It’s time for our 2017 Orlando Regional Team Spotlights! Each year for the last three years, we’ve invited participating Orlando Regional Teams to share something about themselves. This season, we’re kicking things off with Team 4592 – The Mighty Mechanical Mustangs (M3) from Hollywood, FL. Check ’em out!
Team 4592, The Mighty Mechanical Mustangs (M3), was established in 2013 in cooperation with OneFirefly. In their rookie season they attended the South Florida Regional and made it to the semifinals. The years to follow were nothing but improvement for the team. They consistently reached the elimination rounds at regional events, which led up to their 2016 Orlando Regional win. Winning the Orlando Regional qualified them to attend the 2016 World Championships in St Louis, Missouri.
To make their team as efficient as possible, members select a subdivision team they wish to pursue. These teams are business, design, build, and programming. Each team is headed by an experienced team member (captain) who is capable and responsible for teaching new members in their subdivision. By teaching their members, they develop life skills such as communication, project management, leadership, useful business practices, and fabrication.
In order to succeed, the team relies heavily upon sponsors to supply funds, materials, and mentors. They are extremely appreciative to have sponsors, such as, OneFirefly, MetalWorks, FPL, Bullseye, Motorola Solutions, Alro, the YMCA, Children’s Services Council, American Fasteners, Abbot Fund, and SolidWorks.
1. 2013 – South Florida Regional Semi-Finalists
2. 2014 – South Florida Regional Semi-Finalists
3. 2015 – South Florida Regional Quarter-Finalists
4. 2015 – Panther Prowl Winners (offseason event)
5. 2016 – Orlando Regional Winners
6. 2016 – South Florida Regional Quarter-Finalists
7. 2016 – World Championships Carson Division (participated)
8. 2016 – Mission Mayhem Quarter-Finalists (offseason event)
We can’t wait to see the Mighty Mechanical Mustangs in action at FIRST STEAMWorks March 10 & 11! If you want to see them, too, get your FREE tickets today to see the Orlando Regional live!