Team Competition History

2018 - FIRST Power Up!

"The game has a retro 8-bit theme and teams are required to place milk crates, or "power cubes", on large balancing scales to tip the scale and gain ownership... At the end of the match, robots can climb the tower attached to the center balancing scale using a rung attached to the tower, giving them additional points."

2017 - FIRST Steamworks

"The game has a steampunk theme and teams are required to shoot wiffle balls which represent fuel into a simulated boiler which transfers the generated steam into an airship in the middle of the field. Each alliance has one airship, which they pressurize with steam from the boiler and load with plastic gears from the field..."

2016 - FIRST Stronghold

"The game involved breaching the opponents’ outer work as well as capturing their tower by first firing "boulders" at it, and then scaling the tower wall. Points were scored by crossing elements of the tower's outer works, shooting boulders into the opposing tower's five goals in order to lower the tower strength, and..."

2015 - FIRST Recycle Rush

"The game involved picking up and stacking totes on scoring platforms, putting pool noodles ("litter") inside recycling containers, and putting the containers on top of scoring stacks of totes. There is also a coopertition aspect of the game where both alliances of teams can pool their totes and stack them on a step dividing..."

2014 - FIRST Aerial Assist

"The game involved the alliances winning via getting the scoring elements (2'-diameter exercise balls) into the scoring areas located on the far end of the field. The game starts with each robots in either the White Zone (center field) or the goalie zones. They can be preloaded with 1 game ball prior to the start. The match begins..."

2013 - FIRST Ultimate Ascent

"The game involved teams starting with up to 2 or 3 discs on the robot at the beginning of the match. Teams of three robots each collect Frisbees and shoot them into goals of varying heights. There is also a pyramid which can be climbed at the end of the match for bonus points. Robots which begin touching the carpet..."

2012 - FIRST Rebound Rumble

"Rebound Rumble is played by two competing Alliances on a flat, 27 x 54 foot field. Each Alliance consists of three robots. They compete to score as many basketballs into their hoops as they can during a 2 minute and 15 second match. The higher the hoop in which the basketball is scored, the more points the Alliance receives..."

2011 - FIRST Logo Motion

"Playing pieces are inner tubes shaped like the components of the FIRST logo. The primary objective of the game is to place them on racks to gain points. In the endgame, robots deploy smaller robots ("minibots") to climb a tower. Minibots must be made from the FIRST Tech Challenge kit of parts..."

2010 - FIRST Breakaway

"The game robots directing soccer balls into goals, traverse "bumps" in the field, suspend themselves and each other on towers, and/or go through a tunnel located in the center of the field. Balls are kicked or herded into goals located in the corners of the fields. There are two goals for each alliance, adding up to 4 goals total..."

2009 - FIRST Lunacy

"The goal of the game is to score as many of the game pieces in the opposing side's trailers as possible. Robots start out in front of the opposite alliances' human players. There is a 15-second autonomous period, during which robots operate according to programs that teams download to their robot, and a 2-minute teleoperated..."

2008 - FIRST Overdrive

"The game involved a field divided lengthwise by a fence median to create a track, and separate the field into Red and Blue zones. The fence is crossed by an overpass marking the red and blue finish lines, and hold the game pieces: 40 in (1,016 mm) diameter inflated balls called "Trackballs". Two three-team alliances...."