This was just sent out to all Michigan FIRST Robotics teams:
Due to the current and potential threat of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) in our state and in accordance with public health recommendations, FIRST in Michigan has decided that, effective immediately, the upcoming FIRST in Michigan FRC District Events in our state will be postponed until further notice.
We recognize that teams have put an enormous amount of work into preparing for the season and we regret having to share such disappointing news. At the same time, we feel strongly that this action is necessary given that COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in Michigan and the Governor has declared a State of Emergency.
Please know this decision was not made lightly. It was made in consultation with FIRST, our University partners, and our sponsors, many of whom are represented on the FIRST in Michigan Board of Directors. Our primary concern is always the health and safety of our participants and our volunteers.
We will continue to follow recommendations from the CDC, the State of Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, and local health departments as we monitor and assess the situation over the coming weeks to develop a plan to resume our FRC season and its events.
MegaHurtz Robotics WILL NOT be traveling to Gull Lake this weekend.
We have a lot of very disappointed kids (and adults). Please give them your support.
St. Joseph District Event
Over the weekend, MegaHurtz Robotics went to the St. Joseph District FIRST event at St. Joe High School. There they competed against 39 other teams from across the state. Buchanan's MegaHurtz Robotics FRC Team 5056 is made up of 12 students and six adult mentors. The team competed in 12 qualification matches and finished ranked #7/40 with 8 wins and 4 losses. During playoff alliance selection, the #3 seed invited MegaHurtz to move up. The new alliance did an amazing job first losing quarter final match one, winning two but unfortunately losing three which knocked them out of the competition.
After the conclusion of match play, specific awards are given to teams in several distinct categories. MegaHurtz is the proud recipient of the Quality Award which:
"Sponsored by Motorola Solutions Foundation celebrates machine robustness in concept and fabrication. The winning team demonstrates these characteristics in many ways from planning through execution. Building the robot is only part of their success and judges recognize them as a quality example to others."
The award language reads:
"Clean wiring with easy ACCESS PANELS for service instantly caught the judge's eyes. Their INTAKE SENSORS maintain power cell spacing no matter the FREQUENCY of their shooting. This clean and robust robot sets them up for MEGA success. Congratulations to team number 5056, MegaHurtz Robotics."
MegaHurtz will be at the Gull Lake District event this weekend. March 13 and 14.
MegaHurtz Team Blog
MegaHurtz Robotics | FIRST Team 5056
Buchanan High School, Buchanan Michigan
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