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What is FTC?

FIRST® Tech Challenge is a robotics competition based on a sports model. Teams are responsible for designing, building and programming their robots to compete as alliances against other teams.

Teams advance from local qualifying tournaments to state championship tournaments.  From those tournaments, they advance to one of four Super-Regional Championships, before advancing to the World Championship, held each year in St. Louis, Mo.



Need a contact?

  • Visit the Regional Contacts page to talk to an FTC representative in your area.
  • Want to talk to someone at FTC headquarters?

FTC Staff

  • Ken Johnson - FTC Program Director
  • JoAnn Halloran - Program Manager
  • Nancy Paul - Partner Services Manager
  • Mary Lee - Partner Services Manager
  • Athena Damdounis - Partner Services Manager
  • Thomas Eng - Program Engineer
  • Erin Fadden - Program Coordinator
  • Timm Huffman - Program Coordinator
  • Carin Plante - Program Coordinator
  • Marissa Lucas - Grants and Administration Coordinator

The 2014-2015 Season begins September 6 when we reveal the new challegne.

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Rockwell Collins - FTC program sponsor 

Official Program Sponsor

PTC - CAD and Collaboration Sponsor 

CAD and Collaboration sponsor