March 27, 2014
Location: Carver Hawkeye Arena, 1 Elliott Drive, Iowa City, Iowa
Date: Thursday, April 3, 2014 - Saturday, April 5, 2014
The FIRST© Tech Challenge (FTC) North Super Regional Championship, Presented by Rockwell Collins, will be held on Thursday, April 3, 2014 through Saturday, April 5, 2014 at Carver Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City, Iowa. Seventy-two teams will compete for an opportunity to advance to the FTC World Championship which will be in St. Louis, April 23-26, at the Edward Jones Dome.
Out of the over 830 registered FTC teams in the North Region (Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin, and West Virginia) the top 72 will be competing at the FTC North Super Regional Championship. Each team consist of students in grades 7 through 12 in which the students work with adult coaches and mentors, to do hands-on STEM learning and develop 21st designing, programming and building a robot. This high-tech spectator event combines the excitement of sport with science and technology.
Eleven FTC teams from Missouri will be competing at the first-ever North Super Regional event. The winning alliance at the Missouri State FTC Championship, held at Missouri S&T on March 1, currently holds the world record for Highest Match Score of 390 for the Block Party! Game. Three FTC teams from the St. Louis area comprised the record-setting winning alliance: Team 2888 – The Oddly Charged Particles (independent team in Ballwin, MO), Team 4211 – The Bombers (John Burroughs School, Ladue) and Team 5035 – Wired (independent team in O’Fallon, MO).
To see more of these local FTC teams and the record-setting match, feel free to watch the video at youtube.com/4211TheBombers
For more information about the FTC North Super Regional and to watch live streaming of the competition on April 3-5, please visit ftcnorth.org