Team History

 
2021 - 2022 Season – Freight Frenzy

The Hadron Knights team had a successful fifth year in the 2021 - 2022 FREIGHT FRENZY season. We qualified for Florida FTC State  Championship held in Jacksonville, FL, on Mar 4 - 5, 2022. Only six teams moved on to the state championship from the R.O.B.O.T league encompassing Tampa and surrounding counties - Hillsborough, Citrus, Pasco, Polk, Hernando, and Marion.
 
The team was the Winning Alliance during the League Championship. It was also awarded the “Connect Award” for community outreach and seeking help and advice from professionals in the STEM field during the season journey.

The team qualified for the Division semi-finals in the Florida FTC State Championship.

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2021  - 2022 Team Roster

Arko Ghosh

Rahul Vijay

Tushar Gona

Ishita Mishra

Nikhil Mishra

Megha Manoj

David Sebastian

Kunaal Parashar

Daniel Takashi

Srividya Chinna

 

 

 

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Our robot Psi Meson 5.0 in action

 

Our robot Psi Meson 5.0 that competed in 2022 Florida FTC  State Championship

 

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2020 - 2021 Season – Ultimate Goal

The Hadron Knights team had a very successful fifth year in the 2020 - 2021 ULTIMATE GOAL season. We qualified for Florida FTC State Championship held virtually in May - June 2021. Only three teams moved on to the state championship from the R.O.B.O.T. league encompassing Tampa and surrounding counties - Hillsborough, Citrus, Pasco, Polk, Hernando, and Marion.
 
The team won the top championship award called the Inspire Award in the League Championship and qualified to represent the league in the Florida F.T.C. Championship. The team was also the top-rank team in robot performance in the League Championship and the top 6th team in the Florida F.T.C. State Championship. Arko Ghosh, team captain, was selected as one of 4 FTC Dean List Finalists from the Florida Region.

Last but not least, Arko Ghosh was the FTC Dean List Winner in 2021. The Dean's List Award is given to 10 FIRST’s most outstanding secondary school students from across the globe to recognize their leadership, technical expertise, and dedication to FIRST Robotics.

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2020 - 2021 Team Roster

Arko Ghosh

Aarush Prasad

Anshul Raghuvanshi

Rahul Vijay

Tushar Gona

Ishita Mishra

Nikhil Mishra

Megha Manoj

David Tu

 

 

 

Our robot Psi Meson 4.0 that competed in 2021 Florida FTC  State Championship

 

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2019 – 2020 Season – Skystone

The Hadron Knights team had a great third year in the 2019 – 2020 Skystone season. We qualified for Florida FTC State Championship held in Jacksonville, FL, on Feb 28-29, 2020. Only seven teams moved on to the state championship from the R.O.B.O.T league encompassing Tampa and surrounding counties - Hillsborough, Citrus, Pasco, Polk, Hernando, and Marion.
 
During the League Championship, the team was awarded the “Think Award”, one of the top two awards that best reflects the journey the team took during the engineering design process in the build season. The Hadron Knights team was also part of the Finalist Alliance in the League Championship.
 
 
The team won the top championship award called the Inspire Award in the Florida State FTC Championship on Feb 29, 2020, and qualified to represent Florida in World Championship in Houston on April 15 – 18, 2020. The team competed with 60 best teams (out of 240+ teams) in the State of Florida. In the competition field, the Hadron Knights team was Finalist Alliance and Division Alliance Winner in the Florida FTC State Championship.

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2019  - 2020 Team Roster

Arko Ghosh

Aarush Prasad

Rahul Vijay

Tushar Gona

Ishita Mishra

David Tu

Anshul Raghuvanshi

Nikhil Mishra

Rahul Danda

Maitreyi Sarkar

Daniel Carvajal

 

 

 

2020 Florida FTC Championship Inspire Award Winner

 

 

 

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Our robot Psi Meson 3.0 that competed in 2020 Florida FTC Championship and were part of Finalist Alliance. Scott Division Winner.

 

 

 

This is part of our team from the 2019-2020 Skystone season. In the picture, you can see Daniel, Nikhil, Aarush, Arko, and Rahul V. We had a scrimmage with one of the teams in our league - Masquerade.

 

 

 

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Our pit at 2020 Florida FTC Championship

 

 

 

2018 – 2019 Season – Rover Ruckus

 

The Hadron Knights team had a successful second year in the 2018 – 2019 Rover Ruckus season. We qualified for Florida FTC State Championship held in Jacksonville, FL, on Feb 22-23, 2019. Only seven teams moved on to the state championship from the R.O.B.O.T league encompassing Tampa and surrounding counties - Hillsborough, Citrus, Pasco, Polk, Hernando, and Marion.
 
During the League Championship, the team was awarded the “Think Award”, one of the top two awards that best reflects the journey the team took during the engineering design process in the build season.
 
48 teams (out of ~150 teams in the State of Florida) participated in the Florida FTC State Championship. In the state championship, the team moved onto the Divisional Semi-Finals.

2018  - 2019 Team Roster

Arko Ghosh

Aarush Prasad

Rahul Vijay

Tushar Gona

Ishita Mishra

Anshul Raghuvanshi

Nikhil Mishra

Rahul Danda

Maitreyi Sarkar

Daniel Carvajal

 

 

 

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Our robot Psi Meson 2.0 that competed in 2019 Florida FTC Championship. The team moved to Scott Division Semi-Finals

 

 

Think Award Winner in League Championship in the 2019 League Championship

 

 

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This our team from the 2018-2019 FTC Challenge Rover Ruckus. On the team, there is Arko, Rahul V, Aarush, Maitreyi, Rahul D, Ishita, Daniel, Anshul, Nikhil, and Tushar. We met up with Mr. Carson Wolf, FTC Alumni and we discussed ideas for this year's competition.

 

 

 

 

 

2017 – 2018 Season – Relic Recovery

 

The Hadron Knights had a great rookie year in the 2017 – 2018 Relic Recovery season. We were at the top going into Hillsborough R.O.B.O.T League Championship tournament. At the end of regular matches, we were ranked 3rd and one of the four alliance captains for the finals, won our semi-final round, and played thrilling, nail-biting matches in the 3-match Final round. We are awarded the Design Award for the creativity and robustness of our design.
 
As the Finalist Alliance Captain, we qualified to participate in the Florida FTC State Championship in Jacksonville, FL, in Feb 2018. We were one of the six teams out of 23 teams that had the privilege to represent Hillsborough and a few surrounding counties in Florida FTC State Championship.
 
36 teams (out of ~140 teams in the State of Florida), mainly experienced teams, participated in Florida FTC State Championship. We were the highest-ranked rookie team in the state championship. We are awarded the Judge’s Award. During the award ceremony, judges mentioned that we had captivated the interview room, and the Judges Award was awarded to us as recognition of the potential of this team in years to come. And we all personally got enriched with the experience.

2017  - 2018 Team Roster

(Rookie Year)

Arko Ghosh

Aarush Prasad

Rahul Vijay

Tushar Gona

Ishita Mishra

Rahul Danda

Maitreyi Sarka

Anya Patidar

 

 

 

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Our Robot Psi Meson 1.0 that competed in the 2018 Florida FTC Championship

 

 

 

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Our Robot Psi Meson 1.0 that competed in the 2018 League Championship

 

 

 

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This is our team from the 2017-2018 FTC Challenge Relic Recovery. On the team there is Arko, Anya, Rahul, Aarush, Maitreyi, Rahul D, Ishita, and Tushar.

 

 

 

 

 

Volunteering at Feeding America Tampa Bay after Hurricane Irma in October 2017

 

 

 

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