FIRST is an organization that was founded by Dean Kamen in 1989, the first competition was held in 1992 in a New Hampshire High School gymnasium. FIRST stands For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology, it was created to inspire students to work in the science,technology,engineering and math fields. Since its creation, FIRST® has made a positive impact in the lives of students and communities around the globe. (Copyright to FIRST)


RECYCLE RUSH is a recycling-themed game played by two Alliances of three robots each. Robots score points by stacking totes on scoring platforms, capping those stacks with recycling containers, and properly disposing of pool noodles, representing litter. In keeping with the recycling theme of the game, all game pieces used are reusable or recyclable by teams in their home locations or by FIRST at the end of the season.