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Team 1279 Cold Fusion Back in Action

Team 1279 Cold Fusion Back in Action
Posted on 03/13/2022

After a two-year hiatus due to covid, Team 1279, Cold Fusion competed at the FIRST Mid-Atlantic (FMA) District Event at Mt. Olive High School in Flanders, NJ.  The weekend got off to a rough start due to the weather Saturday morning which caused a change to the schedule. However, in Cold Fusion fashion, we adapted to our circumstances and carried on despite some early issues with the robot.  At one point in the qualifying round, Team 1279, ranked as high as 8th out of 37 teams.  But several losses at the end of the qualifying round dropped us to 21st.

Nevertheless, we were selected by the 7th ranked alliance to join them in the playoff round.  We went to a tiebreaker in the quarter final round against the second ranked alliance but wound up losing.

Our students did a great job overcoming obstacles and persevering. Thank you to Mr. Spencer who was at his first real competition, and Matt Gilbert, a four year member of the team who continues to be an invaluable resource.