National Update on Idaho FIRST Robotics Competitions

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Dear Idaho FIRST Robotics VIPs:

First… thank you again for attending our VIP event at the Inaugural FIRST Idaho Robotics Regional Competition! What a great event this competition was! It was great to see the enthusiasm generated in both the Education and Business community. We are in the process of scheduling next year’s event – and you can bet that we will let you know when it is!

I wanted to include a few links to the Idaho event, so that you can remember how much fun it was… and I also wanted to give you an update on the FIRST World Competition, which starts tomorrow.

2016 FIRST Idaho Competition:

The results of the Idaho competition can be found at the following sites:

o   https://www.thebluealliance.com/event/2016idbo#results

o   Awards: https://frc-events.firstinspires.org/2016/IDBO/awards

Links to media coverage:

o   https://boise.suntimes.com/boi-business/7/105/152250/after-a-decade-of-trying-idaho-attracts-first-robotics-competition

o   https://www.idahoednews.org/features/competition-brings-robotics-teams/

o   https://www.kivitv.com/news/bsu-sponsors-all-girl-robotics-competition-team

o   https://www.kivitv.com/news/all-girls-robitcs-team-the-chickadees-advances-at-boise-state-university-first-robotics-competition

o   https://www.idahostatesman.com/news/local/community/boise/article69671742.html

FIRST Robotics World Championships, Wednesday – Saturday:

There are three teams who came from the Idaho Competition:

  • Team 2122, “Team Tator” (from Boise) – competing in the Carson Division

(info about team & competition videos at httpss://www.thebluealliance.com/team/2122 )

  • Team 5931, “Bots of Prey” (Caldwell) – competing in the Carson Division

(info about team at httpss://www.thebluealliance.com/team/5931 )

  • Team 3562, “Livewire” (Pocatello) – competing in the Carver Division

(info about team at httpss://www.thebluealliance.com/team/3562 )

You can watch the competition LIVE this week at httpss://www.thebluealliance.com/

Thank you again for your support of the Idaho FIRST Robotics Tournament. We will look forward to seeing you there next year!

Laurie Anderson
K12 Programs Manager
Micron Foundation