Recent Events

Our first competition of the 2020 season went extremely well. Team RUSH was able to partner with Team 2337 Enginerds, and Team 8386 Red Eye Robotics to win the Kettering University District Event. Team RUSH was also able to win the Excellence in Engineering award which is given out to the team which celebrates an elegant and advantageous machine feature. Overall it was a great tournament and we are excited to see where our season takes us.

Kickoff Weekend 1/4/20-1/5/20

The Kickoff was an all weekend event that the students spent seeing, analyzing, understanding, and strategizing for the 2020 FRC game. This weekend was a great opportunity for the students to expand their knowledge on FIRST and their mission for this year. This time was also spent strategizing and discussing our game plan for the new game and what we want our robot to do.

Team Rush put on a show with their float and was able to enjoy the nostalgic film of the holiday season with the community. The parade was a huge success and many floats were rewarded with a cash prize! Come out next year to embrace the holiday season with the team!

Team Rush hosted the end of season event for the FIRST Lego League for teams in their community. This was a great chance for the younger kids to show off to their parents the many things they had learned and been able to build during their season. At this event Team RUSH students put on many challenges and games for when the kids weren't presenting to their parents or judges.

Michigan Advocacy Conference

The Michigan advocacy conference otherwise known as MAC was a great chance for our students to dip their toes in the water of what it's like to be a true advocate. At this event Team RUSH held a meeting with State Representative Schroeder and State Senator Rosemary Bayer, In both of these meetings students were able to reciprocate their knowledge of FIRST and also share personal stories to boast the necessity for FIRST to be available around the globe!

Time for our last competition of the 2019 season! Click to view our tournaments results.


  • Rank 19
  • Entrepreneurship Award sponsored by Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers

It's time for the Michigan State Championship! Click to view our tournament results!


  • Rank 7

Time for our second district for the 2019 season! We traveled across the state over to East Kentwood High school and played our hearts out! Click to view our tournaments results.


  • Rank 9
  • Quality Award sponsored by Motorola Solutions Foundation

Our second competition has taken us far from our normal Michigan districts and all the way down to Huntsville, Alabama! Click to view our tournament results!


  • Rank 6
  • Industrial Design Award sponsored by General Motors

Our first competition has quickly approached! Click on the link to witness Team RUSH liftoff into competition season!


  • Rank 1
  • District Event Winner
  • Autonomous Award sponsored by Ford
  • Ranked #1 in the State!

Teambuilding! - 1/11/2019

Students and mentors take a long awaited break to have fun with a teambuilder! We practice on the field for this year's game by shooting toy rockets at targets and playing rocket dodgeball. Congrats to Team 1 for winning the challenge!

The 2019 FRC Game, Destination: Deep Space was released. Students have begun to work hard on planning on strategizing about the new game. Build season has begun!

Members worked hard creating a float to hold Santa through the parade in downtown Clarkston. We hosted the annual holiday parade complete with 35 float entries and many awards given out to the community!

New Shop Equipment! - 10/26/2018

We received our Orion CNC router from CNC Parts Online in Holly, Michigan today! Machining area is 32" x 60" x 6". There was only a 2 week lead time and these guys were great to work with. More updates to follow...

Annual Team RUSH Retreat - 10/22/2018

Teambuilding and Social Media Training - just a few of our highlights during the RUSH Retreat.

Team RUSH and the Future of Automobiles - 10/8/2018

Several members of #TeamRUSH27 had the pleasure of joining Senator Gary Peters, CCS Superintendent Shawn Ryan, and CCS school board member, Steve Hyer at a breakfast this morning where the future of automobiles was discussed. Senator Peters is currently working on bipartisan legislation to update federal safety standards and pave the way for the safe development and deployment of self-driving vehicles. Thank you Clarkston Community Schools for this awesome opportunity.

2018 MAC (Michigan Advocacy Conference) - 10/3/2018