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.
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!
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 www.firstinspires.org.
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.
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:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
|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