After ranking No. 1 at the end of the qualification matches, the Mavericks then won the regional competition with their alliance teams, 4-H Electrotechs from Emlenton, Pa. and Hawaiian Kids from Waialua, Hawaii. Teams are placed randomly into alliances that consist of three teams each from different schools and sometimes, different countries.
Mentor Jim McIntyre said there were 40 teams, which included two from China and many from Pennsylvania and New York.
“It was the first time we finished an event in first place,” he added. “Our kids just came together.”
The Mavericks earned the title of 2017 Greater Pittsburgh Regional Champion.
“We qualified for world in St. Louis in April,” McIntyre said.
During the 2017 First Robotics Competition (FRC) World Championships, the Mavericks will compete with about 400 international teams.
Also during the Greater Pittsburgh Regional, the EHOVE robotics team won the excellence in engineering award, which was sponsored by Delphi. The honor, according to competition
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