was picked to join an alliance with the first- and second-place ranked teams. Their first match is this morning.
Updates: The Secret City Wildbots’ alliance won the first quarterfinal round 235-205 and is now ranked number 1. The alliance maintained its number 1 ranking headed to the semifinals and then the semifinals. The alliance won the first round of finals 268-185, Angi Agle reported at 1:07 p.m.
Below are two videos of the Secret City Wildbots competing during qualifying rounds this week. The videos are by Angi Agle. The robotics competition runs from April 22-25.
After all matches, the Secret City Wildbots, an Oak Ridge High School team, were ranked 45 as of Friday evening.
Also below is a listing of all of Friday’s matches with scoring vs. predicted score, cumulative average, ranking, etc.
The first video shows Team 4265 during the first day of qualifying rounds on Thursday.
In the second video, the Secret City Wildbots, Team 4265, had been predicted to lose 136-111, but the team and its allies rose to victory with a 202-124 finish during qualifying. With the win, the Wildbots’ ranking rose from 61 to 38, with a qualifying average of 120.6. This video was taken before additional qualifying rounds at the championship on Friday.
Here’s the listing of Friday’s matches: