Meet the U.S. Rocketry Team: Lukas Weinhold, Recovery Operations

Name: Lukas Weinhold
Grade: 9
Role: Recovery Operations

What was your first thought after winning TARC 19?

After winning TARC, I didn’t realize what I had done. I couldn’t grasp that I was representing the US in a competition.

How has the team grown over the year?

In the beginning, we were all just students interested in STEM education. Now at the end of the year, we are all close friends.

What are you most excited to see in Paris?

In Paris, I am most excited to see the catacombs

How does it feel to represent the United States of America on the International Stage?

Amazing! I feel like I am a powerful person. For a small team like ours to represent the US is a great thing.

What advice do you have for students interested in TARC?

Do it, it is fun regardless if you win anything or not

Are you more excited for cheese, bread, croissants or another food in Paris????

The Cheese of course!