Gromitís Grommets win Prestigious Control Award in Houston!
The Pleasant Hill High School Robotics Team, FTC Team 8045 Gromitís Grommets, has returned triumphant after attending the 2017 FIRST World Championship in Houston.
Of the 128 FTC teams competing, Pleasant Hill finished third in qualifications, and was awarded the CONTROL AWARD "for the use of sensors & software enhanced functionality" at the World Competition in Houston.
The CONTROL AWARD is one of only 7 Judged awards in the entire competition,and the team reports that they were "happy to represent our team, our school, and our community in such a fashion."
They competed in Minute Maid Park, in Houston, Texas, in front of the bulk of the 30,000 participants in the elimination bracket.
GG made it to the final four, only to lose by a slim margin. They reported that '"this season's robot was particularly reliable & robust."
The team started the year as Oregon State Champions ( approximately 200 teams in Oregon participate) and went on to play in the Finals at the Western States Super Regionals in Tacoma, where they competed against 75 teams from 13 western States, and were awarded 2nd place.
In addition to competing, teams paricipate in interviews conducted by a panel of experts and engineers who ask them about various aspects of their season.
The GG met teams from around the globe, snapped a selfie with Will.i.am, got a sneak preview of NASA's plans for a helicopter on mars, didn't sleep much, and got INSPIRED!
The have expressed sincere thanks for all the community support, saying "we couldn't have done it without you!"
Needless to say, we are very proud of them!