Qualifying Tournament #5

Greenwood Middle School

1584 Averitt Road
Greenwood, IN 46143


Design Award

The Design Award expands on this year’s challenge, inspiring teams to incorporate industrial design into their robots. These elements can be shown in the simplicity of the design as it applies to the tasks, the look and feel of the robot in how the design allows us to think of robots in new ways. The design aspect must serve a function – but should also differentiate the robot in a unique fashion.

Third Place – 13246 Steel Beaks – from Indianapolis, IN, USA
Second Place – 10621 North Robotics – from Crawfordsville, IN, USA
Winner – 3537 The MechaHamsters – from Greenwood, IN, USA
Motivate Award

The team that receives the Motivate Award celebrates the culture of FIRST and clearly shows what it means to be a team. This award celebrates the team that represents the essence of the FIRST Tech Challenge competition through team building, team spirit, and displayed enthusiasm. This is a team who makes a collective effort to make FIRST known throughout their school and community and sparks others to embrace the culture of FIRST.

Third Place – 10293 Steel Wings – from Indianapolis, IN, USA
Second Place – 24178 Fast Food Robotics – from Bedford, IN, USA
Winner – 22444 Revelation – from Lafayette, IN, USA
Control Award

The Control Award celebrates the team that demonstrates innovative thinking in the control system to solve game challenges such as autonomous operation, enhancing mechanical systems with intelligent control, or using sensors to achieve better results on the field.

Third Place – 535 TOBOR – from Crawfordsville, IN, USA
Second Place – 3537 The MechaHamsters – from Greenwood, IN, USA
Winner -11272 Genesis – from Lafayette, IN, USA
Innovate Award sponsored by RTX

The Innovate Award sponsored by RTX celebrates a team that has the ingenuity and inventiveness to make their designs come to life. This award is given to the team that the Judges feel has the most innovative and creative robot design solution to the FIRST Tech Challenge game. Elements of this award include elegant design, robustness and ‘out of the box’ thinking.

This award may address the design of the whole robot or some sub-assembly component of the robot. The creative component needs to work consistently, but a robot does not have to work all of the time during matches to be considered for this award. The team’s engineering portfolio showed the design of the component(s) and the team’s robot, and clearly explains how the team arrived at their solution.

Third Place – 21894 Nutz n Boltz – from Indianapolis, IN, USA
Second Place – 22066 Infra-Red – from Indianapolis, IN, USA
Winner – 13414 Circuit Breakers – from Kingman, IN, USA
Connect Award

The Connect Award is presented to the team that the Judges feel most connected with their local Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) community. A true FIRST team is more than the sum of its parts and recognizes that engaging their local STEM community plays an essential part in their success. The recipient of this award is recognized for helping the community understand FIRST, the FIRST Tech Challenge, and the team itself. In addition, this team aggressively seeks and recruits engineers and explores the opportunities available in the world of engineering, science, and technology.

Third Place – 8272 CC Sparks – from Lafayette, IN, USA
Second Place – 22049 Fried Wires – from Indianapolis, IN, USA
Winner – 22069 TV Junkies – from Indianapolis, IN, USA
Think Award

The Think Award is given to the team that the Judges feel best reflects the journey of the engineering design process. The engineering portfolio is the key reference for Judges to help them identify the most deserving team. This team’s engineering portfolio focused on the design and build stage of the team’s Robot and exemplified their journey as a team and engineers.

Third Place – 6194 Radical Change – from Crawfordsville, IN, USA
Second Place – 22067 RedShift – from Indianapolis, IN, USA
Winner – 22068 Bug Bytes – from Indianapolis, IN, USA

Finalist Alliance

Captain – 11272 Genesis – from Lafayette, IN
1st Pick – 22444 Revelation – from Lafayette, IN, USA

2nd Pick – 21751 RoboKnights – from Indianapolis, IN, USA

Winning Alliance

Captain – 3537 The MechaHamsters – from Greenwood, IN
1st Pick – 11959 Kernel Panic – from Columbus, IN
2nd Pick – 13414 Circuit Breakers – from Kingman, IN

Inspire Award

The Inspire Award is presented to the team that the Judges felt truly embodied the ‘challenge’ of the FIRST Tech Challenge program. The team that receives this award is a strong ambassador for FIRST programs and works to promote FIRST and make it loud in their community. The team that receives this award has performed well in all Judging categories and was chosen by the Judges as a model FIRST Tech Challenge team both on and off the playing field. This team shares their experiences, enthusiasm and knowledge with other teams, sponsors, their community, and the Judges. Working as a unit, this team will have shown success in performing the task of designing and building a robot.

Third Place – 535 TOBOR – from Crawfordsville, IN
Second Place – 8578 Juden-Ki Robotics – from Columbus, IN
Winner – 11959 Kernel Panic – from Columbus, IN

2023-2024 CENTERSTAGESM presented by RTX

Raise the curtain on the power of design, creativity, and precision to create all new experiences in a spectacular new challenge.

Lights, camera, STEAM! Science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM) inspire big ideas, bold action – and creativity. Our skills make it possible to create art and experiences that bring us together, entertain us, and move us. During our 2023-2024 arts-inspired robotics season, FIRST® IN SHOWSM presented by Qualcomm, we will celebrate the roles our STEM skills play in the arts and design and build a world of endless possibilities.
The future is yours to create.

Participating Teams

4 teams will advance to the Indiana State Championship

21478 aROARa Blaze

24546 aROARa Arctic

13414 Circuit Breakers

8272 CC Sparks

22871 GigaRox

9864 Jug Rox Robotix

10293 Steel Wings

10455 Optimum Blue

21894 Digital Divas

8435 KnightBots

10755 The Technomages

11272 Genesis

22444 Revelation

7193 South Spencer High School

11959 Kernel Panic

3537 The MechaHamsters

13246 Steel Beaks

22049 Fried Wires

22066 Infra-Red

22067 RedShift

14084 [Insert Name Here]

22068 Bug Bytes

22069 TV Junkies

10621 North Robotics

11262 Mechanical Katanas

23912 Christel House Academy 1st FTC


6194 Radical Change

7234 Cville-ized Botman

8578 Juden-Ki Robotics

24178 Fast Food Robotics

21751 RoboKnights