WE ARE TEAM 6219
Which means we are the six thousand, two hundred, and nineteenth team who has signed up to be a part of the FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC). Our team started with just a handful of participants, and so far we have done amazingly well, and we are extremely proud of what our students and our school has accomplished. We are excited for your interest in our organization. We look forward to continuing our participation with FIRST Robotics for many years to come, and in order to do so we need sponsorship support to cover the investment costs involved with such an organization. You can't put a price tag on this type of education, but there are lots of costs involved. For our first year, our budget was around $20,000, and we need that much, if not more, on a yearly basis to continue this type of education for our students. If you or someone you know is interested in funding or sponsoring our Team 6219, please contact Mr. Jonathan Casteel at Sullivan Central High School to express your interest.
In July of 2015, Mr. Casteel joined Sullivan Central High School as their Engineering & Robotics Instructor. Mr. Casteel was introduced to FIRST Robotics, began researching the organization in November of 2015, and began our first robotics team in January 2016. We were simply "peeling back" the cover to get a peek of what this was all about, and within 4 months we found ourselves at the World Championships in St. Louis, MO competing against over 640 teams from 24 different countries.
In our regional event in Knoxville, Cuttin' Edge Robotics (CER) took home the Highest Rookie Seed Award and the Rookie of the Year Award, which qualified us to go to the World Championship in St. Louis. At the World Championships, we also earned the Highest Rookie Seed award for our division (placed 27th out of 75) ... not too bad considering we had been introduced to FIRST 4 months prior. Also, CER ranked in the top 10 in defensive strategy points.