2023-03-27 North Brunswick, NJ
For the second time this 2023 FIRST Robotics season, North Brunswick Township High School’s robotics team, FRC Team 25-Raider Robotix, emerged as a Finalist at a regional robotics competition. Saturday, March 25, and Sunday, March 26, the FIRST MidAtlantic Seneca Event in Tabernacle, NJ, was held between 31 high school aged FIRST FRC Teams from New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware. Raider Robotix and their alliance partners all received Finalist medals for their accomplishment in this competition.
Raider Robotix was also a Finalist at the FIRST MidAtlantic Hatboro-Horsham event March 4-5, played at Hatboro High School in Pennsylvania.
This year’s FIRST FRC game is called Charged Up, where two alliances of three robots each
compete against each other by placing traffic cones and square air cubes into a “grid” and then finish the game by balancing on a “charge station” platform. After Seneca qualification matches, Raider Robotix was ranked #10 and was selected by Alliance #4 Captain FRC 4342-Demon Robotics (Kennett High School, Kennett Square, PA) as 4342’s first alliance partner. FRC Teams 4342 and 25 then selected rookie FRC Team 9100-Robo Roses (St. Rose School,
Belmar, NJ) to complete the 4th Alliance and compete in the elimination rounds against 7 other alliances.
After several elimination rounds, Alliance #4 emerged to face Alliance #1 in the Finals. Alliance #1, compromised of Captain FRC Team 5895-Peddie Robotics (Peddie School, Hightstown, NJ), FRC Team 1807-Redbird Robotics (Allentown High School, Allentown, NJ), and FRC Team 5457-Falcobots (Burlington Township High School, Burlington, NJ), defeated Alliance #4 in Finals Match 1 by a score of 145 to 97. In the second match Alliance #1 again won against Alliance #4 in an exciting and fast-paced match by a close score of 131 to 124.
The next competition for FRC Team-25 Raider Robotix will be held at Montgomery High School in Skillman, NJ, Saturday, April 1, and Sunday, April 2. Doors will open to the public at 8 AM, and the event is free. Please bring safety glasses in order to tour the pit area to see the robots up close. A food concession is available. If you can’t attend in person, this event and other robotics events can be viewed live online at https://thebluealliance.com.