The JPL MESA Tournament took place last Saturday at Orange Coast College. Each school's challenge was split up into three trials where they would attempt to kick a football into a trash can using a contraption they built. According to Ms. Ras, one of the coordinators of the MESA Club, "We didn't do as well as we hoped but we hope to do better in the MESA Competition in March.”
The CMHS team's apparatus was able to kick the football near the trash can in the first trial, but missed its target in the last two. The mechanism is best described as a wooden frame and leg with a hammer attached at the end, which swung down and kicked the football. After the competition, the contraption was dismantled, due to its large size, so it could be be transported.