Team 195, the Southington CyberKnights, took home the winning banner at the Hartford District Event April 1st – 2nd. 42 teams from Connecticut and Massachusetts competed at the event. This competition was stacked with many of the best teams in New England.
The CyberKnights finished strong after qualification rounds seeding 1st and being the captain of the number one alliance. They moved onto the playoff bracket selecting Team 558, the Elm City Robo-squad from New Haven, CT and selecting Team 173 Rage Robotics from Tolland, CT to join their alliance. 195 was honored to play alongside these two amazing teams with long histories of excellence!
The alliance worked as one, fighting hard through the playoffs against some amazing competition. They tied the world record high score with an impressive 522 points!
The final matches were tough, but they came out on top bringing that FIRST Robotics Blue Banner back for Southington High School!
The CyberKnights will now move onto New England Championship April 5-8 and hope to defend their New England title and do Southington proud. The team is going for the three-peat having already won the New England title in both 2015 and 2016.
This year’s New England Championship is being held at the Whittemore Center Arena at University of New Hampshire.
Here is a short summary video for you to Enjoy. We’d like to thank Jim Gorham for volunteering his time and talents to bring these to you:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2qhcafWQXQA&feature=youtu.be