Thirteen members of the St. Sebastian's School FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) Robotics Team traveled to Canton High School on Saturday, December 15, to compete in a FIRST Robotics Massachusetts Qualifying Tournament against 23 other teams from the area.
The Arrows competed in five preliminary-round matches and finished with a 2–3 record. During the first two matches, the robot struggled to disengage fully from the central tower which severely limited the team's ability to influence the early matches. Through persistent troubleshooting, modifications throughout the day, and a few changes in strategy, the Arrows began to score some points in autonomous and limit other teams during teleop by playing good defense. With lessons learned, renewed purpose, and a new vision for the robot, the team is hard at work making improvements ahead of our second Qualifier at Needham High School on February 2.
The team would like to thank the Canton High School Robodogs for hosting a fun-filled day of high quality competition!