2017 - 2018
FIRST Championship in Houston, TX, April 18-21, 2018.
We are headed to Worlds!

PNW District Championships in Portland, OR, April 4-7, 2018.
We competed at the Pacific Northwest District Championships April 4-7 at Portland's Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Although we did not enter alliance selection, we placed as well as we had hoped; we were a first pick by the #8 alliance captain, 5468 Chaos Theory and our third robot was 6831, A-O5 Annex. Although we were eliminated in quarterfinals, this was our first time competing in elimination rounds at district championships. Additionally, we earned our first district award, Gracious Professionalism and finished 13th overall in the PNW District.

Lake Oswego Event in Lake Oswego, OR, March 29-31, 2018.
We started this competition with multiple issues, from missing people to mechanical and pneumatic failures. But we pulled together as a team, overcame all those obstacles, won our last three difficult qualifiers, and proved we had what it takes. Despite our lower placing, we were the first team chosen during alliance selection. Then, along with teams 2471 and 1571, we won the competition and brought home our second blue banner in the same year. We also earned the Innovation in Controls Award for the first time as a team, and earned the Number One for Pit Safety award. We entered the PNW District Championship as the #2 ranked robot overall. 

PNW District Sundome Event in Yakima, WA, March 15-17, 2018.
What an amazing weekend! We had a record of 18-0 for the PNW District Sundome event in Yakima, Wash. We brought home the blue banner and earned the UL Safety award and the GM Industrial design award. We didn't do it alone though, we want to thank teams 4125 and 1318 for helping us out with our Voltage Regulator Module. We exchanged strategy with team 1318 (Issaquah Robotics Society) throughout the tournament, and in the playoffs, team 3575's (Okanogan FFA's) horseshoe climber was critical to our alliance winning the two finals matches. We finished the competition ranked first in our district of 154 teams. We are very proud of our team. Go StormBots! 

Clackamas Academy of Industrial Sciences in Oregon City, OR, March 2-3, 2018.
What a way to start the year! We had a fantastic first competition that set us up very well for the rest of the season. We finished the qualification rounds with a record of 10-2 and were the third-seeded robot out of 37. We then became the second alliance captain, and along with the help of Apex Robotics (5803) and Beavertronics (5970), we made it all the way to the finals, where we lost to an outstanding alliance. We then earned both the Safety Award and the Quality Award. Each earned us an extra five district ranking points, which you can find here: http://frc-districtrankings.firstinspires.org/2018/PNW.


2016 - 2017

Pacific Northwest Championships in Cheney, WA, April 6-8, 2017
The team left on Wednesday of Spring Break and drove to Cheney with our awesome bus driver Kelly. We passed inspection and set up our pit Wednesday night, and qualification matches started Thursday afternoon. Blue Thunder put in a valiant effort and ended up ranking as the #34 robot out of 64. Unfortunately, we were not selected for elimination rounds but enjoyed cheering on other teams.

Lake Oswego High School, March 31-April 1, 2017
We were the #11 ranked robot in Lake Oswego, and earned the G.M. Industrial Design Award.  We were selected by the #3 team 5450 (SHREC) and 6465 (Decipher) but were eliminated in the quarterfinals.

Clackamas Academy of Industrial Sciences, 
Oregon City, March 24-25, 2017
We were the #6 robot at the competition in Oregon City. We earned the U.L. Industrial Safety Award and the Excellence in Engineering Award. Watch semifinal match number 1 below where we joined Team 955 - CV Robotics and Team 5085 - LakerBots to face off against Team 1425 - Error Code Xero, Team 4488 - Shockwave, and Team 6445 - CTEC Robotics. We also had lots of volunteers helping out.

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Wilsonville High School, March 10-11, 2017
We started out the season at the Wilsonville competition where we earned the Spirit Award and were on the #8 alliance.