During the 2014 season, approximately 68,000 high-school students on more than 2,700 FRC teams
are expected to compete in 54 Regionals (in the U.S., Canada, Israel, and Mexico), 4 Qualifying
Championships, 40 District Competitions, and the FIRST Championship. FRC teams are comprised of
professional Mentors and 10 or more student members in grades 9-12. In addition, each FIRST team
has one or more Sponsors. Those Sponsors include companies, universities, or professional
organizations that donate their time, talent, funds, equipment, and much more to the team effort.