36 Teams to Compete in FIRST Tech Challenge State Championship at Loveland High School

NEWS RELEASE: FIRST Tech Challenge Ohio Championship Committee

Written for publication by: Chuck Gibson 

LOVELAND, OH – Loveland High School will be the host site for the 2020 FIRST Tech Challenge State Championship Friday and Saturday, March 13-14. 

First Tech Challenge Championship 2020 at Loveland High School (Provided) 

The FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) is a head-to-head robot competition where teams design, build and program an 18-inch square robot capable of doing all the unique tasks required by this year’s game.  The competition is designed to help 7-12 grade students experience science and technology in a competition that feels more like the NCAA Final Four than a science fair and challenges young people to work with mentors to design and build a robot to play a pre-defined game.

Loveland High School’s Bionic Tigers have qualified to compete at the 2020 FTC World Championship in Detroit, Michigan, April 28-May 2. (Provided) 

In this year’s game, SKYSTONE, robots collect and stack stones, then try to move the entire set.  Sounds a little crazy, right? You’ve really got to see it to believe it.  The competition is designed by world-famous inventor Dean Kamen, MIT professor emeritus Dr. Woodie Flowers, and a committee of creatively minded innovators.

Competitors include 34 teams from throughout Ohio and two out-of-state teams. Ten competing teams are from Southwestern Ohio, including teams from Blue Ash, Mason, West Chester, Loveland, and Cincinnati.

Friday will be judging and the robot game will take center stage on Saturday.


Elimination matches (Just like the playoffs and Super Bowl) will be played Saturday afternoon. Activities run from about 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Saturday. Click here for more details

For more information, please contact ohiotournamentdirector2020@gmail.com  Thank you and we hope to see you there. You WILL be amazed!