Well he could, but he's probably also kinda busy at Penn State.
I would expect them to be strong, but they probably won't match the same performance.
Lol it has been quite a busy last month... Thanks for all the kind words. But I have to agree with hmcginny. I have faith in those that have taken over the build events from me. They are very capable.
I must also say that although I left behind and worked with several kids and gave tips (always willing to when I have time for any team). It is really hard to judge how a team will do when you leave, but I think Harriton has been doing a excellent job this year.
I fully expect the two teams that represent pa to place top 10 at nationals. I think you will see the trend of 2 top 10 teams from pa again after the 2 years of the second team placing 14th. The competition has gotten very very competitive. I also think that will help PA as a whole over the next few years. I can easily see pa becoming the new ohio in c division. Frankly the top 5 teams from the SE regional in PA are all national caliber teams. Even last year I had a lower total summation of points at nationals then I did at the PA state tournament (13 in 6 events to the 8 in 5 events at nationals). So I think that also speaks to how competitive of a competition PA truly is.
All of that said, with the loss of 11 seniors (7 that competed), the juniors and other underclassmen have stepped up to fill the large shoes from last year. This is due to motivation that the students put on themselves to succeed in all legacy schools. (Also sorry to anyone that has asked me for the circuit lab key. I had to pull a few all nighters this week to do some work, I will post them most likely very early tmr morning around 2-3am.)