Last Saturday, the Hilo Viking Robotics hosted the TMT Hilo Viking VEX Tournament at Hilo High school, in Hilo, Hawaii.
The tournament champions were teams 1973B and 1973A from Mililani High school, with team 1869B from Saint Joseph. The runner ups were teams 3880X and 3880A from Kealakehe High school, with team 1056B from Waiakea High school. In addition to leading the first seeded alliance and winning the tournament, team 1973B scored the highest in both Driver and Programming skills, showing that they deserve the Excellence award. In addition to the tournament champions, team 7312B from Leilehua High school, winning the Design award, will be competing in the State Competition in Maui.
Our team also entered two of our robots, but due to many unexpected technical difficulties, we did not perform as well as we expected, both our teams being eliminated in the quarter finals. However, we were able to meet with many inspiring teams and see their outstanding designs. With our resolve renewed, we are determined to rise back to our former glory.
Despite the sweat and tears that were shed, and regardless of whether we won or lost, the competition provided tons of fun, and motivation to move forward.
Here are some pictures of our event:
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