FLL IronRats and IronRats2 teams participated in the 2016 ThunderQuest tournament at Henry Ford II High School on Saturday 11.19.16 in Sterling Heights. The day consisted of three separate judging events for FLL Core Values, the Animal Allies Project and Robot Design. Each team also had four rounds of timed robot competition.

The IronRats showed gracious professionalism while competing at the largest qualifier in the state of Michigan.
I would like to also add that the team set forth some ambitious goals for their first season. Not only did the team rise to the challenge but they exceed expectations. Judges were very impressed that we chose the most complicated part of the robot challenge to complete and exhibited advanced programming skills.

One set of judges said that the team meshed very well especially being rookie team.

We had many challenges during the competition, but all our kids remained calm and went to work identifying the problem and presenting solutions; always a team they remained. As a rookie team we identified areas for development and improvement, however one area that shined through out the day was how the team(s) pulled together and exhibited a certain esprit de corps.

To summarize the kids are and should be proud of all they accomplished this season.

Your coaches and parents are so proud of your rookie season IronRats!


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