Montana State University

Montana FIRST

Contact & Location:
Allison Banfield
629 Cobleigh Hall
Montana State University
Bozeman, MT

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 173780
Montana State University
Bozeman, MT

Tel: (406) 994-7915
Fax: (406) 994-5958

Montana FIRST

Teams in Billings Prepare

Click here to read the Billings Gazette article. (in a new window)

FIRST Tournaments 2015

FIRST Tech Challenge


Jan. 30, 2015

2015 Cascade Effect!

FIRST LEGO League Challenge

January 31, 2015

2015 World Class Learning Unleashed

Verizon provides grant for 2015 FIRST robotics tournaments

The FIRST Robotics competition held at Montana State University will receive a grant from the Verizon Foundation for the 2015 competition. Click here for details (PDF will open in a new window).

You need Acrobat Reader to view a PDF file. Adobe Acrobat Reader Click here to download the newest version.

College Office

Tournament Results

Friday, January 31, 2014 - FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC)

Congratulations to all of the teams who competed. The following teams were recognized for specific accomplishments. Click on the name of each award to learn more about the award criteria (in a new window).

Award Team # Team Name Hometown
Rockwell Collins Innovate Award #5883 Maverick Heavy Lifters Seattle, WA
PTC Design Award #4133 Fusion Helena, MT
Connect Award #5720 Axolotl Helena, MT
Motivate Award #5646 Gunther Lewistown, MT
Think Award #6557 Nemonoid Robotics Billings, MT
Runner-up Inspire Award #724 Rednek Robotics Wun Simms, MT
Inspire Award #5024 Tesla Tazers Twin Falls, ID

Visit for more information

horizontal rule

Saturday, February 1, 2014 - FIRST Lego League (FLL)

Award Team # Team Name Hometown
Champion's Award      

2nd place

Por-Q-Bots #6070 Nashua, MT

1st place

Nuclear Ninjabots #3651 Missoula, MT
Robot Design Awards      

Mechanical Design


2nd place

GeekInFolk #13524 Bozeman, MT

1st place

App 3.0 #6200 Billings, MT



2nd place

Girls on Fire #7437 Bozeman, MT

1st place

The Tidal Wave #3230 Eureka, MT
Strategy & Innovation      

2nd place

RoboQuakes #13306 Butte, MT

1st place

Arachromaniacs #4569 Thompson Falls, MT
Project Awards      

2nd place

Mother’s Nature Goddesses #3648 Missoula, MT

1st place

Storm Bots #3649 Missoula, MT
Innovative Solution      

2nd place

Firestorm #14224 Missoula, MT

1st place

The Amateurs #17573 Columbus, MT

2nd place

Girl Power   Billings, MT

1st place

Poseidon’s Wrath #5158 Billings, MT
Robot Performance Award      

2nd place

Synergy (308 pts.) #6415 Billings, MT

1st place

Mechanic Maniacs (328 pts.) #6204 Bllings, MT
Core Values Award      

2nd place

Great Gygabytes #18396 Ronan, MT

1st place

Ladies of the Arts #1721 Ronan, MT

2nd place

Mechanic Maniacs #6204 Billings, MT

1st place

Meta Cognitive Magna #10751 Bozeman, MT
Gracious Professionalism      

2nd place

Fury Fighters #5163 Missoula, MT

1st place

Synergy #6415 Billings, MT
Outstanding Volunteer Award      
Evan Cosgriff Montana State Univeristy, Mechanical & Industrial Engineering   Bozeman, MT
Outstanding Mentor/Coach Award      
Rob Reynolds     Eureka, MT

FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) is a non-profit organization that designs robotics competitions for elementary through high school students.

FIRST holds three annual competitions, the FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) and FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) for high school students and the FIRST LEGO® League (FLL) for grades 4 through 8.

FIRST programs challenge student teams and their mentors to solve complex problems in a limited timeframe using a standard “kit of parts” and a common set of rules. Teams build robots from the parts or LEGO® bricks and enter them in competitions.

Nanoquest Click here or on the image below to see a KXLF video of FIRST Tech Challenge qualifying rounds held in Butte, Montana, in December 2012.

FIRST Values (Gracious Professionalism)

  • Respect each other in the best spirit of teamwork
  • Behave with courtesy and compassion for others at all times
  • Honor the spirit of friendly competition
  • Act with integrity
  • Demonstrate gracious professionalism
  • Encourage others to adopt these values

FLL competition