The East Ridge High School Robotics Team (Team 3130 from Woodbury, MN) won the MN State High School League (MSHSL) Robotics Tournament Championship at Williams Arena on Saturday, May 16. Of the 193 high school robotics teams in Minnesota, 30 qualified to attend the MSHSL State Championship. Twelve teams moved on from qualification matches to the finals. The number one seed alliance, comprised of Team 3130 The ERRORs, Team 2512 Duluth East Daredevils and Team 4215 Trinity Tritons, won the State Championship. The ERRORs robotics team brings East Ridge High School its own first MSHSL State Championship Title. A great way to end a great season!
The East Ridge High School Robotics Team competed in the FIRST Robotics World Championships in St Louis, MO at the Edward Jones Dome. The team placed third in the Newton division, eliminated in the semi-finals by the alliance that advanced to become World Champions. The team’s performance puts the ERRORs (East Ridge Robotic Ominous Raptors), as the 17th highest scorer of the almost 3000 teams competing worldwide this season. This is an outstanding performance for a small budget team.
Team captain Omar Ahmed said "We made it as far as we deserved. Our tremendous success is due to the dedication and huge amount of effort put in by the students. Losing to the World Champions is not a disappointment."
The ERRORs qualified for the World Championship by winning both the Northern Lights Regional in Duluth in early March and the North Star Regional at Mariucci Arena in early April.
Team #3130, the ERRORS, were part of the winning alliance at the Mariucci North Star Regional! In conjunction with of our alliance team captain Wave Robotics and our alliance team member No Mythic , we advanced without a loss throughout finals to become the North Star Regional Champions.
During Qualification Match 83, Team 3130 alliance achieved the second highest score of 268, of all qualifying matches worldwide this season.
Cooper Minehart of 3130 was one of two "Dean's List" awardees for this event. Dean's list is the most prestigious award given to individual students, and like Woodie Flowers award, these team members advance to championship selection for a single worldwide winner is named.
Doug Jensen of 3130 was chosen as the Woodie Flowers Finalist for the 2015 North Star Regional. The Woodie Flowers award is the most prestigious recognition a mentor can receive, being nominated by students of the team and winners chosen by a judging committee at the event. Regional winners go on to a national selection at championships where a single worldwide winner is named.
In addition the ERRORS were awarded the Excellence in Engineering Award.
Your favorite Team #3130, the ERRORS captained the winning alliance at the Duluth Northern Lights Regional! In conjunction with of our alliance team members the SWARTDOGS and the Trinity Tritons , we advanced through the quarter-finals and semi-finals and won both matches in the finals to win the Northern Lights Regional. Since Duluth operates two regionals simultaneously, it is their tradition to then have the Northern Lights Regional winning alliance compete against the Lake Superior Regional winning alliance for the coveted Double DECCer Trophy. The ERRORS alliance emerged victorious. In addition the ERRORS were awarded the Innovation in Control Award sponsored by Rockwell Automation.
Over 700 Teams competed during the first week of regionals in Florida, Minnesota, South Carolina, Texas, Georgia, and California; The ERRORS achieved the third highest Qualifying Score of 95.66! The ERRORS are now looking forward to competing at Mariucci Arena North Star Regional, Saint Louis World Championship, and the Williams Arena State Championship.
RECYCLE RUSH is a recycling-themed game played by two Alliances of three robots each. Robots score points by stacking totes on scoring platforms, capping those stacks with recycling containers, and properly disposing of pool noodles, representing litter. In keeping with the recycling theme of the game, all game pieces used are reusable or recyclable by teams in their home locations or by FIRST at the end of the season.
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At the 2014 Mariucci North Star Regional the ERRORs were honored to be awarded the traveling "be FIRST" trophy by Team 3883 the DataBits. The "be FIRST" trophy is a peer-to-peer recognition created by Team 1816 "The Green Machine", and is aimed at putting FIRST® ideals center stage; where FRC teams are recognized for their Gracious Professionalism®; their ability to be innovative, and for being and doing their very best while assuring that other teams are able to do their very best, too.
The ERRORS in turn awarded the trophy to Team 2491 No Mythic.