I just want to let you guys know about how a one man team made it to Worlds. He is a great friend of mine who I will be helping throughout the VEX Worlds 2017 Championship. His name is Remington of “Nemesis Robotics”, otherwise known as VRC #97166.
Remington began his season with a complication. Realizing that his school did not have a VEX Team, he decided to take matters into his own hands. Remington gained sponsors for his team. At this time, his team was made up of himself, and his friend. After acquiring a few sponsors to help them out, Remington began to purchase parts and tools to build a robot. Everything seemed to be turning out fine for him and his teammate, until they decided to take a simple moped ride. Little did they know, they would get into a high speed wreck, instantly killing his teammate and Remington would loss his leg. Remington was now a “One-Man Team”.
Normally, this would be the part in the story where people would give up and call it quits. He promised himself that he would still build a robot and compete in remembrance of his fallen teammate. This is a link to his playlist from his first event.
With the help of 66A and 5691X, Remington was able to advance to the finals, bad sadly take a 0-2 loss. Thinking that his season was over, Remington packed his bags and headed home.
This is where the story gets really interesting. Due to the fact that the “Arkansas State VEX 2017 Tournament” was not yet full, they selected teams who had recently placed in driver’s skills to participate. This one little chance is all that he needed to make his dreams come true. Through hard work and perseverance Remington was able to fight through his matches. He later found himself in a position where he, along with 66A and 5691B, were awarded Tournament Champions. He did the unthinkable for a 1-man/no school team. His very first year under the “Nemesis Robotics” brand, and he was granted a spot to attend this years VEX World Championship.
If you would like to know more about Remington, please check out this video.
He is an amazing friend and deserves every bit of what he has received. Please stop by his booth in the Math Division and let him know how much you appreciate him being here this year.
97166 Nemesis Robotics