Norsemen Robotics State Championship Update – 4/19/22

Our competition season has wrapped up and it was a great one. Our team had many new members and only a few with experience from previous years when there were live competitions. They all stepped up and handled everything like pros. Lots of learning and new experiences.

It has been just over 1100 days since the last State Robotics Championship in 2019. It was so good to see old friends and make new connections.

We had a strong finish in the qualification rounds on the APTIV Field and ended in 12th place with a 7 and 5 record. We were the captain of the 7th seeded alliance and were be joined in the playoffs by the Wayland Wildcats (6090) the Hammerheads (226) from Troy. We were knocked out in the quarterfinals by the 2nd seeded alliance. Many thanks to our great alliance partners.

We ended the season in the top 20% of Michigan teams, 84th place out of 459. We were able to meet many goals this year. We strive to play in the elimination rounds at every event and we did so at all three competitions and were alliance captain in two of the three. Another goal is to win at least one award during the season and that was accomplished at Traverse City by garnering the Judges Award for a "lean machine". Our final goal was to qualify for the State Championship and give our students the experience of seeing and competing with some of the best teams in the world. This also allows our students to able to meet with college and industry representatives while there.

Many thanks to our sponsors and team parents. We are looking forward to putting on post season demonstrations at the three schools that we represent, Suttons Bay, Northport and Lake Leelanau St. Mary.

Small Town, Big Impact!!