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FIRST Tech Challenge - West & Panhandle Texas

About the FIRST Tech Challenge

  • FIRST Tech Challenge
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The FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) is a mid-level robotics competition targeted toward students in grades 7-12 (aged 12-18).

FTC is designed for those who want to compete head to head using a sports model. Teams of up to 10 students are responsible for designing, building, and programming their robots to compete in an alliance format against other teams. The robot kit is reusable from year to year and is programmed using a variety of languages. Teams — including coaches, mentors, and volunteers — are required to develop a strategy and build robots based on sound engineering principles. Awards are given for the competition, as well as for community outreach, design, and other real-world accomplishments.

Students Get To:

  • Design, build, and program robots
  • Apply real-world math and science concepts
  • Develop problem-solving, organizational, and team-building skills
  • Compete and cooperate in alliances and tournaments
  • Earn a place in the World Championship
  • Qualify for nearly $9.7 million in college scholarships

FTC Robotics Team, The Cantina Crew (team11004) would like to share with you "What Makes FTC Work?"


Volunteers Needed! Find out how you can help.

Click here to watch the 2020-2021 FTC challenge- Ultimate Goal.


2021-2022 Challenge 

 Game and Season Info


2021-2022 FTC Events

North League - Amarillo

TX W&P North League Meet #1

Boys & Girls Club of Vernon
2015 Yamparika Street
Vernon, TX, USA


TX W&P North League Meet #2

Sunray High School Gym
900 Ave Q
Sunray, TX, USA


TX W&P North League Meet #3

AmTech Robotics Coliseum
3601 Plains Blvd
Amarillo, TX, USA


Central League - Lubbock

TX W&P Central League Meet #1

Denver City High School
601 Mustang Dr
Denver City, TX, USA


TX W&P Central League Meet #2

Lubbock-Cooper Middle School
16310 TX-493 Loop
Lubbock, TX, USA


TX W&P Central League Meet #3

Knox City-O'Brien High School
400 N E 4th St
Knox City, TX, ​USA


South League - Midland

TX W&P South League Meet #1

UTPB Engineering - CEED Building
North, 1310 FM1788
Midland, TX, USA


TX W&P South League Meet #2

Trinity School of Midland
3500 W Wadley Ave
Midland, TX, USA


TX W&P South League Meet #3

Midland Christian School
2001 Culver Dr
Midland, TX, USA



Ready to join FIRST Tech Challenge, but funding holding you back?


Supporting FTC

Private, corporate, and industry support is encouraged to advance this activity across the western half of the State of Texas. For information on supporting the FIRST Tech Challenge, contact De;Lila Holder delila.holder@ttu.edu

Virtual Showcase



 Please join us for the FIRST in Texas Virtual Showcase Celebration presented by Phillips 66. Help us celebrate our FIRST Tech Challenge teams.



For more information on the Texas West & Panhandle FTC events, contact:

FTC Program Delivery Partner: Dr. Agili Boker

FIRST Senior Mentor: Garrett Smith

Central - Lubbock League Coordinator: Sam Black

North - Amarillo League Coordinator: Larry Garcia

South - Midland League Coordinator: Alan Pitkin

2020-2021 Program Sponsor


Special Thanks To

SM energy

special thanks


FTC Summer Robotics Sponsor CH Foundation