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FIRST Tech Challenge

FTC is designed for those who want to compete head to head, using a sports model. Teams of up to 15 students are responsible for designing, building, and programming their robots to compete in an alliance against other teams. The robot kit is reusable from year to year and is programmed using Java. Teams, including coaches, mentors, and volunteers, are required to develop strategies and build robots based on sound engineering principles. Awards are given for robot performance, community outreach, robot design, and other real-world accomplishments

FIRST Tech Challenge Teams:

  • Design, build, and program robots
  • Apply real-world math and science concepts
  • Develop problem-solving, organizational, and team-building skills
  • Compete and cooperate in alliances and tournaments
  • Possibly earn a place at the World Championship
  • Qualify for over $26 million in college scholarships

On this website, you will find all the information you need about FTC in Illinois, including team information, how to participate, and details about the Illinois FTC tournaments held throughout the state.





2021-22 IL State Championship

Inspire Award
Winner: 14615 Turbo Charged
2nd: 14204 Super Scream Bros
3rd: 3216 Robophins


Winning Alliance
Capt: 18529 Rust in Piece Robotics
1st Pick: 14615 Turbo Charged
2nd Pick: 10091 N.Y.A.N. Robotics


Teams Advancing to Worlds
Inspire Winner 14615 Turbo Charged
Winning Capt: 18529 Rust in Piece Robotics
2nd Inspire: 14204 Super Scream Bros



2022 State Championship Results

Click here to see which teams won which awards and here to see the final team rankings.

2021-2022 Season Updates

Click here to find out about this year's Updates



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