Diabolical Dynamics

Walt Disneyworld Epcot, Orlando, FL April 6-8, 2000Diabolical Dynamics was a true attempt at defining a game that exhibited "coopertition" a few years before the term was trademarked.  For 230 this was the birth of the Big Ball robot, one of the most complicated, visually appealing, and robust machines that was ever produced by the team.  The Big Ball robot was the spotlight of demonstrations for years to com.  Built on top of an indestructible frame and entering into a new season after a disasteous one this robot was designed to do it all.  Only time and weight prevented the small ball mechanism form going on, but with its large ball handling capability and goal grabing secondary system it was an awesome machine.

 

Specializing in large balls the 230 machine was an alliance asset.  Since this game was an odd one, all of the robots were on the same side, cooperation was never more important.  The 230 robot like a pheonix out of the ashes revitlized the squad.  Not only did the students and mentors regain confidence in their ability to field a fist clas machine this feeling exdended itself into all of the community activies the team was involved with proving that in this area as well they could be Chairmans Award material.

 

2001 Events

         UTC New England Regional - Meadows Music Theater, Hartford CT March 1-3, 2001

   o   Quarter-Finalist

         The Championship Event Walt Disney World Epcot Center, Orlando, FL April 5-7, 2001

 

Team Awards

         Engineers' Scholar Chris Bertuccio

 

Community Events

         Gaelhawks Dinner & Auction 2000

         Relay for Life - 2001

         Special Olympics of Connecticut 2001

 

Off-Season Competitions

         2nd Annual Bash@theBeach - Millstone Point, Waterford, CT, September 8, 2000

         UTC Scrimmage Suffield High School, Suffield, CT

 

Team

Students                           Teachers

Crystal Abbott                   Tracy Hussey

Jen Arsen                           Ron Mileski

Jennifer Baker                   John Niski

Chuck Baugh                     Lou Schmecker

Chris Bertucio                    Kerry Taylor

David Chapman

Alexandra Clay                  Engineers

John DiBiasi                       Charles Baugh

Rachel Foglia                     Paul Ibsen

Sergei Golos                      Steve Kline

Bob Hagh                           Bob Lundberg

Glenn Heyse                      Liz Shepard

Joshua Hill                         Herman Szeker

Dave Hiscock                     Henry Voegeli

David Holden                     Richard Vogl

David Hotchkiss                 Paul Zito

Erik Ibsen

Soren Ibsen                        Parents

Stacy Koty                          Rebecca Baugh

Jeffrey Lobo                       Barbara Bertucio

Kevin Lundberg                  Joseph Koty

Laura Mariano                   Sue Koty

Ken Michek                        Mary Jo Zito

James Nichols

Jake Pelloth

Mike Persico

Brett Rogowski

Don Sheehy

Tom Szeker

Anne Szeker

Jennifer Vogl

Dave Wickers

Chris Zito

Kimberly Zito