Whether your team is advancing to State Finals or not, I encourage everyone to stop on by (if feasible) and watch some solutions to the Challenge you did and the Challenges you didn’t.  The Secondary teams are always worth watching.  Seeing older, more sophisticated teams perform can give teams plenty of ideas for next year.

If your team is going to State Finals, I suggest that they check out their solution materials for damage that might have occurred in transportation and use. I never had a team that did a whole lot to improve their solution between Regional and State, but yours may decide to make some improvements. It needs to be the team’s decision of course.

The Instant Challenge’s at the State level are generally more difficult than the IC’s we get at the Regional level. As always, I suggest practicing a variety of IC types and start trying some advanced Challenges if you haven’t already done so.