Columbus:

As we entered the venue in Columbus, Georgia, we could feel a sense of pride. We found our seats near the top of the venue, and immediately got to work. We sent pit scouts to gain information from other teams about their robots, and what made those robots special. We watched from above, and gathered data on the other teams. After one and a half days of watching, we finally got our chance: alliance selection. Using the data we had, we helped our drive team find the robots that would help us. They made the decision, and we watched up in the stands anxiously as we marched our way to the finals. We may not have won the finals, but the spirit and pride we felt about what we did for the team was extraordinary.

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Scouting team at Columbus, GA

Dalton:

The venue in Dalton, Georgia was quite interesting. We had an almost level view of the field and what was going on during the matches. We sent scouts to gain information in the pits right away. The matches began, and we scouted them, putting all our efforts into getting data that could help us during alliance selection. This continued for the rest of the day and halfway through the next, as we had some of the best data the team has ever seen. Alliance selection rolled around, and we were ready. Our drive team made the decisions; everything was going according to plan. We started eliminations, we cheered, and we had lots of fun. Our team managed to make its way back to the finals and we were ecstatic in the stands. We lost the first match, but won the next one. It all came down to the best-of-three match. The suspense heightened; we could not help but get up out of our seats. In the end, our alliance, composed of East Cobb Robotics, the GI Joz, and ourselves, was victorious. The scouts then realized that they had in essence given our team the competitive edge to win the match, and this was a joyous occasion for them.

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Walton Robotics cheering after winning the robot competition at Dalton, GA