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Re: 2019 National Tournament: Cornell University

Posted: May 10th, 2019, 8:50 pm
by Nats2019
It is with great excitement that we officially announce that our Keynote Speaker for the Opening Ceremony will be......

Former Mythbusters star, Grant Imahara!

We look forward to his inspirational and fun speech in just three weeks!

Re: 2019 National Tournament: Cornell University

Posted: May 10th, 2019, 8:54 pm
by coachchuckaahs
So, since the first events are 7-8 am, I guess the flying practice will be at 5 or 6 am? My flying team is in an event that first hour.

They used to have testing Friday. That was a lot simpler, and did not require the kids to get up so early.

Coach Chuck

Re: 2019 National Tournament: Cornell University

Posted: May 11th, 2019, 7:31 am
by TheChiScientist
:o Grant Imahara! Not bad. I mean it's not Bill Nye but I'll take it! :)

Re: 2019 National Tournament: Cornell University

Posted: May 11th, 2019, 8:25 am
by SONica
So, since the first events are 7-8 am, I guess the flying practice will be at 5 or 6 am? My flying team is in an event that first hour.

They used to have testing Friday. That was a lot simpler, and did not require the kids to get up so early.

Coach Chuck
Totally agree. Even harder for kids from west coast. They have a time difference of 3 hours, which means kids need to get up 2 or 3 am their west coast time.

Re: 2019 National Tournament: Cornell University

Posted: May 11th, 2019, 8:36 am
by builderguy135
So, since the first events are 7-8 am, I guess the flying practice will be at 5 or 6 am? My flying team is in an event that first hour.

They used to have testing Friday. That was a lot simpler, and did not require the kids to get up so early.

Coach Chuck
Totally agree. Even harder for kids from west coast. They have a time difference of 3 hours, which means kids need to get up 2 or 3 am their west coast time.
Yikes...

Re: 2019 National Tournament: Cornell University

Posted: May 11th, 2019, 8:40 am
by MadCow2357
Never been so glad that I don't do flying events.

Re: 2019 National Tournament: Cornell University

Posted: May 11th, 2019, 8:40 am
by TheCrazyChemist
So, since the first events are 7-8 am, I guess the flying practice will be at 5 or 6 am? My flying team is in an event that first hour.

They used to have testing Friday. That was a lot simpler, and did not require the kids to get up so early.

Coach Chuck
Totally agree. Even harder for kids from west coast. They have a time difference of 3 hours, which means kids need to get up 2 or 3 am their west coast time.
That really sucks for anybody who's not in eastern or central time.

Re: 2019 National Tournament: Cornell University

Posted: May 11th, 2019, 8:47 am
by pb5754[]
So, since the first events are 7-8 am, I guess the flying practice will be at 5 or 6 am? My flying team is in an event that first hour.

They used to have testing Friday. That was a lot simpler, and did not require the kids to get up so early.

Coach Chuck
Totally agree. Even harder for kids from west coast. They have a time difference of 3 hours, which means kids need to get up 2 or 3 am their west coast time.
That really sucks for anybody who's not in eastern or central time.
oof I can't even wake up at 6 am ever and I'm in eastern time.

Re: 2019 National Tournament: Cornell University

Posted: May 11th, 2019, 8:17 pm
by Chiweenie
I've never been to nationals before. But in general terms, does anybody know how hard is it compared to state competitions? Like if you get first at state for an event how many places do you go down in nationals from past experience?

Re: 2019 National Tournament: Cornell University

Posted: May 11th, 2019, 8:20 pm
by jaggie34
It really depends on a lot of factors but the biggest is probably how competitive your state is. Nationals will be much more difficult though in all likelyhood