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Winning FIRST Technology Robotics Teams!

A.I.R. Team #7058 moves on to the PA State Championship
A.I.R. Team #7058 moves on to the PA State Championship
It's a WINNING Combination!
Two rookie FIRST Technology (FTC) Robotics Teams were formed in September, 2013 by the Creative Learning Collaborative and the Titanium Titans #4467 Robotics Team. www.titaniumtitans.org. On Saturday, January 18, 2014, both advanced to the Semifinals at the Southwestern PA FTC Regional Tournament held at Shady Side Academy in Fox Chapel. Team Tech-No-Logic #7143 qualified as the 4th ranked alliance captain for the Semifinals, and Team A.I.R. #7058 was chosen as an alliance partner for the 3rd ranked alliance team. Tech-No-Logic was knocked out of the finals after experiencing electronic problems in competition, while A.I.R.'s alliance went on to win the Finals match in the last round. A.I.R. #7058 will now advance to the FTC PA State Championship on Saturday, March 1, 2014 at Millersville University.Congratulations to both teams of 7th-9th grade students for successfully competing against teams that have much more experienced and older team members. Thank you to all of the mentors and sponsors who made it possible for the teams to be so successful!

A.I.R. #7058 Team Members & Mentors
 - Christian Wren,  Joshua Zeisloft, Vineeth Sharma, Tanish Rastogi, Ty Hartman, Tate Hartman, Nick Meyers, James Grosz, Reese Benonis, and Graham Kretschmar. Mentors - Nirmala Sharma, Eric Zeisloft, Aaron Hartman.

Tech-No-Logic #7143 Members & Mentors - Dan Witkowski, Nathan Levin, Grant Ogburn, Carson Zakis, Nicki Phelps, Gerry Pasquale, Anthony Romero, Christian Pierce, Adam Robertson, and Justin Corbin.Mentors - Jack Levin, Patrick Ogburn, Paul Romero, and Angelo Zakis.

Special thanks goes out to the VENETIA HERITAGE SOCIETY, THE PROUD COMPANY, and THE PETERS TOWNSHIP LIBRARY for providing space and support for our team meetings and robot practice field setup.
Thank you to all of our financial FTC team sponsors:
ANSYS CORPORATION - Platinum Sponsor
THE PROUD COMPANY - Gold Sponsor
AXA ADVISORS - Gold Sponsor
GILLECE Services - Gold Sponsor
SILHOL Builders Supply - Gold Sponsor
FIRST NIAGARA BANK - Gold Sponsor
D & C SUPPLY
MAYBERRY ORTHODONTICS
JOHN J SAHLANEY DMD, MDS.

Want to learn more about FTC and how to become part of an FTC team? Visit the Creative Learning Collaborative Website at www.creativelearning-PT.org.

Watch the 2014 Rookie FTC Competition Video HERE:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ZxpIgR-73Y


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