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Posted on February 27, 2016

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FIRST Robotics Greater Pittsburgh Regional Award Winners

Unofficial results*

Team Award: #144, The R.O.C.K., Cincinnati, Ohio

Creativity Award: #4991, Horsepower, Bridgeville, Pa.

Entrepreneurship Award: #3504, Girls of Steel, Pittsburgh, Pa.

Rookie Inspiration Award: #6054, Dukes, Alliance, Ohio

Quality Award: #4050, Biohazard, Chambersburg, Pa.

Gracious Professionalism® Award: #2614, MARS, Morgantown, W.Va.

Industrial Design Award: #48, Delphi E.L.I.T.E., Warren, Ohio

Judges Award: #128, The Botcats, Grandview Heights, Ohio

Industrial Safety Award: #337, Hard Working Hard Hats, Logan, W.Va.

Innovation in Control Award: #2053, TigerTronics, Endicott, N.Y.

Excellence in Engineering Award: #1023, Bedford Express, Temperance, Mich.

Highest Rookie Seed Award: #5811, The Bonds, Dayton, Ohio

Finalists: #1023, Bedford Express, Temperance, Mich.; #3015, Ranger Robotics, Spencerport, N.Y.; #4050, Biohazard, Chambersburg, Pa.

Winners: #1126, SPARX, Webster, N.Y.; #5406, Celt-X, Hamilton, Ontario; #1559, Devil-Tech, Victor, N.Y.

Rookie All-Star Award: #5811, The Bonds, Dayton, Ohio

Engineering Inspiration Award: #3260, SHARP, Pittsburgh, Pa.

FIRST Dean’s List Finalist Award: Nicole Baldy, from #4150, FRobotics, Murrysville, Pa., and Avery Goldinger, from 1708, AMP’D Robotics, McKeesport, Pa.

Chairman’s Award: #3015, Ranger Robotics, Spencerport, N.Y.

*For official results, visit the Pittsburgh FIRST website

About the FIRST Robotics Greater Pittsburgh Regional at Cal U

Robots battle like knights of old when the Greater Pittsburgh Regional FIRST® Robotics Competition returns to the Cal U Convocation Center March 10-12. 

More than 1,000 students representing 52 “kingdoms” send their robotic champions on a quest to win the 2016 FIRST Stronghold challenge.

Working in teams of 10 or more, students in grades 9-12 have used their skills in science, engineering, technology and math to create custom-built robots that can complete multiple tasks.

In the Convocation Center arena, these teams will form alliances and send their robots on a quest to penetrate their opponents’ fortifications, fling “boulders” to weaken their defenses, and capture their castle towers.

See the FIRST Stronghold video

Watch the FIRST Robotics Competition

Enjoy the excitement and pageantry of the Greater Pittsburgh Regional FIRST Robotics competition at California University of Pennsylvania. The community is invited to attend this family-friendly event.

  • March 10: Robot inspections and practice
  • March 11: Qualifying matches
  • March 12: Eliminations and finals

See the complete schedule

All events are held in the Cal U Convocation Center. Admission is free. Spectators may park in the Vulcan Garage, off Third Street near the campus entrance.

Campus map and directions

Regional competitors

Participants in the Greater Pittsburgh Regional FIRST Robotics competition come from schools and community organizations in:

  • Pennsylvania
  • Ohio
  • New York
  • West Virginia
  • Michigan
  • Ontario, Canada

See the participating teams

Each FIRST Robotics team received an identical “kit of parts” to use in building its robot. Working with adult mentors — typically engineers or previous FIRST competitors — the students had six weeks to design, build, program and test their robots before the regional tournament.

Students also develop marketing campaigns and create mascots and promotional materials to support their team and create excitement at the competition site. Look for “lords” and “ladies” among the fans in the arena!

Cal U scholarship for FIRST Robotics 

California University of Pennsylvania is making a scholarship available to a FIRST Robotics competitor.

Cal U will offer a renewable, merit-based FIRST Scholarship of $5,000 to one (1) high school senior who has participated in FIRST Robotics during his/her high school career and is admitted to Cal U. The recipient may enroll in any major at Cal U.

The scholarship is renewable up to a total of $20,000 over four years. See scholarship eligibility and application information

More information

For information about the FIRST Robotics Competition at the Cal U Convocation Center, contact Becky McMillen, executive director of Conference Services, 724-938-4625 or