U.P. Robotics Group to Compete in State Finals

Marquette Area Public Schools FIRST Robotics Team #3617 Cold Logic – in alliance with Team Excel and Stryker – took home the 2012 Niles District Championship this past weekend in Niles, MI. This is the second district championship in as many years taken north of the bridge by Team Cold Logic…a major accomplishment for any FIRST robotics team especially when you consider the size, experience, and sponsorship opportunities of many of our down-state competitors.

The group is highly sponsored:

Marquette Area Public Schools Northern Michigan University JC Penney of Marquette Integrated Designs, Inc. Pellow Roofing and Sales, Inc. Cook Signs

Classic Auto Collision Centers of Marquette Marquette Area International Rotary

West Ottawa Wobots Team#141

Swick Home Services

Northern Window and Awning

Marquette Area Public Schools Education Foundation

Both the team members and the robot were flawless in the elimination rounds outscoring and out muscling some of Michigan’s best teams including the #5 seated alliances in the District Finals. Combined with our “Top 8” finish in Traverse City, the championship has given the team enough points to move on to the State Finals at Eastern Michigan University on April 12th thru the 14th.