On February 23rd of 2019 I attended the Maryland State VEX Turning Point Tournament for the season of Turning Point. There I competed with over 60 teams from all across Maryland. This was my second time building and programing the robot completely by myself, but my first time actually attending the competition by myself. However, even though my sister was 191.6 miles away she was still with me in spirit. It was very exciting to be participating in the States competition again! Nothing compares to the adrenaline of a VEX tournament. You can believe that I entered the doors excited for the challenges that would lie ahead. Again the beginning of the tournament was signaled by a parade of all the teams. Everyone was filled with team spirit and pride as they marched along with banners and even full-on mascot costumes. Every time a team emerged from behind the curtain the stadium burst into cheers, urging each team on. Hearing everyone cheer filled me with new confidence and excitement. Overall this season was a huge challenge. Designing a robot that can simultaneously flip, grab, and carry the bases and also designing a shooter and intake was very difficult. The amount of the precision that also had to go into building the autonomous skill program was also a very difficult challenge. I am filled with regret when I think about all the things I could have done to build a better robot, to be able to build a program. However this feeling of regret will only help fuel my resolve to do everything in my power to make it to Globals next year. I will go to Global's next year. That I promise myself. During the competition, we played a total of 7 matches. Out of those 7, we won 4 but lost 3. We has slight troubles with the cortex disconnecting, but luckily it wasn't a huge problem to point where it would disconnect for a minute or the full match. Some changes we made to the robot in the time between the Hagerstown competition and this tournament include changing the lift from a scissor lift to single stage lift supported by turn tables, added a working shooter, moving the motors upwards for more space, and making the claw operated with motors.