Elizabeth Ewert is getting some serious family time.
The leading lady (aka team mom) on Team Whyachi is partnering with her husband and sons on the newest season of robot competition series "BattleBots," which premiered June 23 on ABC. The mom of four and her family, who hail from Dorchester, Wis., are competing with their 'bot named SOW, or Son of Whyachi.
Ewert, whose husband Terry Ewert runs Team Whyachi Robotics, talked with us over email about the challenges of working together as a family, the importance of winning (or losing) gracefully and who her real-life heroes are.
What inspired you to start working on badass robots?
My husband inspired me to do "BattleBots."
What are the best and most challenging parts about working with family on a robotics team, as well as on a show like "BattleBots"?
The best part is watching my husband and four sons work together to reach a common goal. Not just once, but every day. The most challenging is when they don’t agree.
You're showing serious #girlpower and #mompower. What do you want your kids to learn or take away from your experience?
Friendship, sportsmanship, helping others, and how to win and lose gracefully without being a smart-ass.
What is your favorite quality in a dad?
Not only to want his children to succeed but also to partake in all they do to help them succeed.
What did you think you'd be when you grew up?
What trait do you hope your children inherit from you?
I hope my kids inherit my patience.
What is your idea of misery?
My idea of misery is watching any child suffer.
What is the social media platform you can't live without?
I don’t care for social media.
If you could switch lives with anyone, who would you switch with?
I would switch lives with no one.
Who are your heroes in real life?
The men and women who serve our country are my heroes.