FIRST Tech Challenge

The RoboLancers consist of 4 teams. 3 of these teams participate in FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC). Within the RoboLancers FTC serves to introduce students to FIRST, with most of these new members having little to no robotics experience before joining the RoboLancers. Traditionally, after a year of FTC, RoboLancers move onto our FRC team

For most of the 2010s, the RoboLancers had two FTC teams, RoboLancers Gold 5320 and RoboLancers Crimson 6676. In the 2019-2020 season, a third team, Wrench Toast 16941, was established for students interested in a second year of FTC. This season, all three of our FTC teams are for new RoboLancers with FTC 16941 renamed to RoboLancers Cobalt. 

All of our FTC teams build their robots independently of each other and compete against each other just as any other team would.

Our FTC teams are reborn every year with a new set of students. Over the course of the year, their confidence and knowledge in STEM grow as they form bonds with their teammates. 

FTC 5320 – RoboLancers Gold

Gold 2020

Our first FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) team, RoboLancers Gold 5320, was established in 2011. Traditionally, Gold has been a female empowerment team, meaning that 50% of our FTC team leaders are female.

FTC 6676 – RoboLancers Crimson

Crimson 2022

RoboLancers Crimson 6676 is our second FTC team, which was established in 2012.

FTC 16941 – RoboLancers Cobalt

Cobalt 2022

Our third FTC team, RoboLancers Cobalt 16941, formerly Wrench Toast, was renamed in 2021. As we came back from virtual school, and robotics, we had many new members ready to partake in our in-person programs. Due to this spike in new members, we decided to run our third FTC team as another space for new RoboLancers.