Blue Flower

Fowlerville High School's robotics team, The F.A.S.T. Team 7056 competed at their 2nd District event in Lakeview Michigan during the weekend of April 5th, 6th, and 7th. The F.A.S.T. Team looked to iterate and improve their performance from a great 1st event at the Lansing District event. The teams that made up the Lakeview Event were a more seasoned field of competitors and with only 8 Rookie Teams in attendance at Lakeview, the F.A.S.T. Team would have to continue their consistency which was on display at the Lansing event.

The drive team from Team 7056 continued to improve their solid performance from the previous event and with added weight to their robot's chassis the drive team picked up and deposited cubes into the exchange with quickness and greater accuracy. The scouting team for the F.A.S.T. Team refined their scouting methodology for this event and had the data and pick list to prove it when it came to the alliance selection process at the end of the qualifying matches. During the alliance selection, Team 7056 was selected for the 8th alliance and joining Teams 5502 and 5688. With two robots that reach the scale, the alliance was a solid alliance to compete for the coveted District championship.

In the first match of the playoffs, one of the alliance partners robots was tipped over but thanks to the rest of the teams in the alliance, including Team 7056, the margin of defeat for that match was lessened. The second match in the playoffs was short lived as the opponents quickly took the scale in auton and won the match eliminating the 8th seeded alliance in the Quarter Finals. That seemed to be the end of the event for Team 7056 but within the Awards presentation the F.A.S.T. Team was selected and awarded the highest award that can be given to a Rookie Team and that was the All-Star Rookie Award! This award and the district points that were awarded to the F.A.S.T. Team with that award helped them Qualify for the Michigan State Robotics Championships! This a great accomplishment for Team 7056 and the team looked forward to making the arrangements to attend the State Championships both as a Rookie All-Star presenter and qualifying the Robot for competition!