This year, the FIRST FRC challenge is titled Ultimate Ascent. “ULTIMATE ASCENT SM 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” -FIRST Website. We are looking forward to the competition this year as we start to build our 2013 robot. The complete rules for this year’s challenge can be found at http://frc-manual.usfirst.org/viewItem/3. We hope to see fellow teams and supporters at our first competition, the Lonestar Regional.