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New England FIRST Robotics teams compete at the highest level: FIRST Championship 2023

Updated: Jun 1, 2023

To close out an energizing FIRST competition season, thousands of students, mentors, volunteers, sponsors and spectators traveled to Houston, Texas for the FIRST Championship. FRC, FTC and FLL teams from all over the world battled their way to the Einstein matches at all program levels.

For the second year, FIRST hosted a single World Championship, bringing 974 teams from 59 countries together in one incredible venue. The George R. Brown Convention Center featured 8 FRC fields in a row between two large pit areas for all FRC teams on the first floor, with the Innovation Faire on the second floor and the entire FLL and FTC competitions on the third floor.

NE FIRST representatives visited teams around the venue to give them their 2023 WE ARE NE flags and NE FIRST badge ribbons to show their NE pride! Click below to view all FIRST teams that represented New England in Houston:

We are especially proud to have two of our New England students recognized as FIRST Dean's List winners for 2023. Congratulations to Ana-Lois from FRC 176, Aces High, and Deborah from FTC 15534, VERTEX!

New England qualified 35 teams from all six New England states to compete in the FIRST Robotics Competition CHARGED UP Championship. FRC teams made it through at least 130 qualification matches before the end of Friday evening and woke up bright and early Saturday for alliance selection. Check out some of the teams that made the journey below:

New England had 5 alliance captains, 20 teams in the playoffs rounds, 6 teams that advanced through double-elimination brackets to final matches, and FOUR that made it all the way to Einstein (with two of the teams on the same alliance!). Great job to the following teams for representing NE on the biggest stage:

  • Archimedes Division Winner: FRC 8085, MOJO from Milford, CT

  • Archimedes Division Winner: FRC 6328, Mechanical Advantage from Littleton, MA

  • Curie Division Winner: FRC 6329, The Bucks' Wrath from Bucksport, ME

  • Daly Division Winner: FRC 125, NUTRONS from Revere, MA

And CONGRATULATIONS to World Finalists FRC 125, NUTRONS!

New England qualified 12 teams from Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont to compete in FIRST Tech Challenge POWER PLAY Championship. Two teams made it to the division finals and one team represented New England on Einstein. Great job to the following teams for representing NE on the biggest stage:

  • Jemison Division Winner: FTC 15534, VERTEX from Exeter, NH

  • Ochoa Division Winner: FTC 18438, Wolfpack Machina from Beverly, MA

And CONGRATULATIONS to World FTC Inspire Award Winners FTC 18438, Wolfpack Machina and to World Finalists and Promote Award 2nd Place team FTC 15534, VERTEX!

New England qualified 3 teams from Connecticut, Massachusetts and Maine to compete in the FIRST LEGO League Challenge SUPERPOWERED Championship, as well as 4 Explore teams from Connecticut and Massachusetts. You all made us proud!

Congratulations to ALL of the FIRST Championship Award winners from New England!


FIRST Championship Dean's List Winner: Ana-Lois D. from FRC 176, Aces High from Windsor Locks, CT

FIRST Championship World Finalists: FRC 125, NUTRONS from Revere, MA