Posted by Al Skierkiewicz at 04/16/2001 1:50 PM EST

Engineer on team #111, Wildstang, from Wheeling High & Rolling Meadows High and Motorola.

I would just like to say thanks to all the great teams who we met and played with at the National competition. If I had to change anything, I would like to change the layout in the pits, so I would have more of a chance to see all the great robots and team members. It was a real struggle to get out of our pit and check out the designs. It is always great to see old friends and meet new ones. This year’s group of rookies was the best so far, I can’t wait until next year.
A special thanks to Team #33 and #254 for picking us to play with you and #349 and #144. Thanks for all the great competitors on Archemides, there were some very innovative robots out there. You all deserved to go on. Thanks to all those teams who encouraged us as we advanced, and came out and cheered on the teams at Einstein.
It was great to see some old friends and to make new friends when we got outside. Special thanks to Beatty #71 and your alliance Teams 294, 125, 365, and 279 for the great final round. Let’s not forget teams 60, 85, 75, 217, 115, and 177, 59, 122, 53, 340 who were quarter finalists.
Good Luck to all in the coming year and hope to see you next spring as we do this again.