Recent Team Achievements!
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.
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.
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.
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)