Each year on the first Saturday of January, FIRST announces the new Season's Challenge via a broadcast courtesy of NASA. Thousands of students, mentors, coaches, parents, volunteers, sponsors and friends of FIRST all over the world are anxiously awaiting the big day - KICKOFF!
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ULTIMATE ASCENTSM was the name of the 2013 Season Game Challenge and it involved frisbee-throwing, pyramid-climbing robots!
During a two-minute and fifteen-second match, two alliances, consisting of three robots each, competed on a flat 27 x 54 foot field scoring as many frisbee discs into their goals as they could. Additional points were awarded for the highest level achieved for every alliance robot that was able to climb its pyramid!