T-Town Tech - An Inspirational Season!

T-Town Tech - An Inspirational Season!
Posted on 04/10/2023

A first year team, with first year coaches, and they made us all so proud!!! T-Town Tech represented Tekonsha Community Schools amazingly well at the Michigan State Championship meet this past weekend! The state meet was divided into 4 divisions, with each division made up of 40 teams that qualified from across the state. Throughout the tournament, judges walked around and spoke with students, asking them about their robot, their team, and their overall experiences. Some individual awards were given based on these interviews. Our own T-Town Tech was awarded the Rookie Inspiration Award!!! According to FIRST, “The Rookie Inspiration Award celebrates a rookie team’s outstanding success in advancing respect and appreciation for engineering and engineers, both within their school as well as within their community. This small but mighty rookie team inspires those around them with their nerves of steel.” We absolutely agree and can't wait to see what this team does next year!


Congratulations to all of the T-Town Tech team members: Vayda Nyland, Preston Pombier, Barric Groholske, David Cole, and Caleb Emison. Special shout-out to coaches Ryan Groholske and Matt Lindsey, and team mom, Krista Groholske!


A special thank you to their amazing sponsors and those that gave to help support their trip to State:

  • Tekonsha Fire Department
  • Bronze Sponsors-Matt Cuckler, Daryl Blashfield, Alvin Lautzenheiser, Jackie Lamb, Lynne & Doug Kane, and Mike & Anne Axford
  • Bronze Sponsor- Adams Shirt Shack
  • Bronze Sponsor - Jorgensen Steel
  • Silver Sponsor- Asama
  • Gold Sponsor-Custom Agri Systems Inc.
  • Platinum Sponsor- Courtesy Car and Truck
  • Platinum Sponsor-Southern Michigan Bank and Trust
  • Platinum Sponsor - Tekonsha Firemen Association
  • Diamond Sponsor- Spartan Ins.
  • Diamond Sponsor -J & J
  • Diamond Sponsor - Lindsey Farms
  • Diamond Sponsor- Hampton Co.
  • Diamond Sponsor- Groholske Farms