FIRST World Championships 2008April 19, 2008
After three and a half months of blood, sweat, and tears over designing, building, and competing with robot, the event to end all events had arrived; the world championships. This is where the best of the best go to compete and to face-off head to head to try and claim the title of world champion. This was Gus’ first year, after three years away, going to the world championship. With a whole new generation of team members, it was a new experience to most. Some of the more memorable moments of the competition include George Bush senior talking at the opening ceremonies, eating at the Hard Rock Cafe, and the after party in Olympic park on Saturday night.
Our team’s record was 2-5-0, but we had many close matches, most with scores 80 or above. We didn’t have any major problems with the robot during actual competition, but we did have a series of important pop rivets shear in practice matches which took some time to repair. The team truly enjoyed every experience from the competition and can’t wait until next year to try and compete there again.
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