OC Regional Recap

This weekend we participated in the first ever FIRST Robotics Competition Orange Country Regional. In qualification matches, we ended up as the third seed. In the draft, the first seed picked the second seed allowing us to become the second alliance captain. We made it through quarter finals and semi finals without a single loss. In our first match of finals, we won. After that, the first seeded alliance led by team 3476 scored higher than us taking the win for the regional.

Wildcards are generated when a team that is pre-qualified for Championships based on previous performance qualifies again. The wildcards then go through the finalist. Three wildcards were generated meaning that not only did we qualify to go to Championships but both of our alliance partners did as well!

Additionally, we won the Gracious Professionalism Award.

We would like to extend our thanks to all of the mentors, each and every student, the volunteers and planning committee, all of our parents, our alliance partners throughout the event and in eliminations, and to all of the other teams. Congratulations to all of the teams who competed and to the planning committee on a successful first year regional!

Once they are finished being collected, images will be available on our media page or our SmugMug. If you took pictures or video at the event, please send them to us with this form.

About Author:

Jared Hasen-Klein accidentally started in FIRST when he walked in to an FLL meeting in 5th grade. Ever since, he's been hooked on robotics. Jared served as the team captain for FLL 650 for three years, and has served as mentor and volunteer for FLL and FTC. He joined Team 1836 in 9th grade and now specializes in public relations, community outreach, operates the website, and more. In his free time, Jared likes finding new ways to do old things. If you've already tried turning it off and back on again and still have questions, contact Jared.