Qualifying Tournament #2

Tecumseh Junior High School

2101 South 18th Street
Lafayette, IN 47905


Judges’ Choice Award

The Judges’ Choice Award is given at the discretion of the Judges to a team they have encountered whose unique efforts, performance or dynamics merit recognition, yet the team does not fit into any of the existing award categories.

Winner:  14084 [Insert Name Here] – from Frankfort, IN
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 – 22444 Revelation – from Lafayette, IN
Second Place – 535 TOBOR – from Crawfordsville, IN
Winner – 11992 Radioactivity – from Merrillville, IN
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 – 21624 Titans – from South Bend, IN
Second Place – 22132 Gearserkers – from Poseyville, IN
Winner – 8793 Wired Woodmen – from Greenwood, IN
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 – 10621 North Robotics – from Crawfordsville, IN
Second Place – 8793 Wired Woodmen – from Greenwood, IN
Winner – 14596 XLR8 – from Granger, IN
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 – 10621 North Robotics – from Crawfordsville, IN
Second Place – 8272 CC Sparks – from Lafayette, IN
Winner – 11959 Kernel Panic – from Columbus, IN
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 – 17012 Precision Guessworks – from Lafayette, IN
Second Place – 20689 Battle Ground Robotics – from West Lafayette, IN
Winner – 8791 Green Machine – from Greenwood, IN
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 – 13750 The Lab Rats – from Gary, IN
Second Place – 21931 Westside Gray – from West Lafayette, IN
Winner – 11272 Genesis – from Lafayette, IN
Finalist Alliance
Captain – 8578 Juden-Ki Robotics – from Columbus, IN
1st Pick – 14596 XLR8 – from Granger, IN
2nd Pick – 11959 Kernel Panic – from Columbus, IN
Winning Alliance
Captain – 11272 Genesis – from Lafayette, IN
1st Pick – 13414 Circuit Breakers – from Kingman, IN
2nd Pick – 22444 Revelation – from Lafayette, 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 – 17994 Ragnabotics – from Poseyville, IN, USA
Second Place – 8578 Juden-Ki Robotics – from Columbus, IN, USA
Winner – 19366 CTF – from Bedford, IN, USA

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.

10621 North Robotics
11272 Genesis
11959 Kernel Panic
11992 Radioactivity
13414 Circuit Breakers
13750 The Lab Rats
14596 XLR8
17012 Precision Guessworks
17994 Ragnabotics
18638 Giant Wacky Waving Inflatable Arm Flailing Tube Man
14084 [Insert Name Here]

19366 CTF
19932 Westside Red
20689 Battle Ground Robotics
21624 Titans
21931 Westside Gray
22132 Gearserkers
22444 Revelation
22478 Trojan Thunder
24044 Riley Robotics FTC Team

24289 BG HERO 6
4366 Westside Gold
6194 Radical Change
6518 Westside Black
7234 Cville-ized Botman
8272 CC Sparks
8578 Juden-Ki Robotics
8791 Green Machine
8793 Wired Woodmen

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