‘Mad Science’ alliance finished #1 at the Frozen Qualifier at LHS!

Lead by MHS Physics Teacher Matthew Blackman the ‘Mad Science’ team and their alliance finished #1 at the Frozen Qualifier at LHS giving us a spot for the New Jersey State Championship. The Scientists had a few tough losses in the early rounds and managed to finish just 1-4, when their partners’ robots had unlucky failures during the matches. But Mad Science consistently scored points every round, managed to balance their Robot Gyarados on the bridge several times, and always scored batons.

Some questions arose in scoring batons when a tipped rolling goal had batons within the them. Should these batons count? Even the experienced judges and NJ First Chair wasn’t sure so in the interest of fair play and gracious professionalism the game was declared a ‘do over’.

The Lancers finished the ranked #3 and picked their fellow Livingston team the Landroids as the first alliance team member. Mad Science managed to impress the Lancers and Landroids enough to pick them as the 3rd team in their alliance team for the final rounds. The alliance easily advanced to the final where they won the first two matches in a best of 2 out of 3 format for a well earned victory.

Mad Science was represented by Christian S., Jesse K., Joseph K.,
Kevin C., Kim M., Nick S., Sean M., Tobias R., and V.J. P.

Finishing first means that Mad Science will have a spot on Feb 19th at NJIT!

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