The Rockets Since 1996

Team 34 has always competed in FIRST Robotics Competitions as The Rockets since 1996. The team originally started in Huntsville, AL but later moved to Athens, AL. We are one of the oldest FRC teams not only in our state, but in the world. We've had a rich history of success, but every year brings its own unique challenges. Understanding where you've been helps lay the groundwork for where you will go in the future. 

Team 34
History

2021

  • At Home competition

2019

  • Arkansas Rock City Regional – Quarter Finalist

  • Rocket City Regional – Quarter Finalist

2017

  • St. Louis City Regional- Finalist and Wild Card Winner

  • Rocket City Regional- Semi-Finalist

2020

  • No competition due to pandemic

2018

  • Arkansas Rock City Regional – Quarter Finalist

  • Rocket City Regional – Quarter Finalist

2016

  • Arkansas Rock City Regional – Quarter Finalist

  • Rocket City Regional – Quarter Finalist

2013

  • North Carolina Regional- Quarter Finalist

2012

  • Peachtree Regional- Quarter Finalist

  • Motorola Quality Award

2009​

  • 2009 Peachtree Regional – Quarter Finalist

  • Peachtree Regional – Best Website Award

  •  FIRST Website Excellence Award

  • Johnson & Johnson Gracious Professionalism Award

  • 2009 Lone Star Regional – Semi-Finalist

  • Lone Star Regional – Chrysler Team Spirit Award

  • 2009 Lone Star –Honorable Mention – Safety Fundamental

2008

  • Peachtree Regional -Best Website Award

  • Peachtree Regional -Chairman’s Award

  • Peachtree Regional -Finalist – Silver Medal

  • FIRST Website Excellence Award

  • Bayou Regional – Semi Finalist

2005

  • Incorporated Limestone County Career Technical Center into Team 34

  • 6th Seed at Peachtree Regional

  • Imagery Award Palmetto Regional

  • Peachtree Woodie Flowers Award

2004

  • Peachtree Finalist

  • Peachtree Engineering Inspiration Award

  • Peachtree Website Award

  •  Palmetto Xerox Creativity Award

  • Palmetto Website

  • Day One Siemens VDO purchases DaimlerChrysler Huntsville Electronics

2015

  • Bayou Regoinal- Quarter Finalist

2011

  • Bayou Regional- Quarter Finalist

  • Bayou Regional- Industrial Design Award

  • Smokey Mountain Regional - Semi Finalist

2010

  • Peachtree Regional- Finalist- 2nd in robot competition out of 50 competitive teams

  • Motorola Quality Award

  • Team Safety Award

  • Ed Sparks, an industry mentor, received the Peachtree Regional Woodie Flowers Award

2007

  • Continental purchases Siemens VDO Automotive

  • Bayou Regional Quarter Finalist

  • J&J Sportsmanship Award Bayou Regional

  • Honorable Mention – Safety Fundamentals Bayou Regional

  • Palmetto Regional Quarter Finalist

  • Imagery Award Palmetto Regional

  • National Imagery Award – National Championship

2006

  • Sacramento Best Website Award

  • Peachtree KPCB Award

  • Palmetto KPCB Award

  • UL Safety Award

2003

  • Peachtree Regional Winners

  • Peachtree Best Website Award

  • Peachtree Team Spirit Award

  • Peachtree Motorola Quality Award

  • Peachtree 3rd Place Autodesk Submission

  • Lone Star Regional Winner

  • Lone Star Best Website Award

  • Judge’s Award

  • KPCB Award

  • Lone Star 2nd Place Autodesk Submission

  • Quarter Finalist National Championship

2001

  • Lone Star Regional Finalist 2001

2000

  • “Driving Tomorrow’s Technology” Award

  • Regional Quarter Finalist 2000 – Virginia Regional formerly known as South Atlantic Regional

  •  2000 Voted Favorite “Sharing FIRST” Team

  •  “Amazing Kids” Award Recipient 2000

  •  Top 5 in the AutoDesk Submission

  •  Incorporated New Century Technology High School into Team 34

2002

  • Lone Star Regional Winners

  •  Third seed at St. Louis Regional

  • Imagery Award winner St. Louis Regional

  • Incorporated Butler High School into Team 34

1999

  • Top 5 in the AutoDesk Submission

  • Host of Pilot State Tournament FLL

  • Day One Daimler and Chrysler merge

1998

  • Top 9 in the AutoDesk Submission.

  • 1 of 12 Teams in the United States invited by FIRST to participate in the “Havoc on the Hill” Competition at the Congressional Rayburn Building in Washington DC.

1997

  • Attended FIRST Robotics Nationals at Epcot placed 9th out 113

1996

  •  Chrysler Huntsville Electronics sets out to find local High Schools interested in starting a team.

  • Bob Jones High School take up Chrysler on their amazing offer.

  •  A team is born and dubbed “Rocket City Robotics” as the team members begin work on the first robot!

  • Team 34 is the first FIRST team in Alabama