OSD teams earn their way to the the Washington State FTC Championship

Two OSD teams earn their way to the the Washington State FTC Championship on Feb. 11, 2018

On Dec. 16, 2017, the FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) South Sound Inter-District Championship was held at Baker Middle School in Tacoma, WA.  The Olympia School District (OSD) fielded eight competitive teams out of 36 teams from around the South Sound.  Student engineers designed their best robots, presented their engineering journals and gave presentations to judges. And lastly, these student designed robots then competed in fierce competition.  As one would expect, the competition was very strong and teams gave it their all.

At the end of qualification matches, four Olympia School District teams fought their way into the semifinals, with Capital High School’s team 9876, ‘The Countdown” earning the 3rd place alliance captain’s spot, out of 12 possible spots in the Semifinals,  

After intense semifinal play, only one Olympia School District team reached the finals, team 8548, Oly Cannoli  from Olympia High School and their alliance won it all and earned themselves a berth at the FTC State competition.

There are other ways for teams to  move on to the FTC state championship and that is through judging and awards.  And one more Olympia High School team did just  that!  Olympia High School, 6424(OlyCow) earned a place at the FTC Washington State Competition by winning the prestigious “Inspire Award.”

It should also be noted that 9876, the Countdown, from Capital High School won the “Judges award.”

Congratulations to teams 6424 (OlyCow) and 8548 (Oly Cannoli) for making it to the FTC Washington State Championship.  Good Luck!

The Washington State FTC Championship is going to be held Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018 at the ShowWare center in Renton, WA.  Robot competition will start sometime after 11:00.

If you would like to see a video of this year’s FTC competition, follow this link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Wc1LhG2FEs&t=61s