Santa Catalina's rookie robotics team, Nuns-N-Bolts, made a strong first impression on the FIRST Robotics circuit.
The 14-member team participated in two events in this year's competition: the Sacramento Regional at UC Davis from March 22-25 and the Silicon Valley Regional at San Jose State University from March 29-April 1.
In their debut in Sacramento, Nuns-N-Bolts finished in 10th place in a field of 56 teams, earning them the Highest Rookie Seed award. They made it to the quarterfinals, where they were the captains of their seventh-seed alliance.
In the more competitive San Jose meet, they ranked 14th out of 60 teams and earned the Safety FIRST award on Day 1.
See photos from the events on Instagram at @nunsnbolts.