We are the FIRST Tech Challenge Team #5602.
WE ARE THE BIONIC GAELS.
Our team is school-hosted by Kennedy Catholic High School, and we currently have 12 student members, 1 main mentor, and 1 teacher moderator.
Cascade Effect! 2014-2015
We are presently in our fourth season together as a team. In November, we competed at the New Jersey Robo-CATastrophe IV Qualifier. Our robot, PT-109 came in 13th place out of 36 teams present. We won the Think Award, were named a finalist for the Control Award, and placed Third for the Inspire Award, sending us to the New Jersey State Championship in March 2015. In December, we competed at the Sharkflake Qualifier at John Dewey High School for the NYC/LI Region. PT-109 once again came in 13th place out of the total 20 teams present. We were named a finalist for the Rockwell Collins Innovate Award and won the Inspire Award, which has advanced us to the NYC/LI Championship to also take place in March 2015. In January, we hosted “Bionic Brouhaha II: The Second One” Mid Hudson Qualifying Tournament for the Empire NY Region. We also competed at the Lower Hudson Qualifying Tournament, where we were finalists for the Control Award, won the Inspire Award, and were the first pick of the 4th Alliance. At the Empire NY Championship in February, we ranked 2nd place with a 5-0 qualifying record, were named finalists for the Control and Think Awards, and won the Inspire Award! These achievements advanced us once again to the East Super Regional, to take place in March 2015.
Block Party! 2013-2014
This was our third season. We have competed in New Jersey, Hudson Valley, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania. At the Robo-CATastrophe III NJ Qualifier, we won the Connect Award. At the Lower Hudson NY Qualifying “Suffern Ice^3” Tournament , we were finalists for the Connect Award. At the CT Qualifier at Greenwich Academy, we were the Second Alliance Captian, choosing 6081 and 5518. At the Hudson Valley Championship, we placed 3rd for the Inspire Award and shall advance to the Eastern Super-Regional. At the CT State “Battle at the Beach” Championship, we were the Second Pick of the Winning Alliance. At the inaugural East Super Regional, we were a finalist for the Connect Award.
Ring It Up! 2012-2013
This was our second season. We competed in NJ, Hudson Valley, Connecticut, and NYC. At the Robo-CATastrophe NJ Qualifier, we won the Motivate Award. At the Hudson Valley Regional, we were the second choice of the Finalist Alliance and were finalists for the Connect Award. At the CT Battle at the Beach State Regional, we were first choice of the Finalist Alliance and were finalists for the Think Award. At the NYC Regional, we were second choice of the Winning Alliance for the Gotham Division. This Winning Alliance went on to win the whole tournament. We were also the PTC Design Award winners that day.
Bowled Over! 2011-2012
This was our first season. We competed in the Hudson Valley and New York City Regionals. We were a finalist for the Think Award and the Captain of Gotham Division’s Fourth Alliance at NYC.