Achievements

2021-2022 Season - Freight frenzy

  • IL Chicago Suburban NW League Championship

    • 1st Place Design Award

This judged award recognizes design elements of the Robot that are both functional and aesthetic. The Design Award is presented to Teams that incorporate industrial design elements into their solution. These design elements could simplify the Robot’s appearance by giving it a clean look, be decorative in nature, or otherwise express the creativity of the Team. The Robot should be durable, efficiently designed, and effectively address the game challenge.

    • 2nd Place Motivate Award

This judged award celebrates the team that represents the essence of the FIRST Tech Challenge competition through Gracious Professionalism and general enthusiasm for the overall philosophy of FIRST and what it means to be a FIRST Tech Challenge team. 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.

    • Semi-Finalist Alliance partner (1st selection)


2020-2021 Season - Ultimate Goal

  • Suburban Chicago League Championship

    • 2nd Place Think Award

This judged award is given to the Team that best reflects the journey the Team took as they experienced the engineering design process during the build season. The engineering content within the portfolio is the key reference for Judges to help identify the most deserving Team. The Team’s engineering content must focus on the design and build stage of the Team’s Robot.

    • Walk Like Woodie Award

This award is given to a Team in recognition of their display of Gracious Professionalism in competition and event participation throughout the season. Gracious Professionalism is part of the ethos of FIRST. It’s a way of doing things that encourages high-quality work, emphasizes the value of others, and respects individuals and the community. With Gracious Professionalism, fierce competition and mutual gain are not separate notions. Gracious professionals learn and compete like crazy, but treat one another with respect and kindness in the process.


2019-2020 Season - skystone

  • Fox Valley / Rockford League Championship

    • 1st Place Design Award

This judged award recognizes design elements of the Robot that are both functional and aesthetic. The Design Award is presented to Teams that incorporate industrial design elements into their solution. These design elements could simplify the Robot’s appearance by giving it a clean look, be decorative in nature, or otherwise express the creativity of the Team. The Robot should be durable, efficiently designed, and effectively address the game challenge.

    • Finalist Alliance partner (1st selection)


2018-2019 Season - rover ruckus

  • Division Qualifier Meets

    • 1st Place Ranking in Fox Valley North Division after Qualifying Meets

    • 1st Place Ranking in the Fox Valley/Rockford League after Qualifying Meets

    • 2nd Place Ranking in the State of Illinois after Qualifying Meets

  • League Championship

    • 1st Place 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 they should also differentiate the robot in a unique fashion.

    • 3rd Place Connect Award
      The Connect Award is presented to the team that the Judges’ feel most connected with their local community, FIRST and the business world. The best team is more than the sum of its parts, and recognizes that their schools and communities play an essential part to 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, the team that wins this award is aggressively seeking engineers and other STEM professionals and exploring the opportunities available in the world of science and technology.

    • Finalist Alliance – 1st Selection

2017-2018 Season - relic recovery

  • League Championship

    • 1st Place Control Award

    • Winning Alliance partner

  • IL State Competition

    • Finalist Alliance partner

2016-2017 Season - velocity vortex

  • Highland Park Qualifier

    • 1st Place Inspire Award

    • Winning Alliance partner

    • 2nd Place Motivate Award

    • 2nd Place PTC design Award

    • 2nd Place Rockwell Collins Innovate Award

    • 2nd Place Connect Award

    • 2nd Place Think Award

  • IL State Competition

    • 3rd Place Rockwell Collins Award

    • 2nd Place PTC Design Award

    • 3rd Place Think Award

    • Finalist Alliance partner

2015-2016 Season - Res-q

  • Francis Parker Qualifier

    • Winning Alliance partner

    • Think Award finalist

    • 1st Place Inspire Award (Highest Award in FIRST)

  • Illinois Batavia Qualifier

    • 1st Place Rockwell Collins Innovate Award

    • Winning Alliance partner with Highest Scoring Robot

  • IL State Competition

    • Finalist Alliance Team Captain

    • Control Award finalist

    • 1st Place PTC Design Award

  • North Super Regionals (Cedar Rapids, Iowa)

    • 2nd Place Rockwell Collins Innovate Award

    • 3rd Place Control Award

  • World Championship (St. Louis, MO)

    • 48th Place overall in Edison Division

2014-2015 Season - cascade effect

  • Francis Parker Qualifier

    • Winning Alliance partner

    • Best All-Around Rookie Award

    • Motivate Award finalist

    • Think Award finalist

    • 3rd place Inspire Award (Highest Award FIRST)

  • Chicago Math and Science Academy Qualifier

    • Winning Alliance Team Captain

    • Highest Ranked Rookie Award

    • Think Award finalist

    • Advancement to IL State Competition