Truck Town Thunder 2017 Season Update

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Truck Town Thunder Robot hanging at the end of the match scoring 50 points for their alliance.

Truck Town Thunder has had a great season so far. On March 24-25, Truck Town Thunder traveled to Mason High School to compete to qualify for the Michigan State Championships. Overall, the team was able to secure 8 wins and 4 losses and was ranked fourth place at the end of the qualification round. They then led an alliance of three robots, FRC Team 5205, Full Metal Jackets from Concord, MI and FRC Team 6548, Perry RAMBots from Perry High School on to the Semi-Finals. The team won 9 matches consecutively and set the high score for the entire event with 375 points. The team ended up with a small mechanical failure and was ousted in the SemiFinals. Truck Town Thunder ended the event being recognized for several awards.

For the second time this season, the team was honored to receive the Industrial Safety Award. The team has made tremendous strides both at their school, in the community and at events to promote safety principles. The award celebrates the team that progresses beyond safety fundamentals by using innovative ways to eliminate or protect against hazards. Truck Town Thunder was also awarded a Judges Award for running an outstanding program and continuing to inspire youth to pursue Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics fields.

Our robot arrived back at the shop with a few broken parts but the kids are working extremely hard to be ready for our next District competition on April 7th-8th at Marysville High School. Students will be spending their spring break competing for a Blue Banner to bring home to their school.