Posted by Mike McIntyre. [PICTURE: SAME | NEW | HELP]
Coach on team #1, Juggernaut, from Oakland Technical Center Northeast and 3 Dimensional Services.
Posted on 10/10/2000 12:44 AM MST
In Reply to: Re: The Winningest Robot posted by Jason Morrella on 10/9/2000 12:38 AM MST:
Jason, it looks like the Cheesy Poofs have, indeed, put up some ‘Hall of Fame stats’ as they say in the sports world; the reason you and others on the West Coast have not gotten much mention is that we in the East don’t see you on a regular basis. I had no idea you guys had that kind of a record going!
: Obviously we all have our biased points of view - but since you asked Mike, I’ll put in my 2 cents.
: Part of our success is actually due to our desire to reach the heights of the ‘model’ programs accross the country like the Technocats, the Chief, the Gila Monsters, Kingman Bulldogs, Truck Town, the Hot Team, Wildstang, GRT, etc… We aren’t there yet as a program, but thank you for setting the bar so high and showing all FIRST teams how high we should set our goals and expectations. FIRST isn’t about winning, but building a program like the forementioned teams have done.
: HOWEVER… If based on ‘winningest robot’ - here is the case presented for the Cheesy Poofs (254) who have been a FIRST team for only 2 years
: (playoffs in both Nationals entered & what we are most proud of: Co-Champions of all 3 regionals and both off season tournaments we have entered):
: 7 tournaments entered in our brief history - playoffs in all 7
: (3 regionals, 2 nationals, 2 off-season tournaments)
: 1999 NASA Ames Regional Co-champs (with 100)
: 1999 National Playoffs (with 64 & 232)& Judges Award winner
: 2000 NASA Ames Regional Co-champs (with 60 & 409)
: 2000 Lone Star Regional Co-champs (with 364 & 437)
: 2000 National 5th place (with 64 & 364)& Judges Award winner
: 2000 Summer Classic Tournament co-champs (with 330)
: 2000 California Robot Games co-champs (with 330)
: There are so many great teams in FIRST - but if based on winning percentage, I think the CHEESY POOFS have to make any list. AND ONE MORE THING - I DIDN’T SEE ONE VOTE FOR A WEST COAST TEAM on this thread??? What more do the West Coast teams have to do to get some love?
: As the competition at the 2000 Nationals, Regionals, and the 2000 California Robot Games showed - we have a group of powerhouse teams out west now whose ranks include 3 past National Champs, 6 Regional Championship banners, numerous national awards (robot & animation)and more. Between the Gilamonsters (64), the Kingman Bulldogs (60), Woodside Wildcats (100), Monta Vista (115), GRT (192), Vintage (232), Cheesy Poofs (254), Foothill (255), Beach Bots (330), Oak Grove (409), the two Hawaii (McKinley & Waialua)teams who made the finals in their rookie year, and a list that goes on - it looks like the Silicon Valley and Southern Cal Regionals should be as competitive as any this year!!!
: We know the odds say the Cheesy Poofs streak will most likely end in 2001, but our goal remains the same - to be competitive, do the best we can, have a great time & learn a lot, and be the best ally we can be.
: I haven’t made a post in awhile (sorry about the length) - guess I saved it all up. We look forward to seeing everyone in San Jose, LA, and Orlando!