Sorry for the late notice, but needed to share…
I spent some time this afternoon watching some exciting FIRST FRC robots in
action at the SLU Chaifeta Arena! If you didn’t already know, several
Troop 216 scouts are members of FRC Team 4931 Edwardsville Technologies –
Connor Coolbaugh, Cole Smith, Jakob Schoeberle, and Garrett Valley. They
have been working tirelessly over the past 2.5 months to design, build,
program, and test their robot for this competition. Team members also help
mentor other rookie teams, promote safety, develop communication and
leadership skills, plus much more.
This year’s game is entitled “Destination Deep Space”, a theme chose to
celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing. Boeing Company is this
year’s game sponsor with over 500 Boeing employees mentoring more than 600
teams across the nation. Boeing engineers designed the space-themed game
elements. A total of 48 teams are in attendance at the St. Louis Regional
*Team 4931 Edwardsville Technologies is presently in 1st place after 8
matches!!* They have pretty much held the 1st place rank most of the
competition! Tomorrow morning they compete in 2 final matches (9:56 am and
11:16 am) before playoff alliances are chosen and playoff matches begin.
The top teams advance to FIRST World Championships held in late April.
This event is *FREE and open to the public* to attend at St. Louis
University Chaifetz Arena. I invite you to come out and check out the
matches and support your fellow Troop members. You can also visit the pit
area to get up close to the robots and talk with team members. If you have
a pair a safety glasses, please bring them along with you as the event
organizers have only a limited supply available and won’t allow you in the
If you can’t make it in person, you can watch matches online, check scores,
etc. at frc-events.firstinspires.org/2019/MOSL.