02/18/19 — Final advancement invitations have been sent by FIRST in Texas.

Rio Grande Valley Championship

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Invited Teams to Represent the Rio Grande Valley in New Braunfels

11009 – Inspire Award – McAllen
12392 – Winning Alliance Captain – McAllen
12447 – Inspire Award – 2nd Place – Mission
11158 – Winning Alliance 1st Pick – Harlingen
15644 – Winning Alliance 2nd Pick – Mission
13436 – Think Award – McAllen
12397 – Finalist Alliance Captain – Sharyland
13108 – Connect Award – Harlingen
12453 – Finalist 1st Pick – Mission
13512 – Collins Aerospace Innovate Award – Mission
12401 – Finalist Alliance 2nd Pick – Mission
14677 – Motivate Award – Harlingen
13580 – Robot Performance – Sharyland
13523 – Think Award 2nd Place – Mission
12710 – Divison Finalist – McAllen
13107 – Connect Award 2nd Place – Vanguard Academy
12713 – Winning Division – McAllen

Please expect an invitation from FIRST in Texas. If you are unable to attend, please notify us immediately to allow for the next in line team to advance.

Thank you for being part of the FIRST family in the Rio Grande Valley and for having some of the hardest fun you would ever have!

Invited Teams to RGV Championship

12447 – Mission
11159 – Harlingen
12449 – Mission
14680 – Harlingen
11009 – McAllen
14677 – Harlingen
12710 – McAllen
12691 – Harlingen
14679 – Harlingen
12401 – Mission
12779 – La Joya
13521 – Mission
12450 – Mission
13522 – Mission
12453 – Mission
12393 – Sharyland
15187 – McAllen
12397 – Sharyland
13107 – Vanguard Academy
11158 – Harlingen
13719 – La Joya
15655 – Donna
12394 – Sharyland

15181 – Community
13523 – Mission
13519 – Mission
13588 – Sharyland
13109 – Vanguard Academy
12697 – Mission
11000 – McAllen
15649 – Donna
15683 – Brownsville
12448 – Mission
13108 – Harlingen
13516 – Mission
15644 – Mission
12713 – McAllen
12392- McAllen
15515 – La Joya
10994 – Pharr
13436 – McAllen
13580 – Sharyland
12318 – Pharr
12375 – McAllen

Virtual Wild Card

The next four highest ranked teams across all four leagues at their league championships that had not already been advanced.

13514 – Mission
13512 – Mission
15251 – Mission
12451 – Mission

All invitations have been made. 48 team, dual division formatted event.
There is a $150.00 fee per team for for this advancement play.

Event Schedule

Feb 15, 2019
Setup / Robot Inspection / Judging Schedule

Feb 16, 2019
7:30 – Pits Open
8:30 – Opening Ceremonies (Public)
9:30 – Drivers Meeting
10:00 – Qualifying Matches Begin
11:30 – Lunch (full stop 90 mins)
1:15 – Qualifying Matches Continue
4:15 – Alliance Selection
4:30 – Semi-Finals / Finals
6:15 – Award Ceremonies

Event Location

Royal Technologies
1200 Trinity
Mission, Texas 78572

What is FIRST Tech Challenge?

Invited Guests

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Don Bossi

FIRST

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Julian Alvarez

Texas Workforce Commission

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Mario Lozoya

GBIC

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Dr Ambrosio Hernandez

Mayor of Pharr

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Trung Nguyen

Royal Technologies

Dr. Narciso Garcia

Dr Narciso Garcia

Vanguard Academy

Dr. Jose A. Gonzalez is superintendent of McAllen ISD.

Dr Jose Gonzalez

McAllen ISD

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Dr. Armando O’Caña

Mayor of Mission

Proud Partners

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Special Events

Woman Are FIRST

A special event dedicated to our woman involved in FIRST programs. #FIRSTlikeAGirl

Meet Your Event Officials

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Jason Arms

Event Director

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Dr Miguel Gonzalez

Judge Advisor

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David Ruiz

Head Referee

Special Presentations by

We are excited to have both the Hidalgo County Sheriffs Office and the Law Enforcement Emergency Regional Response Team (LEERRT) joining us at our event and we will have a special robot presentation for attendees.

Team Division | Schedules for Feb 15 - 16

Facilities Public Map - Team Arrival

Parking in designated areas only!

Buses may park in designated areas only. Privately owned vehicles may park along Commerce Dr. as necessary.

Special Appreciation

Sylvan Learning Center of the Rio Grande Valley will have their representatives onsite and working with us to make the final “Rover Ruckus” event for the Rio Grande Valley a success. Make sure you tell their staff thank you for coming out and offering their time to support our STEM program! Together, We are FIRST!

Students of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers student organization at the University of Texas – Rio Grande Valley continue to be a partner in ensuring the expectations and standards of FIRST robotics is met by volunteering countless hours in various roles, but most notably in judging and refereeing. We appreciate partners such as IEEE. Together, We are FIRST!