Montclair High School’s robotics season got off to a perfect start when the team won first place in its inaugural FTC match of the year, as well as the award for Outstanding Autonomous. The kids of team 147 had a great time and their hard work building a quality robot really showed. After a disappointing morning at the Millburn High School event, the team used the lunch break to do a tear-down of the drivetrain and apply some last minute fixes that allowed it to improve throughout the afternoon. The quality of its autonomous shooting, when the robot operates without any human control, won it a place in an alliance with the highest ranked team. Together, the two teams carried the day after a nail-biting final. Congratulations to everyone involved!