Texas Torque at the Bayou Regional

March 26, 2013 in Competition by Scott Rippetoe

16 students from Texas Torque traveled to The Big Easy this past weekend to compete at the Bayou regional competition. At the end of qualifying matches, 1477 was seeded seventh out of 54 teams. Proving we can still push ourselves further as a team, we scored a total of 336 points in teleoperated mode- a massive improvement from the Lonestar Regional only two weeks earlier. As an alliance captain, Torque chose 456 Siege Robotics and 442 Redstone Robotics as our partners. We played competitively in the elimination rounds but were eventually eliminated in the second round of semifinals. However, we were excited to leave New Orleans with the Industrial Design award sponsored by General Motors.