Students from around Oklahoma will be competing in the 10th annual First Tech Challenge Robotics state championship on February 23 at Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford. The public is invited to view competition matches from 9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. in the Wellness Center on the SWOSU campus.

Students from around Oklahoma will be competing in the 10th annual First Tech Challenge Robotics state championship on February 23 at Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford. The public is invited to view competition matches from 9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. in the Wellness Center on the SWOSU campus.

SWOSU Hosting Robotics State Championship on February 23

Over 400 students from 40 Oklahoma schools will participate in the 10th annual First Tech Challenge Robotics statewide championship on Saturday, February 23, at Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford.

This year’s game, Rover Ruckus presented by Qualcomm, is a simulated moon-mining mission in honor of NASA’s 50th anniversary of the Apollo moon landing. 

The middle and high school teams of students have built a robot to detach from a “moon” lander to mine precious metals from the surface of the moon and load them into the lander.  The teams will be competing for a chance to represent Oklahoma at the world competition. 

The public is invited to view competition matches from 9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. in the Wellness Center on the SWOSU campus.

“This is exciting to see the unique and innovative designs of over 400 students,” said Madeline Baugher of SWOSU. “We invite area residents to come enjoy this fun-filled activity.”

Participating teams include:

Name

City

Y Not Robots

Ada

Ada CouGears

Ada

Crossings-Beta

Bethany

The Bazinga Project

Broken Arrow

The Midnight Ostrich Runners

Broken Arrow

Project Agnizab

Broken Arrow

BB Robotics

Broken Bow

Caddo Bruins

Caddo

RoboKnights

Cashion

Staticats

Checotah

Chouteau Wyldcats

Chouteau

R2D2

Claremore

Merritt Robotics

Elk City

System Overload

Frederick

Cybernetics

Frederick

Davy Jones Locker

Locust Grove

Hornet Heroes

Macomb

Radical Robotics

Mustang

Monsters of Mechanics

Mustang

Black Box

Newcastle

Team Medusa

Newcastle

Lab Rats

Newcastle

Prototypes

Newcastle

BearBotics

Noble

WarriorBots

Okarche

Lightsabers

Oklahoma City

Makin' Stuff Move

Oklahoma City

Rockettes

Oklahoma City

CADfish

Oklahoma City

Senoritas of Awesomeness

Oklahoma City

Revolutionary Robots

Oklahoma City

Irish Steel

Oklahoma City

Pixel

Owasso

Iron Giants

Shawnee

Atomic Gears

Shawnee

RoboComets

Tulsa

The Rocket Scientists

Tulsa

Project Peacock

Tulsa

Mouse Spit

Tulsa

Leviathan Robotics

Tulsa