TWIST Off Season Competition 2023 | Oct 14th | Muskego, WI

FRC Team 6421 WarriorBots are excited to announce that we will be hosting a brand new off season event this Fall, with a twist!

TWIST (Together, Women in STEM Thrive) is an Off Season event where teams are required to have an all-girls drive team, promoting an empowering and inclusive environment for girls to take their skills to the next level.

Through this event, we hope to contribute to closing the gender gap in STEM and promoting inclusive team cultures. There are no restrictions on pit crew or the support in the stands; bring the whole team for an exciting day of robot action!

  • Event Date: October 14th. 2023
    (Field Setup and Load-In, Practice matches if time permits October 13th)

  • Event Location: Lake Denoon Middle School
    W216S10586 Crowbar Dr, Muskego, WI 53150

  • Registration Fee: $250
    *We are currently in the process of securing additional funding to reduce this fee further for teams to ensure our event is accessible to all, teams will not be charged until the amount is finalized by Sept 15th
    Registration Link

  • Want to volunteer? Sign up here!

Not enough girls for a drive team? Still want to participate? We will be helping to facilitate partner teams as well to ensure that everyone has an opportunity to compete! However, we encourage you to use this as an opportunity to recruit and help keep girls engaged in robotics.

More information and some FAQ’s are available on our website: https://warriorbots6421.com/2023-twist-offseason/

If you have any questions, please feel free to either message me or send an email to [email protected]

Thank you all!

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Team Registration Update (4/24 Teams Registered)

6421 WarriorBots | Muskego WI
6574 Ferradermis | Whitewater WI
8701 GRAFFITI | Greendale WI
8122 Mechanical Mustaches | Chicago IL

Learn About TWIST.pdf (3.4 MB)

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Team Registration Update (6/24 Teams Registered)

1732 Hilltopper Robotics | Milwaukee WI
2704 Roaring Robotics | Naperville IL
6421 WarriorBots | Muskego WI
6574 Ferradermis | Whitewater WI
8701 GRAFFITI | Greendale WI
8122 Mechanical Mustaches | Chicago IL

We are 4 months away from the start of our event and we are so excited! If you have any questions about attending or volunteering, feel free to shoot us an email at [email protected]

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There is some interest from 5826 but it’s a long drive, hotels cost money and the team’s current account balance is $82! That being said our driver and pit crew chief are both female and we could likely put together a pretty strong team around them.

Totally understand, part of our goals for fundraising this year is to help offset teams registration costs to help lower that bar for entry. If there’s anything we can do to help make this event more accessible to you please let us know, we will be accepting teams until we fill up :heart:

Team Registration Update (8/24 Teams Registered)

930 Mukwonago BEARs | Mukwonago WI
1732 Hilltopper Robotics | Milwaukee WI
2194 Fondy Fire | Fond du Lac WI
2704 Roaring Robotics | Naperville IL
6421 WarriorBots | Muskego WI
6574 Ferradermis | Whitewater WI
8701 GRAFFITI | Greendale WI
8122 Mechanical Mustaches | Chicago IL

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Hello everyone! We have our first large batch of updates for TWIST, which is in just 2 months from today!


(10/24 Teams Registered)

930 Mukwonago BEARs | Mukwonago WI
1732 Hilltopper Robotics | Milwaukee WI
2194 Fondy Fire | Fond du Lac WI
2704 Roaring Robotics | Naperville IL
5125 Hawks on the Horizon | Chicago IL
6381 Red Raider Robotics | Sheboygan WI
6421 WarriorBots | Muskego WI
6574 Ferradermis | Whitewater WI
8701 GRAFFITI | Greendale WI
8122 Mechanical Mustaches | Chicago IL

Team registration is still open! If you would like to register, please fill out this form. Registration cost is currently $250. Invoices will not be sent out until late September and are not due until the day of the event.


We are excited to announce that we have opened up applications for the Team Registration Grant!

TWIST as an event is dedicated to making FIRST and STEM accessible to all. The intention of this grant is to help eliminate a barrier of entry for interested teams so that they are able to provide this opportunity to their students.

This grant will cover the registration fee for teams attending the TWIST 2023 Off Season Event. The teams who receive this grant will remain anonymous. We request that this grant be completed by a student or students that will be part of the drive team for this event, and reviewed by a lead mentor.

Application will be open until Saturday, October 7th. You can access the application here.

