2018 Team at the Michigan State Championship
3rd seed alliance & quarter finalists in the Dow Division
Honored to win the Excellence in Engineering Award sponsored by Delphi
We competed at the FIRST in Michigan State Championship at SVSU on April 11-14th. At the event 160 teams out of 508 in Michigan qualified to compete and were separated into 4 Divisions. The Chimeras competed in the Dow Division and ended up Quarter Finalists.
After all qualification matches they were selected as a 1st pick by the 3rd seed alliance captain due to their consistent autonomous modes and scale placing abilities. Playing with Team 4237 Lance-a-Bot from Stevensville and Team 5467 RoboTractors from Dearborn, they fought through playoffs but were taken down by the 6th seed alliance. "Our strategy throughout the entire competition was solid. Our robot and Drive Team were at peak performance. Any issues, we troubleshooted quickly and resolved." Jon Uren, Coach "We would have liked to have gone farther in the playoff rounds, but sometimes things happen, an alliance partner has their robot tip over, another may miss scoring in their autonomous mode. In the game this year it's crucial to get ahead right away. You play to the best of your ability and keep pushing harder, we definitely did that and I couldn't be more proud of how my students performed."
The Chimeras were given the Excellence in Engineering Award sponsored by Delphi. This is the top award given in the robot category and an incredible achievement to receive at the State Championship level. The award celebrates an elegant and advantageous machine. A robot that stands up to the rigors of competition and has features which reflect an engineering solution to a specific problem, and it is functional and practical. A team representative must competently describe the engineered feature(s) and can trace its conception, design, manufacturing/assembly, or deployment.
Our performances after 2 District events and the MI State Championship left us ranked 40th in the state out of 508 teams and qualified to compete in the FIRST World Championship in Detroit on April 25-28.
Excited to once again compete at that level along with other top FRC teams! Can't wait!
THANK YOU to our alliance partners! Captain, Team 4237 Lance-a-Bot and partner Team 5467 RoboTractors!
We hope to play with you again in the future!
Short video of highlights of our robot during some practice at MSC
MEDIA & PRESS
Lapeer’s Chimeras qualify for World competition at Cobo ---> The Lapeer County Press
Flickr Album of event photos --->