Video: 40 school robotics teams clash at Mason High

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This weekend, Mason High School hosted the FIRST Robotics Competition. The event took place on Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. The matches were held in the field house and the event was free for all spectators.

FIRST robotics competition

Samantha Basirico

Mason High School held the FIRST Robotics Competition in the field house with 40 schools participating.

Forty schools from all over the Michigan area participated in the event. Benjamin Shoemaker runs the robotics program at Mason High School and said, “This year, we are working on trying to go back to the world championships for the FIRST Robotics Competition.” Greg Lattig, athletic director at Mason High School, said the high school hosts the FIRST Robotics Competition in spring and it is always a success.

Whitmore Lake High School was the 2017 finalist at this event, taking first in the Michigan District.

Hillsdale robotics

Samantha Basirico

Hillsdale High School competing in a robotics match against Walled Lake High School