Mechanical Bulls Ride All the Way to Top

Mechanical Bulls Ride All the Way to Top photo

The district’s robotic team, the Mechanical Bulls (Team #810), won the FIRST Robotics Long Island Regional competition at Hofstra University on April 14. The team has earned a spot to compete in the World Championships in Detroit, Michigan at the end of April.

The team also won the Chairman’s Award, which involved submitting a paper, doing a presentation, answering questions from the executives of FIRST while at competitions and doing community outreach. 

Mechanical Bulls coach David Savage won the Woodie Flowers Finalist Award, which is based on the nomination he received from the students and the parents on the team for being a great coach and role model to the team. The award celebrates effective communication in the art and science of engineering and design. He is eligible for the Championship Woodie Flowers Award in Detroit. 

The Mechanical Bulls are only the fifth team (out of more than 7,200 teams) in the 25-year history of FIRST to ever win three blue banners at one regional event.