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Although divisions haven’t been released yet. We should discuss the biggest players at States.
The Big Names
As we all know The Killer Bees (33) have done very well this season with a Four-Banner season so far, but this competition may be their downfall if they don’t practice how to get around effective defense.
Although they had disappointing exits at both their Lincoln District and East Kentwood District, Team HOT (67) could be deadly at States. With their H-drive and fast level three climb if their schedule plays out well expect them in the top 3 in their division.
With some Great finals matches at East Kentwood, Expect Stryke Force (2767) and Strike Zone (5460) to be just as dominant at States. If Stryke Force plays their cards right they could keep the streak of being on FimStein for their third straight year. Strike Zone has the fastest solod rocket that I have see in the State of Michigan, but with their third level climber not performing at its best capability you may see them dependent on their schedule.
Although their first two tournaments this year didn’t go so hot. You definitely could see The ThunderChickens (217) doing very well at the state level. They could also go with some more improvements because that’s what the ThunderChickens do.
Rounding out the big names, would be The RoboJackets (3538) and Tech Vikes (2054). The RoboJackets may have similar problems to the Killer Bees with the competitions that they attended to not be as deep as some other events ran. The Tech Vikes expect them to rank very high especially with the capabilities to solo a rocket and a quick third level climb selecting the right partners may book them a spot on FimStein.
With appearances on FimStein and Einstein last year expect The Brighton TechnoDogs (3707) and The Comets (3357) to be quite deadly especially with experience at high levels of play. The TechnoDogs will be quite deadly especially with the ability to double climb with just about anyone. The lack of a working climber for the Comets might be their downfall. With the ability to almost solo a rocket consistently and a new pass off hatch floor mech they could be a deadly teleop bot.
Although this maybe a little biased, it’s my opinion. I honestly think that The Dragons (302) could be deadly at the state championship with disappointing exit at the Jackson District and some good finals matches at Marysville they could make a really good run if they speed up their hatch game.
Although last week was their first event win this year. The Foley Freeze (910) is really good this year will a buzzer beating climb and the ability to solo a rocket they will rank high. Foley will need to improve their cargo game to become elite.
The Fighting PI (1718) this year took a large step from where they were last year, but this year with the suction climb have the ability to climb with a partner. They are a very good hatch bot and you could see some solo rockets from them in the future.
Don’t be surprised to see The CyberSoliders (7491) to be a huge threat as a second pick at the state championships. They have been in two finals positions and work with a lot of good teams at Kettering
Some of the really good low bots will start to become lower and lower ranked due to the amount of rocket rankings point completed. Expect The Wings of Fire (51), Big MO (314), or Team ROBOTICS (107) to be good in this catergory.
This section is for the team that could do very well or flop at states
The Chimeras (1684)
The Gems (4362)
AzTech Eagles (4680)
With 28 teams coming to battle it out hoping that 5 will make it to worlds I’m predicting that:
The Fighting PI (1718)
The Hammerheads (226)
The Frog Force (503)
Grizzly Robotics (66)
The Dragons (302)
If you have any other Opinions put them down below!
Edit: I put numbers in