Hartland Electro Eagles heading to World Tournament in Detroit

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The Hartland Electro Eagles Robotics Team is heading to competition at the World Tournament in Detroit the last weekend of April after earning a spot at the 2019 Michigan State Regional Robotics Competition at Saginaw Valley State University, which ran April 11-14, 2019.

Thousands of high school students from across the state competed in the SVSU event in which 160 teams competed, including the Electro Eagles team, which finished 18th in the qualifying matches. In alliance selections, the team was picked by Team SPEED and the Flying Toasters to compete with them in the final matches as the 5th seed alliance.

In the semi-finals, the alliance faced the 1st seed alliance of NC Gears, the Techno Dogs, and the Wired Cats, which won and advanced to the final match. The 5th seed alliance lost 1-2 in the final match against the 2nd seed alliance, which consisted of the Goon Squad, the Gems, and Lightning Robotics. The Electro Eagles earned a spot to compete at the World Tournament in Detroit and wishes the other teams from Livingston County good luck.

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