The IBOTS joined FIRST FRC Team 3623 The Terror Bots from Leominster, MA and Team 1991, the Dragons from Hartford, CT on the winning alliance at the 2017 FIRST Steamworks District Event held at Worcester, MA. The IBOTS were ranked 1st during the first few hours of the event, but suffered mechanical failures and fell to 21st by the end of the second day. The Terror Bots selected 2370 as their first alliance partner and the Dragons to round out the team.
The alliance came out on top after playing twelve playoff matches over several hours. The event had 40 teams from all over the Northeast competing for a chance to play at the New England District Championship at the University of New Hampshire in April. The IBOTS will be playing next at the Southern New Hampshire District Event in Bedford, NH from March 24th – 26th. The event can be viewed online at theBlueAlliance.com.