Western’s FIRST Robotics Team, 865, competed at the World Championships in Detroit this past weekend with great success. After qualifications, the team was ranked 7th out of 67 teams in the Darwin Division and formed the 6th seed alliance with teams 494, 51 and fellow Canadians 4917. After several intense tiebreaker matches, the team upset the 3rd, 2nd and 1st seed alliances to win the Darwin Division. For the first time in team history, 865 has made it to the Einstein Field!
After it was all said and done, 865 finished 6th out of over 3500 teams in the world. 865 was proud to be one of five Canadian teams to make it to Einstein with 2056, 1241, 4917 and 2708. 865 is also proud to be the second team ever in the TDSB (188, 2016) to make it to Einstein and the first TDSB team to win a match on Einstein.
It is the firm belief of the team that it takes a great community to run a FRC team. Thank you all for being part of that community and building up our students to be the leaders of tomorrow.
Season Recap by Grade 12 student, Noah Schonewille:
FIRST Power Up was WARP7’s most successful season marking several milestones. For the first time in our team’s history, we were proud recipients of the Engineering Inspiration Award, celebrating outstanding success in advancing respect and appreciation for engineering within our school and community. We qualified for the World Championships in Detroit, Michigan ranking 15th in the Ontario District, and returned home as winners of the Darwin subdivision, taking home our team’s fourth blue banner. WARP7 also won the Gracious Professionalism award at the Ontario Provincial Championships and had our first Dean’s List Finalist at the Windsor Essex District, Asha Mills Emmett.
Photos from Twitter: @frc865