2020 FRC Season Kickoff @ Beaver Island Community School
Jan 4 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
2020 FRC Season Kickoff @ Beaver Island Community School

Join us for a 2020 season kick-off event in the robot lab at BICS.  We’ll watch the kick-off show live streamed for FIRST HQ and then begin work on planning our 2020 robot.  We’ll wrap things up with a traditional pizza party at 1:00 p.m.

If you aren’t able to join us at BICS, you can watch the Kick-off live from FIRST HQ here: https://cta-redirect.hubspot.com/cta/redirect/1747660/85b43e41-770e-4585-86bf-f0a69d289791

Escanaba District Event Competition @ Escanaba High School
Mar 12 – Mar 14 all-day

Our first District Event of the 2020 season is in Escanaba at the Escanaba High School.  Once we finalize travel arrangements, those details will be posted here.

Alpena District Event Competition @ Alpena High School
Mar 26 – Mar 28 all-day

Our second District Event for 2020 will be at Alpena High School.  Travel information will be posted here as it becomes available.

Michigan State Championship Event @ Saginaw Valley State University
Apr 8 @ 4:00 pm – Apr 11 @ 5:00 pm

FIM HAS CANCELLED THE MICHIGAN STATE CHAMP EVENT.  FIM is looking at options to conduct an alternate series of events at SVSU at a later date.  CHeck back here or follow us on Facebook or Twitter for details.

The State Champ event returns to Saginaw Valley State University (where we competed in 2016 and 2017). We will work hard to return this year.

The detailed schedule for the event has not yet been published, but please note that it runs over three days rather than the two (as is the case for regional events).

Full event information from FIM will be posted here:  http://firstinmichigan.us/FRC/events/

FIRST World Championships @ Cobo Hall
Apr 29 – May 2 all-day


Again this year the FIRST world championship events are split between two locations–Houston and Detroit.  We qualified for the world championships in St. Louis in 2016 (when they were still a single event) and have attended the Detroit Championships as a guest of Consumers Energy after winning a state-wide Pit Display comeptition.  We will work hard this year to return as a competitor in the event.

Here is a link to information about the Detroit World event: https://www.firstchampionship.org/detroit-home.   The FIRST world event is more exciting than any other high school competitive event we know about.  In addition to competition events for all four FIRST Leagues (FLL Jr., FLL, FTC and FRC), you can visit the teams in their pits and attend a full schedule of conference sessions that cover a broad range of topics of interest to students, parents and mentors that cover a variety of robotics and other topics. If you can make it there even for a day, we encourage you to go.  It’s all free for general attendance at the matches and for all conference events.