Events and Champions

Each year, champion and finalist alliances are crowned in the Monty Madness version of the FIRST Robotics Competition. Additional honors are awarded each year as well.

2014: Aerial Assist

Game

Aerial AssistAERIAL ASSIST involves a two minute and thirty second long match. In the first 20 seconds, the robot must act without a driver. Although an alliance may start a match with up to three balls, the pedestal will only light up when the last ball that started the match is scored, effectively reducing the number of balls in play per alliance to one. Points are scored by effectively putting a ball in a goal.

Champions

  • Team 11: MORT, Mount Olive High School, Flanders, NJ
  • Team 1796: Robotigers Queens Vocational & Tech High School, Long Island City, NY
  • Team 102: Gearheads. Somerville High School, Somerville, NJ
  • Team 4361: Roxbotix, Roxbury High School, Succasunna, NJ

Finalists

  • Team 484: RoboForce, Haverford High School, Haverford, PA
  • Team 1089: Team Mercury, Hightstown High School, Hightstown, NJ
  • Team 708Hardwired Fusion, Hatboro-Horsham HS, Horsham, PA
  • Team 4575: The Tin Mints, Girl Scouts of Eastern PA, Ridley, PA

2013: Ultimate Ascent

Game

ULTIMATE ASCENT is played by two competing alliances on a flat, 27 x 54 foot field. Each Alliance consists of three robots, and they compete to score as many discs into their goals as they can during a two-minute and fifteen-second match. The higher the goal in which the disc is scored, the more points the Alliance receives.

Champions

  • Team 1403: Cougar Robotics, Montgomery Township High School, Skillman, NJ
  • Team 2016: Mighty Monkey Wrenches, Ewing High School, Ewing, NJ
  • Team 293: SPIKE, Hopewell Valley Central High School, Pennington, NJ

Finalists

  • Team 2590: Nemesis, Robbinsville High School, Robbinsville, NJ
  • Team 1676: Pascack Pi-Oneers Pascack Valley Regional High School, Montvale, NJ
  • Team 1626: Falcon Robotics, St. Joseph High School, Metuchen, NJ

2012: Rebound Rumble

Game

Each alliance competes by trying to score as many of the basketballs in the hoops as possible during the 2-minute and 15-second match. Balls scored in higher hoops score Alliances more points. Alliances are awarded bonus points if they are balanced on bridges at the end of the match. In matches where opponent Alliances work together to balance on the white bridge, all participating teams earn additional valuable seeding points.

Champions

  • Team 1279: Cold Fusion, Immaculata High School, Somerville, NJ
  • Team 341: Miss Daisy, Wissahickon High School, Ambler, PA
  • Team 1811: F.R.E.S.H, East Side High School, Newark, NJ

Finalists

  • Team 2016: Mighty Monkey Wrenches, Ewing High School, Ewing, NJ
  • Team 224: The Tribe, Piscataway High School, Piscataway, NJ
  • Team 103: Cybersonics, Palisades High School, Kintnersville, PA

2011: Logo Motion

Game

LOGO MOTION is played by two competing alliances on a flat 27’ x 54’ foot field. Alliances compete to hang as many inflated plastic shapes on their grids as they can. The higher the teams hang their game pieces on their scoring grid, the more points their alliance receives. With six (6) 120-lb robots within the 27×54 arena at any one time, this game tests the workmanship of each robot, as well as the skill of the four-member drive team from each school.

Champions

  • Team 341: Miss Daisy, Wissahickon High School, Ambler, PA
  • Team 2016: Mighty Monkey Wrenches, Ewing High School, Ewing, NJ
  • Team 3142: Team Aperture, Newton High School, Newton, NJ

Finalists

  • Team 103: Cybersonics, Palisades High School, Kintnersville, PA
  • Team 1279: Cold Fusion, Immaculata High School, Somerville, NJ
  • Team 223: Xtreme Heat, Lakeland Regional High School, Wanaque, NJ

2010: Breakway

Game

Two alliances of three teams each compete on a 27′ x 54′ field with bumps attempting to earn points by collecting soccer balls in their goals. Additional bonus points are earned for each robotnot touching the field at the end of the match.

