We’ve all read the “_____ For Dummies” books, they’re quite the series. And since in FIRST, we kind of have our own world, I think we need FIRST For Dummies. So let’s see some definitions to include in FIRST for Dummies! (Keep it PG and remember, if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all!)
Chapter 1: Michigan FIRST
Dave Verbrugge: Master of Ceremonies extrordinaire. Engineering lead for the HOT team (67). Woodie Flowers Award winner 2002. Tends to “take a different view” of the field while announcing with headstands.
Ken Patton: “The Man”. Woodie Flowers Award winner 1999. Well known mentor of the Huskie Brigade. Known to be found wearing red camo pants.
Paul Copioli: Announcer known for wearing baseball jersey on field. Tends to lift other announcers on shoulders for double the announcing fun. Strong mentor for the Thunderchickens (217). Woodie Flowers Award winner 2005.
Kyle Hughes: Team RUSH drive coach known for strategy. Woodie Flowers Award winner 2000. Can be found in full RUSH jogging suit at all competitions.
Mike Martus: Inspector and FIRST volunteer extrordinaire. Well known mentor of Chief Delphi (47). Tends to deck out in all orange. IRI Volunteer of the Year 2007. Pretty cool guy
Jim Zondag: Programmer known all over. Designer of IRI 2007 randomizing system. Killer Bee (33) jumping drive coach (3 3, 3 3!) Tends to wear bee hairband.
Gail Alpert: Best kept secret in Michigan FIRST. Exceptionally talented new-team-former. Team champion of Las Guerrillas (469). Still waiting to see her dressed as gorrilla…
Team 47: Chief Delphi. Very orange team. Hosts to well known forums (hint: you’re browsing their forums). Chairman’s Award winner 1997.
Team 67: The HOT Team (Heroes of Tomorrow). Have “the recipe for success”. Starters of “HOTSHOTS” which turned into FLL. Chairman’s Award winners 2005.
So here’s the style: add your own chapters, or add onto someone else’s! Let’s see what we can define!