Texas Torque Wins Razorback Regional

April 9, 2013 in Competition by Scott Rippetoe

We would like to thank Mr. Alan Coats and Halliburton for graciously donating the entry fee that allowed us to compete at the Razorback Regional in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Because of their generous contribution of our entry fee, we were able to take 7 students and qualify for FRC World Championships. Again, we finished qualifying rounds as the undefeated first seed. We chose 1421-Chaos Robotics and 3612- Gear Hogs as our alliance partners and managed to win a regional completely undefeated with their help. We would also like to thank these two teams for creating a strong alliance that propelled us into the final matches. After becoming the winner of the Razorback Regional, we were also honored with the Excellence in Engineering Award sponsored by Delphi. We look forward to competing in St. Louis in two weeks!

Competing at the 2013 Alamo Regional

April 2, 2013 in Competition by Scott Rippetoe

Texas Torque competed at the Alamo Regional in San Antonio this past weekend. We were seeded first and chose teams 624- CRyptonite- and 457- Grease Monkeys- as our alliance partners. The team had an undefeated streak in qualifying matches, but was unfortunately defeated in the third round of semifinals. In a competition filled with 61 incredibly competitive teams, the stands were filled with energy consistently, whether teams won or lost. We again took home the prestigious Industrial Design award sponsored by General Motors.