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ORTOP wishes to thank the
ORTOP Sponsors

FIRST Tech Challenge
Presenting Sponsor for ORTOP

ORTOP Program Sponsors Platinum Level

M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust

Intel Involved Community

ORTOP Program Sponsors Gold Level

ORTOP Program Sponsors Silver Level



Supporting Sponsors


Vista Masonic Lodge #215

To learn how your company or organization can be an ORTOP sponsor click here




FIRST National Partnerships with

ORTOP Official T-shirt Vendor

FIRST Tech Challenge

The FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) is a robotics competition for high-school students. It offers the traditional challenge of a FIRST Robotics Competition but with a more accessible and affordable Tetrix robotics kit. The ultimate goal of FTC is to reach more young people with a lower-cost, more accessible opportunity to discover the excitement and rewards of science, technology, and engineering.

The Oregon Robotics Tournament and Outreach program is the Affiliate Partner for FTC in Oregon. ORTOP implements the program by encouraging team formation, providing adult training workshops and organizing scrimmages and a state championship tournament.

FTC Teams are made up of young people from 7th - 12th Grade

Teams can be organized at schools, at clubs or troops, or in neighborhoods. The main requirement is that an adult take the responsibility for registering a team and scheduling their meetings. New coaches are encouraged to attend free workshops and to review information on the ORTOP website and the national FTC website



FTC-At-a-Glance in Oregon

FTC Blog Spot





FIRSTŪ Tech Challenge for
7th - 12th Grade Students
WHAT IS FIRST Tech Challenge?
Oregon FTC State Championship
presented by Rockwell Collins
Benson Polytechnic HS, Portland
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Saturday, March 7 (team-only day - no public activities) - Team Inspection and Judging 
Sunday, March 8 

Roster of teams participating
Public welcome from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
(no charge)
Opening Ceremony, Qualifying Rounds, Alliance Selection, Elimination Rounds, Awards Ceremony, Advancement to FTC West Super-Regional Announcement

13 Oregon Teams will advance to the FTC West Super-Regional Championship
Oakland Convention Center, Oakland, CA

March 27-29
FTC West Super-Regional
Friday, March 27 - Team Check-in, Judging, Inspection
Saturday, March 28 - Opening Ceremony, Qualifying Rounds, Team Social
Sunday, March 29 - Alliance Selection, Elimination Rounds, Award Ceremony, Advancement to FTC World Announcement

April 22 - 25
FTC World Championship
advancing teams should plan to arrive on Tuesday, April 21
Union Station, St. Louis MO

Tournament RESULTS!

Advancement to Oregon FTC Super-Qualifier Weekend!

After you review the website, if you have additional questions, please
send email to ftc-questions@ortop.org


FTC in the News

Robots compete in FIRST Tech Challenge,
The Daily Barometer

Volunteer for
Oregon FTC Events

Judges-Refs-Inspectors-Logistics Volunteers needed.
Most fun you'll ever have while wearing safety glasses.

Keep informed about
Oregon FTC for 2014-2015

Scholarships available to members of FTC teams.

FTC State Championship Information for competing Teams

  • Championship Event Schedule
  • Division Lists
  • Payment Information 
  • Online form for Judge/Inspection Time Preferences 
  • SQ Tournament
  • Results/Matches/Rankings
  • Compass and Promote Award Submissions (open to ALL OREGON FTC Teams not just teams who advanced to the Championship)


STUDENT TeamMember Information Management System (STIMS)


STIMS ROSTER INFORMATION -FAQ for Team Coaches and Parents of team members

STIMS - paper form for students who have not submitted electronically

Oregon FTC Teams Registered for 2014 as of
11-06-2014 at 9:00 am

ORTOP: FIRST Tech Challenge
"like us!"

FTC Team Information

Oregon FTC Update Archive- all the coach emails you deleted.


Photos from the FTC World Championship

FTC Team Reference Documents

-Constructopedia for ORTOP's Tetrix Try-it LINK

Link to FTC Psychotic Strawberryz's 2008 FTC World Championship Award winning Engineering Notebook

Link to the Untitled-8 Engineering Notebook from HotShot featured in the FIRST VIP Lounge at FTC World Championship