Houston, we have a Championship recap
After an amazing return to in-person gameplay as part of the FIRST FORWARD season, 40 FRC, FTC, and FLL teams represented New England at the FIRST Championship in Houston, Texas, April 20-23.

Check out who made the incredible trip, who was recognized with division awards, and who took their teams all the way to Einstein! Then watch the 2023 season teaser for FIRST ENERGIZE presented by Qualcomm: Innovation Can't Wait.
Upcoming events:

Congratulations to this season's Inspire Award Winners:

  • Connecticut: FTC16008, Armored Artemises from Glastonbury, CT
  • Massachusetts: FTC18438, Wolfpack Machina from Beverly, MA
  • New Hampshire: FTC16169, Banana Box from Windham, NH
  • Rhode Island: FTC5741, CVU Robohawks from Hinesburg, VT
  • Vermont: FTC13181, Free WiFi from Waverly, RI

Upcoming events:

Congratulations to this season's Cultural Award Winners:

  • Chairman's Award:
  • FRC6328, Mechanical Advantage from Littleton, MA
  • FRC5422, Stormgears from Westford, MA
  • FRC3654, TechTigers from Middletown, CT
  • Dean's List Finalists:
  • Veronica C. FRC5422, Stormgears from Westford, MA
  • Olivia D. FRC166, Chop Shop from Merrimack, NH
  • Valerie G. FRC7407, the Wired Boars from Wallingford, CT
  • David M. FRC178, the 2nd Law Enforcers from Farmington, CT
  • Engineering Inspiration:
  • FRC78, AIR STRIKE from Newport, RI
  • FRC2370, IBOTS from Rutland, VT
  • Rookie All-Star:
  • FRC8709, Pathfinder Tech from Palmer, MA

And congratulations to our New England District Woodie Flowers Finalist Michele Hall from FRC178, and Volunteer of the Year Sam Spain from FRC3182!
FRC Off-Seasons
If you haven't had enough of RAPID REACT yet, there are two competitions coming up in the next month:

Additional off-season competitions are planned for the fall! Keep an eye on our calendar for more information about events all over New England.
Volunteers make FIRST in New England possible! THANK YOU so much to every volunteer that helped behind the scenes or on the field this season. We could not succeed without you! Keep an eye out for an invitation to a Volunteer Appreciation event planned for this summer as one way for us to thank you in person.

Consider volunteering at off-season events to gain more experience for the upcoming season! If you have questions about becoming a Key Volunteer in the future, reach out to our Senior Volunteer Coordinators to learn more about paths to leadership roles.
Justin Holmes
Southern New Hampshire University

Justin is an alum of FRC1073, The Force Team from Hollis, NH, and a sophomore studying data science at SNHU. As a student, Justin was part of the NE FIRST Student Social Media Team, contributing to exciting content during the 2019 DEEP SPACE season. This year, Justin attended one RAPID REACT competition every weekend, running our new webcast system to livestream matches for anyone watching from home! But that's not all: he used video footage collected throughout his events to make amazing recaps, recording right up through semi-finals and editing with a lightning fast turnaround to hype up the start of final matches. Watch them all on our YouTube channel! He is responsible for most of our photos from the FIRST Championship this year, featured in our blog. Thanks Justin!
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  • FIRST Lego League (FLL) PreK-8
  • FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) 7-12
  • FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) 9-12

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