FIRST Robotics Competition teams compete in an alliance of three robots against another alliance to play the game challenge. Each year’s theme is released the first Saturday in January. Find out more about this year’s challenge.
Budget and Funding
Team budgets vary widely depending on team size and goals. Operating a team requires teams raise funds for registration, transportation, and robot parts. ORTOP and FIRST Washington work year round with sponsors to keep these costs as low as possible. Find out more about the expected costs and fundraising opportunities.
Registration is a two step process. All FIRST teams must be nationally registered before registering to participate in District events. Find out more about the registration process.
Tournaments are where teams get to show off what they’ve done and be recognized for all their hard work. They are also FUN!
Oregon is a part of the PNW District. FIRST Washington executes nine district tournaments, with three of them usually played in Oregon.
Visit the Tournament page see the calendar of tournaments and learn more about the tournament registration process.
ORTOP supports workshops for Coaches, Mentors, and team members every summer. Materials from previous workshops are available for download as well. Learn more about our workshops, download workshop materials, or register to attend.
Newsfeed (Blogs and emails)
Throughout the season, ORTOP Staff and our partners at FIRST will communicate important information to teams. Find the latest information and an archive of previous posts here.