The year of the Stack Attack was the most successful year for Team 230.  We had patiently built up a sustainable organization over the past four years and were the most active in our community outreach in the team’s history.  This along with a stroke of luck that Team 236, the Techno ticks, decided to bypass the Connecticut Regional for their Chairman’s Award submission opened the door for us to win the Award this year.

Stack Attack started out being an exciting game, where constructing stacks for points out of plastic bins seemed like a winning strategy.  230’s low profile, grabbing arm, platform raising robot was a master at this craft and it it carried us through the qualification matches to the quarter-finals in New England.  By the time we attended Philadelphia the game had degenerated into a box smashing, king of the hill, battle-bots pushing match.  Despite re-designs  It proved too little, too late for us to be a contender.


Matt Alyward Katie Jacob Chris Parrs Mike Terenzio
John Barnstein Allen Keegan Mike Persico Tom Victor
Gary Bernacki Sam Lipscomb Yanni Psaltis Elissa Voccola
Michelle Caffe Claire Luckachina Brian Rak Kevin Wang
Alicia Cox Kristen Lundberg Brett Rocheleau Dave Wickers
Robert Duguay Chris Ly Chris Sawyer Brian Yarsawich
Katy Giordano Jen Macchiarelli Stephanie Skiffington Kim Zito
Bob Hagh Erin McLaughlin Bryan Stuart
Dave Hiscock Kyle Mosher Steve Symski
Soren Ibsen Steven O’Conner Claire Szeker


Tracy Hussey Tina Litchenberger John Niski Lou Schmecker
Helen Scully Kerry Taylor


Dale Bailey John Gomes Paul Ibsen Steve Kline
Clement Lespinasse Jack Luckachina Bob Lundberg Kevin Simmons
Herman Szeker Jeff Twarog Henry Voegeli Rick Vogl
Paul Zito


Kevin Alyward Susan Alyward Nancy Gomes Mary Jo Zito

2003 Events

  • UTC New England Regional – Meadows Music Theater, Hartford CT March 13-15, 2003

o   Regional Chairman’s Award

  • Philadelphia Regional – Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA March 27-29, 2003

o   DaimlerChrysler Team Spirit Award

  • The Championship Event – Reliant Park, Houston, TX April 10-12, 2003

Team Awards

  • Founder’s Award – Rick Vogl
  • Unsung Hero Award – Jen Vogl
  • Engineers’ Scholar – Alica Cox

Community Events

  • Team 230 Mentoring of Shelton Intermediate FLL Team, the Thundering Tigers, Shelton High School, Shelton, CT November thru December, 2002
  • Team 230 Certificate of Appreciation Presentation to Shelton Board of Education – Elizabeth Shelton School, Shelton CT November 20, 2002
  • Thanksgiving for those in Need – St. Vincent DePaul Shoppe – Derby, CT November 25, 2002
  • Gaelhawks Dinner & Auction 2002
  • Adopt-a-Family – Providing Christmas to local families in need
  • Relay for Life – 2003
  • Special Olympics of Connecticut 2003

Off-Season Competitions

  • 4thAnnual Bash@theBeach – Lyme-Old Lyme Middle School, Old Lyme, CT October 26, 2002
  • UTC Scrimmage – Suffield High School, Suffield, CT
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