Mad Science Finishes as Finalist Captain at Wayne Hills JDroids Last Chance Meet

Wayne Hills, NJ, 26 Jan 2014- Madison High School’s “Mad Science” robotics team was an Alliance Captain and finished second in a field of 24 teams winning 4 out of 5 preliminary matches and edging them closer to qualifying for the New Jersey State tournament and winning the FTC Motivate award.

In one match Mad Science had to defeat two robots on their own because their alliance partner’s robot was being repaired.  The autonomous mode was working well all day and driver Jackson Rambusch with gunner Chris Spelker were led by field coach Simon Bird. In several matches they performed both the flag lift and the hang successfully. 

 Ranking second after the early rounds Madison picked team 5996 Hyper Nike and 7675 High Point Regional High School (HPHRS). After winning the first playoff round handily 2 matches to none, the team knew they had a challenge in a best two-out-of-three match against the Landroids of Livingston who edged them out.

Madison is hoping that they will be one of the 12 non-qualified teams to advance to the state championships.

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