Cybears went to their first pre-season competition on September 22nd, at East Ridge High School. We only had about 11 people with us but we showed up with positive attitudes and were ready to compete! There were 28 teams and a lot of competition. Everyone had great robots, but we decided to bring our competition robot (Big Babushka Bandit) and our robot we built in 3 days this summer (Spaghetti Monster). The robot inspectors let us used both robots after doing some minor changes.
Everyone was working really hard the competition. Zach Hiemer, Josiah Duit, and Paul Brinkman was our drive team with the help of Aaron Nepstad. Zach Faulkner and Taylor Borgschatz came into the drive team a couple times to see what is like (for being their first year as CyBears), help, and take pictures. The first half of the day we were doing pretty alright but the last half we had some technical difficulties. Emma Cockram, Aric Jorgenson, Adam Watson, Zach F, Cody Thomason, and Jonah Hershberger were always working at the pit and cheering the team on! At the end of the day we got 22nd place overall and went to go get food at Noodles & Company. It was a great day, and everyone had a good time!