The FTC State Championships were awesome but it was hard too. We were the second seeded team in the gold division but lost to an alliance of the 1st and 3rd seeded teams in our divisional finals. We were pretty bummed out that we couldn’t play against the Black division. When the awards ceremony came, we found out that we were nominated for the Control Award at State! However, competition was stiff and without any awards, we were slim on advancement chances. 13 teams from Iowa would advance to the North Super Regional, and if it was 14 teams, we would have gone too. Even so, a couple of days later, our coach got a call saying that another team had to drop out, so we would fill in their place. So our whole team says thank you to the team who dropped out, a team that we don’t even know.