The Lakerbots season came to an end this past weekend at the District Championship. We finished 6-6 with 25 ranking points. We had a couple bad matches on day 1 with the robot malfunctioning and it cost us a chance at getting drafted. Overall it was a great season for us filled with ups and down, trials and successes. I am very proud of our team for persevering through to the very end and never giving up on that shot at making it to the World Championship. The Lakerbots will continue to work hard in our off season with our fundraising and our acquiring of new skills that will benefit us in upcoming years. We want to thank all the parents for allowing your kids to spend what seemed like endless hours, throughout the build season, in the shop working on the robot. We want to thank all our sponsors for everything that you have given us this year be it parts, money, or use of a vehicle and trailer to get too and from competitions. We want to thank all the mentors. You selflessly sacrificed hundreds of hours of your time over the course of the season to help the Lakerbots not only get the robot built, but to get the robot functional and get the Lakerbots ready for competitions. It truly was a team effort this year with everyone contributing in some way shape or form that in the end helped us to be successful. Bring on the offseason and being able to sleep again. GO LAKERBOTS!
If you want to watch the Lakerbots compete at the District Championhip the live video feed can be found here: PNW District Championship
This week the LakerBots will pack up Ralph Murphy and head to Portland to compete in the Pacific Northwest Division Championship. The top 64 teams in Oregon, Washington and Alaska all compete for a shot at being one of the top 24 teams which qualifies you for the FRC World Championship. The Lakerbots enter the competition ranked 38th in the District with 74 points. This is the highest seed the Lakerbots have ever had as well as the most District points going into the District Championship. The Lakerbots are 13 points behind the 24th place team. Points at the District Championship are tripled from the normal values so the Lakerbots stand a good chance of moving up if Ralph does well. If you are interested the Event runs Thursday, Friday and Saturday at the Memorial coliseum in Portland. Come out and cheer us on, we love to see smiling Lakerbot fan faces when we are on the field.