Rocky Balboabots making International Allies

While competing at the FRC Houston World Championship, the team had the opportunity to make some new friends from all over the world. Pictured are teams from China, Switzerland, Turkey, and Israel.


Team 6414 Voyager
Will and Chandler pictured above with Team 6414 Voyager from Shenzhen, Guangdong, China.
Team 1574 MisCar
Chandler and Roberto pictured above with Team 1574 MisCar from Misgav, HaZafon, Israel.
Team 6431 NaktaParantez
Ramsey, Joey, Austin, Drew, Roberto, Carmen, Taylor, Chandler, and Haley pictured above with Team 6431 NaktaParantez from Istanbul, Turkey.
Team 6417 Fidolins
Taylor, Chandler, Roberto, and Austin are pictured above with Team 6417 Fridolins from Glarus, Switzerland.


Rocky Balboabots Team 5437 Visits NASA

The Team visited NASA – Johnson Space center in Houston. NASA is a major sponsor of our team this year. We are so thankful to FIRST. FIRST is the vehicle that has allowed every kid (and Mentor) to visit NASA. We had an awesome time and are very thankful for this opportunity and partnership.


TIME Magazine

Our team has been asked by Senior Writer Sean Gregory from TIME Magazine to have a story written about us.  He spoke with four members of the team Joie Bogart, Alexis Danekas, Roberto Montoya, Will Tanner and our mentor Coach Robert Dean.

FLL Start Up

Team 5437 sought out to inspire the minds of the younger generation by starting a FLL team. The team presented the idea to the school board with the help of interested mentors, and soon 2 FLL teams were approved. Team 5437 members have dedicated their time to mentor the rookie FLL Teams.

Our Start

Team 5437 started in the off season game of 2014 as a result of a challenge from Rockline Industries at our local Chamber of Commerce Banquet.  The $5,000  initially pledged by Rockline was matched by First Western and the team was formed.  Rockline also provided a build area and an engineering mentor. The team originally began with 7 members.