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Event Information

Are you coming to the event today and tomorrow? It's open to the public with no charge for admission! We saw some amazing performances during the practice matches yesterday.
If you can't make it in person, we have a webcast streaming live during the event:

Check out the CRESCENDO game animation!!

2024 Game Animation Preview

Thanks to everyone who came out to make this such an amazing event! Awards page is updated!

Check out the CHARGED UP game animation!!

2023 Game Animation Preview

Check out the RAPID REACTSM game animation!!

2022 Game Animation Preview

Watch Team 1493's student produced video

2019 Team 1493 Video

Watch last year's game animation!

2019 Game Animation Preview

Read what Tech Valley Leaders are saying about FIRST!

The FIRST® Robotics Competition (FRC) is the premier engineering challenge for high school students. Teams of students, working closely with teachers and volunteer mentors, have six weeks to conceptualize, design, build, program, modify and test a robot to participate in a competition that changes each year.

We can't do it without our volunteers and sponsors.

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2019 Webcast Archive is available. Watch all the matches, Opening and Closing Ceremonies, Speakers and Awards!

Friday Part A | Friday Part B | Friday Part C | Saturday

Watch the action-packed 2022 Highlight Video!


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