An incident which is now famous (or infamous?) within our team involved a couple of members (not including me, unfortunately) visiting a middle-eastern restaurant in Lincoln at ~2AM the night after the award ceremonies. Probably the same people wanted to hold some sort of dorm party...
Haha, join the 50s club, my friend! My team finished 52nd last year ( I think West Virginia invited us to some dorm party or something...). The sad thing is that we've won pretty much every year but have drastic changes in placement each year.
2013 - 52nd
2014 - 43rd
2015 - 52nd
I wish you luck!
But yeah, there were many events for which we were entirely unprepared last year (some of the worst examples: the WS 'plane was 10x the minimum weight and flew for 3 seconds; we were the only team to run out of time in Air Trajectory; our protein model was an indecipherable, compacted sphere of pipe cleaners), so looking at our level of preparation this year I hope we're able to advance somewhat. I've told people we're aiming to be the best ever Div. C team from WV at nationals, which would require beating the 49th place achieved by Tyler Consolidated High School in 1996. Difficult, but I think achievable.