One of those events that you can never forget, you know?" - Keiko Nakanishi
During April of 2018, we, Pearl City High School Charger Robotics Team 4142A, competed at the 2018 VEX Robotics World Championship, We were in the Engineering division which contained a total of 97 Teams from around the world. Within this competition, there were a total of 579 High School teams from around the world, ranging from Canada, China, Japan, Taiwan, Mexico, Puerto Rico, New Zealand, Philippines, Malaysia, Bahrain, Hong Kong, Macau, South Korea, Australia, United Kingdom, Thailand, Ethiopia, Russia, Turkey, Egypt, Panama, United Arab, Emirates, Brazil, Vietnam, Germany, Tunisia, Ireland, Chile, Syria, Lebanon, Paraguay, and all across the United States of America.
Teams from all around the world gathered at the Kentucky Exposition Center to share one common goal: compete for the title of World Champions. Within our division, we ranked 31 out of the 97 teams. We had won 6 matches, lost 4, and tied 0. The competition was extremely intense, as everyone on the team was running around, meeting teams, yet still trying to enjoy the tournament. Even though we didn't get picked for an alliance, we were able to enjoy the rest of the tournament. Teams from all over had given us ideas and advice that we plan on taking with us through the new season.