Rookie Team
Rookie Year Team


FIRST Robotics World Championship

  • Curie Division Rookie All Star Award
  • #1 Safety Pit Recognition

Rookie All Star Award - celebrates the rookie team exemplifying a young but strong partnership effort, as well as implementing the mission of FIRST to inspire students to learn more about science and technology. It is the most prestigious award a Rookie Team can receive. One award was given to each of the four divisions at the Championship. We are one of the 4 best rookie teams in the world!

Autodesk Oregon Regional

  • Rookie All Star Award
  • Highest Rookie Seed - for outstanding robot performance. Celebrates the highest-seeded rookie team at the conclusion of the qualifying rounds.
  • Fourth place in Qualifying Rounds
  • Rookie of the Year Awards from Teams Phred 847 and TeraViks 3145
  • Oregon State University FIRST Scholarship to Quentin Luvaas
  • Dean's List Finalist to Quentin Luvaas
  • #1 Safety Pit Recognition - for a safe, clean and organized pit and crew work

The Rookie All Star Award gave us a berth at the FIRST FRC Championship in St. Louis, Missouri

Awards Autodesk Oregon Regional 2013

Shockwave Wins at 2013 Girls Generation

Read the article on Oregonlive by Luke Hammill from The Oregonian, The Hillsboro Argus Oregon Live News.

GG Thank you to our Girls' Generation Alliance, Team 2471 and Team 2811.

2013 Challenge - Ultimate Ascent

This year's challenge was released in January 2013 during the kickoff event!

ULTIMATE ASCENT is played by two competing alliances on a flat, 27 x 54 foot field. Each Alliance consists of three robots, and they compete to score as many discs into their goals as they can during a two (2)-minute and fifteen (15)-second match.

Game Documentation

Click to read Stats of the Season

Game Animation

2012-13 Mock Build Week - Ramp-o-rama

For the last week of the club season, our Head Mentor Jean gave the team a challenge: Ramp-o-rama


  • Go up a ramp and stay at a predefined marker position

The ramp:

  • 30 degree ramp
  • Ramp has 3 markers (black Duct tape)
  • Mechanical stop at the bottom of the ramp


  • The robot starts at the bottom of the ramp and then climbs to the top marker. It then stays for 3 seconds, goes to the middle marker and then finally goes to the bottom marker, for a final 3 seconds. At this point the teleoperated period begins.


  • When a position button is pressed by the driver, the robot moves to the corresponding marker. Example: When the "Top Marker" button is pressed, the robot will go to the top marker and stay there.

The Club designed their first Drive System inspired by Team 254.

Phantom - The Robot


Drive Train

  • 6 wheel drive
  • Dual cim per side with AndyMark Toughbox Mini
  • Custom welded aluminum chassis


  • 3 frisbee autonomous into high goal
  • 4 frisbee hopper with high speed loader
  • Can shoot 4 frisbees in under 3 seconds into high goal
  • Can shoot top of pyramid


  • 10 point buzzer beater climber

Other Links

Ultimate Ascent Logo

2013 Sponsors

This season was possible thanks to our wonderful sponsors, partners, and friends.

WillaKenzie Estate
Juan Young Trust
Resource One Inc
Hillsboro School District
Apex Industries
Norvac Electronics
Davis Tool
Valley Machine
Columbia Sportswear
Above All Accounting
Port Plastics Inc.
Christmas Mountain
Pizza Schmizza
Team 3210
Surplus Gizmos
Lee and Julie Steiner
Tenca Family