Here’s my personal Midwest Regional thank you list.
Team’s 269 & 930
You guys were awesome elimination partners. The team worked very well together and everyone pulled their weight. These two teams covered our butts when we broke our turett in the semis and these two hangers successfully defeated the team of Wildstang and Team Rush. You guys are awesome and keep up the good work. Good Luck.
What can I say…our buddies across the county are awesome. Number 1 seed, semi finals trip…you guys are really making a wonderful name for yourself. Also the support you give us, (especially Austin :p) is awesome. Keep it up.
Another elimination round apperance by this team. You guys are truely nuts. Keep up the good work and thanks for the supprt.
(Oh goody, we just hit a traffic jam on I-94 in chicago)
The Rest of the Indiana Teams
Thanks for the support and way to go in pretty much clearing house in the awards. Indiana had a champion, finalist, chairmans award, engineering inspiration, KPCB award, sportsmanship, and 461 took an award. Its a proud day for IndianaFIRST.
Paul “Copioil” Copioli & Team 217, Kyle Hughes & Team 27, & Ken Patton of Team 65
I can spell Paul’s name unlike some people :p. The 6:30 am tailgate was great! Everyone pitched in and made this great. I think Baker’s Egg Chicken Sandwich was the hit of the morning. Grilled Chicken + Scrambled Eggs + Bread = Breakfast for many people. Thanks to Team RUSH, Thunderchickens, and Ken Patton of Team 65 for helping to put this awesome event on.
Finally, a special thanks to our pit neighbors, Team RUSH for the support and the friendliness throughout the weekend, between swapping tools and whatnot. Special thanks to Mrs. Hughes for helping our young coach, Amy out and helping her feel more comfortable and prepared. Its rare to find female field coaches in FIRST and it was great having an expierenced female coach help ours out. Honestly, I think these two ladies are some of the most dangerous on the field. I wouldn’t want to go up against the team of 45 and 27 with Amy and Mrs. Hughes coaching.
In conclusion, thanks to everyone for the support and cheering (that arena got really loud towards the finals and it was awesome seeing all these teams cheering not only for our alliance, but our opponents. That is what makes FIRST truely great. Finally thanks to the individuals/teams I missed (my brain is drained for the next 24 hrs or so :p). If I think of anyone in the next few days Ill add it.
I <3 Midwest Regional
Thank you to the Regional Committe, Motorola and DeVry University for putting on such an awesome event!