The Oregon Autodesk Regional was this weekend, March 8-10th, 2012. The Green Wrenches were stoked about getting their robot on the field and competing while helping as many teams as they could. During the competition the team won an award on Friday and another one on Saturday.
Oregon Autodesk Regional
The Green Wrenches had so much fun at the end of the first day they felt a lot better about their robot and knew exactly where the kinks were. By the end of the second day the team was interested to see what teams won what award. When the announcer started talking about the Entrepreneur Award they raised their brow because it seemed peculiar. When the screen said Team 2517, The Green Wrenches they jumped up and down and hurried down the auditorium to receive the award.
Winning the Entrepreneur Award was exactly what the team needed to keep pushing forward.
On Saturday The Green Wrenches were finishing their final kinks. With blood, sweat, and tears the team was starting to slow down. The only hope they saw was winning the award they have been dreaming of the past year.
During the closing ceremonies and a long and cruel wait the announcer began to describe the most prestigious award and started the speech: “This team has the Green GPA’s and the Green AP classes and…” The whole team was at the edge of their seat. Then the most incredible words were said, “The winner of the Autodesk Oregon Regional Chairman Award goes to Team 2517: The Green Wrenches!” the whole teams’ heart was racing with adrenaline and hurried down to receive the highest honor in FIRST. Then at the end the presentation team was given an even higher honor to cut the highest hoop!