On April 7-9, Mechanical Mayhem participated in the Pine Tree District Event in Lewiston, ME, the second official tournament at which Mayhem competed during the 2016 season.
Mechanical Mayhem competed in 12 qualification matches with randomly selected partners and opponents. At the end of these matches, Mayhem was undefeated, with a win-loss-tie record of 12-0-0, placing us in the first seed position. Armed with the privilege of first pick, Mayhem selected team B.E.R.T (133) from Standish, ME, for their sharp-shooter, consistent scaler, and high-scoring autonomous routines. Mayhem also selected Hyde Phoenix (5633) from Bath, ME, to join our alliance as a defense robot. This alliance worked together effectively, winning the elimination matches without a single loss!
In addition to winning the robot element of the competition, Mechanical Mayhem took home FIRST’s most prestigious award — the Chairman’s Award. This award recognizes teams whose impacts on their participants, communities, and sponsors are exemplary. We encourage you to view our Chairman’s Video to learn about our outreach. MAYHEM is honored to have been recognized with this award, and we are equally honored to have gone “Double Blue” (won both the Event Winner and Chairman’s Award blue banners) at this event!
The Pine Tree District Event marked two Mayhem team records: Firstly, it was the first tournament in which we won every match, both in the qualification and elimination phases of the event. Secondly, it marked the first time that we won twice with another team — Mayhem won with B.E.R.T. way back in 2006!
Because of the success of our robot and our Chairman’s Award win, Mayhem will move to the next level of competition and will be competing for the Chairman’s Award at the New England District Championship in Hartford, CT, on April 13-16.
Would you consider sponsoring our team or increasing your sponsorship as we prepare for the District Championships? It’s not too late! Please visit our sponsor information page. Without our sponsors, opportunities like Mayhem would simply not be available. We sincerely thank you for your support.