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Shaker Robotics reaches World Championship Semifinals

| April 30, 2019

For the first time ever, Shaker Robotics (Team #2791) advanced to the semifinals at the FIRST Robotics World Championships. This year’s World Championships were held in Detroit, MI from April 25-28.

The first day for the team was rough as they were plagued by many different issues, losing all four of their matches, and finishing the day placed 60th out of 68 teams. But on day two they rebounded strong, missing only one rank point and jumping from 60th to 10th place in the rankings!

During alliance selection for the elimination rounds, Shaker was first choice in the field and was in an alliance with a team from New Jersey (Team #1676), Tel Aviv, Israel (Team #5951), and Ontario, Canada (Team #771). The alliance breezed through the quarterfinals, marking Shaker’s first time advancing past that stage at Worlds. In the semifinals, their alliance lost the first match, won the second match, and then tied the third match, being eliminated from the competition on a tie breaker.

“The team is very happy with the outcome of the event,” said coach Brian Ashline. “We would have loved to go further but we have never made it out of the quarterfinals at championships so this year was a major milestone for the team. Also, the fact that we were able to rebound from such a terrible day and then move up so high was also an amazing accomplishment. I am so proud of how the team conducted themselves while away this past week. They are such great kids.”
Congratulations to the team on an amazing season!

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