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TRC’s Nanocrushers at the State Championship

Earlier today, I was a referee at the FIRST Lego League Washington State Championship. The Titan Robotics Club’s Nanocrushers, a team composed of 7th and 8th graders, competed there today, after securing their spot in the championship after achieving the top score at the Issaquah qualifying regional one week ago. Working very well as a team, they were able to score an amazing 355 point out of 400 possible. Two unlucky events conspired to prevent the Nanocrushers from scoring a truly astronomical 395 in one of their three matches. At the end of the day, only one team scored higher, with 360 points. In addition to their great competition play, the Nanocrushers also won the 2nd place Robot Design award. I believe that they were the only team at the competition to win two awards. Not even the State Champion Garden Gothic Lawn Gnomes were able to pull that off.

Overall, I would say it was a great success, hopefully a portent of great things to come from these kids and the whole Titan Robotics Club. Congratulations to the Nanocrushers!

One Response to “TRC’s Nanocrushers at the State Championship”

  1. Vickie Says:

    According to
    “It is the aim of FLL to distribute awards as equitably as possible among the teams, with the goal of no team winning more than two of the required (Champion’s, Robot Design, Robot Performance, Teamwork, and Project Presentation) awards at a Championship tournament.” and “The team that wins the Champion’s Award is not eligible to receive any additional awards in the other categories, except the Robot Performance award.”

    The name of the State Champion team is Gothic Lawn Gnomes.

    Congratulations to all the competitors!

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