The CWNC Trojanators
The game for the current 2017 season is titled FIRST STEAMWORKS. Teams are tasked to design robots to deliver gears to the airships in the middle of the field, to shoot fuel into boilers, and to climb a 5 foot rope to ready for takeoff. Our team spent over a hundred accumulated hours designing and building our robot to compete at the Greater Pittsburgh Regional hosted at Cal U, and at the Miami Valley Regional hosted at Wittenberg University.
This year, we challenged ourselves to go above and beyond our previous robot designs, by designing a bot that effectively delivers gears to the airship and climbs the rope to be "ready for takeoff." As a team we overcame one challenge after another, but had finished off our season strong! We learned from this year and are prepared to compete next year in 2018. Check out our 2017 robot by clicking the button below!
2016 First Stronghold
The game for the 2016 season is titled FIRST STRONGHOLD. Robots in this competition traverse obstacles and score dodge ball like boulders into goals to score points. Our team spent over a hundred accumulated hours designing and building our robot to compete at the Greater Pittsburgh Regional hosted at Cal U, and at the Buckeye Regional hosted at Ohio State University. Check out our match videos and how we did by clicking one of the buttons below!
Our determination to become a better team got us to where we are today. We ranked 10th at the Greater Pittsburgh Regional and 7th at the Buckeye Regional. That was a HUGE improvement from last year. Our robot was better designed and our team was closer than ever before. We learned a lot and had fun doing so. We couldn't have gotten this far without the help of our excellent mentors. We all can't wait for next years season!
How it all started
In 2015, freshmen Matt Esser and Colton Eisenreich started the FIRST Robotics Team 5740, under the guidance of Miss Goodwin, who was a physics teacher at CWNC. We gathered students who were interested in Robotics, and the program was born! We had a rough start, but we pulled together and built a robot. We ranked 42 of 54 teams, and were determined to do even better in he 2016 season.
awards and ranks
Team member Matthew Esser awarded Dean's List Finalist at
Greater Pittsburgh Regional.
Quarter-finalist 6th seed alliance captain at Buckeye Regional.
Quarter-finalist 8th seed alliance captain at Greater Pittsburgh
Recipient of the Rookie Inspiration Award.