Carl Hayden Robotics Team Finished Second in the Arizona North FIRST Robotics Competition

Posted by Community Relations on 3/23/2016

The Carl Hayden Robotics team finished second in the Arizona North FIRST Robotics competition, March 10-12 in Flagstaff. The Falcons went 6-4 in qualifying matches, and then formed an alliance with GRT of Palo Alto and Bit Buckets of Tucson in the playoffs. The alliance won two quarterfinal matches, and two of three semifinal matches, including a tie-breaker. But in the finals, they lost two straight matches to an alliance of teams from Boston, Boise ID, and Glendale.  This year’s game was called “Stronghold,” s a “high-tech capture the flag” game, requiring school teams to align with teams from other schools and program and drive their robots to cross barriers and shoot balls into a castle structure in order to complete the task.

The Falcons will be back in action in Las Vegas for another regional competition, April 1-2.