We competed at our first of two district events over the weekend at Kettering University. Overall we were really happy with our performance, but also know what we want to change on our robot before the next competition to do even better!
It was nice to be back at it and to see the other FRC teams as well. These events are a competition, but the comradery between all the teams is something we look forward too. Being able to help other teams with whatever they needed is always a plus!
Thank you to Team 2612, The Corsairs for the "Best Hangar" pit award! Hope the rope continues to serve you well! ;)
Congrats to the winning alliance of Team 6618 WARHBOTS., Team 1243 Dragons and Team 2612 The Corsairs!!
STANDING: Ryan, Scott (mentor), Steve (mentor), Jon (coach), Bernadette (mentor), Matt (mentor), Gavin, Marshall, Will, Dave (mentor), Sydney, Jacob, EliAna FRONT: Trista, Dawson, Hunter, Sam, Alicia, Grace
Our team competed in 12 qualification matches and ended up 8th overall with a record of 8-4-0 and landed in the 5th seed alliance with Team 314, The Megatron Oracles and Team 5527, Cyber Phoenix. Our alliance fought hard, but was eliminated in the quarter-finals.
Our team earned The Quality Award which "celebrates machine robustness in concept and fabrication." It shows that the entire team demonstrated quality in workmanship in all areas with execution being superb and that the machine was built with a detailed plan in mind and can withstand the rigors of competition. Building it adds to the teams' overall success in FIRST.
As a team, we were incredibly honored and proud to win this award!
Two students, Sydney Barker and Gavin Storts, were acknowledged as nominees for the FIRST Dean’s List Award, which "recognizes outstanding student leaders whose passion for and effectiveness at attaining FIRST ideals is exemplary." Criteria for this award includes: Demonstrated leadership and commitment to the ideals of FIRST, effectiveness at increasing awareness of FIRST in the school and community, interest in and passion for a long-term commitment to FIRST, overall individual contribution to their team, technical expertise and passion, entrepreneurship and creativity and the ability to motivate and lead fellow team members.
Sydney Barker was chosen out of all the nominees at the Kettering event as one of two Semi-Finalists who go on to compete for this honor at the Michigan State Championship!!!
Mentor, Matt Wagner was nominated by our team members for the Woodie Flowers Award, which "celebrates effective communication in the art and science of engineering and design. Dr. William Murphy founded this prestigious award in 1996 to recognize mentors who lead, inspire and empower using excellent communication skills." A winner for this award is chosen at the Michigan State Competition.
Our team next competes during the last week of district competitions at the Marysville District Event at Marysville High School, April 6-8th. From there hoping to qualify for the Michigan State Championship which will be the next weekend and then the World Championship in St. Louis at the end of April.
Wish us luck!
Kettering #2 District Event Pics
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