The Rocky Balboabots have been a part of FIRST Robotics for three years. Our team has been invited to the World Championship for all three years of our team’s operation. We qualified by the Rookie All Star Award (2015), being a Finalist (2016), and the Engineering Inspiration Award (2017).



  • Engineering Inspiration AwardSponsored by NASA
  • Celebrates outstanding success in advancing respect and appreciation for engineering within a team’s school and community. The winner of this award will have their Championship Registration fee sponsored by NASA, being fully paid by NASA.


  • Team Spirit AwardSponsored by FCA Foundation

Celebrates extraordinary enthusiasm and spirit through exceptional partnership and teamwork furthering the objectives of FIRST



  • FIRST Dean’s List Award-Alexis Danekas 

Celebrates outstanding student leaders whose passion for and effectiveness at attaining FIRST Ideals is exemplary



  • Quality AwardSponsored by Motorola Solutions Foundation  

Celebrates machine robustness in concept and fabrication We earned this award at the World Championship.



  • Excellence In Engineering AwardSponsored by Delphi

Celebrates an elegant and advantageous machine feature.


  • Gracious Professionalism AwardSponsored by Johnson and Johnson

Celebrates outstanding demonstration of FIRST Core Values such as continuous Gracious Professionalism working together both on and off the playing field.



  • Highest Rookie Seed 

Celebrates the highest-seeded rookie team at the conclusion of the qualifying rounds.



  • Rookie All Star AwardSponsored by National Instruments

Celebrates a 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.