February 19, 2022
210Y travelled down to Silicon Valley over the weekend to compete in one of the largest VEX robotics completions in the states. It was the first time the team has travelled outside of Canada to compete (since Worlds was cancelled the past two years) and they did not disappoint.
More than 15 of the top 50 teams in the world competed at this event. The competition was fierce, and hundreds of spectators came to watch these robots. Despite ending the qualifications round ranked 63rd, 210Y was selected by team 2145Z and won 4 rounds in eliminations to make it to the grand finals!
In the end, the entire stadium was cheering for 210Y and their alliance. Online, teams watching the livestream were chanting “In 210Y We Trust 🙏”. It was amazing to see the energy and enthusiasm come alive and we thank all the teams that supported them throughout this journey.
In the end, 210Y just missed securing the first place trophy, and ended as tournament finalists. It was certainly the most intense, rewarding, and competitive experience they’ve had yet.
210Y is not done with the states just yet. In March, they’re coming back, along with team 2088F and 2088Z to take on the US OPEN, a national tournament with 100 teams that lasts 3 days. Stay tuned on our Instagram account for the latest updates.
Special thanks to team 2616Z for giving 210Y a ride to and from the venue, team 2145Z for selecting 210Y and being amazing alliance partners, and all the other teams and friends we met at the tournament! We truly couldn’t have done it without you.