Denis Morris Catholic High School’s High Voltage robotics team is bound for the FIRST World Championships in St. Louis, Missouri, after a huge win in Oshawa March 12-14.
The team was ranked second out of 47 teams at the Greater Toronto East Regional Competition, was picked to be part of the Number One Alliance and held a world-record high score at the time. When the eliminations were completed, the High Voltage team came away with a regional win – a team first – and were awarded the Creativity Award for robot design.
The team then travelled to the New York Tech Valley Regional in Troy, NY, March 19-21, and repeated their Number 2 ranking and Number 1 Alliance in the elimination round. The Alliance team sailed through the Quarterfinal round, but their partnering team’s robot had mechanical issues in the Semifinal round, making it a three-on-two competition. The result was a heartbreaking one-point loss which kept them out of the finals.
The High Voltage Team will travel to Windsor April 2-4 for the Windsor-Essex Great Lakes Regional Competition before the World Championships in St. Louis April 22-25.Good News