Wow! It has been a full day and I still can’t believe it.
Our 3rd Michigan State Championship!!
What a tremendous event.
I want to give a bunch of thanks and shout outs:
To the Event Coordinators and Staff,
Gail, Lisa, Margie, Cindy, Tom, Rob, Ellen, and all the hundreds of other who helped put on the 2017 MSC Event.
We all took a big chance by stepping it up to a 4 field event and it really paid off huge. This is by far the best robotics event anywhere!
The event was fantastic and it was all because of the tireless effort of all the many volunteers.
To Justin Howard: Howie, I have known you for almost my entire FRC career. This WFFA Award is well deserved and long over due. You are an inspiration to all of us.
To our partners:
2834 - Andy, Lauren and all the Blackhawks: we chose you first over many others because we knew you were the perfect partner and you did not disappoint. 10-0 in the Playoffs! We were happy to return the favor from last year at Champs.
469: Margie, Eric and all the Guerrillas: How you were passed by in the draft I do not know, but we extremely pleased to be in a position to pick your great team. You played a great mix of offense and defense and were a huge part of our alliances’ success. We now have 5 event wins together. Let’s get some more
To our opponents:
67/2960/1684: The Dow Finals was our toughest series and you guys were great. We have played with each of you on our side in recent events, so we know how good each of you can be. Congrats on making us earn it.
2337/107/5561: Clint, Bob; what a great strategic approach to defense. We totally did not see that coming. You almost got us. Keep thinking outside the box, it makes everything more fun.
6075/2767/5114: Cory, your robot is a marvel, it truly is. Great job in finals, amazing shooting and congrats on the Silver Medals.
To my Scouts: Good pick lists win championships, this weekend was proof. Thanks for all of your efforts, I would be blind without you.
**To my Pit Crew: ** This weekend was great, you were all on top of every detail. There were a lot of little things which could have taken us down, but you kept it all in check.
To my Comp Team: You have the toughest job in FIRST, you have to put up with me and all my mania. You were all amazingly cool and effective under pressure and are true champions.
To BJC: You have been an integral part of our team for over 8 years and this was your final event with us. Great way to finish. You will truly be missed but you will always be a Killer Bee!
To our Team and our Supporters I was so proud of all of you this weekend. It takes everyone of us to do what we do and be who we are.