Oct 20, 2020

MPC Eagle Robotics Wins Two State Championships

MPC Eagle Robotics Wins Two State Championships

 

The State Championship for the FIRST Tech Challenge in robotics took place at the Cobb Civic Center in February, with a field of 48 teams that had advanced to this event after exceptional performance in prior league tournaments. It was a history-making day for the Eagle Robotics program, as two teams representing Mount Paran Christian School took home awards.

Team 11364 Diamond Plate competed in a field of 24 teams within the Pemberton Division. They survived the seeding rounds and were chosen as the first pick for the first seed alliance. Diamond Plate won the semifinals of the division but were defeated in the Pemberton Division Finals, meaning that rookie Team 11364 concludes their season as State Championship Semifinalists. Team members are Emma Bethel, Sam Haygood, Luke Lumpkin, and Tyler Mateychak.

Team 7373 Carbon Fiber spent their season focused on a return trip to the World Championships. Team 7373 proceeded to cut through the Kilrain Division with precision, ending the seeding rounds 6-0 and winning the top seed for the semifinals.

Carbon Fiber put on a display of mastery of understanding the game, wisdom in alliance partner selection, use of time-outs and the clock, and engineering prowess in these critical matches, including rebuilding and reprogramming an essential component in approximately ten minutes. For the first time in the history of the MPC Eagle Robotics program, Team 7373 was crowned robot champion, cementing their advancement to the World Championships in Houston, Tex. Team 7373 Carbon Fiber was to lead a contingent of six other Georgia teams to advance to the World Championships in April, though, unfortunately, "Worlds" was cancelled due to the pandemic. 

Team 7373 also left the tournament having won the First Place Inspire Award, which honors the greatest team in Georgia in every measurable category. Double-state champion team members from Team 7373 Carbon Fiber are Stephen Baker, Mitchell Bunn, Aidan Hanson, Tade Idowu, Jacob Kessock, Sarah McCune, Kristy Moss, Ben Mueller, Luke Spinetto, Grant Terry, and Eric Torp.

In October, Eagle Robotics received their State Championship rings. Watch the presentation below.


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