This opportunity has been made possible thanks to our amazing Event Sponsors. We would like to take a moment to thank Material Control Solutions and Generac for their generous support :heart:

               


We are also planning on offering some merchandise for sale at TWIST! Prices and preorder information will be shared closer to the event, and designs may be subject to change. We will have a limited quantity available for purchase the day of the event as well. If you are not attending the event in person and are still interested in getting your hands on these awesome designs, feel free to shoot me a message.

Event Shirts

Pretzel the Unicorn Plush


The students justified this item by stating that because the horn is twisted, it fits the theme of the event. Also it’s just plain cute


Thank you all for reading, and we are excited to share more information as we get closer to the event!

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Judged Awards!

We will have a number of Judged Awards to keep both those in the pits and the stands active and excited during the competition.

TWIST’d Metal Award - This award recognizes the team with the robot that keeps going throughout the competition, even when faced with damage or other challenges.

Plot TWIST Award- Celebrates the team that overcame the greatest obstacle in the previous season to achieve a high level of performance on or off the field.

Tongue TWIST’r - Recognizes the team best able to describe and convey technical aspects and design decisions about their robot.

TWIST & Shout - This award recognizes the energy and team spirit of fans in the stands. Be loud and proud of your team, robot and drivers. This award will be judged by our field staff.

TWIST Ties Award - Celebrates the team that is the most fun to play with and embodies the values of Gracious Professionalism. This award is selected based on peer nominations.

Student Inspiration Award - Each team can submit one female student that they believe exemplifies the spirit of TWIST and FIRST. A short essay for each applicant will need to be submitted at the event.

Merch Pre-Orders!

Merch Pre Orders are now available until 9/27! Please send the link to your team members if they would like to pre order an Event T Shirt or a Pretzel the Unicorn Plushie. If you cannot attend the event in person, we can coordinate shipping at an additional cost

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We are absolutely THRILLED to announce that we have reduced the registration fee for TWIST to $100/team! A massive thank you to all of our incredible sponsors for making this possible!

Team registration is still open! If you would like to register, please fill out this form. You can also register as a partner team if you would like to join forces with another team, this is a great option if you don’t have enough girls for a full drive team

We are also still offering our Registration Fee Grant for teams who’s barrier to entry is the fee. Applications are open until October 7th, recipients will remain anonymous.

(12.5/24 Teams Registered)

706 Cyberhawks | Hartland WI
930 Mukwonago BEARs | Mukwonago WI
1714 MORE Robotics | Milwaukee WI (Pending Partner Team)
1732 Hilltopper Robotics | Milwaukee WI
1781 Lindblom Electric Eagles| Chicago IL
2194 Fondy Fire | Fond du Lac WI
2704 Roaring Robotics | Naperville IL
5125 Hawks on the Horizon | Chicago IL
6381 Red Raider Robotics | Sheboygan WI
6421 WarriorBots | Muskego WI
6574 Ferradermis | Whitewater WI
8701 GRAFFITI | Greendale WI
8122 Mechanical Mustaches | Chicago IL

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Merchandise pre-orders for TWIST will be closing in ONE WEEK (9/27).

If you’re looking to snag one of the awesome event shirts, or an adorable Pretzel the Unicorn plush, please get your orders in soon at TWIST Merch Pre Order Form 2023

(15/24 Teams Registered)

706 Cyberhawks | Hartland WI
930 Mukwonago BEARs | Mukwonago WI
1732 Hilltopper Robotics | Milwaukee WI
1781 Lindblom Electric Eagles| Chicago IL
2194 Fondy Fire | Fond du Lac WI
2704 Roaring Robotics | Naperville IL
2826 Wave Robotics | Oshkosh WI
5125 Hawks on the Horizon | Chicago IL
6381 Red Raider Robotics | Sheboygan WI
6421 WarriorBots | Muskego WI
6574 Ferradermis | Whitewater WI
8701 GRAFFITI | Greendale WI
8122 Mechanical Mustaches | Chicago IL

Partner Teams :fist_right: :fist_left:

2830 Riverside RoboTigers | Milwaukee WI
8802 Milwaukee United | Milwaukee WI

1714 MORE Robotics | Milwaukee WI (Partner Pending)

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Today is the LAST DAY to order TWIST Merch!

