FIRST ROVER RUCKUS Season 2018/2019

The FIRST Tech Challenge Annual Kickoff Event for the 2018-2019 season took place at Arizona

State University’s Tempe Memorial Union. The kickoff is nationally aligned with the FTC programs across the country to reveal the season’s field. The field and mission are based on the season’s theme. The 2018-19 theme for the FIRST Tech Challenge is “Rover Ruckus”, and this Kickoff event premiered the game field.



Hosam, Abdullah, and Omar attending the mechanical designs workshop

Following the introduction of the game field, teams were able to connect with other teams, examine the elements of the field, and speak to FTC personnel. Familiarizing games and activities were held and workshops were provided for new teams and novice team members.

(Left to right) Back row: Erfan, Collin, Mr. Spence, Mr. Robert – Middle row: Farrsh, Hosam, Abdullah, Omar, Mr. Parker – Front row: Nadra, Jareen, Jinia, Baya – Not pictured: Lina, Mubstasim


    • White Mountain Qualifier (Nov 10th 2018):
      • INSPIRE Award: second place, qualification for state
      • Design Award: first place
      • Connect Award: second place
      • Motivate Award: third place
  • White Mountain Qualifier (Jan 12th 2019): to be announced
  • West Valley Qualifier (Feb 9th 2019): to be announced
  • State Championship Tournament (Feb 22nd/23rd 2019): to be announced