Marlbots Win Motivate Award at FTC World Championship

The team finished with a 5:4 winning record and placed 22nd in their division for offensive power ranking

Congratulations to the Marlbots for competing at the FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) World Championship and earning the Motivate Award! 

The Marlbots competed against 160 teams from the US and around the world. Over four days of competition, the team presented to judges, scouted other teams, and played nine qualifying rounds. The Marlbots had an amazing performing robot that received a lot of attention from other teams due to its laser cut wood construction and unique extending arm system. Although the Marlbots suffered some extremely unlucky events on the field, they still achieved a 5:4 winning record. When the qualification matches were over, they were ranked as follows:  

  • 30th out of 80 teams in their division (based on their 5:4 record)
  • 22nd out of 80 in offensive power ranking in their division(a metric that measures an individual robot’s ability to score points, this even with two matches non-functioning)
  • 39th out of 160 in offensive power ranking between both divisions (our division was the eventual tournament winner)

Of the 160 teams, only 7 receive a judged award based on he team's off-field performance. The Marlbots won the Motivate Award, the same award the team won at the 2016 FTC World Championship. 

The Motivate Award recognizes the team that "embraces the culture of FIRST and clearly shows what it means to be a team. This judged award celebrates the team that represents the essence of the FIRST Tech Challenge competition through team building, team spirit and displayed enthusiasm. This is a team who makes a collective effort to make FIRST known throughout their school and community, and sparks others to embrace the culture of FIRST."

Congratulations to Arien A. '19, Sidney B. '21, Kendall C. '19, Roxy C. '19, Charlotte C. '22, Emma C. '21, Leah D. '22, Jordan E. '22, Nina F. '22, Emma K. '19, Cathine O. '21, Shine P. '22, Charlie R. '22, Sofia S. T. '21 (who was also a Dean's List Award Finalist), and Sydney S. '19!

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