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Cardinal Carter Robotic team competes at district events
Southpoint Sun – May 18, 2017

The Cougar Robotics team showed very well at two district competitions. Team members are: Josh
Tomanelli (in front). First row, left to right: Charmaine Gaoiran, Alexander Morin, Hannah Iacobelli
(captain), Joe Bedard, Connor Sunderland, Ariel Simpson, Benjamin Morin, Keagan Chambers, Joe
Tomanelli. Back row: Quinn Chambers, Lexy Iacobelli, Spencer Prior, Joel Morin, Sequoyah Barnette,
Brad Chambers, Evan Brown, Brayden Dufour, Jacob Dufour, Jackson Klassen, Richard Iacobelli.
(Submitted photo)

In early April, Cougar Robotics, a team from Cardinal Carter Catholic Secondary
School, competed in the First Robotics’ Windsor-Essex Great Lakes District event and
North Bay District event. After six weeks spent designing, building and programming
their robot, the Cougars’ robot made its debut at the Windsor event where they
competed against 28 other teams from across Ontario. After ranking 26th in the first day
of qualification matches, the team made a great comeback with a four-win streak and
moved up to rank 15th. Advancing in the competition to alliance selections, Cougar
Robotics was chosen to play with the 6th seeded alliance. Despite a gallant effort, they
lost in the quarterfinals to the overall competition winners. The following weekend, in
North Bay, the team competed against 26 other teams and were ranked 22nd by the
end of the first day of qualifications. The team once again made a great comeback with
a four-win streak and went into alliance selections. As the 8th seeded alliance captain,
Cougar Robotics were able to select two other teams to compete with them in the final
rounds. The alliance played the first ranked teams in quarterfinals and got beat out in
two very close matches. The team is very proud of their accomplishments for this
season as they have achieved more this year than in their past four years as a team.
This success would not have been made possible without the gracious support from all
of their sponsors and their mentors Brad Chambers, Richard Iacobelli, Joel Morin, Joe
Tomanelli, Clayton Schroeder, Luke De-Goey, Renee Daudlin-Iacobelli, Charisse
Klassen and Curtis Anderson
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