I am an athlete.
I don’t throw, pass, run, shoot, or hit.
I construct game plays out of calculus,
Train by soldering wires with blood, sweat, and tears,
Exercise by connecting metal frames.
I am an engineer
And I build robots to play for me.
NASC: National Association of Sports Commissions
FIRST: For the Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology
Building a 5 foot tall, 120 pound robot in 6 weeks
Isn’t that different from a training regimen.
You might call us geeks
But FIRST is my first choice for a
One hundred percent chance
Of going pro.
I might not make 3-pointers
But I can slam dunk with college admissions.
I might not be world renowned but
In years I could write
“I MADE IT,” in Martian sand using a rover.
I am an athlete, and