RedNec Robotics - Inspire Award

Congratulations to the REDNEK ROBOTICS Team!  

We are proud of the accomplishment of the whole team and would like to especially give a huge shout out to our very own Robyn Mathison from Fairfield for her contribution!!

At the Montana state FIRST TECH Challenge competition, held in Bozeman Feb 2, 2023, RedNek Robotics from Sun River, MT won the Inspire Award, earning our way to the 2023 World Championships in Houston, Tx April 19-22, 2023. The Inspire Award is given to the team who best embodies the ‘challenge’ of FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) and is an ambassador and role model. RedNek Robotics will be in Houston competing against 600 other teams from all around the world. 

 RedNek Robotics is a robotics and science club located in Sun River, MT. Although the team is based out of Sun River, our six-person team encompasses an area of over 600 square miles, with kids from Great Falls, Cascade, Dearborn,  Fairfield, and the Sun River Valley. Since the beginning of the team in 2005, we’ve won the FTC World Competition three times and placed second twice. Along with robotics, our team does real world engineering and other projects to help, teach, and inspire our community.

One of their biggest projects, finished in August 2023, was creating a motorized trike for a teen boy with a disability that hinders the mobility of his lower body. For the first time in his life, he could ride his “bike” with his friends. See videos in QR below.

 Now comes the challenge of raising a significant amount of money to make the trip.  If QR’s dont work, send an email to about how you would like to help!  And Thank you!!

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