MadTown Robotics capture own tourney
Wendy Alexander/The Madera Tribune
More than 20 schools brought more than 40 robots to the MadTown Throwdown competition.
After two days of competition, the MadTown Robotics alliance captured the MadTown ThrowDown championship at Matilda Torres High School.
The MadTown Robotics team was ranked No. 1 after the first day of competition and held that ranking through Sunday morning qualifications.
They earned the top seed and selected No. 2 seed Citrus Circuits from Davis as its alliance partner.
Teamed with MadTown Robotics’ second bot, the MadTown alliance scored the most points of the tournament in the quarterfinals and the second most points in the semifinals.
In the end, the MadTown Robotics alliance came away with a two-game sweep in the finals to win its own tournament.
The tournament was the first one openly held since 2019 when MadTown Robotics celebrated its World Championship.
Event director R.C. Chahal was happy with the turnout and was also happy about the success of the MadTown team.
Another MadTown team competed against the first MadTown team in the semifinal round.
More than 20 schools brought more than 40 robots to the competition in the final offseason tournament in California before the new season kicks off in January.
Last year’s MadTown ThrowDown was held on the heels of the COVID pandemic coming to an end so there were restrictions on the amount of people in the gym and how many teams could compete. This year, those restrictions were off and the Torres gym was packed both days.
Chahal hopes the success of the tournament will help his team prepare for next season, and give the younger students much needed experience.