Yale Jiggawattz Place 3rd in Robotics Competition

It could be said that FIRST Robotics Team 6344, the Yale Jiggawattz’, had an electrified performance at the FRC Milford District Event Friday and Saturday where the team wrapped up their weekend ranked third among the 40 teams competing. While the team’s alliance was knocked out in the quarterfinals, they left Milford with a 10-4 win-loss record and the Industrial Design award sponsored by General Motors.

While Yale stood out with its top-three performance, other Blue Water Area Robotics Alliance teams had solid performances Friday and Saturday. Also competing at the Milford District Event at Milford High School in Highland Township was Team 5167, the Marysville Vi-Bots, who finished the weekend ranked 11th with an 8-6 win-loss record. Knocked out in the quarterfinals, the Vi-Bots brought home the Team Spirit Award sponsored by Fiat Chrysler.

Three BWARA teams competed at the Kettering University II District Event in Flint. Finishing at the top of the rankings among those teams was Team 5046, the Jacked Up Jackets from Memphis High School. The Jackets made it to the semi-final rounds where they were knocked out in back-to-back losses finishing up their weekend play with a 11-6 win-loss record. The Jackets were winners of the Excellence in Engineering Award sponsored by Delphi.

Also competing at Kettering from the area Friday and Saturday was Team 7192, Cros-Lex High School’s Blue Thunderneers. The Thunderneers wrapped up their weekend ranked 14.

Reporting for WGRT, Karly Hurley.