FRC 2896, aka the MechaMonarchs, placed 8th out of 38 teams at the First Robotics Competition at the Hawaii Regional that ended on April 2, 2016 at the Stan Sheriff Center on the University of Hawaii at Manoa campus. Participants this year included teams throughout Hawaii, the mainland U.S.A., Canada, Japan, Australia, and China just to name a few. Damien placed highest amongst Hawaii private schools.
The competition theme this year was named First Stronghold, pitting robots from the various teams against each other to compete to be the first to break a medieval castle’s defenses.
Congratulations to the MechaMonarchs for a top ten finish, and to parents, mentors, sponsors and fellow students who supported the team throughout the year and cheered them on at the Regional.
A big mahalo goes out to Coach/Teacher Michael Casem (Science Chair) and Co-Coach/Teacher Gaston Gosselin for their endless support and guidance of the MechaMonarchs. And speaking of Monarchs, mahalo to Koa, the Damien Monarch Lion who roared his support at the Regional!
A special thank you to Kiman Wong of Friends of Hawaii Robotics for courtesy use of majority of the photos from the Regional.