On Saturday, May 21, 2016, Denfeld Nation Automation (DNA) Team 4009 competed at the Minnesota State High School League Championship in Minneapolis at the Mariucci Arena. DNA was ranked 4th out of 30 teams at the end of qualification matches. They became the third seeded alliance captain and chose Team 2883, F.R.E.D and Team 3042, Cobalt Catalyst to be their partners. Denfeld played in the finals and eventually lost to the top alliance.
Team DNA received the Outstanding Engineering and Design Award award at the State Championship last year. This year we were honored with it again! The Outstanding Engineering and Design Award is given to teams that exhibit uniquely engineered or designed robots and grants the team a $500 check to keep promoting excellence in engineering and design.
DNA robotics made it to the semi-finals! We were ranked 4th and after alliance selections we are the 3rd seat alliance. Now all that is left is the finals. Here we go! Wish us luck!
You can visit this website to see the match schedule for semi-finals and finals.
Here is a chart of the Qualification matches that we will be participating in. The scores will be updated as we play each match.
You can also go to this website to see a list of the matches.
|Match #||Time||Red 1||Red 2||Red 3||Blue 1||Blue 2||Blue 3||Score Red||Score Blue|
Our last Qualifier match went very well! We won with 124 points on the red alliance and 101 points on the blue alliance. We are currently ranked 3 but that could change with the last few matches that other teams have. Wish us luck getting into the semi-finals!
We lost in match 20 with red alliance having 125 and blue alliance 94. Our last 2 matches before lunch were not the same as match 20 though! We won the next two matches. The match score for match 23 was red alliance with 101 and blue alliance with 111. The match after that, match 26, ended with red alliance scoring 70 and blue alliance scoring 117. After all of that we were rank 7.
After lunch we replayed match 7, our second match that was nulled due to field fouls, and won! The score for match 7 was 168 for red alliance and 145 for blue alliance. Right after that we played match 31, our second to last qualifier match, and won! The score for that match was 115 for red alliance and 125 for blue alliance.
Thanks for all the support so far! And keep checking the website for updates on our progress! Our current rank is 3!
After our 3rd match we are ranked 5 out of 30! The match score was 143 (red) to 82 (blue). We were on the red alliance. Our next match is scheduled at 11:10. Keep checking the website for updates on our day!
We played in matches 5 and 7. The score for match 5 was 129 (red) to 97 (blue) with red alliance winning. We were on the blue alliance. The score for match 7 was 134 (red) to 115 (blue) with the red alliance winning. We were on the red alliance for that match. Unfortunately the 7th match was nulled due to field faults during the match. It will be replayed later in the day. We are currently ranked 21 out of 30 teams because our second match was nulled. Our next match is match 15 scheduled for 10:32. Wish us luck!
DNA 4009 with be competing at the State High School Robotics tournament this Saturday, May 21st at Mariucci Arena. The morning session begins at 8:00 AM. If you can’t make it to State, please come and join us on the webcasting stream. The link is below however, Grand Stadium.TV/MSHSL charges a fee of $6.97 per day for watching the tournament. More details below.
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