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The Secret City Wildbots, Team 4265, won the Smoky Mountains Regionals robotics tournament on Saturday as captains of the fourth-seeded alliance. Their alliance partners were 2614 Mars of Morgantown, West Virginia, and 2556 RadioActive Roaches of Niceville, Florida.
The win secures a place in the World Championship at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas, from April 17-20.
The Wildbots’ alliance remained undefeated until the second match of the finals, racking up two matches with the event high score of 95 in the elimination rounds. The tiebreaker match was won 90-83.
The Wildbots also received the Innovation in Control Award, sponsored by Rockwell Automation, and team member Blake Norris received the Dean’s List Finalist Award, putting him in the running for the Dean’s List Award in Houston.
The Secret City Wildbots completed the first day of qualifying rounds at Smoky Mountains Regionals on Friday, finishing 7-0-1 (undefeated, one tie) and ranked #3 of 51. There were two more qualifying rounds on Saturday, at 10:37 a.m. (match 75) and 11:12 a.m. (match 80). Qualification matches resumed at 9 a.m.
Because the Wildbots lost in the quarterfinals at Rocket City Regionals earlier in March, they had to win on Saturday in order to progress to the world championship in Houston.
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