FIRST Tech Challenge

Welcome to the 2014-2015 Season!

The FIRST Tech Challenge is a global robotics competition for high-school students. Teams of up to 10 students work alongside college and professional mentors to apply real-world math and science concepts and build a remote-controlled robot to solve an annual game challenge. The exciting, sport-type tournaments are helping to create the next generation of technology leaders. UWM is host and sponsor of the Wisconsin FIRST Tech Challenge Championship, held each year in February.  It’s a great way to involve students, businesses and the entire community!

Qualifying Tournaments

Due to the tremendous growth in Wisconsin FTC teams during the past year, Wisconsin is moving to a Qualifier Model. There will be 3 qualifier events in the Fox Valley, Madison, and Milwaukee. Only teams participating in the qualifier can advance to the State Championship to be hosted at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Information on the Wisconsin FTC Qualifer Structure

Qualifier Registration

Teams will be able to register for multiple qualifiers provided space is available. Registration will take place as follows:

  • First Round: Wisconsin teams will have priority registration for one qualifying event between October 15-November 15, 2014.
  • Second Round: Wisconsin teams may register for a second qualifier between November 16-December 1, 2014.
  • Third Round: Non-Wisconsin teams will be welcome to register beginning December 2, 2014.

Milwaukee Qualifying Tournament – January 3, 2015

Kern Athletic Center
Milwaukee School of Engineering
1245 North Broadway
Milwaukee, WI 53202
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Please make checks payable to:
East Troy High School
c/o Shawn Hunter
2704 Prairie Court
East Troy, WI 53120
Registration payment due by: December 20, 2014

Fox Valley Qualifying Tournament – January 17, 2015

Hortonville High School
155 Warner Street
Hortonville, WI 54944
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Please make checks payable to:
Hortonville High School
155 Warner Street
Hortonville, WI 54944
Registration payment due by: January 3, 2015

Madison Qualifying Tournament – January 25, 2015

James Madison Memorial High School
201 S. Gammon Road
Madison, WI 53717
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Please make checks payable to:
BadgerBOTS Robotics Corporation
7615 Discovery Drive
Middleton, WI 53562
Registation payment due by: January 11, 2015

To register for the FIRST Tech Challenge please complete this form.