just my opinion - No region has a lock on any award. Although the judges probably do not consider past history, and they will judge on merit. With such an outstanding group of regional winners I would not want to be in the judges shoes. Judging and determining the Woody Flowers award and the Chairmans Award must be one of the more difficult jobs at the Nationals. Good Luck to all and remember, you are already winners. So - just be happy no matter the outcome.
gesh… everyone keep an open mind… any award can go to any team… there is no way to tell who might pull away with it… its all based on now, and what the team has… not on the history of the team (at least w/ the WFA or any of the design awards)
Mike Rush was the winner at the Arizona Regional. You would be hard pressed to find a more deserving individual than Mike. No matter who wins, Mike will remain in the hearts of many in Arizona (especially "Mike’s Kids at UofA.)
I don’t see how you can say that people from the midwest are MOST likely to win…anyone who won the Woodie Flowers award is very much likely. All of them obviously make outstanding contributions to the FIRST program and are well recognized. I say good luck to ALL Woodie Flowers award winners at the national level and hope to see you at Nationals.
Someone made a comment to me that I think bears repeating here. As for the regional WFA winner from our team (Ansel Butterfield), I can’t imagine anyone more qualified or deserving to win nationally … but I’m sure there are plenty of others just as qualified. A big congratulations to all the regional winners, because they work hard and do it for the kids, not for the recognition (and this goes to all the mentors in general, too).
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dont forget roly anderson from our very own team 188 who won it at the canadian super regional two weeks ago. Hes been the cornerstone of our team and of FIRST’s existence in Canada since we entered in 1998. Im absolutely certain that every single WFA winner and nominee deserves this national award, and that its virtually impossible for outside people to recognize and be affected by contributions that these people have made, so let’s just say that whomever wins, they will definitely me most deserving.