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  • FIRST Robotics Competition

    The varsity Sport for the MindTM, FRC combines the excitement of sport with the rigors of science and technology.

    FIRST Robotics Competition is a multi-national competition in which high-school students work side-by-side with science and engineering professionals and other adult mentors, to solve an engineering design problem in an intense and competitive way.  Using a standard “Kit of Parts,” a common set of rules, limited resources and time constraints, FRC teams are challenged to design, build, and program a 120 lb. robot to perform the tasks of the season’s game against a field of competitors in a sports-like event, as well as raise funds, design a team “brand,” and hone teamwork skills.

    The competitions are high-tech spectator sporting events played on fields the size of a basketball half-court, and are the product of focused brainstorming, real-world teamwork, dedicated mentoring, project timelines and deadlines.  “Winning” is not solely defined by which team’s robot scores the most points.  FIRST also awards FRC teams for their achievements in areas such as excellence in design, creativity, innovation, business / marketing plan creation, gracious professionalism, etc. The FRC program is a life-changing, career-molding experience that is as close to “real-world” engineering as a student can get.

    Here you will find all the information you need about FRC in Illinois, including team information, how to start a team, how to participate, and details about the two Regional Competitions - Midwest Regional held in Chicago and the Central Illinois Regional held in Peoria.


    The 2015 Season of the FIRST Robotics Competition kicked-off on January 3.

    If you missed Kickoff, you can watch it on-line here.


    2015 Season Challenge






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    World Division Champs

    • To be  updated later ...

    Regional Chairman's

    • #2039 Rockford Robotics
    • Central Illinois Regional
    • #2338 Gear It Forward
    • Midwest Regional

    Regional Winners

    • #1625 Winnovation
    • Arkansas Rock City Regional
    • #1756 Argos
    • Central Illinois Regional
    • #2451 PWNAGE
    • Arkansas Rock City Regional
    • #2481 Roboteers
    • Central Illinois Regional
    • Arkansas Rock City Regional
    • #4143 MARS/WARS
    • Midwest Regional

    Rookie All-Star

    • #5442 Mechanical Monarchy
    • Central Illinois Regional

    Dean's List

    • Ethan Blomberg
    • #4156 Ninjaneers
    • Central Illinois Regional
    • Veronica Boratyn
    • #111 WildStang
    • Midwest Regional
    • Addie Longberry
    • #2039 Rockford Robotics
    • Central Illinois Regional
    • Neil Tewksbury
    • #4096 Ctrl-Z
    • Midwest Regional

     See a Listing of Award Winning Teams


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