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FIRST Tech Challenge

FTC is designed for those who want to compete head to head, using a sports model. Teams of up to 15 students are responsible for designing, building, and programming their robots to compete in an alliance against other teams. The robot kit is reusable from year to year and is programmed using Java. Teams, including coaches, mentors, and volunteers, are required to develop strategies and build robots based on sound engineering principles. Awards are given for robot performance, community outreach, robot design, and other real-world accomplishments

FIRST Tech Challenge Teams:

  • Design, build, and program robots
  • Apply real-world math and science concepts
  • Develop problem-solving, organizational, and team-building skills
  • Compete and cooperate in alliances and tournaments
  • Possibly earn a place at the World Championship
  • Qualify for over $26 million in college scholarships

On this website, you will find all the information you need about FTC in Illinois, including team information, how to participate, and details about the Illinois FTC tournaments held throughout the state.





2020-21 IL State Championship

Inspire Award
Winner: 7129 Robo Raiders
2nd: 6007 Eighty Nine Degrees
3rd: 5037 got robot?


Highest Ranked Teams
1st: 18255 Stealth Robotics
2nd: 11848 Spare Parts Robotics
9113 Need for Speed
14615 Turbo Charged
14614 Electro
6th: 10101 Binary Bullets



2021 State Championship Results

Closing Ceremonies




2020-2021 Season Updates

Click here to find out about this year's Updates



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