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GRAB A FRONT-ROW SEAT TO THE ACTION, watch our SFCA WolfBotics Team compete LIVE at the FIRST World Championship in Houston.  We are team 5145 in the Galileo Subdivision, see below for the link and scheduled match times.

Click here to stream live: https://www.firstchampionship.org/watch-live

Scheduled (tentative) Match Times:

  • Thursday, April 19 at 10:19am EST
  • Thursday, April 19 at 11:36am EST
  • Thursday, April 19 at 12:18pm EST
  • Thursday, April 19 at 4:15pm EST
  • Friday, April 20 at 9:14am EST
  • Friday, April 20 at 10:10am EST
  • Friday, April 20 at 10:52am EST
  • Friday, April 20 at 2:49pm EST
  • Friday, April 20 at 3:45pm EST
  • Friday, April 20 at 5:02pm EST
  • Friday, April 20 at 6:12pm EST

Match Schedules (PreLim):  https://www.firstinspires.org/resource-library/frc/cmp-prelim-match-schedules

Houston Championship Home:   https://www.firstchampionship.org/houston-home


Wednesday, April 18
Load In Begins (no more than 5 team reps)          12:00 PM (Noon)
Pits Open                                                                     4:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Driver’s Meeting on Galileo                                      5:00 PM

Thursday, April 19
Pits Open                                                                     7:00 AM to 5:30 PM
Welcome Party                                                            6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Friday, April 20
Pits Open                                                                     7:00 AM to 6:00 PM
(8PM – 12AM = PROM for those missing theirs)

Saturday, April 21
Pits Open                                                                    6:45 AM to 3:00 PM
Awards and Alliance Selection                                 7:30 AM to 8:30 AM
Sub-Division Playoffs                                                 9:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Einstein Round Robin Tournament                         2:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Einstein Final Matches and Closing Ceremony      6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Saint Francis Catholic Academy Robotics Team Advances to World Championship

As Finalists of the FIRST Robotics Regional Competition in Orlando last week, SFCA WolfBotics team is headed to the FIRST World Championship in Houston this April. The only school in the Greater Gainesville area, and in all of the St. Augustine Diocese, to have earned a spot at the World Championship twice, the team is now in final preparations to compete in a venue of around 26 different countries.

WolfBotics is in its fifth year as part of the FIRST organization, competing in the high school division with a large-scale, fully-functioning robot. The largest, and most established robotics league for over 25 years, FIRST is an international non-profit youth organization with the mission to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders. FIRST’s philosophies align very closely to our Catholic values, espousing diversity and inclusion, while competing with the ethos of “Gracious Professionalism” (a way of doing things that encourages high-quality work, emphasizes the value of others, and respects individuals and the community) and “Coopertition” (competing always, but assisting and enabling others when you can).

Under strict rules, limited resources, and an intense six-week time limit, 83,000+ students world-wide are challenged to design a team “brand,” hone teamwork skills, raise funds, and build and program industrial-size robots to play a difficult field game against like-minded competitors. It’s as close to real-world engineering and true application of STEM as a student can get. Volunteer professional mentors lend their time and talents to guide each team. It is the ultimate Sport for the Mind. High-school student participants call it “the hardest fun you’ll ever have.”

For more information, contact Stephenie Brockish at sbrockish@sfcawolves.org.

Please consider financially supporting the team’s trip
to the FIRST World Championship.