Iowa FIRST Tech Challenge State Championship

More than 450 Iowa high school students representing 48 teams will be competing February 22 and 23 in the Iowa FIRST Tech Challenge Competition in Coralville. Hosted by the University of Iowa College of Engineering and Collins Aerospace, students will test their engineering skills and teamwork abilities.

FIRST Tech Challenge is an opportunity for high school students across Iowa to gain hands-on STEM experience through designing, building, and programming their robots to compete. Teams, including coaches, mentors, and volunteers, are required to develop strategy and build robots based on sound engineering principles. FIRST Tech Challenge is designed for those who want to compete head to head, using a sports model. The robot kit is reusable from year-to-year, and is programmed using a variety of languages.  Awards are given for the competition as for well as for community outreach, design, and other real-world accomplishments.

Teams qualified through league tournaments and Super Qualifier events and will compete to move to the World Championship in Detroit, MI in April.

For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization, founded by inventor Dean Kamen in 1989. FIRST gives students the opportunity to develop the "muscle between their ears" and to gain experiences that will affect their future. Students who participate in FIRST use and reflect Gracious Professionalism, get real-world application of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) concepts, and participate in an atmosphere that encourages team building, entrepreneurship and sportsmanship.

Iowa Championship

Team #

Team Name

City

State

4156

RoboCats Red

Central City

IA

4175

MechaMETROzilla

Cedar Rapids

IA

4177

Finger Tightans

Riverside

IA

4389

Higgs Bozos

Winthrop

IA

4443

Sock Monkeys

Oskaloosa

IA

5143

Xcentrics

Cedar Rapids

IA

5466

Combustible Lemons

Davenport

IA

5975

CYBOTS

Denver

IA

6121

Cougarbots

Cedar Rapids

IA

6189

High Voltage

Center Point

IA

6340

ICE

Waukee

IA

6458

Burgbots

Williamsburg

IA

6661

Starmont Sundevils

Arlington

IA

7229

bzBots

Hull

IA

7236

Recharged Green

Pella

IA

7332

DodgerBOTS

Fort Dodge

IA

7618

The Pi-neapples

West Des Moines

IA

8588

Finger Puppet Mafia

DeWitt

IA

8650

Firebreathing Rubber Duckies

 Waterloo

IA

8696

Trobotix

Iowa City

IA

8749

Robota White

La Porte City

IA

8801

Sioux Center

Sioux Center

IA

8807

Molten Sprockets

Cherokee

IA

8813

The Winter Soldiers

Bettendorf

IA

8887

MHS Botcats

Marshalltown

IA

9052

Recharged Orange

Pella

IA

9356

EngiNerds

Waukee

IA

9925

Delta Robotics

Cedar Rapids

IA

9967

Geared Up

Le Mars

IA

9974

T.H.O.R.

Johnston

IA

9978

Avengers Tech

Sergeant Bluff

IA

10012

Nevada Nerds Anonymous

Nevada

IA

10214

Lightning Legends

Calmar

IA

10435

Circuit Breakers

Waukee

IA

10547

Mortal Combots

Davenport

IA

11142

Robo Minions Rebooted

Bettendorf

IA

11222

TROJAN TERABYTES

Neola

IA

11316

Weapons of Mass Construction

Indianola

IA

11384

Thunderstruck

Council Bluffs

IA

12168

Plainsmen Robotics

Belle Plaine

IA

12754

Wired Up

Denver

IA

13186

Killer Ducks

Grundy Center

IA

13415

Electric Storm

Center Point

IA

13497

Path Finders

Waukee

IA

13532

EagleBots

Washington

IA

14546

Central Processing Units

Davenport

IA

14568

Norwalk RoboWarriors Gold

Norwalk

IA

15523

Diagonal HotSpots

Diagonal

IA

 

 

Iowa FIRST Competitors High-Fiving