About Stryke Force

Team 2767, Stryke Force is a community FIRST® Robotics Competition team based in Kalamazoo, Michigan. We are FRC 2767, FTC 7228, FTC 8553 and FTC 15106.

As a FIRST Robotics Competition team, Stryke Force annually challenges our high-school students to raise funds, market our brand, hone teamwork skills, and build and program industrial-size robots to play a difficult field game against other teams from Michigan and around the world.

Each season’s unique game requires a new robot to be built and programmed under strict rules, limited resources, and an intense six week time limit. It’s as close to real-world engineering as a student can get. Volunteer professional mentors lend their time and talents to guide each team. Each season ends with an exciting FIRST Championship.

Stryke Force Partners

We are grateful to our Stryke Force partners who have helped us make an impact on our students every year. The organizations listed below provide generous financial support, materials and services to make our program possible.

Stryke Force FRC Students

Meet the FRC team for the 2019 FRC season.

Stryke Force FTC Students

Meet the FTC team for the 2018-2019 FTC season.

Team History

Stryke Force’s rookie year was in 2009. The original team name was FLEET. It was a homeschool team with twelve students and no sponsor. Even though it was a learning year, the team’s efforts were recognized with the Rookie All Star Award, the Rookie Inspiration Award, and the Highest Rookie Seed Award.

FIRST Tech Challenge

We are entering the 6th season of our FTC (FIRST Tech Challenge) program, which is made up of 7th and 8th grade students.

Next Robotics Generation

The Stryke Force Next Robotics Generation (SF-NRG) Spitfires team is an Elementary level robotics team started in 2016. Using Arduino robot kits to get fully functioning robots in the hands of kids (and parents) quickly. The robots you build, and compete with, are yours to take home and enjoy.

Community Outreach

Stryke Force is about more than building robots, we are also passionate about building our community. We do our best to establish connections with people throughout Kalamazoo, lending a helping hand and inspiring others with our actions. Team members volunteer at a variety of events to promote STEM, give back to the community, and help people of all ages. Our mission is to share our love for robotics with the entire area.Talons Out Honor FlightThe Talons Out Honor Flight program raises money to send World War II, Korean, and Vietnam veterans to visit their monuments in Washington D.C. After a full day of recognition and gratitude for the veterans, the veterans are welcomed home by the entire community, and Stryke Force students honor America’s veterans by facilitating a welcome-home parade and celebration.Growler’s Education DayWhen the local baseball team hosts their STEM/education day, Stryke Force sets up a stand to teach about the FIRST robotics program and let kids play with the robots. We greatly enjoy engaging the young students in interesting education.Tree Lighting CeremonyEach holiday season, Stryke Force participates in the Kalamazoo Tree lighting ceremony, when the community comes together to put up Christmas lights in city parks. Stryke Force collects donations for a variety of charities, as well as handing out hot chocolate to the participants.Student Technology ShowcaseStryke Force attends the technology showcase at the Capitol Building in Lansing, MI, showing off a championship robot right in the halls of our Capitol and demonstrating our passion for STEM to local school children, Capitol workers, and the Governor himself.Community Open HousesOur annual open houses always draw a large crowd. The attendees of this fun exhibition of the team include prospective students, local government representatives, partners, and potential partners, other FIRST teams, or anyone who just wants to check us out. Stryke Force engages everyone with tours, stations, and demonstrations. It’s a great way to get our community excited about the program and share tips and advice with other teams.Government RepresentativesStryke Force has hosted many government officials at our build space to show off robotics. This provides us with excellent connections throughout our community and a position to expose the government decision makers to the incredible FIRST program. Thank you to all representatives who have visited us!Boys and Girls ClubStryke Force students organized and executed a STEM day at the Kalamazoo Boys and Girls Club for local youth, leading activities in mechanics, circuitry, programming, and robotics and engaging middle and high school kids in the value of education.ParadesStryke Force greatly enjoys marching in community parades, this year, a government representative invited the team to walk with him in the Memorial Day parade, and we have repeatedly participated in the Kalamazoo Do Dah Parade. The team has a blast connecting with the community and increasing the visibility of STEM and robotics.Stryke force was invited to present at the Michigan Board of Education to advocate for the educational impact of the FIRST program and expose them to the success stories of Stryke Force and our World Championship partner Team RUSH. The students were excited and honored by this opportunity to share their experiences and have a voice in the educational decisions of Michigan. Stryke Force always enjoys the opportunity to prove that the FIRST program works!

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Indiana Robotics Invitational
Lawrence North High School
7802 Hague Rd
Indianapolis, IN 46256
West Michigan Robotics Invitational
Zeeland East High School
3333 96th Ave.
Zeeland, MI 49464

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