2017 | FIRST Steamworks | VENTI
Posted By :Date :oliviaadam | 06-09-2017
2017 FIRST Steamworks was a trip through time for 2017's game. Two alliances race to place gears on the airship and shoot fuel balls into the boilers. As robots make their way through the field, two human players in the airship work together to turn as many rotors as possible and unleash the ropes for robots to hang onto before lift off.  2017's Team: Olivia Adam, Conrad Adams, Kelsey Anderson, Shino Antony, Same Battalio, Thomas Blankenship, Maguire Burton, Drason Chow, Emma Clark, Kayla Cole, Daniel Dautel, Chris Dell, Adam Dewey, Italia Fields, Austin…
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2016 | FIRST Stronghold | BEAU
Posted By :Date :Chase Kidder | 11-03-2016
FIRST Stronghold is arguably one of the most complex and exciting games that FIRST has designed. Two alliances of three robots each are on Quests to navigate and weaken defenses, score boulders to destroy towers, and scale the towers during endgame in order to capture them.  2016 Tyler Nowak, Alexis Marks, Kayla Cole, Jenni Munoz, Lizzie Heisler, Kenny Ham, Alec Evans, Evan Witous, Brandon Ziegert, Conrad Adams, David Wojciechowski, Chase Kidder, Frank Salek, Jacob Bobson, Connor Russell, Jimmy Leibengood, Cason Jones, Adam Dewey, Aidan Palonis, Cole Harding, Austin Finnessy, Brandon…
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2015 | Recycle Rush | ROSIE
Posted By :Date :Chase Kidder | 11-03-2016
Recycle Rush was by far the most successful season the Black Knights have completed. This season's robot was named ROSIE(Recycling Of Stacks Internally and Externally). In a standard match, ROSIE completed two stacks of five totes and topped them both with bins and noodles. Team 135 won the Kokomo City District event on the field and in the Chairman's room. Taking their achievements to the state competition, Penn Robotics again won the Chairman's award and headed off to the world championship event to present against 70+ other teams from all…
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 2014 | Aerial Assist | DAVE
Posted By :Date :Chase Kidder | 11-03-2016
  In 2014, our robot, DAVE (Drives Around Various Engineers), was a long distance catapult shooter that could truss from anywhere on the field and score all the way from the center zone. Team 135 won the Crossroads Regional in Terra Haute, Indiana, along with fellow alliance partners 1108 Panther Robotics, 5188 Area 5188, and 4269 Cardinal Bots. A few weeks later, we also won the Boilermaker Regional in West Lafayette, Indiana, with alliance partners 3147 Munster HorsePower and 3301 Patriots. We also won the Judges' award for our community outreach…
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2013 | Ultimate Ascent
Posted By :Date :Chase Kidder | 11-03-2016
The objective of Ultimate Ascent was to score as many discs into the corresponding team's goals. The endgame objective was to have the robot climb a pyramid near the middle of the field. This season, we competed at two regional competitions: Boilermaker and Wisconsin. We also qualified to attend the National Championship in the Curie Division, and participated in the quarterfinals with teams 1717 D'Penguineers and 234 Cyber Blue.  2013 Jacob Pelletier, Andy Klump, Alex Pletcher, Miles Kidder, Caitlin Jackson, Julie Stevenson, Hannah Gates, Heather Ester, Alex Norton, Austin Witchie, Robbie…
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2012 | Rebound Rumble
Posted By :Date :Chase Kidder | 11-03-2016
The objective of Rebound Rumble was to use the game elements to form the FIRST logo on the field. For the endgame, robots deployed "mini-bots" which were intended to climb up the alliance pole. In 2012, our team competed at the Boilermaker Regional and the Wisconsin Regional. 2012 Aaron Hunter, Alex Scholtes, Andrew Fan, Andrew Whiteman ,Blake Litchfield, Brian Fisher, Brian Kempa, Brian Rieder, Chris Brach, Chris Meert, Chris Nelson, Connor Moore, David Swihart, Dylan Robb, Emma Williams, Ethan Hock, Fran Lockwitz, Grant Spiritoso, Gus Czukkermann, John Freitag, Karley Kline, Michael Bronsing,…
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2011 | Logo Motion
Posted By :Date :Chase Kidder | 11-03-2016
The objective of Logo Motion was to hang shapes from the FIRST logo, scoring extra points if they're in the correct order or on the same Hoping to improve upon our 2010 season, Team 135 worked hard to gain recognition for its fabulous team members. As a result, at the Wisconsin Regional, our Coach, Mr. Jim Langfeldt, won a Woodie Flowers award. After competing at the Boilermaker regional, we ranked 11th in the Curie Division, and Michael Schrager went on to win a National Dean's List award, one of only…
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2010 | Breakaway
Posted By :Date :Chase Kidder | 11-03-2016
  In the 2010 season, the objective of the game was to collect soccer balls and bring them to the appropriate goal to score points. Bonus points were given to teams whose robots were not touching the field at the end of the match. Our team competed at the Greater Kansas City Regional for the first time, and also attended the Boilermaker regional. 2010 Stefan Briton, Andy Cornish, Nathanael Cox, Lindsey Dauby, Nick Fischbach, Stephanie Fisher, Matt Freeman, Tara Hackley, Dan Klanke, Eric Lawson, Tyler Leamon, Michael Leathers, Quinn Neufelder, Sean O'Connor, Michael…
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2009 | Lunacy
Posted By :Date :Chase Kidder | 11-03-2016
  2009 was another successful year for team 135. We competed at the Midwest Regional first, captained the 4th seed alliance, and picked Team 2039, Rockford Robotics, and Team 2338, Gear it Forward. Our alliance made it all the way to the regional finals, losing eventually to the 3rd seed alliance, captained by future world champion Team 111 Wildstang. Later, at the Boilermaker Regional, we ranked 18th and were picked by fellow Indiana Team 1000, The Cybearcats, along with Team 829, The Digital Goats. We made it to the semifinals.…
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2008 | FIRST Overdrive
Posted By :Date :Chase Kidder | 11-03-2016
This year, the goal of the game was to race around a track, knock down inflated Trackballs, and navigate them around the field. During this season, our team competed at the Boilermaker Regional, as well as the St. Louis Regional, where we won the Autodesk Visualization award. We competed in the Archimedes Division at Nationals, and, for our second year, we also competed in IRI. 2008 Jordan Arndt, Julie Bradford, Christian Correll, Matt DeVito, Eric Fiedeldey, Ben Fuja, Sadie Geerligs, Alex Harman, Anthony Rubio, Brian Lutomski, Trevor Madlem, Jacob McDougall, Patrick Meyer,…
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