First off, congrats to all of the amazing competitors and winners from this weekend. We had so much fun and learned a lot from you. We can’t wait to do it again next year.
|Regional Chairman’s Award||384|
|Regional Chairman’s Award||1885|
|Regional Chairman’s Award||1086|
|Regional Engineering Inspiration Award||540|
|Regional Engineering Inspiration Award||1629|
|District Championship Rookie All Star Award||5830|
|Woodie Flowers Finalist Award||Jesse Knight (1885)|
|Volunteer of the Year||Jill Wetzel|
|FIRST Dean’s List Finalist Award||Marcus Osborn (2537)|
|FIRST Dean’s List Finalist Award||Andrew Miller (540)|
|FIRST Dean’s List Finalist Award||Chenelle Foster (5830)|
|FIRST Dean’s List Finalist Award||Collin Stiers (1719)|
|District Championship Winner||5804|
|District Championship Winner||1418|
|District Championship Winner||836|
|District Championship Finalist||1137|
|District Championship Finalist||346|
|District Championship Finalist||1262|
|District Championship Finalist||422|
|Creativity Award sponsored by Xerox||346|
|Entrepreneurship Award sponsored by Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers||422|
|Excellence in Engineering Award sponsored by Delphi||623|
|Gracious Professionalism Award sponsored by Johnson & Johnson||888|
|Highest Rookie Seed||5804|
|Imagery Award in honor of Jack Kamen||2377|
|Industrial Design Award sponsored by General Motors||339|
|Industrial Safety Award sponsored by Underwriters Laboratories||4945|
|Innovation in Control Award sponsored by Rockwell Automation||1418|
|Quality Award sponsored by Motorola Solutions Foundation||5279|
|Rookie Inspiration Award sponsored by National Instruments||6194|
|Team Spirit Award sponsored by FCA Foundation||1111|
Secondly, thanks to all of the volunteers, sponsors, organizations, parents, mentors, students and everyone else who helped put on this weekend’s event. You did an amazing job and we can’t thank you enough.
Thirdly, this weekend was pretty hard on us, we were chasing a systems issue the entire time, and it really only let us run in about 5 of our 12 matches. But, in the end we were able to find the issue and make some modifications to the drive train and arm that should make us competitive at world championships. Special Thanks to 2363, 1418, 686 and 836 for helping us work through our electrical issue, and to 3389 for picking us for their eliminations alliance. Those two eliminations matches may not have ended the way we would have hoped, but they allowed our team to get some of our mojo back after finding our systems issue.
Lastly, thanks to the electrical bug for making us fail and learn. Right from the first match you challenged our spirit, our resolve and our confidence. We spent nearly 16 hours over 3 days looking for you. We changed countless components and code trying to isolate you. We asked for help from the FTA’s, mentors and students and in the the end it was the recommendation from 686, our alliance partner to change the main breaker that eventually lead us to you. We learned to power through, not give up, ask for help and in the end we are a better team because of you.
In two weeks we travel to St Louis, we are stronger, we are smarter and we are ready to take on any challenge that comes our way.
Here are all of the pictures from this weekend.