The “Robo-Lions” FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) Team 2199 is Carroll County’s only team in this league – the “Major League” of K-12 Robotics. In six weeks each year, we build a 120 pound robot from scratch, given a basic kit of parts, to play a new game announced each January.
Robots compete in alliances of 3 versus 3 to outscore their opposing alliances. Winners in key categories go on to compete in the District Tournament and then World Championships held at the end of April each year. Team 2199 has earned a bid to the World Championships in 2011 and 2013. Since 2009 the Robo-Lions have averaged a Regional Award per year – seven awards in six different cities. See our Awards page for the complete list including individual honors.
The Robo-Lions are the lead team of Partnership and Inspiration for Engineering Education and Entrepreneurship, a 501(c)(3) not for profit dedicated to promoting K-12 STEM interest via FIRST Robotics. The team is truly “The Pride of Carroll County” owing much of its success to their partners and their dedicated team of mentors!