Red Storm was featured on WZZM 13 TV as the team departed for the FIRST World Championships in St. Louis, Missouri.
For the first time in our team history we’ve got an invite to attend the FIRST World Championship!
We’ll be there from April 26th through April 29th with our FTC Team 5292!
For the third time in our team history, we’ve been able to qualify for the Michigan State Championship. This marks the second time we’ve actually been able to attend.
At the Michigan State Championship we were seeded into the DTE Energy Foundation Division. In qualification play, we finished in rank 14 with a record of 5 wins, 6 losses and 1 tie.
We were the second pick of the 7th alliance, captained by The Power Chargers, Team 894. Our other alliance partner was the Robostangs, Team 548. Sadly we lost to the 2nd alliance in the quarterfinals.
On Wednesday a small “strike force” of Red Storm Team members and mentors will head to Saginaw Valley State University to set up our Pit and get ready for competition.
Thanks to our performance at Lakeview and a good showing at Kentwood we have qualified for the Michigan State Championships. There we will compete with our Robot and also for Chairman’s.
Good luck Red Storm Robotics, may we do well enough to earn a slot to Worlds to join our FTC Team there.
This year we hosted our 3rd FIRST Robotics Competition District Event. It was one of the best running ones yet. Thanks to everyone on the planning committee and all of the volunteers who helped make this event hum along.
After qualification our team was ranked 25th among some pretty heavy competition. We were then selected as the 2nd pick of the 8th alliance. Unfortunately we were eliminated in the quarterfinals by the eventual event winners, That One Team, Stryke Force and The Iron Giants.
For the first time ever, the Red Storm FTC will be heading to the World Championship which will be taking place at Union Station in St. Louis, MO from April 26 – April 29, 2017. This is such an exciting opportunity for our team! They will be joining 127 other teams from more than 50 countries. The team is very excited for the opportunity to meet and compete with so many different high school and middle school teams in the Velocity Vortex game. The next two weeks will be extremely busy as the team overhauls their robot and begin preparations for the upcoming trip.
In addition to the competition, the team will have the opportunity to get in some other neat activities such as a variety of conferences to attend or “A Night at the Ballpark” where FIRST teams have the chance to participate in a pre-game field parade at Busch Stadium. The team may also join in the FedEx Innovation Challenge which is a social-media-based competition consisting of math and science problems, scavenger hunt activities, trivia and more in which they could get a chance to win up to $5,000 for their team. Or perhaps they may get some time in their busy schedule to do some good old sight seeing! Wish us luck!
Be sure to check back or keep an eye on our Facebook Page for updates! You can also find out more about the FIRST World Championship at www.firstchampionship.org/st-louis-home