The FIRST Team 195 CyberKnights had a blast showing all the fun STEM can be to thousands along the parade route. Our 2014, 2016 & 2017 robots added to the excitement and the team took home the award for Best School Group Float! A special note of thanks to all of our sponsors and supporters. The fun wouldn’t be possible without you!
We welcome new students to the 195 Family!!!
4 years ago was the first time The CyberKnights were invited to the Indiana Robotics Invitational
3 years ago – They played but did not make it to the playoff rounds
2 years ago – They made it to quarterfinals
1 year ago – They were in the finals
This year, in 2017 – THEY WON!
- The Connecticut State Championship sponsored by the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference on May 13th. This event includes only Connecticut teams in order to crown a state champion.
- WPI Battlecry sponsored by Worcester Polytechnic Institute May 20-21st.
64 high school robotics teams from across New England met at the University of New Hampshire April 6th to 8th to compete in the FIRST Robotics New England District Championship. Having just came off their win at the Hartford District Event the weekend before the CyberKnights knew with the best in New England coming together, innovative game strategies would be needed to achieve their goal of a Three-peat.
Southington proved to be one of the best high goal shooters achieving the 40kPa pressure mark in the autonomous period for most of their matches. This function has only been achieved by a handful other teams in the world and will certainly be a differentiator as they move on to play at the World Championship level. The team also shares the current world record for the highest achieved score of 522 points.
Southington was invited by Team 2168 the Aluminum Falcons from Groton, CT to alliance in the playoffs and Team 195 graciously accepted. This is the same team they won the New England title with last year. The two teams also invited team 1073 from Hollis, New Hampshire to join them in their quest for the banner. The playoffs were rough, scrappy matches with robots battling hard and taking damage. But the alliance proved successful after a very hard fought playoff rounds bringing home the banner.
This is the third year in a row the CyberKnights have won the FIRST Robotics New England Championship.
Southington CyberKnights will travel to St. Louis to compete in the FIRST Championship on April 26-29. Due to the growing number of teams in the world, the FIRST organization is having TWO championship events this season. The North Championship held in St. Louis and the South Championship held in Houston TX. They will crown TWO champions for the first time in their history. The champions will face off during the summer in a webcast competition held at the home of Dean Kamen, world renowned inventor and founder of FIRST Robotics.
The CyberKnights are ready for the challenge and have their sights set on a Division Banner and a North Championship title!
Thank you again for your continued support of these amazing students! Please enjoy this short recap video of the event: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e3OcFiNt_1M&feature=youtu.be
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