Congratulations Florida FIRST Tech Challenge Teams!

img_20170225_111424932The 2017 Florida FIRST Tech Challenge Velocity Vortex State Championship was held at Western High School Feb 25, with 29 of the top ranked teams in the state competing for awards and a spot at the South Super Regional competition in Athens, GA on March 24 & 25.


Broward School Superintendent Robert W. Runcie

With opening words by Broward County Schools Superintendent, Robert Runcie, Broward County School Board member Laura Rich Levinson and Western High School Principal,  Jimmy Arrojo kicking things off, teams played energetic high scoring matches throughout the day.  With game announcing by FIRST Alumni Andrew Rudolph and Barry Bohnsack, there was also plenty of singing and dancing, and a great retrospective look at our amazing FIRST Tech Challenge program in Florida (see video above).


Broward County Schools in full and enthusiastic support of FIRST Tech Challenge State Championship

Congratulations to the thirteen teams advancing to the South Super Regional event in Athens, Georgia!

See full event photos on our FIRST in Florida FTC State Championship Flickr Album.

2845 – Team Duct Tape
3846 – Maelstrom
3888 – Greased Lightning
4717 – Mechromancers
5937 – Renaissance Robotics
6433 – Neutrinos
7203 – KNO3
7477 – Super 7
7826 – Mini-Moose
8908 – Robo Mojo
9110 – WiredCats Omega
9779 – PIEaters
10345 – Royal Blue

Go Teams!


About JT Yoerger

FIRST® in Florida Website Administrator/CPS and Sr. Manager, Events and Marketing for for FIRST® LEGO® League and FIRST® LEGO® League Jr. in Central Florida -- Email:
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