Most Valuable players 2010/2011 season


2013 Open House for prospective new members

posted May 30, 2013, 5:28 PM by WreckerRobotics .

Any Staples student interested in participating in Wrecker Robotics next year is encouraged to attend our Open House on Friday May 31.  Wrecker Robotics HQ is located at 13 Eno Lane Westport CT.  Open house is from 4-6pm.
Come and see our robotics laboratory and robot.  

Wreckers Robotics - Library Learning Event

posted Mar 30, 2013, 11:31 AM by WreckerRobotics .

Teen Maker Space Special: Demonstration from the Staples Robotics Team
Saturday June 22 2013 2-3pm

  See a demonstration from the Wreckers Robotics team and hear them speak about the process of building a robot. 

The Wrecker Robotics team from Westport’s Staples High School took top honors in the Connecticut FIRST Tech Challenge. The team also won the Inspire Award, the highest in the competition, as well as the Rockwell Collins Innovate Award. It now moves on to the world championships in St. Louis in April. Pictured (l-r) are Will Moeller, 16, Troy Fantini 17, co-captain, Alec Solder, 16, co-captain, Ian Blanchard, 15, Max Liben, 16, and Eric Pan, 16. All are juniors except Ian who is a sophomore.The Wrecker Robotics team won the world championship in 2011

Wrecker Robotics Is Headed to Worlds!!!

posted Feb 17, 2013, 5:47 PM by WreckerRobotics .   [ updated Feb 18, 2013, 7:04 AM ]

On Feb 16 Wrecker Robotics won the CT State Championship and earned the right to compete in St. Louis in the FIRST World Championship.  The team's goal is to be the first team to win multiple World titles!  Go Wreckers!

Wrecker Robotics competes in NY event

posted Feb 3, 2013, 8:57 AM by WreckerRobotics .   [ updated Feb 3, 2013, 9:37 AM ]

On January 27 Wrecker Robotics competed in the NY Hudson Valley regional state championship event at Pace University in Westchester NY.

This was our second event of the weekend and we came into the event well prepared for a big day.  The event was very well attended.  36 teams from NY attended and competition was very good.  Only two teams from outside NY participated: Wrecker Robotics and a team from Rhode Island.

The Wreckers won their first 2 of 5 events and were riding high.  Technical difficulties arose and we dropped the next two events.  Even with not finishing in the top 4 teams and making the final round, we were able to get selected by the second place alliance team and participated in the finals as a selected alliance partner.  

While we did not win this event nor qualify for the World Championship, the team continued to learn and finished the weekend on a high note with big plans for improving their robot.    

Wrecker Robotics wins first Inspire Award!

posted Feb 3, 2013, 8:49 AM by WreckerRobotics .   [ updated Feb 3, 2013, 9:41 AM ]

Wrecker Robotics won their very first Inspire Award on January 26 at the North Andover MA state qualifier event.  This award was completely unexpected for the team.  We worked really hard all season on our log book and Will Moeller put together a great video submission for the event.  Apparently the judges felt the combination of the team's synergy, robot, log book, service...   All made for team 577 to be the winners of the highest award of the day!   

In addition to the Inspire Award,  we finished the day part of the winning alliance and won the right to compete in the MA state championship in March! 

Wrecker Robotics helps FIRST and Yale with new alliance.

posted Jan 22, 2012, 9:09 AM by WreckerRobotics .   [ updated Jan 22, 2012, 9:11 AM ]

Wrecker Robotics participated in the showcase of a new National Strategic alliance between FIRST and the Yale Science & Engineering Association (YSEA).

Being a CT team, Wrecker Robotics is proud to be able to participate in local FIRST events and help to form strong ties to the Yale Engineering school.

See "Team News" for more pictures

Wrecker Robotics Wins World Championship!!

posted May 1, 2011, 7:21 PM by WreckerRobotics .   [ updated May 1, 2011, 7:32 PM ]

On April 30 2011 Wrecker Robotics won the FIRST 2011 World Championship in the FTC division with their robot: ARMageddon!  This was the first time a team from Connecticut won the first place prize!  It was truly a Day Of Wreckoning!

Story in Westport News

posted Apr 1, 2011, 9:25 PM by WreckerRobotics .

WreckerRobotics was just featured in a story by the Westport News.  Check it out:

Wreckers team #577 Wins ticket to Worlds

posted Nov 18, 2009, 7:16 PM by WreckerRobotics .   [ updated Mar 21, 2011, 8:57 PM ]

Wreckers are going to the FTC World Championship in St. Louis April 27 2011

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