wow robotics

The WOW Alliance consists of FIRST Robotics teams from West Virginia, Ohio and Western/Central Pennsylvania.  WOW is hosted by the PAST Foundation.

The first annual WOW District Championship was held in the Rike Center at Otterbein University on May 27th from 8am-5pm.

Event Results

Winning Alliance:  48, 1317, and 5413

Finalist Alliance:  291, 4145, 3193, 3511

Third Place Alliance: 4085, 4028, 3260, 1038

Fourth Place Alliance: 2632, 2010, 3010, 3193

Congratulations to all teams who competed in the inaugural WOW Championship!


About FIRST®

FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) was founded in 1989 by inventor Dean Kamen to inspire an appreciation of science and technology in young people. Based in Manchester, N.H., FIRST® designs accessible, innovative programs to build self-confidence, knowledge, and life skills while motivating young people to pursue opportunities in science, technology, and engineering. FIRST provides the FIRST Robotics Competition for high school students, FIRST® Tech Challenge for Grades 7-12, FIRST® LEGO® League for Grades 4-8, and FIRST® LEGO® League Jr. for Grades K-3.  For more information, visit

Event Organizers

The event was organized and coordinated by the WOW Robotics Alliance, made up of team mentors, business people and educators throughout West Virginia, Ohio, and Western/Central Pennsylvania.  WOW is a program of the PAST Foundation.

WOW Alliance District Championship

The teams competed this past season in regional events around the country.   Based on this season’s results teams qualified for an invitation to participate here today.   This is an unofficial event organized and run by volunteers.

Game Summary

FIRST® STEAMWORKSsm, the FIRST® Robotics Competition game, invites two adventurers’ clubs, in an era where steam power reigns, to prepare their airships for a long distance race. Each three-team alliance prepares in three ways:


  1. Build steam pressure. Robots collect fuel (balls) and score it in their boiler via high and low efficiency goals. Boilers turn fuel into steam pressure which is stored in the steam tank on their airship – but it takes more fuel in the low efficiency goal to build steam than the high efficiency goal.
  2. Start rotors. Robots deliver gears to pilots on their airship for installation. Once the gear train is complete, they turn the crank to start the rotor.
  3. Prepare for flight. Robots must latch on to their airship before launch (the end of the match) by ascending their ropes to signal that they’re ready for takeoff.
2017 STEAMWORKS Game Animation

Teams Participating:

Rank Team  Name Location Rank Team  Name Location
1 48 Delphi E.L.I.T.E. Warren, OH 21 1014 Bad Robots Dublin, OH
2 2252 The Mavericks Milan, OH 22 3260 SHARP Pittsburgh, PA
3 4028 The Beak Squad Cincinnati, OH 23 2641 P.C.C.R. Pittsburgh, PA
4 3201 Ross Rambotics Hamilton, OH 25 1317 Digital Fusion Columbus, OH
5 3492 Putnam Area Robotics Team Winfield, WV 26 2010 The Lightning Bots Warren, OH
6 4991 Horsepower Bridgeville, PA 28 4145 WorBots Columbus, OH
7 4027 Center County 4-H Robotics State College, PA 29 6460 Air Guardians Mansfield, OH
8 379 RoboCats Girard, OH 31 3504 Girls of Steel Pittsburgh, PA
10 5413 Stellar Robotics Mansfield. OH 32 1038 Lakota Robotics Liberty Township, OH
12 144 R.O.C.K. Robotics Mason, OH 35 2632 Steele Bots Amherst, OH
13 4085 Technical Difficulties Reynoldsburg, OH 37 3957 Redbank Robotics New Bethlehem, PA
16 291 CIA – Creativity in Action Erie, PA 39 3138 Innovators Robotics Dayton, OH
17 3511 Road Dogs New Stanton, PA 41 1708 AMP’D Robotics McKeesport, PA
18 3324 Metrobots Columbus, OH 42 2172 Street Legal Lakewood, OH
19 3010 The Red Plague Centerburg, OH 43 3193 Falco Tech Austintown, OH
20 2656 Quasics Monroeville, PA 44 4611 O-zone Robotics Lewis Center, OH

 WOW Alliance District Championship