We are so proud of all 64 FIRST teams from California who brought their “A” game to compete, collaborate, have fun and make memories along with nearly 800 other student robotics teams from 43 countries around the globe!  

FIRST Championship, the world’s largest celebration of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) for students, celebrated the conclusion of the 2021-2022 robotics season, FIRST FORWARD presented by Qualcomm, with 30,000 students, mentors/coaches, volunteers, sponsors, media, and supporters.

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


On Winning Alliance

Team 254
The Cheesy Poofs

On Finalist Alliance

Team 4414

Dean's List Winner

Joyce Yang
Team 1967
The Janksters


  • On the Winning Alliances: Team 604, Quixilver (Carver), Team 1323, MadTown Robotics (Carver), Team 254, The Cheesy Poofs (Galileo), Team 1678, Citrus Circuits (Hopper), Team 973, Greybots (Newton), Team 5940, BREAD (Roebling). Team 4414, HighTide (Turing)
  • On the Finalists Alliances: Team 1138, Eagle Engineering (Carver), Team 3476, Code Orange  (Galileo), Team 846, The Funky Monkeys  (Galileo), Team 971, Spartan Robotics (Turing)
  • Innovation in Control Award – Team 846, The Funky Monkeys  (Galileo)
  • Imagery Award – Team 3476, Code Orange  (Galileo)
  • Gracious Professionalism Award – Team 3128, Aluminum Narwhals (Hopper)
  • Autonomous Award – Team 1678, Citrus Circuits (Hopper)
  • Highest Rookie Seed – Team 8840, Bay Robotics (Roebling)
  • Entrepreneurship Award – Team 5940, BREAD (Roebling)
  • Team Spirit Award – Team 115, MVRT (Roebling)
  • Industrial Design Award – Team 971, Spartan Robotics (Turing)
  • Quality Award – Team 4414, HighTide (Turing)

On Finalist Alliance

Team 11212
The Clueless

Motivate Award Winner

Team 16884
Mechanical Advantage

Inspire Award Finalists

Team 11212
The Clueless

Team 6165
MSET CuttleFish

Team 12525
Wolf Corp.

Motivate Award Finalist

Team 8404

Dean's List Winner

Rohan Bosworth
Team 16884
Mechanical Advantage

Design Award Winner

Team 12635
Kuriosity Robotics

Rising All-Star Award Winner


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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 2022 FIRST Championship Presenting Sponsor Qualcomm who continues to fully embrace the FIRST community with open arms and great generosity.