Saturday, November 13, 2010

State Bound Baby... WOOOO HOOOO!!!!

So if a picture speaks a thousand words, here ya go...
The boys FLL (First Lego League) regional competition was today in Zeeland... alllllll day long! Their team is the BRICKHEADS (Builders Rooted In Christ's Kingdom). Carter stayed over at his coaches house last night and they worked on the robot until 2am!  Carter ran the robot program along with help from the Jr. Coach. They had to do a 5 minute presentation on their innovative solution, research, robot run, a community presentation, and interviews with Dr.s and PA's.  They were  judged on team work, programing, robot design, presentation... on and on it goes.



So the results...  trophies in programming, team spirit, 2nd over all (which covers ALL the judging categories!!!!), they finished 3rd in the Robot Final 8 challenge and an invitation to compete at the State competition!  Woooo Hooo!  Through all the praying and last minute tweaking, all the glory truly goes to God!! We are very proud of the boys and their team and thankful for the time their coaches put into it all.

GOOD JOB BRICKHEADS!!!

4 comments:

Holly said...

That is awesome! I really want to get Jacob into that! They did lego robots with Scott, but I don't think it's quite the same as the whole teamwork/competition thing. Way to go, guys!

Jo said...

Our family is going to our first regional competition this weekend. Our team is in its rookie year and got a really late start so I am just aiming for a fun and positive experience this time out. Congrats on a job well done!!

Tami said...

Jo, good luck this weekend! It's crazy and a lot of fun. This is the team's third year but my boy's second. It's a great experience. Thanks for reading :0)

Jo said...

We made alternate and the team was thrilled. We were told to go to a different qualifier next year because the competition at ours was really tough with a lot of very experienced teams. They were sooooo happy to be 8th out of 21 though. There's always next year!!

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