A record number of Kansas City teams travelled to St. Louis to compete in the FIRST Worlds Championship April 27 - 30th. Four teams of the fourteen FIRST Robotics Competition teams made it to the final rounds in their field. One team, Lee's Summit West High School, made it to the Einstein field - the field hosting the top 8 alliances out of all 600 teams. Also, our winner of the Kansas City FIRST LEGO League Championship, Evolve, competed in St. Louis as well as 3 FIRST LEGO League Junior teams.
The field of 600 FRC teams from around the world included 14 from the Kansas City region. The competition begins with eight fields of 75 teams each. After a day of qualification rounds, the top eight teams select their alliances from the remaining teams in their division. The Lincoln College Prep Tigerbytes were selected by the top-ranked team and their alliance landed in the finalist (second place) slot on the Carver Field.
The winning alliances from each of the eight divisions moved on to the Einstein field to compete for the world championship title. This elite group included Team Titanium from Lee’s Summit West High School, which won the Archimedes division to advance to the final eight.
SWAT from Smithville High School and Team Driven from Lee’s Summit High School also reached the final rounds in their divisions.
Congratulations to all of our FIRST teams for a fantastic season of STEM in action!