Posted by Jason Panila.
Student on team #102, Dexterious Gearheads, from Somerville High School, Somerville, New Jersey.
Posted on 4/9/2000 9:48 PM MST
Thanks to everyone for a greating show at the regionals. I’d like to especially thank my teamates. Gael Force was a great machine, and I loved you all. Especially the certain team member that painted my hair(along with his grandfather’s) and gave me a t-shirt. I’d like to also thank CHAOS. You boys were the heart of the team. Gael Force and The Sprocket Rocket were about equal, but your machine was the extra touch we needed. It’s a shame it took such a beating. I’d also like to thank you for the frisbee game at the hotel the first night. And just as importantly, I’d like to thank your parents; one of the them gave a ride in their car to the awards ceremony when we were direly late(I was washing off face paint). I’d also like to thank Tyler(aka Darth Paul) from RAGE for sparing me some war-paint and making the trip fun at the hotel and away. This is what the spirit of FIRST is all about. Oh, and congrats to 25 and the others. We had a sound strategy, but you guys played some amazing defense(I’m sorry I don’t know the names, I’m oblivious). For all these reasons and more, I plan to bring the FIRST experience with me to college, and start another team. You guys really set an example for the rest of the world.