The Team

Team 2996 - Cougars Gone Wired is a FIRST Robotics Competition team based in Colorado Springs, CO at Coronado High School.


We were formed by our head mentor Bryce McLean with the help of Team 662. We are District 11's offical robotics team and we cater to all students interested regardless of their school. We are focused on developing students' creativity and leadership skills. To accomplish this, the team has developed a system in which students are the main contributors in the design and build processes, and lead the team, which includes a CEO, a CFO, and several VPs, with mentors guiding and assisting the team where possible. Learn more about the students on the team here.

Team Structure Diagram

Team Structure

Formatted like a business, Cougars Gone Wired divides itself into two categories of sub-teams: business and technical, and each sub-team is headed by a student VP. All members, with the exception of the VPs, belong to one business sub-team and one technical sub-team. This way, responsibilities are spread throughout the team as evenly as possible.
The leadership members of Cougars Gone Wired are chosen through an application process in which our mentors interview and assess students based upon their character, knowledge, and abilities.
At the head of our “business,” the CEO oversees the completion of the robot, directs the work of the team, and leads the team to success. Our CFO mediates contact between sponsors or potential sponsors and our team, monitors the creation of the business plan, and organizes fundraising as VP of Finance.
This structure gives students an opportunity to act under management similar to a real workplace and gain experience in leadership.


Team Awards

2019

Colorado Regional
Quality Award sponsored by Motorola Solutions Foundation
Safety Award sponsored by Underwriters Laboratories
Volunteer of the Year Award: Bryce McLean
Oklahoma Regional
Team Spirit Award sponsored by FCA Foundation

2018

Colorado Regional
Team Spirit Award sponsored by FCA Foundation
Utah Regional
Imagery Award in honor of Jack Kamen

2017

Colorado Regional
Engineering Inspiration Award
FIRST Dean's List Finalist: Madison Rutherford
Safety Award sponsored by Underwriters Laboratories
Utah Regional
Creativity Award sponsored by Xerox

2016

Colorado Regional
Engineering Inspiration Award
FIRST Dean's List Finalist: Ryan Kight

2015

Colorado Regional
Quality Award sponsored by Motorola
Utah Regional
Engineering Inspiration Award

2014

Colorado Regional
Regional Finalist
Team Spirit Award sponsored by Chrysler
Utah Regional
Regional Winner
Chairman's Award Winner
Imagery Award in honor of Jack Kamen

2013

Colorado Regional
Regional Finalist
Chairman's Award Winner
Greater Kansas City Regional
Imagery Award in honor of Jack Kamen

2012

Colorado Regional
Regional Winner
Entrepreneurship Award sponsored by Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers
Woodie Flowers Finalist: David Murphy
FIRST Dean's List Finalist: Jasmine Kemble
Greater Kansas City Regional
Team Spirit Award sponsored by Chrysler

2011

Colorado Regional
Chairman's Award Winner
Woodie Flowers Finalist: Bryce McLean
FIRST Dean's List Finalist: Scott Van Thun
Greater Kansas City Regional
Entrepreneurship Award sponsored by Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers

2010

Colorado Regional
Entrepreneurship Award sponsored by Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers
Excellence in Design Award sponsored by Autodesk
Industrial Safety Award sponsored by Underwriters Laboratories

2009

Colorado Regional
Regional Winner
Rookie All-Star Award
Autodesk Visualization Award
Website Award

Cougars Gone Wired
Contact Us

Cougars Gone Wired - Team
cougars.gonewired@gmail.com

Bryce McLean - Head Coach
bryce.mclean@d11.org

Address

Coronado High School

1590 W. Fillmore Colorado Springs, CO 80904