Two FSR sponsored teams win highest awards

Our two FTC teams are heading to state championship events

At two different FTC (FIRST Tech Challenge) qualifying competitions, MOE 365 and Rhyme Know Reason 8528 both earned the Inspire Award, the highest award given to an FTC team. This award is based on overall quality and accomplishments.

On November 21 in Marlton, NJ, MOE was also a member of the winning alliance in the field competition. The following week, on December 5 in Ambler, PA, Rhyme Know Reason was a member of the finalist alliance in the field competition. Inspire Award winners receive an automatic invitation to the next level of competition, in this case to the State Championships in New Jersey and Pennsylvania in February.

You can see both teams compete in the Diamond State Championship in Dover, DE, on February 6, 2016.

We are proud of the team members and their mentors and invite you to come out and cheer for them… all FTC competitions are free and open to the public.

What is an Inspire Award?

This judged award is given to the team that truly embodied the ‘challenge’ of the FTC program. The team that receives this award is a strong ambassador for FIRST programs and a role model FTC team. This team is a top contender for many other judged awards and is a gracious competitor. The Inspire Award Winner is an inspiration to other teams, acting with Gracious Professionalism™ both on and off the playing field. This team is able to communicate their experiences, enthusiasm and knowledge to other teams, sponsors, their community, and the Judges. Working as a unit, this team will have demonstrated success in accomplishing the task of designing and building a robot. (Taken from