ORF makes their way to the PNW FRC Championship in Portland, OR!
After a lot of drama on the first day of the Glacier Peak FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC), The Olympia Robotics Federation (ORF) dug themselves into a hole with four losses. But….. ORF roared back to win the next five matches in a row and went 1 for 2 on Sunday and ended up in 13th (out of 36 teams) place at the end of qualifying matches. Due to the selection of teams ahead of us in the Alliance selection process, ORF became the captain of the eighth seeded alliance for the quarter-finals. Unfortunately, this set the team up to play the number one alliance in the first match and ORF was knocked out at that point. However, the team made an extraordinary comeback and qualified for the PNW championships at Portland, which will be held over Spring break!
Robotics competitions are not just about robotics. There are many awards that teams win and ORF won the Entrepreneurship Award at Glacier Peak. Also, one of ORF’s candidates CHS’s Loren Lyttle, is a finalist for the Dean’s list and one of ORF’s menors, Richard Corn, is a finalist for the Woody Flowers awards. So, ORF received substantial recognition for their efforts!