MadTown Robotics Defends World Championship Title
Best in the Central Valley to One of the Best in the World
By Alejandra Galindo, Communications Technician
Team 1323, MadTown Robotics arrived at the World Championships on a sunny Wednesday morning in Houston, Texas. The competition took place from Wednesday, April 20 through Saturday, April 23. Students worldwide came together to compete for the title of best robotics team in the world.
The World Championship was hosted by FIRST headquarters. This event was an international event for the youth robotics competition season and an annual celebration of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). The World Championships consisted of three days of qualification matches and one day of playoff matches. Students from all around the United States and countries from around the world such as Australia, Canada, Israel, Mexico, the Chinese Taipei, and the United Kingdom, to name a few.
MadTown Robotics competed in the Carver Division which is made up of 75 teams. The teams competed in 10 qualification matches during the three day competition. At the end of the qualifiers MadTown Robotics had 8 Wins and 2 losses. MadTown Robotics concluded their 2022 season of Rapid React as division winners in the Carver division. They moved onto the playoff matches where they ultimately ranked number 4 in Einstein.
The team had already won two regional competitions, which led to their success at the World Championships. MadTown Robotics has a history of strong leadership and team members which was proven during this competition. The team took home top honors in 2019, which was the last time the world championships were held in person.
The event was live streamed via Twitch for all of the supporters around the world to watch. It was an intense competition filled with intricate tasks that required amazing teamwork. It was amazing to watch the team hyper focused during these challenging matches. You could feel the energy and passion through the screens.
Robotics is much more than a club to these students. For many of them this is a stepping stone for a potential career path. Competitions have helped students with team bonding skills and helped build stronger connections with peers.
Congratulations, MadTown Robotics, for this amazing achievement!