2016: Stronghold (Bot Name: Clown Car)
FIRSTŪ introduced Stronghold during the 2016 season, and is a competition where an alliance of three robots attempt to cross field obstacles as well as weakening the opposing alliance's towers by throwing "boulders" into the goals at the top and bottom of the towers. In order to weaken the enemy's tower though, you will have to break through their defense. During the last stages of the game, the robots have the oppurtunity to climb their own tower to gain additional points for the alliance before the game ends. Team 4533 mainly focused on overcoming the field obstacles and defending the field from opposing robots. 4533 competed at the Smokey Mountains and Palmetto Reigonal, where the team ended with a 5-5 and 5-7 record.