2022 - Rapid React

FIRST Rapid React, is the FIRST Robotics Competition for the 2022 season. This game involves two alliances of three teams each, with each team controlling a robot and performing specific tasks on a field to score points. This game had a transportation theme, involving medium sized "cargo" balls which teams launched into either a high or low goal to score points. At the end of the match, teams traversed a climber rig, similar to monkey bars with 4 levels, earning them additional points.

Competitions Attended

Team RUSH was 78-12-2 in official play in 2022 at:

  • Kettering District #1

  • Greater Pittsburgh Regional

  • Troy District

  • Michigan State Championship

  • Houston World Championship

Awards Won

Autonomous Award - Kettering District #1

District Champion - Kettering District #1

Autonomous Award - Greater Pittsburgh Regional

Regional Champion - Greater Pittsburgh Regional

Excellence in Engineering Award - Troy District

District Champion - Troy District

Divisional Champion - Michigan State Championship Consumers Energy Division

State Champion - Michigan State Championship


Robot Abilities

Drive Train: Swerve Drive

Launcher: 2 cargo in upper hub in 1 second, automatic RPM & hood angle adjustability based on limelight

Climber: 163:1 gear ratio for a 8 second traversal climb


  • Low center of gravity for high swerve stability and speed

  • Variable launcher system from 1' to 16' from hub

  • Elevator system releasing, pneumatic claw clamping, motor rotating climber