2016 FIRST Stronghold Overview
This year, our team's main strategy was to breach defenses. In order to obtain that goal, we focused on building a strong, robust drive train that had no trouble crossing any of the ground defenses. Our drive train also proved advantageous for playing defense against the opposing alliance. In a test run on carpet, we were able to easily push 150 lbs. of materials across the field.
We also incorporated a roll cage, a hanging mechanism, and an apparatus that allowed us to manipulate moveable defenses, such as the cheval de frise, as well as intake and outtake boulders for the low-goal.
Before bag and tag, we hosted a Week Zero tournament. We also had a practice field set up at our build space, which we invited several other teams to use.
At our regional tournament, we were the fourth alliance captains. Our alliance made it to semifinals, where we lost the tie breaker match. We also made it to the Minnesota State Championship, where we placed 6th at the end of qualification matches. Overall, the season was very successful and we had a strong performance at both tournaments.