Robotics Struggles In Opening Weekend

Junior Jordan Hurst helps put finishing touches on Team Delta Force's robot with advisers Matt Fielder and Mike Hirn before their opening match on Friday, March 4.

On March 3, the Delta Force robotics team was on there way to Standish for their first robotics competition of the season.

They arrived Thursday evening at the school to set up and get inspected. The next day at 10 a.m., the competition started their first match, but by the time noon came around, they only had 5 games completed. An hour and half behind schedule, this fifth match was the first qualifying round for Team Delta Force.

They struggled along the way. Even though the robot was on the field for every match that was scheduled and scored points in every match, they only finished in thirty-seventh place.

“Robotics didn’t go too bad, but, personally, our team did better the past years,” Sky Bunker said.

The results of one match were taken from them, because of mistakes the field made, but the officials refused to fix it, even though everyone knew that the results were wrong.

Our students were very good sports and were excellent representatives of our school,” adviser Kelly LaPeer said.

The robotics have their second competition this weekend at Kettering University in downtown Flint.

“I can’t wait to watch next week’s competitions and see how we do,” junior Jenny Shank said.

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