River Rage 16 Live Blog

Welcome to River Rage 16. Follow the action here throughout the day.

10/27 3:56 PM: We received a participation award. It was a great team effort overall. Thank you for following along with us today. Photos will be posted soon. Don’t forget to follow us Twitter (@FRCTeam501). See you next year!

10/27 2:52 PM: It was a hard fought match, but our alliance lost 69-65. Both alliances balanced on the bridges and we scored several baskets. We are done for the day. Thank you to Team 131 and Team 138. Stay tuned for awards.

10/27 2:35 PM: Our alliance won the last match 70-31. We were able to score in autonomous mode and balance with another robot. It was a great effort all around. Our next match is coming up. We will b on the red alliance. If we win, we move on. Stay tuned!

10/27 2:21 PM: Our next match is coming up. We are on the red alliance. If we win, we move on. Stay tuned!

10/27 1:52 PM: We lost our second elimination match 69-37, but we’re not done yet, as we have entered the losers bracket. Stay tuned.

10/27 1:40 PM: Our second elimination match is next. We will be on the blue alliance. If we win, we will move to the quarterfinals. Stay tuned.

10/27 1:20 PM: Our alliance won our first elimination match 41-36. We were able to balance with team 138, leading our alliance to victory. Stay tuned for more updates.

10/27 1:10 PM: Our first elimination match is next. We will be on the red alliance. Stay tuned.

Here is a picture of our mentor Isaac in a costume.

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10/27 12:47 PM: We will be in elimination match 2 on the blue alliance. Stay tuned.

10/27 12:33 PM: During the elimination matches, we will be in an alliance with Team 131 (CHAOS) and Team 138 (Entropy). Stay tuned. Elimination matches begin at 1:00.

10/27 12:15 PM: Qualification matches are over. We rank 7th with a 3-2 record, thanks to our coopertition points we gained from balancing on the center bridge. Alliance selections are going on now. Stay tuned!

10/27 10:23 AM: Our alliance lost the last match 35-13, but our robot balanced on the coopertition bridge with another robot from Team 131 (Central High School’s Team Chaos)! Our next match is Match 22 and we will be on the blue alliance. Stay tuned!

10/27 9:50 AM: Our alliance lost the last match 35-26, but our robot balanced on the bridge and our alliance performed well overall. Our next match is Match 13 and we will be on the red alliance. We are 1-1 and ranked 18th out of 33. Stay tuned!

10/27 9:37 AM: Our alliance won our first match. Our robot successfully balanced on the bridge with another robot, capping an overall successful match. We are in Match 8, which is next. We will be on the red alliance. Stay tuned.

10/27 9:28 AM: Our first match is Match 6. We are on the field now. Stay tuned.

10/27 7:10 AM: Welcome to River Rage 16. Preparations for the day have begun. Matches begin at approximately 9:00 AM. See you then!

10/26 9:13 PM: Welcome to River Rage 16. This year’s installment of the oldest postseason FRC competition begins October 27th at 8:30 AM. Join us here and on Twitter (@FRCTeam501)

River Rage 15 Live Blog

3:39 PM: Before we end this live blog, we’d thought we share some pictures from today’s event. Enjoy the photos and thanks for following along with us today. Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter and we’ll see you next year.
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2:25 PM: We lost our second elimination match by a hair 39-38. We hung some tubes again and we were in the lead until the blue alliance deployed a minibot. Thanks for following along today. We received a participation award We may win another award at the awards ceremony later on. If so, we’ll post it here
2:25 PM: Elimination match 2 is beginning. Stay tuned!
12:34 PM: Match 24 Results: Red alliance wins 103-35. This match was decided by the minibots. Our team hung 4 of the 7 tubes in this match. If we win the next match we’re in. We will be on the blue alliance. Stay tuned.
1:53 PM: Elimination matches are set up as Double Elimination. The losers of this match go to the losers bracket and do not get immediately eliminated. We are on the blue alliance. Go Team 501!
1:46 PM: Our robot is fixed! Thank goodness for our great mentors and build team. Elimination matches are about to begin and we are on the field. Stay tuned. Go Team 501!
1:25 PM: Our robot is having mechanical issues. We hope to have it running soon. Stay tuned.
12:34 PM: Match 24 Results: Blue alliance wins 103-75. This match was close and it came down to minibots…three of them were deployed between the two alliances. Our next match is Match 26…the last qualifying match of the day. We will be on the blue alliance. Stay tuned.
12:34 AM: Match 18 Results: Blue alliance wins 80-3. The blue alliance was clearly better in this match, but nothing is wrong with our robot and it’s performing well. Our next match is Match 24. We will be on the red alliance. Stay tuned.
10:21 AM: Match 12 Results: Blue alliance wins 38-21. It was a close match and the blue alliance just edged the red alliance. Our robot is still performing well. Our next match will be Match 18. Stay tuned.
11:06 AM: Match 12 is next. We will be on the red alliance. Stay turned.
10:37 AM: Our next match will be Match 12. We will be on the red alliance. Stay turned.
10:21 AM: Match 6 Results: Blue alliance wins 50-5. Our robot performed well, and our other alliance partners deployed two minibots to win Match 6. Our robot and new grabber are working well.
10:10 AM: Our next match will be Match 6. We will be on the blue alliance. Stay turned. We are on deck
9:48 AM: Match 3 Results: Red alliance wins 35-12. Our robot hung two tubes with the new grabber and we performed well overall. However, the other alliance was just a bit stronger, as they deployed a minibot. Looking good so far. Stay tuned.
9:23 AM: Match 3 is next. We are on the blue alliance. Stay tuned for results
9:23 AM: We are on deck. Stay tuned for Match results.

8:51 AM: Opening ceremonies are beginning. Match list will follow.

7:56 AM: Below is a picture of our robot with the new grabber.
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7:10 AM: Welcome to Team 501’s coverage of River Rage 15. we will be live blogging throughout the day. Follow us on Twitter for even more updates. The event begins at 9 am. See you then.