After many months of tireless work and effort, the middle school robotics competitive season concluded at the 2018 VEX Robotics World Championship, held in Louisville, Kentucky.
The Quarry Lane Cougars went into the competition as a bit of an underdog with ten members arriving on the event stage for their every first time. Gaining momentum and racking up solid accomplishments towards the end of the regular season also meant their depth of practice and development was a little behind several teams. However, the team understood the challenge and leapt in knowing that they would just have to work that much harder. The early stages took a terrible first turn. Unexpected field conditions caused several mechanical issues that required immediate and drastic adjustments and updates. Throughout the hectic, tense and strenuous day, the team continued to support one another and ultimately managed to make all the necessary changes to our robot. Over the course of three very full days of competition the Quarry Lane Cougars fought valiantly among the literal best in the world, pushing with absolute effort, leaving everything they had on the field and having no regrets for "ifs and maybes". Their final record of 5-5 placed them in the top half of their division, finishing 42nd out of 92 teams. A very solid performance, deserving of recognition and admiration. A massive congratulations to The Quarry Lane Cougars 7233A for stunning season!