The selection begins with Staten Island's Robotic Plague, who went undefeated in the qualifying rounds. They pick New Jersey's Team Overdrive, the home schooled team, who finished ninth. In second place, from Yonkers, the Saunders Droid Factory picks the Bronx Science SciBorgs, who graciously accept. Things turn ugly when the next team, the Harlem Knights, picks Stuyvesant. Stuyvesant turns them down. They finished eighth, so it's within their rights, but the crowd doesn't like it. Flustered, the boy from Frederick Douglass Academy picks the fourth place team, Bound Brook High School from New Jersey. They turn him down, too. The crowd likes this even less. (The Knights settle for a team in the outer horseshoe.) Now it's Bound Brook's turn. They pick the SciBorgs, only to be told that Bronx Science is already on a team. The crowd hoots loudly, glad to see Bound Brook get some comeuppance. The RoboWarriors, after a disappointing morning, are in the outer ring. It looks like they might not make the tournament at all until, with the second-to-last pick, the Harlem Knights bring them in.