FIRST Robotics Competition Blog

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Your source of season information for the FIRST Robotics Competition.


Houston, St Louis Bags and More Behind the Curtain

Apr 24, 2017 Written by Frank Merrick.

Congratulations to our FIRST Championship Houston winners! Plus bag and Robot Lock-Up Form information for FIRST Championship St. Louis, and don't forget about the FIRST Updates Now show tonight at 8pm ET!

Mmmmmm...St Louis BBQ

Apr 21, 2017 Written by Frank Merrick.

St. Louis Preliminary Schedules are here!


Apr 18, 2017 Written by Abbie Perry, Program Coordinator, FIRST Robotics Competition.

Are you ready for awesome LIVE coverage of the 2017 FIRST Championship? Don't miss all the amazing commentary and super cool guests on FIRSTChampLIVE in Houston all this weekend!

Houston Bag Checks, Championship Slots, and a Peek Behind the Curtain

Apr 18, 2017 Written by Frank Merrick.

We will not be doing bag and Robot Lock-Up Form checks at FIRST Championship Houston. Plus, FIRST Championship is now full! We will not be inviting any other teams off the waitlist. Plus, don't miss Jared Russell from the Rules Review Committee tonight on FUN!

Chocolate Chip Cookies plus St. Louis Housing

Apr 14, 2017 Written by Frank Merrick.

2017 FIRST Championship Preliminary Match Schedules are coming soon, plus important information about St. Louis Housing!

Alumni Mixers and the Career and Internship Days at the 2017 FIRST Championship

Apr 14, 2017 Written by Michelle Long, Alumni Relations Manager, FIRST


Alumni Mixers and Career Internship Day at 2017 FIRST Championship


Hi all – it’s Michelle Long, Alumni Relations Manager – Frank was kind enough to let me post in his blog to share the above awesome Doctor Who gif AND to share with you two new events within both FIRST Championship events this year:


Networking Opportunity with our Amazing Judges!

Apr 13, 2017 Written by Cindy Stong and Allen Bancroft, Co-Chief Judge Advisors, FIRST Robotics Competition


More about the Chairman's Award Finalists and HD Video in FIRST Championship Pits!

Apr 11, 2017 Written by Frank Merrick.

More details about the Chairman's Award Finalist, plus a great addition to Team Pits at the 2017 FIRST Championship!

The Michigan State Championship

Apr 07, 2017 Written by Frank Merrick.

Details about the Michigan State Championship and its division assignments.

Something New - FIRST Championship Chairman's Award Finalists

Apr 05, 2017 Written by Frank Merrick.


Cookie Monster Excited about Chairmans