Cougars Gone Wired is the FIRST Robotics Competition Team 2996. We are based in Coronado High School in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and we are a District 11-wide team. We are structured much like a business with an all-student leadership, participating in community and FIRST events year round.
During pre-season (first semester), we normally meet on Wednesdays from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM; during build season (second semester), we normally meet Monday through
Friday from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM and Saturdays from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.
Please contact us if you have any questions!
Formatted like a
business, Cougars Gone Wired divides itself into two categories of sub-teams: business
and technical. Each sub-team is headed by a student vice president (VP). All members
belong to one business sub-team and one technical sub-team, evenly spreading responsibilities
throughout the team. The leadership is chosen through an application process in
which mentors interview and assess students based on character, knowledge,
At the head of our “business,” the CEO oversees robot completion, directs work, and leads the team to success. The CFO mediates contact between sponsors or potential sponsors and the team, monitors the creation of the business plan, and organizes fundraising.
This structure gives students an opportunity to act under management similar to a real workplace and gain leadership experience.
Although the team is student-led, we could not be what we are without mentors. Our mentors are people who work in the STEM industry and have a passion for inspiring youth.
Our team formed in 2008 when our head coach, Bryce McLean, wanted to provide a competitive outlet to engineering students so that they could showcase their skills outside of school. That year, our team had 34 excited and dedicated members who reached the international championships in St. Louis, Missouri. Since then, our group has grown and developed.
"Grab N' Go"
"RDR - Rough Draft Robot"