Team Achievements!

2020 Wake County District

This was our most successful competition to date. With our long-range shooter and consistent scoring, we ended up ranking #2 out of all the robots at the event. We went into playoffs with teams #5160 and #7763 and with our complimentary robot strategy, we ended up winning the event for the 2nd year in a row! In addition to our successful matchplay, we were awarded the Industrial Design Award, which celebrates form and function in an efficiently designed machine that effectively addresses the game challenge. We also had one of our mentors, Gilbert Shoaf, get selected for the District Woodie Flowers Award, advancing him for contention for the State Woodie Flowers Award. We ALSO had not one, but TWO members of our team, Amelia Lobo and Sriya Mantena, awarded the District Deans List Award, advancing both for contention for the State Deans List Award. While the 2020 season was eventually suspended due to concerns about COVID-19, we are still extremely proud of our robot and all of our members this season!

 

2019 Houston World Championship

At the 2019 Houston World Championship, we competed in the Galileo Division with other world-class robots. Due to our strong performance in the qualification matches, we were selected by teams #2059 and #5985 to compete in the playoffs for the division. While we didn’t end up getting past the quarterfinals, we learned a lot from this competition and wrapped up our most successful season yet with a bang!

 

2019 NC State Championship

The 2019 NC State Championship was our most successful NC State Championship at that time. We ended up going into playoffs with team #587 and #6729 and became state finalists at the competition. In addition to our successful matchplay at this event, we were awarded the Entrepreneurship Award, which celebrates the entrepreneurial spirit by recognizes a team that has developed a comprehensive business plan in order to define, manage, and achieve the team’s ongoing objectives. Our successful NC FRC competition run in 2019 allowed us to qualify for the 2019 Houston World Championship!

 

2019 UNC Pembroke District 

The 2019 UNC Pembroke District was a very successful competition for us. Like the Wake County District competition, we ended up ranking #1 out of all the teams event with our improved mechanisms and strong gameplay. We went into playoffs with teams #5544 and #7265 and ended up becoming district finalists at the competition. In addition to our successful matchplay event, we were awarded the Industrial Design Award, which celebrates form and function in an efficiently designed machine that effectively addresses the game challenge. We also had a member, Ashwin Gadiraju, awarded the District Deans List Award, advancing him for contention for the State Deans List Award.

 

2019 Wake County District

The 2019 Wake County District Event was our most successful competition up to the point. We ended up ranking #1 out of all the teams at the event with our consistently strong robot performance. We went into playoffs with teams #4561 and #4291 and ended up winning the district!

 

2017 Houston World Championship

We were excited to attend the first-ever Houston Championships. This was an invaluable experience for our team. We were ranked in the top 50% of our division and we wrapped up the 2017 season with a bang; we won the Meme award (presented by team 5816) and the Quality Award Sponsored by Motorola Solutions Foundation, which celebrates machine robustness in concept and fabrication. We are also extremely proud to say that our captain, Sreekar Mantena, won the Dean’s List award which celebrates outstanding student leaders whose passion for and effectiveness at attaining FIRST ideals is exemplary.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TgYx1uRZukk

 

2017 NC State Championship

We competed in the annual North Carolina district championship where 32  teams from across the state compete to win the State Champion title. We got off to rough start by ranking 31st at the end of the first day, but we quickly made it back to the top. We entered alliance selections in the top 10 and Made it to the semifinals with teams 5854 and 587. We won the Industrial Safety award which Celebrates the team that progresses beyond safety fundamentals by using innovative ways to eliminate or protect against hazards. Also, Sreekar Mantena, became a FIRST Dean’s List finalist which enabled him to compete at the FIRST world championship for the title of Dean’s List winner We were ecstatic when we found out that our team would be able to attend the Houston World Championship and compete with 600 of the best teams from around the world!

 

2017 UNC Asheville District

The Asheville District event was one of our most successful competitions! During our last Qualification match our alliance received the highest score of the competition with 371 points. We were seeded second among 27 teams  and we won the competition along with our alliance partners, team 2974 and 5679. This was also our first time winning the Entrepreneurship award which Celebrates the entrepreneurial spirit by recognizing a team that has developed the framework for a comprehensive business plan to scope, manage, and achieve team objectives.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zN43pMFlfMo

 

2017 Pitt County District

We started off our season on a high note after being district event finalists at Pitt County. Our main strategy was gears and with a strong autonomous and consistent gear cycles we were selected by our alliance partners, teams 5160 and 5190. Along with them we get the highest score of the competition and we made it to the finals.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tz7Chf82nZ0

 

2016 NC State Championship

Cortechs attended the NC state championship for the second time in a row. Throughout the competition we continued to perfect our robot and software. Although we didn’t make it to the eliminations, We were happy to end the season with newly learned skills, a competitive robot, and a strong foundation for the next year.

 

2016 Campbell District

After our first win at Guilford, our team headed to our second district event. At Campbell we played a strong game of passing over defenses and shooting high goals. We played strategically with our alliance partners, teams 5446 and 2059 and we made it to the semi-finals. We also won the creativity award sponsored by xerox which Celebrates creativity in design, use of component, or strategy of play. We are looking forward to meeting our alliance partners again at the FIRST North Carolina State Championship.

 

2016 Guilford District

Our team was ecstatic to start of the season with a big win. With our consistent robot we were picked by teams 3506 and 4290 for the eliminations. We won the event with a playoff record of 6-1-0. We were the District event winners for the first time ever in Cortechs history.   

 

2015 THOR (Offseason)

Once again our team was thrilled to be the THOR championship winner. We started off strong in the qualifications and we partnered with 3506 and 1225 for the eliminations. Along with our alliance partners we won the finals and got the highest score of the entire competition.

 

2015 World Championship

As a rookie team we were siked to be able to attend the 2015 World championship and compete with the top 400 teams from around the world. We got see our favorite robots come to life on Einstein and we witnessed many innovative engineering and vision techniques. We couldn’t be happier to end our season with a consistent robot and aspirations for the following season.

 

2015 NC Regional
Cortechs competed in the North Carolina regional event, and ended up taking home two awards and a great experience. Cortechs ranked 3rd in qualifications, 3rd overall in the elimination rounds, and won two of the three rookie awards. We are happy to be going to the World Championship! Click here to read more about the event.

 

2014 THOR (Offseason)