FTC Robotics Team Takes First Place!
Congratulations to our very own Team Torch for winning first place in the Monrovia High School Qualifying Tournament, beating out 23 other teams to become the highest scoring team.
Team Torch competed in five qualifying matches throughout the day, winning every match by a clear margin. To date, the team has the most points of any team in any qualifying match worldwide.
This win advances us to the LA Regional Championships on Saturday, February 27, 2016.
In addition, Team Torch was also nominated as one of the top three teams for two major awards; The Innovate and Connect Awards. The Innovate Award is given to the team who has the ingenuity and inventiveness to make the designs come to life. The Connect award is for the team that most connects with their local science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) community.
Team Torch was very active between matches in connecting with other teams. We learned many things about stretching our capabilities and having confidence in who we were as the tournament progressed. As one of the coaches said to us about half way through the day’s matches, “You know by now that you are the team to beat at this competition.”
Now it’s on to the next qualifying round, Monday, 1-18-15 in West Hills.
Go Team Torch!