Killer Bees BEEcome 2017 State Champs

This past weekend was the FIRST in Michigan State Competition. It was held at Saginaw Valley State University’s unBEElievable facility where the top 160 teams from the state competed for the Michigan State Championship. In the first year with assigned divisions at MSC, the Killer Bees were assigned to the Dow division along with 39 other amazing teams.

On the first day, our team consistently was spectacular by shooting fuel, delivering gears to the airship, and hanging at the end of every match. After the first day, our team was ranked 3rd and had a record of 3-1. On the second day, our team continued our success, going into alliance selection as #1 seed with a record of 10-2.

As first seed, our team was the alliance captain of the #1 alliance in the Dow division. Thanks to our scouting data, we picked Team 2834, the Bionic Black Hawks, and Team 469, Las Guerrillas. After a set of tough matches, our 3-2-1 alliance won the Dow division playoffs with a 10-0 record! By winning our division, we headed into playoffs with the other three division winners (Consumers Energy, DTE Energy Foundation, and Ford). Our alliance beat the fantastic DTE alliance in the Semifinals and the outstanding Ford alliance in the Finals without going to a single rubber match. All our hard work paid off with the State Championship win alongside our partners 2834 and 469! Not only that, but our alliance never missed a hang and almost got the fourth rotor in every single match. The Killer Bees BUZZED with excitement after finishing the weekend as #1 in the FIRST in Michigan standings, and our team will continue to further our success at the St. Louis FIRST World Championships next week.

You can watch our MSC Video here.