|Aiden with the robot his team made, waiting for inspection.|
I got a call from Christian in the afternoon telling me that he got 2nd place with 250 points, and the winning guy got 251.3. How close can you get? Every year he comes close, but it's never been that close! One of these days...
So, being distracted by that news I neglected to call and see how Aiden did in his tournament. When I went to pick him up in the evening, I asked my friend how they did and she said they got 1st place! Aiden actually had the controls at the end and stacked the last block at the last second. It sounded quite exciting, but Aiden being the chill kid that he is seemed somewhat nonplussed by the whole thing.
|(photo courtesy of my friend because I wasn't there at the time)|
The more we talked about it though and praised him for all his hard work he got more excited. They beat out 12 other teams, many who were a lot more experienced than they were.
|Holding the team trophy.|
Last year a team from our local group made it to the international competition in California, so it is exciting for Aiden to think about where his hard work might take him!