Freezing Code To World Championship
The dedication and hard work of the students and the coaches payed off! They competed in more than 200 matches between November and March and earned many judged awards and tournament wins! Throughout the 9 tournaments attended, they received the Design Award two times, secured the Autonomous Programming Skills Award five times, received the Excellence Award four times, and became Tournament Champs all 9 times! This is an amazing record for such a new team.
Freezing Code went on to win the 2016 Northern NY VEX Nothing But Net State Championship by being undefeated in all matches played that day and now qualifies for the World Championship Competition! Freezing Code, after successfully navigating the challenging and competitive 2015-16 season, now has the opportunity to compete against VEX robotics teams from all around the world.
The competition season culminates this April 20-23 when the top performing teams from VEX Robotics Competitions around the world will compete against each other at the VEX Robotics World Championship at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Kentucky. At the World Championship, these exemplary teams will have the opportunity to challenge their top-ranked peers from the United States and other countries such as Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, India, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Puerto Rico, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Spain, and the United Kingdom.
The Freezing Code Robotics Club does not have funding from any large sponsors, but it needs to raise money to attend the World Championship. They have 4 short weeks to raise about $9,000 to cover travel expenses for the team. They are working very hard in their local community to raise most of the needed funds. They have several fund raising activities planned that they hope will raise approximately two-thirds of the total they need. We rely on the support from community members, family, and friends and with the help of gofundme, we are reaching out to the internet community to make our way to the World Competition!
The members of the team are Matthew B, Michael B, Jeremy B, Adam H, Jordan R, Jordan T, Katrina U, and Lydia T. The coaching and mentoring is provided by Daniel Tryon, Mark Humphrey, and Casmir Usiatynski. They need your help to get to the next level of competition and to represent the city of Oswego, NY.
Please help the Freezing Code Robotics Team travel the 682 miles to Louisville, KY this April! They have worked extremely hard to have this opportunity and look forward to the challenges ahead.
The fundraising also continues. The team continues to collect returnable cans and bottles. We also had a successful fundraiser at Canale's restaurant. Nick Canale presented the team with a check for $349! A big thank you to Canale's for great Italian cuisine and for your support!!
The rest of the team went door-to-door collecting cans & bottles, selling pizzas, and letting everyone know about the VEX World Championships! We don't know the total count of all the returnable cans and bottles yet but Oswegonians gave us a lot of them!! Thank you to everyone that contributed yesterday!
The team was spread out around Oswego for the whole day, but we got back together for a nice team meal!
Yesterday was busy but our weekend is not over. We will spend about 6 hours this afternoon working on the robot and getting ready for a presentation to the local board of education.
Great effort this weekend Freezing Code! Thank You to everyone that is supporting the efforts of this group of hard working kids!