UCS teams dominate state robotics tournament
UCS teams dominate state robotics tournament
Posted on 04/10/2019
Student waiving ThunderChickens Flag and Crevolution with robotStudent participants from across Utica Community Schools competed on Friday, March 29th & Saturday, March 30th at a FIRST Robotics district competition held at Marysville High School in Marysville. Both Crevolution, Team 2851, and Thunderchickens, Team 217, enjoyed a successful competition against teams from across Michigan.

At the end of 80 qualifying matches, Crevolution was ranked in 2nd place and formed an alliance with teams from Lapeer and Wayne. After advancing out of the quarterfinals, Crevolution bowed out of the competition during the semi-final matches but was rewarded for their hard work with a Quality Award.

Following the conclusion of qualifying, Thunderchickens was ranked in 5th place overall, giving UCS two of the top five robots among the 40 competing teams. After accepting an invitation to join the top-ranked team from Berrien Springs on an alliance with a team from Croswell, Thunderchickens were to go undefeated in the elimination rounds a claim the Blue Banner that is awarded to the District Champions. Thunderchickens also claimed the Industrial Design Award.

A highlight of Saturday afternoon was when the two UCS teams combined forces during a winning qualification match with team members and parents joining together in a “UCS” chant. All throughout the weekend, both teams showed great sportsmanship and support for each other.