2016 LAKEVIEW COMPETITION
March 11-12 was our very first FRC competition of the season. We competed against 39 other amazing robotics teams at Lakeview High School in Battle Creek. Since we already hosted the Mott competition the previous weekend, we had a pretty good idea of how the FIRST Stronghold game would play out on the field.
Friday, March 11 was the first day of competition with 56 qualifying matches. At the end of the day, the Corsairs were ranked in first place. However, like all FRC events, we knew this could change with the remaining matches on Saturday.
On Saturday, during the remaining qualifying round, our alliance was the first to earn the maximum amount of ranking points in a single match. We also saw improvement in our autonomous by earning more points with consistent high goals. We did lose our first-seat ranking when another team snuck up on us and landed first place. The Corsairs secured a strong second place.
We were the captain of Alliance 2 and chose Team 3656 Dreadbots and Team 5674 The Gearhounds. Despite some good teamwork (See video: http://bit.ly/LakeviewFRCvideo), we didn’t make it past the quarter finals.
Overall, our first district event of 2016 went better than last year, and we ended in eighth place overall in district points for this event. We even scored the Entrepreneurship Award, all thanks to our totally amazing awards team. We currently have 41 district points that are used to go to the FIRST in Michigan regional event on April 14-16 in Grand Rapids.
Let’s go, Corsairs!