• California Teams at FIRST Championship in Houston

    We are so proud of all 116 FIRST teams from California who brought their “A” game to compete, collaborate, have fun and make memories with the other 15,000 students from around the world!

    To capture the energy and spirit of the event in words seems impossible, so we’re sharing videos that give a glimpse of what our California teams experienced.

    FIRST Impact

    We hear these words over and over again – “FIRST is life-changing”

    And we ourselves tell our sponsors, friends and family about how far-reaching the impact of FIRST is.  But me…telling you…about it, doesn’t really have the same effect as if you hear it from the students themselves.

    So, during FIRST Championship in Houston , we ran around to our California teams to ask them how FIRST has impacted their life.

    This is what they had to say. ♡

    👇🏼 DAILY CHAMPIONSHIP RECAP VIDEOS 👇🏼

    April 17-18 (Wed & Thurs)

    April 18 (Friday)

     

    April 19 (Saturday)

    AWARDS!

    Congratulations to the following California teams, students and volunteers who are bringing home a huge amount of impressive awards.

    ⭐️ Volunteer of the Year Award – Jill Wilker from Fremont

    ⭐️ Dean’s List Winners – Jacob Rodriguez, FRC Team 4322 – Clockwork Oranges – Crew 1701 from Orange County; Divya Satrawada, Monta Vista F.I.R.S.T. Robotics Team 115 from Cupertino; Emily Miner NANO NERDSf rom Folson

    ☆☆☆ FIRST ROBOTICS COMPETITION ☆☆☆

    ⭐️All California Winning Alliance!!! FRC Team 973: Greybots from Atascadero; MadTown Robotics – FRC Team 1323 from Madera; Burlingame Robotics from Burlingame; FRC Team 4201, the Vitruvian Botsfrom El Segundo

    ⭐️Finalists: Team 254: The Cheesy Poofs

    ⭐️Subdivision Winners: Team 254, The Cheesy Poofs from San Jose; FRC Team 1678: Citrus Circuits from Davis; Team 971: Spartan Robotics from Mountain View; FRC Team 973: Greybots from Atascadero; Team 1323, MadTown Robotics from Madera; Burlingame Robotics from Burlingame; FRC Team 4201, The Vitruvian Bots from El Segundo, Team 254, The Cheesy Poofs from San Jose

    ⭐️Entrepreneurship Award: FRC Team 1678: Citrus Circuits from Davis

    ⭐️Excellence in Engineering Award: FRC Team 846 – The Funky Monkeys from San Jose; Team 971: Spartan Robotics from Mountain View

    ⭐️Gracious Professionalism® Award: EagleForce2073 from Elk Grove; Ellipse 6814 from Santa Rosa

    ⭐️Imagery Award: Team 1622, Team Spyder from San Diego

    ⭐️Industrial Design Award: MadTown Robotics – FRC Team 1323 from Madera; Team 254, The Cheesy Poofs from San Jose

    ⭐️Safety Award: Team 3250, Kennedy Robotics from Sacramento

    ⭐️ Quality Award: Team 3476: Code Orange from Irvine

    ⭐️ Highest Rookie Seed: Team 7887, Final FRONTIER from Camarillo

    ☆☆☆ FIRST TECH CHALLENGE ☆☆☆

    ⭐️ Motivate Award: Marlbots FTC 3526 from Los Angeles

    ⭐️Control Award: FTC 8404 Quixilver from San Jose

    ☆☆☆ FIRST LEGO LEAGUE JR ☆☆☆

    ⭐️Design and Show Award: Team 21, Castronauts from Santa Clara

    ⭐️Innovative Explorers Award: Team 50, Weibel Starfleet from Fremont

    ⭐️Innovative Model Award: Team 18, Robotic RECK Rovers from Campbell

    ⭐️ Creative Model Award: Team 22, Builder Beavers from San Diego

    ⭐️ Cooperative Model Award: Team 19, Robo Wildcats from Los Angeles

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    Many many thanks to all the mentors, volunteers, sponsors and parents who helped make this all possible! With extra special thanks to the 2019 FIRST Championship Presenting Sponsor Qualcomm who continues to fully embrace the FIRST community with open arms and great generosity.