Monday, April 29, 2013
Sorry for the quality of the photo's, I was too busy coaching to take a lot. Some of the parents who travel with us took a lot more and I'll post some in match photo's when I get them.
To be honest, this event was a bit bittersweet for me. We had a great time and did extremely well (especially Sean's "Inspire Me" award) but at the same time, this event marks the end of Sean's participation in FIRST robotics as a competitor. Robotics have been a huge part of our lives and something we've developed a shared passion for. I'm still planning on coaching the teams next year but it will be very different not having Sean as a team member. I've been very blessed to have found something to share with my son that we both love doing and that he excels at. As a father, I couldn't ask for more and can only hope that those of you who are parents can find a shared passion to experience with your children.
On the plus side, Sean has decided to mentor a team through his college next year so there is the real likelihood that we'll be coaching against each other next season - I'm in big trouble if the happens!
We're also thinking of pulling together a pumpkin-chuckin team over the summer (Trebuchet category). What's pumpkin chuckin? It's best described as redneck physics but it's a whole lot of fun! Come on WWPD-land what say you on joining a pumpkin chucking team. Team registration opens on June 1st!