Spartronics Team 4915 finished the elimination rounds of the FIRST Robotics Competition District Event at Glacier Peak High School ranked 4th and won the coveted “Team Spirit Award.” The team finished qualifying matches with a 10-2 record and was ranked #1 out of 40 teams at the end of regular competition for the second time this year.
At Glacier Peak, Spartronics Clio Batali, as first team co-captain, selected the 1st Alliance that included 2nd-year Rookie team Apex Robotics Team 5803 from Seattle Christian School in SeaTac, WA and Vahallabots Team 3268 from Kenmore.
“HELIOS continued to be one of the best shooting robots at the event,” said Spartronics Coach Enrique Chee, a Physics and Robotics teacher at Bainbridge High School. “Clio Batali, Alex Larson Freeman, Will Hobbs, Jon Coonan and Lucas Rininger continue to work incredibly well together as our drive team, showing consistency and reliability throughout all of our matches and especially during the Finals,” Chee added.
Winning the Team Spirit award from the FCA Foundation (formerly DaimlerChrysler Corporation Fund), Spartronics were recognized by Washington FIRST noting the team “Celebrates extraordinary enthusiasm and spirit through exceptional partnership and teamwork furthering the objectives of FIRST.”
Judges awarded Spartronics 5 additional ranking points for this award, which recognized the team for:
- “Consistent Spirit both throughout the team and also throughout the contest in attitude, appearance, originality, and depth.”
- Displaying “obvious enthusiasm – in supporting teams, appearance, interactions with teams/Judges, etc. – at the competition.”
- That “Spirit is part of the team and is apparent in all they do, including at their school, in their community, with sponsors and other teams, etc.”
- And that Spartronics “demonstrate spirit as a unified team.”