Congratulations to JV Raider Robotix

Our three teams had a great day today at the Liberty Science Center in Jersey City, NJ. Roger Weiss, our Volunteer Coach, works extensively with the FTC program and our JV teams. Roger wrote:

Hello All,

As you all now ponder solutions to this years FRC challenge I am PROUD to congratulate teams 2825 and 3568 for winning awards today at the well documented Liberty Science Center which earns them a spot at the state championships at NJIT on Sunday Feb 12th.

We had a very exciting and rewarding day at Liberty Science Center in Jersey City. Our 3 teams performed well coming away with two awards. Team 2825 was a semifinalist , Team 3719 played each game diligently but luck was not on their side today and team 3568 was no threat as they demonstrated the path of pure frustration to enlightened achievement.

Team 3568 – the ICE Wolves – won the “Think” Award This award is given to the team that best reflects the “journey” the team took as … robot. Journal entries of interest to judges for this award will include those describing the steps, brainstorms, designs, … going as planned. A team will not be a candidate for this award if they have not completed the section of the Engineering Notebook …

Team 2825, team SWAG- won the “Connect” Award- This award is given to the team that most connected with their local community and … an essential part to their success. The recipient of this award is recognized for helping the community understand FIRST , the … Challenge, and the team itself. The team that wins this award is aggressively reaching out to engineers and exploring the opportunities …

In the four years participating in FTC, Liberty Science Center, in my opinion, is the best place to host this type of competition. The touch tunnel is back and in operation!!!

See Howard in Action as referee, See Deep and Urmil focused on controlling their robot, Yes, Team 2825 painted all their faces yellow and blue. See Diyvia and Alexa’s reaction after a match – check out’s pictures of the event.

Also watch Tapesh and Deep focused on playing the game at NEWS 12, NJ. I turned on channel 12 when I got home and that was the first event on the NEWS.

Of Course POPE JOHN’s 247 played against 248 in the championship with one of the “Watts” teams. Also as an FYI, Pope John is number 1 in the US for the Lego Space Shuttle Challenge at MIT.

Enjoy your Sunday
Mr. Weiss

Congratulations to our JV teams!


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