FLINT TWP. -— The Carman-Ainsworth FRC (FIRST Robotics Competition) Team 314 competed March 10-11 at the Kettering University FIRST® Robotics District Competition with 39 other team from around the state to earn points to qualify for a spot at the Michigan FRC State Championship, according to a press release. This was their first competition this year. The ranked sixth overall in the district event.
The team started out in the competition a little rough in 39th spot but with hard work and determination managed to move up the ranks ending the first day in 2nd
As the 5th Alliance Captain, they selected Team 1684, The Chimeras (Lapeer) and Team 5527, Cyber Phoenix (Flint). The alliance played in the elimination matches but lost in the quarter-finals
Team 314 won the Excellence in Engineering Award, sponsored by Delphi, which celebrates elegant and advantageous machine features that no other robot displayed. The winning team demonstrates these characteristics in many ways from planning through design to execution.
Overall, Team 314 is currently in a -3-three-way tie and is ranked 88th place out of about 230 teams that played in the State of Michigan with 35 points earned towards the Michigan FRC State Championship.
The team’s next outing will be April 6 – 8 at the Livonia District Competition (Churchill High School, Livonia). By qualifying there, there will move on to the Michigan FRC State Championship, April 12 – 15, at Saginaw Valley State University.