Worlds Recap

Through the week of April 18th, Lightning Robotics made the long drive to Houston, Texas to compete in the FIRST World Championship! On the Carver field, we dominated the Qualification matches and ended in rank 5. During alliance selection, we became the 4th alliance captain, choosing FRC696, Circuit Breakers; FRC5199, Robot Dolphins From Outer Space; and FRC2491, NoMythic. Through three brutal matches in the Quarterfinals, Alliance 4 suffered a harsh defeat in the tiebreaker. A huge congratulations to our Communications team, our Vice President of Business Operations, and our Treasurer for winning the Entrepreneurship Award, the first judged award Lightning has won at the World Championship! For all of us, that was our final competition of the season, but for some, that was their final competition on the team, so congratulations to our graduating seniors. Thank you for all that you’ve done for our team, and good luck! Another massive thank you to our drive team, who carried us through each and every competition, the technician team, who kept Void running between matches, our Pit Crew, who spoke to judges and every competition and allowed us to win awards at each one, RPM, who provided our students with food and lodging during our competitions, our alliance partners, our gracious sponsors, and every student and mentor on Lightning Robotics who put in the endless work to make this year a fantastic one. Thank you all for a wonderful season, and we’ll see you next year to play Charged Up presented by Haas!