KC-Area Teams Shine Bright at 2024 FIRST® World Championship

Teams from western Missouri and Kansas took the FIRST World Championships by storm as they gathered in Houston, Texas, with more than 18,600 students from 58 countries to showcase their competitive robotic and innovation skills. The competitions culminated with the FIRST Robotics Competition match finals on April 20, with Sedalia’s 4522 Team SCREAM winning the international championship in an alliance with teams from Israel, Phoenix, and Philadelphia.

Team SCREAM poses with banner and robot. The text says World Champions. Team SCREAM

Photo provided by Team SCREAM

The full list of FRC teams attending from the region includes:

  • 1982 Cougar Robotics (Shawnee Mission Northwest High School) Shawnee, KS
  • 2357 System Meltdown (Raymore-Peculiar High School) Peculiar, MO
  • 6424 Stealth Panther Robotics (Knob Noster High School) Knob Noster, MO 
  • 1108 Panther Robotics (Paola High School) Paola, KS
  • 1710 Ravonics Revolution (Olathe Northwest High School) Olathe, KS
  • 1986 Team Titanium (Lee’s Summit West High School) Lee’s Summit, MO
  • 4522 Team SCREAM (Smith-Cotton High School) Sedalia, MO
  • 3284 Camdenton LASER (Camdenton R-III School District) Camdenton, MO
  • 4766 Team SCREAM Jr. (Smith-Cotton High School) Sedalia, MO
  • 5126 Electromagnetic Panthers (EMP) (Park Hill South High School) Riverside, MO
  • 1730 Team Driven (Lee’s Summit High School) Lee’s Summit, MO
  • 5809 The Jesubots (Rockhurst High School) Kansas City, MO

In addition to Team SCREAM’s big win, the greater KC region also is celebrating these accomplishments:

  • Teams 4766 Team SCREAM Jr. and 1730 Team Driven made it to their respective division finals, with Team Driven also winning the Judge’s Award in the Milstein division.
  • FRC Team 2357 System Meltdown won the Industrial Design Award in the Archimedes division.
  • FRC Team Stealth Panther Robotics 6424 won the Quality Award in the Archimedes division.
  • Long-time Kansas City volunteer Scott Goering received the FRC Volunteer of the Year Award for his work as a FIRST Technical Advisor and his long-time dedication to FIRST
  • FIRST LEGO League Team 61242, The Three Moons, (Lawrence, KS) won the Core Values Award.
  • FIRST Tech Challenge Team 6547, Cobalt Colts, (Overland Park, KS) took third place for the Innovate Award in the Edison division.

Learn more about the 2024 FIRST® Championship