|Body Material||6061-T6 Aluminum and AR500|
|Weapon||4340 Steel Drum|
|Weapon Drive||Turnigy Purple Motor|
|Drive||910kv 3536 Propdrive mated to a 16:1 P61 gearbox|
Avalanche is 12lb drum spinner with a 6061 aluminum billet frame, protected by AR500 and TPU armor. It has multiple armor configurations to attack and defend best against different types of robots. It was designed, built, and driven by high school student Micah Farris. The first time it competed was January 2023. Before the competition, a drive speed controller broke, causing the robot to lose drive after large hits. Avalanche's first round opponent, Ishtar forfeited, sending Avalanche straight to the first round. It lost its first fight against Controlled Demolition via a judges decision because aforementioned speed controller issue. Avalanche was then entered into the large rumble at the end of the day where it proved itself to be reliable, taking big hits from the 45lb shell spinner Big Cookie.
The next time it competed was in March 2023 with several upgrades. These include switching to 6s and buying a smaller weapon speed controller. Its first fight was against Blue Cheese, which has a history of weapon problems. The fight was very fast with Avalanche dealing out some powerful hits, causing Blue Cheese's bec to shut off, killing the robot. The second fight was against Saiko! which was favored to win the entire event (which it did). Avalanche started by winning the first two weapon on weapon hits, leading Saiko!'s driver and captain Jamison Go to increase the weapon speed to aid in winning weapon on weapon hits. This caused Saiko! to dominate the fight, leading to its win by tapout. The next fight was against Hooligan in the round of 16 (Avalanche had a bye in the first round). Once again, this was a quick fight. Avalanche flipped Hooligan over and proceeded to hit them directly in their weapon, which caused Hooligans weapon belt to snap and Avalanche's weapon belt to be dislodged. Hooligan became high centered because Avalanche warped the frame, and was counted out. Avalanche's final fight was a rematch against Saiko! and the winner would qualify for the finals. This fight was similar to the firs one, with a dominant performance by Saiko! and a win by KO. Avalanche was completely destroyed in this fight, giving an excuse for Avalanche MK2 which is a complete overhaul of the first version, estimated to be competing in August 2023.
- Rank: #32 in 12lb.
- Last 5 fights: LWWLL
- Current streak: L2 (2 KOs/KO'd)
- Longest winning streak: 2 (2 KOs)
- Longest losing streak: 2 (2 KO'd)
- Avg fight time (seconds): 99.0
|January 28, 2023||Avalanche||Round 2||1||0||1||0||0|
|March 18, 2023||Avalanche||Boss||4||2||2||2||2|
|Saiko!||2||0||2||0||2||March 18, 2023|
|Blue Cheese||1||1||0||1||0||March 18, 2023|
|Hooligan||1||1||0||1||0||March 18, 2023|
|Controlled Demolition||1||0||1||0||0||January 28, 2023|
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Full Fight History
|Date||Opponent||Round||Result||By||Points||Fight Length (s)||Video|
|January 28, 2023||Ishtar||Preliminary Fight||Win||Forfeit||0.00|
|January 28, 2023||Controlled Demolition||Round 2||Loss||Judges Decision||-1.00||180||https://www.youtube.com/live/NB5QtU-uyeM?feature=share&t=23708|
|March 18, 2023||Blue Cheese||Challenger||Win||KO||1.00||42||https://youtu.be/Bzo8beSfisk|
|March 18, 2023||Saiko!||Boss||Loss||KO||-1.00||67||https://www.youtube.com/live/xQTbCkwBmD4?feature=share&t=8352|
|March 18, 2023||Hooligan||Round 2||Win||KO||1.18||99||https://www.youtube.com/live/xQTbCkwBmD4?feature=share&t=18277|
|March 18, 2023||Saiko!||Quarterfinals||Loss||KO||-1.00||107||https://www.youtube.com/live/xQTbCkwBmD4?feature=share&t=23066|
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