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ORTOP Sponsors

FIRST Tech Challenge
Presenting Sponsor for ORTOP

ORTOP Program Sponsors Platinum Level

Intel Involved Community

ORTOP Program Sponsors Gold Level

ORTOP Program Sponsors Silver Level



Supporting Sponsors


Vista Masonic Lodge #215

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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?

Cascade Effect Logo

Oregon FTC State Championship
presented by Rockwell Collins

Benson Polytechnic HS, Portland
Sunday, March 8, 2015

Roster of teams participating

Awards and promotions

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

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

FIRST Tech Challenge West Super-Regional information - March 27 - 29, 2015 - Oakland Convention Center, Oakland, CA

Representing Oregon!

3633 - Bazinga Bots - The Dalles HS, The Dalles, OR
4855 - Batteries In Black - Washington County 4H, Portland, OR
5894 - V-Cubed 4H - 4H, Portland, OR
5939 - Team AFOOFA - Washington County 4H, Portland, OR
6559 - Geared Reaction - Union HS, Camas, WA
7187 - Team Axis - Lake Oswego HS, Lake Oswego, OR
8045 - Gromit’s Grommets - Pleasant Hill HS, Pleasant Hill, OR
8441 - Total Reboot - Westview HS, Portland, OR
8716 - Techholix - SMS, MPMS, ISB, Portland, OR
8466 - The Fellowship of the Robot - Lake Oswego, OR

6930 - Syntax Error 42 - Portland, OR
6935 - PARADOX - Portland, OR
6978 - Pioneer Robotics - Oregon City, OR
7013 - Hot Wired - Portland, OR
7333 - Combustible Lemons - Hillsboro HS, Hillsboro, OR
8398 - The Big Bot Theory - Westview HS, Portland, OR
8476 - Chunky Bears - Judson Middle School, Salem OR


WATCH THE LIVE STREAM on SATURDAY, MARCH 28th - Qualifying Rounds and the FINALS on Sunday, March 29th



FTC in the News

Results from FTC State Championship at Benson Polytechnic High School on March 8, 2015

FIRST announces 'Game Changing' Technology Platform for the 2015-2016 FTC Season

click here for information page and resources to assist Oregon FTC Teams with this new tranistion

Pleasant Hill Robotics Team
earns right to compete in California


Bazinga Bots headed to Regionals
The Dalles Chronicle

Washington County robotics teams lead way at weekend tournament

 Oregon Robotics Teams Compete in Portland
Fox 12 Oregon

Robots compete in FIRST Tech Challenge,
The Daily Barometer

FIRST Tech Challenge West Super-Regional information - March 27 - 29, 2015 - Oakland Convention Center, Oakland, CA

Keep informed about
Oregon FTC for 2014-2015 and the upcoming 2015-2016 season

Financial Team Support available to members of FTC teams.

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