UCS Robotics team is perfect at regional robotics tournament
UCS Robotics team is perfect at regional robotics tournament
Posted on 04/11/2018
The ThunderChickens were perfect this past weekend.

The UCS FIRST Robotics Team, now in its 20th year, captured every round of a recent regional tournament to earn the team’s first “blue banner” tournament championship of the season.

“Everything seemed to fall into place for us,” said ThunderChickens member Crystal Schultz. “This is absolutely the best competition ever.”

First is a not-for-profit organization devoted to helping young people discover and develop a passion for science, technology, engineering, and math, or STEM.

Each team of high school students has six months to build the electrical board, test the program and build a 125-pound robot to compete on the field.

Students compete in regional, state and international tournaments. The UCS ThunderChickens are past international winners. 

At the regional Marysville tournament held April 6-7, the ThunderChickens captured all 18 rounds to earn the tournament championship. 

In addition, the team earned multiple spirit honors and the overall Excellence in Engineering Award. 

The ThunderChickens will compete this coming weekend at the State Tournament at Saginaw Valley State University.  The team is currently ranked 11th of the 508 teams in Michigan.  

The World Championship will be held April 25-28 at Cobo Hall in Detroit.