sean9keenan wrote:bugsrcool wrote:I don't think you need to worry about the MI and PA schools getting ready for nationals. They got ready for nationals while preparing for states. Harriton's and Penncrest's junkyard and EV were national ready by states. Harriton is a beast this year and the last time a PA team won states with a score that low, they won nationals (Harriton in 2005). Good luck to all of you from the team you gave a good ole' fashion butt whooping to. Can't wait to see how they finish. We hope you take it all.
Err... about EV and Junkyard.... Well... they aren't/weren't exactly ready for nationals, especially not at states..... The tasks change, and I know from first hand experience, the goal the week before states isn't to get something ready for nationals, it's to get it ready for states! Frankly, it's hard to tell from states, or even one competition; a low score in one competition could be result of a good day, and getting first at nationals requires being flawless... no DQ's, which are all too easy to get. Also looking at Penncrest's scores, and being at the competition, I know that they frankly had a bad day, a lot of their build events fell apart, build events that got a lot worse from regionals to states, build events that can easily be repaired. I'll repeat, it's to hard to tell from one competition what the outcomes for nationals would be, because one competition is so random...
sigh, I should be doing a lab report
/end of rant
Was EV the one event that Harriton didn't get top 6 in?