Payment is due with cash/check the day of TWIST, or at pickup/shipment time if you are unable to attend the event itself.
Place your order at TWIST Merch Pre Order Form 2023

(16/24 Teams Registered)

706 Cyberhawks | Hartland WI
930 Mukwonago BEARs | Mukwonago WI
1732 Hilltopper Robotics | Milwaukee WI
1781 Lindblom Electric Eagles| Chicago IL
2194 Fondy Fire | Fond du Lac WI
2704 Roaring Robotics | Naperville IL
2826 Wave Robotics | Oshkosh WI
5125 Hawks on the Horizon | Chicago IL
6381 Red Raider Robotics | Sheboygan WI
6421 WarriorBots | Muskego WI
6574 Ferradermis | Whitewater WI
6823 USM Robotics - Wildcats | Milwaukee, WI
8701 GRAFFITI | Greendale WI
8122 Mechanical Mustaches | Chicago IL

Partner Teams :fist_right: :fist_left:

2830 Riverside RoboTigers | Milwaukee WI
8802 Milwaukee United | Milwaukee WI

1714 MORE Robotics | Milwaukee WI (Partner Pending)

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TWIST is THIS SATURDAY!

We are super excited to be hosting this fun event, now with ALL LEVELS of FIRST represented in one big gym! If you want to check out the event live, we will be streaming on FIRST Updates Now’s Twitch channel

18 Teams Registered!

706 Cyberhawks | Hartland WI
930 Mukwonago BEARs | Mukwonago WI
1732 Hilltopper Robotics | Milwaukee WI
1781 Lindblom Electric Eagles| Chicago IL
2194 Fondy Fire | Fond du Lac WI
2506 Saber Robotics | Franklin WI
2704 Roaring Robotics | Naperville IL
2826 Wave Robotics | Oshkosh WI
5125 Hawks on the Horizon | Chicago IL
6381 Red Raider Robotics | Sheboygan WI
6421 WarriorBots | Muskego WI
6574 Ferradermis | Whitewater WI
6823 USM Robotics - Wildcats | Milwaukee, WI
8701 GRAFFITI | Greendale WI
8122 Mechanical Mustaches | Chicago IL
9991 Hill2pers | Milwaukee WI

Partner Teams :fist_right: :fist_left:

2830 Riverside RoboTigers | Milwaukee WI
8802 Milwaukee United | Milwaukee WI

1714 MORE Robotics | Milwaukee WI
6643 Walnuts and Bolts | Racine WI

Finally, here are some sneak peek photos from the event preparations, we look forward to seeing you there :eyes:


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THANK YOU!

We had such an amazing weekend at TWIST, the venue was packed the whole day, and it was so inspiring to see how many people came out to watch their girls compete! We’ve been planning this event since August of 2022 and we were absolutely blown away by how amazing everyone made this competition. :heart:

Event Photos
Match Results

AWARD WINNERS:

Plot TWIST Award Presented by MCS - 2704 Roaring Robotics | Naperville IL
Celebrates the team’s ability to overcome obstacles in the previous season to achieve a high level of performance on or off the field.

Tongue TWIST’r Presented by Generac - 2194 Fondy Fire | Fond du Lac WI
Recognizes the team best able to describe and convey technical aspects and design decisions about their robot.

TWIST’d Metal Award Presented by PPG - 2826 Wave Robotics | Oshkosh WI
This award recognizes the team with the robot that keeps going throughout the competition, even when faced with damage or other challenges.

TWIST & Shout Presented by Gallenbergs Groovy Graphics - 6381 Red Raider Robotics | Sheboygan WI
This award recognizes the energy and team spirit of fans in the stands. Be loud and proud of your team, robot and drivers. This award will be judged by our field staff.

TWIST Ties Award - 6574 Ferradermis | Whitewater WI
Celebrates the team that is the most fun to play with and embodies the values of Gracious Professionalism. This award is selected based on peer nominations.

Student Inspiration Award Presented by Milwaukee Tool - Violet from 6381 Red Raider Robotics | Sheboygan WI
Each team can submit one female student that they believe exemplifies the spirit of TWIST and FIRST. A short essay for each applicant will need to be submitted at the event. This award comes with a special prize.

FINALISTS
6421 WarriorBots | Muskego WI
6574 Ferradermis | Whitewater WI
5125 Hawks on the Horizon | Chicago IL

WINNERS
2704 Roaring Robotics | Naperville IL
8701 GRAFFITI | Greendale WI
930 Mukwonago BEARs | Mukwonago WI

We look forward to seeing you all again for TWIST 2024 next Fall!






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