rookies winning regionals

The first question in this thread is for veteran firsters. In the past have rookie teams been able to win regionals. I think that we(1218) were mainly able to win a regional and have such success because of the simplicity of this game. A good pusher and strategy was enough. Has the game worked this well in favor of rookies in the past?

Second, Which other rookies won regionals? I am just curious.

Team 1147 (rookie year) was part of the winning alliance with 692 and 662 at the Sacramento regional.

the first year of FIRST, all the regional winners were rookies :smiley:

I know last year was the first year I was really like, “Wow… there are some darn good rookies” :ahh:

This year, the trend continues… and I also know now what it’s like to be on one of them :yikes:

Team 1126 Webster Sparx won Buckeye with Team 27 Rush Robotics and 541 Max S. Haynes.

*Originally posted by Aonic *
**the first year of FIRST, all the regional winners were rookies :smiley: **

There was no regional the first year, just one competition in NH.