On Saturday, we were able to get our robot working very well and started to gain great control of our score board. This was a hurdle that our team took great pride in overcoming.
We won two out of three of our matches in the qualifiers in the morning. Unfortunately, we were not chosen to be apart of the elimination rounds.
Friday was our first day of real competition. In the first match of the day, our chain that made our front right wheel work had fallen off. When the team put it back together, it was loose.
We weren't able to fix the robot until around 4 p.m. In that time, we had a total of three competitions, but since we couldn't move, we had to sit out. We also missed three of our afternoon competitions as well.
This was a major set back, and our team was very disappointed, but we pushed through it. We were able to jump back into the game for our last three matches of the day, which we won two.
I would like to emphasize that even though our team was not able to be a top seeded team or make it into the tournament in this competition, we were able to bring that Brighton spirit.
Even when our team seemed like it had know hope, our team captain, Bryan Essenmacher, took advantage of the opportunity to let our team learn.
With a team that has many first year members, we were working with a group that haven't had a chance to experience a FIRST Robotics Competition. Our team included everyone in the process of rebuilding, redesigning and regaining our team spirit that we had lost as the rough times came.
A new thing to FIRST this year was the Dean's List Award. Our team is very proud to say that we have a member of our team that has met the criteria for the award. Today he was notified that he will be going to competition and compete against other Dean List Award winners for honors.
The Brighton Robotics Team will take Dennis and try their hand in another FIRST Robotics Competition in Livonia this weekend.