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Capping off a great season, 971 had fun time at the Championship Event in Houston.

At the Utah Regional, we were on the winning alliance along with Team 3478, PrepaTec - LamBot from San Luis Potosi, and Team 4738, Patribots from San Diego, CA. We had a blast working with these teams. During the competition, we had a few issues that the pit crew did a great job of solving quickly. It was fun to fill the rocket and make the level 3 climb in the same match several times! Doing so earns the maximum available 4 ranking points for a match.

We have arrived at the Utah Regional in West Valley City, a suburb of Salt Lake City! The tournament is being held in Maverik Center, home of the Utah Grizzlies. It is the 10th anniversary of this event and our first time attending. We are excited to check out the competition as we set up, run in practice matches and prep for the event to start on Friday, March 29. For more information, check out the event at the Blue Alliance here.

We just finished the San Francisco Regional this past weekend. Going into finals, we were ranked first, and were excited to have Team 254, the Cheesy Poofs from Bellarmine and Team 5700, SOTA Cyberdragons from Ruth Asawa San Francisco School of the Arts on our alliance. Not only did we win the Regional, we were also honored to be awarded the Excellence in Engineering Award! By winning this competition, we qualified to attend the Championship Event in Houston on April 17-20. There is a lot to do before then. Next us is the Utah Regionals, March 28-30!

We are counting down the hours until our takeoff to Destination: Deep Space at the San Francisco Regional, our first tournament of the 2019 FRC Season. Blast off is on March 14. Our three day trip to St. Ignatius College Prep is one of our favorite places to visit! You can watch our journey and keep up with our matches here.

Week 6 Update:

Week 4 Updates:

Over the past two weeks the router, mill and Markforged 3D printer have been humming. Students have been busy working on finishing up CAD in SolidWorks and assembling the robot! Code is also well underway, waiting anxiously for the first opportunity to try it out on the new robot. Other subteams including vision and the Custom PCB group are making great strides to be completed on time. We may even have our bumpers done before build day!

Week 2 updates:

Counting down to our new FRC challenge…Destination: Deep Space. On January 5, 2019, FIRST Robotics Competition is launching an interstellar mission to inspire a new generation to set their sights on mysterious planets – and beyond.

Walter, this year's off-season robot officially made his debut at the 2018 Madtown Throwdown in Madera CA.

On November 9-11, 2018 Madera High School hosted another great Madtown Throwdown. This is their annual off-season competition. Spartan Robotics competed with three robots, our competition robot, 971, our practice robot, 9971 and Walter, our "third robot", 8971.

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