The Northeastern Competition’s practice matches started with a victory for Team HYPER. Our robot preformed well in the practice rounds. The ranked matches also opened with a bang where we enjoyed several nice matches including a wonderful round allied with Team 125. We peaked in both ranking and in our average.
Just before lunch, match 13 was replayed. We were up in match 16 right after lunch where due to a technical error resulted in that match being replayed at the end of the day. The next match we played was also marred by technical errors which resulted in yet another match being replayed at the end of the first day. In a sign of wonderful Copertition , Team Northern Force (#172) arranged their signs to spell out ‘hyper.’ On the field itself, Team HYPER kept a solid record of shooting for the golden totes.
Team HYPER had a wonderful fashion sense along with our dedicated spirit on the second day of competition. Something we needed when we replayed our third match. At this point, members of HYPER kept up a joke about how many times we had replayed matches.
While we were not in the Top 8 seeds, Team HYPER was selected as the second alliance member of the 4th seeded alliance. Mentioning one of our proud traditions, we took to creating an alliance name HYPER PATRIOTS FORCE. HYPER PATRIOT FORCE swept our first round of the finals with two dominating scores so high in fact that we entered the semi-finals as the top alliance. Unfortunately, our streak ended in the semi-finals when our score feel to the powerful first seeded alliance. Regardless, Team HYPER kept up our upbeat cheering and dancing.
The day was not over however when after a false start almost, we were awarded the Excellence in Engineering Award. Our Woodie Flowers nominee, Mr. Michael Gendron, was also recognized at the Northeastern competition.