We wish to pay tribute to Josh Menzel, a dear friend to the team. Right now he streams at Southern and Metro Minnesota competitions and is going to stream at this year’s Minnesota State Competition for Minnesota VEX. He also hosts this website. Menzel was one of the people who helped start the Mankato East Robotics program. He had transferred in from New Ulm as a Junior to East where they had a FIRST Robotics team. He did some research and brought up the idea to our engineering teacher, Mr. Stahl, the principal, and some other staff. They liked the idea, but FIRST was too expensive so more research was done and VEX was chosen for the robotics program. The idea of having him stream started that year when the parents couldn’t come to our state competition and they wanted to see it. Many more people besides the parents were watching it, too. Therefore, last year Menzel streamed again at state officially.