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COVID-19 Impact:

The CopperBots, like all organizations across the world, have been impacted by the Coronavirus. FIRST has decided to replay the 2020 season in 2021 due to last year’s cancellation. For more information on FIRST’s response to COVID-19: click here. For information on FIRST in Michigan’s plans for the 2021 events, click here.

This is the official website of FRC Team 2586 the Calumet CopperBots, the 2018 FIRST in Michigan District State Champions. Please look around at our site, and keep checking back often, because we are adding new features all of the time! Also, check out our Facebook page by clicking on the Facebook logo in the header or watch us in action at the Michigan State Championship from April 10th to April 14th and our game matches going back all the way to 2008 by visiting our page on The Blue Alliance. We are the northernmost FIRST Robotics team in Michigan.

2020 Season

Kingsford (March 5th-7th)-

At the Kingsford District Event, the CopperBots ranked 5th with a qualifications record of 9 wins and 3 losses. We had a great run in quals, with the highest teleop (midgame) scoring total at the event! Then, we were picked second by the #2 alliance captain, Team 6637 the Betawolves. We battled through our team’s technical issues in the quarterfinals, but our captain’s robot breaking in the semifinals caused us to get knocked out of the tournament. Our team earned our third prestigious Engineering Inspiration Award in four years, and our Team Captain Lowell Torola won the Dean’s List Award.

Our 2020 season was cancelled after our Kingsford event, which was a crushing blow after our very promising start. Needless to say, we are very excited and hopeful for the planned replaying of the 2020 season in 2021. Stay tuned to our website and Facebook page for updates!