Welcome to FREIGHT FRENZY
On Sept. 18, 2021, FREIGHT FRENZY, Presented by Raytheon Technologies, will be revealed with the release of Game Manual Part 2 and Field Assembly Guides. These items can be found on the FIRST website for the Game Manuals Part 1 & 2 (Remote and Traditional Format).
The plan (currently) is to have three Kick-Off Events on Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021. We are requiring those who want to attend to pre-register by completing this form.
- Norwalk Performing Arts Center, Norwalk High School, 1201 North Ave., Norwalk, IA 50211
- Central DeWitt High School, 519 E 11th Street, DeWitt, IA 52742 (Open to Illinois teams as well!)
- Creighton Prep High School, 7400 Western Ave, Omaha, NE 68114. Attendees will need to enter via the West Entrance.
- Per CDC guidelines, face masks are encouraged for those who are not fully vaccinated.
- Pre-registration is required.
- All teams, who want to compete in the FTC program, are required to register with FIRST by logging into their FIRST Dashboard. If you need to change contact information, you can do so, when logged into the FIRST system.
- Teams must also register with FTC-Iowa. Iowa registration information.
*Note: FIRST collects a registration fee of $275 per team. However, this registration fee stays at FIRST Headquarters in Manchester, NH. In order to cover our local (Iowa) costs, the FTC-Iowa program need to also charge a registration fee per team.*
The goal for the 2021-2022 FTC Season is to have as many in-person events as possible. Modifications may need to be made - such as remote judging but in-person matches and pits - but the goal is to have as much in-person as possible.
Per CDC recommendations, face masks are encouraged for those who have not been vaccinated.
In Iowa, the number of FTC teams determines how many events are hosted and how many teams participate at those events. Below is a breakdown of the quantity of events and the size of each of those events
|100-119 competing teams||120-167 competing teams||168-200 teams|
|# League Tournaments (24-ish teams)||6||6||8|
|# Super Qualifier Tournaments (24 teams)||0||3||4|
|# Teams at Iowa Championship||24||24||48|
|# Competition fields at Iowa Championship||2||2||4|
FTC-Iowa supports teams in Iowa and Nebraska. The number can be found on the FIRST website.
*Some teams have registered with FIRST, but due to other circumstances, they decided not to compete this season.
For more information about the season timeline League Tournaments or Super Qualifiers, visit the FREIGHT FRENZY Season page.