2022 World Championship – Houston

Updated 3/6/2022

Every year, FRC’s season culminates in a World Championships. Teams must win a spot at this event by being a winner of the event or winning certain awards. Our team has done that! The Engineering Inspiration award gives us a spot – and pays for our $5,000 entrance fee. We still have to get all the way to Houston, plus pay for hotel and food, but that’s a great bonus. Thank you NASA!

Event Details Online

  • FRC Championship
    This link *will* have the competing schedule, spectator schedule, FIRST Championship Conferences schedule and more.


Since it is a VERY long bus trip to Houston, we hope to fly. We plan to leave VERY early on Wednesday morning, and arrive back home around 10 pm Monday – if those plane tickets are still available when we’re ready to book them.

Like Duluth, we’ll stay at a hotel in walking distance of the venue. We’ll be competing each day, ending in a very big closing ceremony on Saturday evening. The team will come up with cool things to do Sunday and Monday.

Lodging & Food

Like Duluth, we’ll stay at a hotel in walking distance of the venue – this one is about a 15 minute walk, with no blizzard conditions, icy sidewalks or snow along the way.


Students who go to the Championship will be expected to contribute $400 (always sliding scale – there MUST be a fee >$0) to the trip expenses. Plane tickets cost around $350, plus hotel, food, and other expenses. Students will help with fundraising efforts to make up the difference.


Students will need to do a grade check process again. Only sign up to attend if you believe that academically you can miss 4 days of school and still be passing all your classes.

Schedule  – for 2019 – not updated for 2022 yet

Tuesday, April 19:

  • 4:30 – Pack bus and hit the road! Stay at hotel along the way.
  • Dinner – pack your own in the shop before you get on the bus.

Wednesday, April 24:

  • 8 am: Depart hotel
  • 12:30 pm: Arrive Detroit for load-in. The rest of the team heads out for lunch on your own (in groups of at least 3)
  • 4-8:30: Practice matches
  • 4-8:30: Conference sessions
  • 6-7: Bring-in dinner from nearby restaurant
  • 8:30: Back to hostel

Thursday, April 25:

  • 7 am: Doors open. Go to pit and secure space in stands
  • 8:30-5 pm: Qualification matches
  • 8:30-4:30: Conference sessions
  • 5-6: Bring in dinner from nearby restaurant
  • 6-7:30: Opening Ceremony
  • 7:30: Back to hostel

Friday, April 26:

  • 7 am: Doors open. Go to pit and secure space in stands
  • 8:30-6:30 pm: Qualification matches
  • 8:30-4:30: Conference sessions
  • 6:45-7:30 Dinner from nearby restaurant
  • 7 pm: Pits close
  • 8: Pick list meeting in hostel

Saturday, April 27

  • 6:45 am: Doors open. Go to pit and secure space in stands
  • 7:30-8:30 Alliance Selection
  • 9:30-12:30: Division playoffs
  • 12:30: Lunch with the team
  • 3-8 pm: Closing ceremony. Takout from restaurant.

Sunday, April 28: Drive home.

Packing List (5 days):


  • Every NoMythic t-shirt you have (up to 4) (label with your name.)
  • 3 pairs of pants
  • 5 pairs socks
  • 5 pairs underwear
  • Sleepwear
  • Indoor shoes + outdoor shoes
  • Outerwear in layers – It will likely be warmer in St. Louis. It may rain.
  • Bathing suit (for Tuesday night)
  • Sleeping bag (optional – good if you don’t want to share a bed)


  • Deodorant – stick, not spray, please!
  • Toothbrush/paste – please!
  • Medications
  • Other toiletries, as desired


  • Water bottle!
  • Cash – Small amount of cash for snacks at the convention center.
  • Snacks – there will be some group snacks, but students may prefer to bring their own (way cheaper than the concession stand)
  • Phone + charger
  • Electronics – students may wish to use these on the bus to and from St. Louis. They are not allowed (!) from the moment we arrive in St. Louis until we board the bus to come home!
  • Camera (optional)
  • Umbrella/hat/rain coat
  • Binoculars (for viewing)

***No late night anything allowed – there will be a lights-out time – we need our sleep!


Talk to Toby.