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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 2022 Season of the FIRST Robotics Competition will kick off in January 2022.

2022 Season Challenge - RAPID REACTSM presented by The Boeing Company



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World Championship Award Winners

  • #2451 PWNAGE
  • Excellence in Engineering - Carson Division

Regional Chairman's

  • #2338 Gear It Forward
  • Midwest Regional

Regional Winners

  • #1625 Winnovation
  • Midwest Regional
  • #2451 PWNAGE
  • Miami Valley Regional
  • Midwest Regional
  • #2481 Roboteers
  • Central Illinois Regional
  • #4143 MARS/WARS
  • Central Illinois Regional
  • #5442 Mechanical Monarchy
  • Seven Rivers Regional

Rookie All-Star

  • #6651 Golden Bots
  • Midwest Regional

Dean's List

  • Derek Prusener
  • #111 WildStang
  • Midwest Regional
  • Ava Langstaff
  • #2704 Roaring Robotics
  • Central Illinois Regional
  • Luis Ortega
  • #5125 Hawks on the Horizon
  • Midwest Regional
  • Angela Rauch
  • #5822 WolfByte
  • Central Illinois Regional

 See a Listing of Award Winning Teams


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