Congratulations to the 50 teams PLUS all the mentors, volunteers, sponsors, friends and family members from all over California, Arizona, the Netherlands, Chinese Taipei and China who participated in the FIRST Robotics Competition Hueneme Port Regional from March 1-3, 2024.

We’d like to extend an immense THANK YOU to all the sponsors, mentors and volunteers who contributed to this very successful Regional.

We hope you too had a memorable experience at the Hueneme Port Regional Regional! 


The following teams and individuals earned top honors at the Hueneme Port Regional and earned their way to compete at the FIRST Championships in Houston, April 17-20, 2024.

FIRST Impact Award

The FIRST Impact Award represents the true spirit of FIRST.  It honors the team that best serves as a model for other teams to emulate and that embodies the goals of FIRST.  It remains FIRST’s most prestigious team award.  The FIRST Impact Award is presented to the team judged to have the most significant measurable impact of its partnerships among its participants, school, and community over a sustained period, not just a single build season or school year. The winner is able to demonstrate progress towards FIRST’s mission of transforming our culture.  The recipient will be invited to the FIRST Championship where it will compete for the FIRST Impact Award against the winners from all the other qualifying events.

  • Team 498, The Cobra Commanders from Arizona

Getting enough game play is one of the greatest challenges for FRC teams especially in Title I schools. These troopers took the time to identify the problem space and truly understand the broader operating environment. With sharp fangs using social media platforms addressing spectators and stakeholders alike, our winner secured funding to extend the robotics season statewide. Congratulations Team 498!

Engineering Inspiration

The Engineering Inspiration Award celebrates outstanding success in advancing respect and appreciation for engineering within a team’s school and community.  This team will advance to the Championships and receive a $5000 NASA grant toward registration.

  • Team 3473, Team Sprocket from Diamond Bar, CA

This team has been able to deliver a big impact all over the world. With their support, teams were able to get all the cogs turning and undertake new problems. This team’s goal is to achieve universal education, and with their curriculum development, training courses, and 3D printer distribution, they are ready for liftoff towards this goal.

Regional Winners

  • Team 4481, Team Rembrandts from the Netherlands
  • Team 3647, Millennium Falcons from San Diego, CA
  • Team 9452, LHS Steel Stingers from San Diego, CA

Dean’s List Finalist

In an effort to recognize the leadership and dedication of FIRST’s most outstanding FRC students, the Kamen family sponsors an award for selected top students known as the FIRST Dean’s List. This award celebrates a student’s outstanding leadership and effectiveness in advancing respect and appreciation for engineering and engineers, both within their school, as well as their community. FIRST Dean’s List Finalists will compete at the championship for the FIRST Dean’s List.

  • Natalie W from Team 4201, The Vitruvian Bots
  • Alisha A from Team 4414, High Tide

Woodie Flowers Finalist Award

  • Klint Kirkconnell, from Team 3341, Millennium Falcons

Students agree that this mentor shows his commitment to the team while facilitating an environment conducive to learning. He helps the team stay calm in the face of serious issues. He teaches far beyond just robotics while being a ‘’fun” mentor. This mentor ensures the team stays productive while encouraging teamwork.

Volunteer of the Year

The Volunteer of the Year Award celebrates the dedication and service of truly outstanding volunteers. The phenomenal success of the FIRST Robotics Competition is a reflection of the commitment and enthusiasm displayed by our volunteers. We are truly humbled by the passion and commitment of our volunteers.

  • Bart Panaghetti

Additional Awards

Congratulations to the Teams and individuals that earned the remaining awards at the Hueneme Port Regional! See the list here.