Listed below are some of our most profound accomplishments from each season that we have competed in FTC.
At the 2018 Fort Bend ISD Robotics showcase, members of our team won 1st place in the Lego EV3 competition as a group of just 6th graders, going up against teams of 7th and 8th graders.
We had a very successful rookie season in 2018-2019. The Robo Sapiens 7th grade team participated in the Qualifier Championship at Dulles High School with almost all high school teams. We scored the highest in the entire SW league and defeated multiple veteran teams, also winning the Inspire Award (best overall team). After this, we were fortunate enough to make it to the finals at the Texas state tournament, which is where our 2018 season sadly came to an end.
This was our second year participating in the First Tech Challenge. We had a very successful season The Robo Sapiens 8th grade team participated in the Qualifier Championship at Dulles High School with almost all high school teams. Thanks to our sponsors, we were able to buy new parts to make our robot more advanced and sophisticated. We made it to the semi-finals of the Texas state competition where we earned the Promote award and where our season sadly came to an end.
In our third season, as high school freshmen, we were able to achieve first place overall at the SW League Championships as well as the 3rd place Inspire Award at the SE Texas Regional Championship. This qualified us for the FTC Texas Cup, where we competed in the playoffs and eventually placed in the top 4 overall in the state of Texas. Although our finish would have qualified us for the World Championship competition, the event was unfortunately canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Our previous season, as high school sophomores, was by far our most successful. We placed as league champions at the SW Houston League Championships before placing second at the SE Texas Regional Championship. This qualified us for the World Championship competition held annually in Houston, for which just 150 teams qualify internationally. We ended up placing in the top 10 in the world and reaching the semifinals in the elimination rounds, which is our proudest accomplishment as a team.
Our most recent season, as high school juniors, with an addition of five seventh graders has been challenging. We again placed as league champions at the SW Houston League Championships, and placed first at the Regional Championship. There, we also won the Inspire Award, qualifying us for the World Championship competition. In the State Competition, we also placed in the finals.