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History Main | 1992: MAIZE CRAZE | 1993: RUG RAGE | 1994: TOWER POWER | 1995: RAMP N' ROLL | 1996: HEXAGON HAVOC | 1997: TOROID TERROR | 1998: LADDER LOGIC | 1999: DOUBLE TROUBLE | 2000: CO-OPERTITION FIRST | 2001: DIABOLICAL DYNAMICS | 2002: ZONE ZEAL | 2003: STACK ATTACK | 2004: FIRST FRENZY | 2005: TRIPLE PLAY | 2006: AIM HIGH | 2007: RACK N' ROLL | 2008: OVERDRIVE | 2009: LUNACY® | 2010: BREAKAWAY | 2011: LOGOMOTION | 2012: REBOUND Rumble | 2013: Ultimate Ascent | 2014: Aerial Assist | 2015: Recycle Rush | 2016: Stronghold | 2017: Steamworks
2013: Ultimate Ascent
ULTIMATE ASCENT is played by two competing alliances on a flat, 27 x 54 foot field. Each Alliance consists of three robots, and they compete to score as many discs into their goals as they can during a two (2)-minute and fifteen (15)-second match. The higher the goal in which the disc is scored, the more points the Alliance receives.
The match begins with a fifteen (15)-second Autonomous Period in which robots operate independently of driver inputs. Discs scored during this period are worth additional points.
For the remainder of the match, drivers control robots and try to maximize their alliance score by scoring as many goals as possible. and/or by attempting to climb up pyramids located toward either end of the field. Each climbing robot earns points based on how high it climbs.
2013 Awards List
50 Teams (.xls, 57KB) attended the 2013 SBPLI Long Island Regional.
400 Teams (.xls, 292KB) attended the 2013 Championship in St. Louis.
2524 Teams (.xls, 1.3MB) participated in the 2013 FIRST season at 58 Regional events plus two District event structures: Michigan consisting of 11 District events and a state championship, and Mid-Atlantic Region (MAR) DE, NJ, eastern PA consisting of 6 District events and a MAR championship.