The first CHS District Championships was truly epic

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.


Award Winner
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
Judges’ Award 4945
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.

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