TEAM 141




West Ottawa's FTC Team


Who are We?


We are the West Ottawa Warriors

Team #6070 aka W.O.W.


This team is made up of Middle Schoolers (6 - 8 grade)

from both Macatawa Bay and Harbor Lights Middle Schools.


Our Rookie year was 2012!


Also in 2016, we started a new team West Ottawa Wizards

Team #11728 also know as W.O.W.


Unfortunately, we did not have enough mentor support to run 2 teams to continue the team. Hopefully we will in the future.


The FTC teams watch a video of the current year's game. Each year the game changes. The students then plan, design, build the robot, and compete at competitions.

The 3 levels of competitions are regular qualifying district competitions, state/regionals, and then Nationals (which are in April and held at the same time as the other 3 levels of FIRST).

Starting in September, FIRST® Tech Challenge teams are made of no more than 15 students. Who then explore the possibilities of STEM through designing, building, programming, and operating robots to play a competition challenge in an alliance format.


Keep track of your favorite schools teams competitions at:


Check out our scores here;


The student assistants and mentors inspire middle schools in S.T.E.M. programs and help build student's confidence at an awkward age period. It gives the high schoolers the chance to be teachers in their area of the team.

Plus it helps build a bond between the students ahead of time which allows an easier transition from moving up to the high school team when they are old enough.



Students watch the game video, read the rules, brainstorm strategy/design, build the playing field, and then build the robot while mentors stand by ready to teach new lessons.

2018 Progress:



Kentwood, Mi on Nov. 9 2018

Qualifying Rank #9 with a record of 4-1-0


We were awarded:

*Think Award Finalist

*Promote Award



Allendale, Mi on Nov 30, 2018

Qualifying Rank #3 with a record of 5-0-0


We were awarded:

*Rockwell Collins Innovate Award Finalist

*Control Award Winner

*Compass Award Winner

This year the team did a fantastic job and did extremely well. We look Forward to working with the students next year!


Every Year we do many Community Projects. A few of the projects that we help with are:


- Tulip bulb Planting for Tulip Time


- Riding on the Tulip Time float - helping promote First to everyone


- Building Lego League game pieces


- volunteering to work at Lego Leagues Comps


- Tour of the BPW Energy Park


- GVSU Comp. - come see it / cheer the high schoolers on


- Celebrating at our end of the year Banquet


- Library Event promoting FIRST & build a brush bot event in 2017


- helping with our Vendor Dinner / Silent Action



TEAM 141


Holland, michigan

616- 786-1100 ext. 6141

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