Champions

  • Team 25: Raider Robotix, North Brunswick High School, North Brunswick, NJ
  • Team 303: Panther Robotics, Bridgewater High School, Bridgewater, NJ
  • Team 369: High Voltage, William E. Grady Technical High School, Brooklyn, NY

Finalists

  • Team 75: RoboRaiders, Hillsborough High School, Hillsborough, NJ
  • Team 103: Cybersonics, Palisades High School, Kintnersville, PA
  • Team 341: Miss Daisy, Wissahickon High School, Ambler, PA

2009: Lunacy

Game

ROBOTS play Lunacy on a 27 by 54-foot rectangular field known as the CRATER. The CRATER is bordered by a set of guard rails and Alliance Station Walls. During the game matches, the ROBOTS are controlled from BASES located outside the ends of the CRATER. These rectangular zones consist of three team Player Stations that provide connectivity between the controls used by the ROBOT operators and the ARENA.

Champions

  • Team 1279: Cold Fusion, Immaculata High School, Somerville, NJ
  • Team 25: Raider Robotix, North Brunswick High School, North Brunswick, NJ
  • Team 1302: Revolution Robotics, Pope John Regional High School, Sparta, NJ

Finalists

  • Team 2753: Team Overdrive, Teen Technology, Bridgewater, NJ
  • Team 1923: MidKnight Inventors, West Windsor – Plainsboro High School, West Windsor/Plainsboro, NJ
  • Team 219: Team Impact, Warren Hills Regional High School, Washington, NJ

2008: Overdrive

Game

FIRST Overdrive is a game played on the track. Two Alliances, one red and one blue, composed of three teams each, compete in each match. The object of the game is to attain a higher score than your opponent by making counter-clockwise laps with your robot around the track while moving large trackballs over and/or under the overpass that bisects the track.

Champions

  • Team 103: Cybersonics, Palisades High School, Kintnersville, PA
  • Team 271: Mechanical Marauders, Bay Shore High School, Bay Shore, NY
  • Team 284: The Crew, Elk Lake & SCCTC, Dimock, PA

Finalists

  • Team 25: Raider Robotix, North Brunswick High School, North Brunswick, NJ
  • Team 136: Killer Kardinals, Plainfield High School, Plainfield, NJ
  • Team 522: The Robo Wizards, MKee Vocational Technical High School, Staten Island, NY

2007: Rack ‘n Roll

Game

Rack ‘N’ Roll is played with two alliances, red and blue, each consisting of three robots on each alliance. In the middle of the playing field there is a rack consisting of 24 spiders legs. The game is based on placing three different types of inner tubes (Keepers, Ringers, and Spoilers) on the spiders legs, making rows and columns of the two inner tubes and up.  At the end of the two minute period, alliances may score extra points by elevating the other robots 4″ or more off the ground in their home zones.

Champions

  • Team 1626: Falcon Robotics, St. Joseph High School, Metuchen, NJ
  • Team 2016: Mighty Monkey Wrenches, Ewing High School, Ewing, NJ
  • Team 1396: PYROBOTS, Tottenville High School, Staten Island, NY

Finalists*

  • Team 869: PowerCord, Middlesex High School, Middlesex, NJ
  • Team 1403: Cougar Robotics, Montgomery Township High School, Skillman, NJ
  • Team 2070: The Pirates, Ridgefield Memorial High School, Ridgefield, NJ
  • Team 1923: MidKnight Inventors, West Windsor – Plainsboro High School, West Windsor/Plainsboro, NJ
  • Team 103: Cybersonics, Palisades High School, Kintnersville, PA

*Note about the 2007 Finalists: Team 1923 was called into competition when Team 2070′s robot could not continue. Team 103 graciously lent their extra robot to Team 1923, and trained them to use it.

2006: Aim High

Game

During a 10 second autonomous mode, robots will be programmed to score into any of the three goals: one raised center goal marked by a green vision target and two corner goals at floor level. At the end of the autonomous period, the alliance with the most points will gain a 10 point bonus and will be placed on defense for round two. Rounds two, three, and four, which are each 40 seconds long, are human-controlled rounds. Between rounds two and three, the alliances will switch from offense to defense, or from defense to offense accordingly. At the start of round 4, any alliance can score into their corresponding goals. At the end of the match, an alliance can receive bonus points by placing its three robots on a platform below the center goal.

Champions

  • Team 25: Raider Robotix, North Brunswick High School, North Brunswick, NJ
  • Team 371: Cyber Warriors, Curtis High School, Staten Island, NY
  • Team 1089: Team Mercury, Hightstown High School, Hightstown, NJ

Finalists

  • Team 237: Sie-H20-Bots, Watertown High School, Watertown, CT
  • Team 271: Mechanical Marauders, Bay Shore High School, Bay Shore, NY
  • Team 1302: Revolution Robotics, Pope John Regional High School, Sparta, NJ

 

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