ORANGE COUNTY REGIONAL
Despite working with a tiny budget, being several months behind, having very little experience as well as having limited grant qualifying opportunities, we made it to semi finals, received the Highest Rookie Seed award for placing 3rd place after qualifiers, as well as Rookie All Star award which qualified us to attend the FRC's Worlds Championships Robotics Competition. Not too bad for our first ever tournament.
FRC® WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS IN HOUSTON, TX
Teams from twenty four states and sixteen different countries competed.
We finished the season as division finalist and received the Creativity Award sponsored by Xerox. The judges told us they were excited to write "rookie" on their ballots.
To our surprise, not many judges awards are awarded at The FRC® World Championships. For Phoenix to be awarded the Creativity Award is a testimony of who we are as a company and team! We were honored with these awards, more because both these awards were not "rookie" awards.
We held are own with veteran teams that have a huge budget, large facilities, and several sponsors. Go Phoenix!
BEACH BLITZ OFF-SEASON TOURNAMENT
This off-season competition was by application. More than fifty teams applied and only the thirty-eight top teams were accepted. We were honored to be able to attend, especially since we were one of the two "rookie" teams accepted. We have a new drive team and 15 new students participants. We had a lot to learn. Once again we rose out of the ashes and end in fourth place after the qualification rounds. In the finals, we finished in 3rd place overall. We are extremely proud of our accomplishments and excited to start the new season.