Over the last month, ESRA has done an extensive investigation on scoring issues and student team concerns.
Upon further review, we found a number of discrepancies in the awarding of the efficient launch bonus. Unfortunately, because we had conflicting information between the launch spotter and recovery records, it was impossible to sort out the differences. This issue has both helped some teams and disadvantaged others.
Accordingly, and to be fair to all teams, we have decided to zero-out the bonus category for 2022. By and large, this made no change to the category winners, with one exception where the runner-up did change. Rather than remove the runner-up trophy from that school, we have decided to award a 2nd runner-up trophy in the 10K-SRAD-Hybrid/Liquid to McGill University.
Revised scores are posted on the ESRA website.