2013 FTC Championship: Event Results

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Maryland "Ring It Up" FIRST Tech Challenge Championship Event Results

Thirty-two teams came to the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab on February 23, 2013 to compete for top honors at the Maryland FTC Championship.  All the teams were winners, having advanced through six Qualifiers to reach this stage.  Our Champions are listed here and pictured below.  Check the sidebar for more pictures from the event.

See the event summary press release.

We want to thank the JHU Applied Physics Lab and all the volunteers for hosting a terrific event.  We also thank our national FTC sponsors, Rockwell Collins and PTC, and our Maryland sponsors, including General Dynamics, Bechtel, the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab, BAE Systems and STEMaction, Inc. for their support.

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Highlights of the 2013 Maryland FIRST Tech Challenge Championship

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Getting ready in the pits -- reviewing last minute strategies.

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Getting ready for inspection on the practice field.

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Our JHU Applied Physics Lab host, Duncan Brown

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JHU Applied Physics Lab Assistant Director for Programs, Tim Galpin

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Guest Speaker: Howard County Executive Ken Ulman

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Getting underway...with big-screen coverage for the audience

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This year's game, "Ring It Up", called for putting rings on the center post tic-tac-toe style

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The game called for teamwork...

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...and some quick thinking on the field.

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Our game announcer for the day, and VISTA for FIRST in Maryland, Mike Kaurich

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Closing ceremonies highlighted by words from FIRST Vice President of Programs, Steve Chism

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Compass Award Winner, Mentor Chris Hoppel from Team 7, Voltage Vipers from TechBrickin Aberdeen, MD

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Promote Award Winners: Team 4081 The Droids from St. Peter the Rock Home School in Annapolis, MD

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Judges' Award Winner: Team 6100, Chariots of Fire from New Life Bible Church in Columbia, MD

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PTC Design Award Winner: Team 2843 Under the Son from SSI Robotics in Hollywood, MD

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Motivate Award Winner: Team 2859 Team Tiki from XStreamHD in McLean, VA

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Rockwell Collins Innovate Award Winner: Team 4240 4-H Techno Clovers from GEARS/4-H in McHenry, MD

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Connect Award Winner: Team 3113 Some Disassembly Required from Boy Scout Troop 793 in Ellicott City, MD

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Think Award Winner: Team 5421 RM Robotics from Richard Montgomery High School in Rockville, MD

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Finalist Alliance Captain: Team 6284 Robo Cavaliers from South Carroll High School in Sykesville, MD

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Finalist Alliance 1st Selection: Team 4240 4-H Techno Clovers from GEARS/4-H in McHenry, MD

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Finalist Alliance 2nd Selection: Team 6266 Marriotts Ridge FTC#5 from Marriotts Ridge from Marriottsville, MD

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Winning Alliance Captain: Team 2818 The Original G-FORCE from GEARS/4-H in Garrett County, MD

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Winning Alliance 1st Selection: Team 4362 Quakers from Friends School of Baltimore in Baltimore, MD

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Winning Alliance 2nd Selection: Team 3077 Zinc Iridium from King's Christian Academy in Callaway, MD

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Inspire Award Winner: Team 2818 The Original G-FORCE from GEARS/4-H in Garrett County, MD

Second Place Inspire Award Winner: Team 3113 Some Disassembly Required from Boy Scount Troop 793 in Ellicott City, MD

Third Place Inspire Award Winner: Team 2859 Team Tiki from XStreamHD in McLean, VA

Two Maryland FTC teams have earned invitations to the FIRST Championships in St. Louis in April:
Maryland FTC Championship Inspire Award Winner: Team 2818 The Original G-FORCE
Maryland FTC Championship Second Place Inspire Award Winner: Team Team 3113 Some Disassembly Required

Congratulations to all the winners and participants at the 2013 Maryland FTC Championship!!