The Gearheads came into the March 4-5 FIRST in Michigan Waterford regional qualifier full of hope after a strong 2015 season. Although the Gearheads were able to score many points & help other teams on the field, we were only able to win 4 out of 12 of our qualification matches. Narrow losses by gaps of less fewer than 5 points, where a single boulder through the low goal might have made the difference.
The Waterford competition hosted several hall-of-fame teams and past world and state finalists and we struggled to show our skills amid such a strong field. Even so, the Gearheads were able to make it into alliance 5 with teams 308 (The Monsters) & team 2075 (Enigma Robotics). Sadly, alliance 5 was eliminated during the quarterfinals against the 4th Alliance by a match score of 0-2.
Submitted by- Egan Kline (Computer guy #5)