2017 Game

Travel 2017

Indiana District - Tippecanoe Event

West Lafayette, IN

March 3 - March 5, 2017

Down in Indiana, we had a great time. We met a whole new group of teams while we learned the game. The students were able to get to try many different auton codes and was able to get in the swing of scouting. The new kids on the team learned how the pits works as of work flow, the chaotic environment, and how to talk to judges.


Our final match ended up being the highest in the whole competition with 346 points.

 We ranked 19 place out of 38 teams and we made to the quarter finals.

We were proud of the team winning the Innovation of Controls Award.

Arkansas Rock City Regional

Little Rock, AR

March 8 - March 11, 2017

We had a blast at Little Rock. We felt confidence with how the game is played. Our team worked really well together. Our team made several friends with other teams. We helped 2 Rookie teams through out the competition with work on the robot and words of wisdom / confidence. We stayed after to help them with their coding so there robot could move and to make their shooter work. The team went to a pizza party with many other teams and had fun playing games / socializing. The programmers wrote more auton codes that were a big surprise to the rest of our team.


 We ranked # 10 out of 51 teams.

We made it to semi finals and lost by five points in our last match.

 We were glad to have won the Imagery Award.

First in Michigan - West Michigan Event

Allendale, MI

March 23 - March 25, 2017

We had a great time at Grand Valley State University. The students saw the campus and competed with neighboring teams from the West Michigan area. A huge bonus was having our friends and family join us to cheer the team on. The team was on fire with 8 wins and 4 losses. The drive team had their heads in gear and came up with some great strategies. In qualifying match 81, we ended up with the highest score of 441 points (matches 1 - 82).


In the end, we were 9th out of 41 teams. We were asked to join the 6th alliance team which was made up of Wired Cats #5675 and East Grand Rapids Robotics #5980. With the pattern of win, lose, and then winning the tie breaker, the climb through the finals was tense - edge of your seat kind of game. In the end we were victorious and won 1st place. After going through the judges, the second place teams created a path of high fives which lead to a tunnel created by second and first place winners. Cheers and high fives were given until the last person went through. It was a great memory for everyone.


Along with winning the first place title of District Event Winner, we also won the Entrepreneurship Award sponsored by Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers.


To top off a spectacular day, Taylor became a Michigan Deans list finalist, moving to compete for the title at a state level.

First in Michigan District - East Kentwood Event

Kentwood, MI

March 30 - April 1, 2017

We had a great time at East Kentwood. It was our first time competing at the school and was glad to have it close to home. With it being so close, we could have our friends and family join us to help cheer for our team. Like all of our three other competitions we did very well and placed 11th out of 40 teams. We were asked to join the 5th alliance and made it into the semi - finals. Sadly we lost, but we put up a good fight.


At the end of the day, we were ecstatic to have won the Engineering Inspiration Award.

Michigan FRC State Championship

Saginaw Valley State University

University Center, MI

April 12 - April 15, 2017

Check back after the competition

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