Prime Minister’s Award for Teaching Excellence

On Tuesday October 7th, Stan Hunter, teacher and mentor of Team 2056, was awarded the Prime Minister’s Award for Teaching Excellence. Along with 9 other teachers from across Canada, Stan was presented with the award from the Prime Minister himself. Four days of activities in the Capital were topped off with receiving the award and […]


Ranked second after 9 qualification matches with a record of 8 and 1, the team went into alliance selections with many options. Team 254, The Cheesy Poofs selected team 1114 from Governor Simcoe St Catharines and we picked World Champion team 469, The Las Guerrillas from Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. Selections continued and we added to […]

FIRST Championship

OP Robotics finished fifth among 100 teams in the Archimedes Division in St. Louis, Missouri on April 26th at the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) International Competition. Team 2056 was chosen first overall in the alliance selections for the Archimedes Division and was eliminated in the quarter-finals losing two games and […]

Chamber of Commerce Community Award

The Stoney Creek Chamber of Commerce has distinguished OP Robotics – Team 2056 – with its “Community Recognition Award”. At its annual awards banquet on May 22nd, 2014, OP Robotics was honoured for its investment into the community. Not only do we build great robots, but we also build great students. Involved in community food […]

Team 2056 Wins the Inaugural Windsor-Essex Regional

On April 5, 2014, Team 2056 went to the Windsor Essex Great Lakes Regional and finished second overall among 40 teams with 10 wins and 1 loss during the qualification round. OP Robotics was picked first by Team 1114, Governor Simcoe School from St. Catharines, and the alliance was completed with Team 5288, Mother Teresa […]

Team 2056 Wins 18th Consecutive Regional

Team 2056 went to the University of Waterloo between March 20th and March 22nd to claim an eighteenth consecutive regional victory. The eighteenth consecutive regional victory extends the team’s world record. Seeded fourth with a record of 10 wins and 3 losses, OP Robotics was chosen by The Cheesy Poofs from San Jose California, world […]

2013 IRI Champs

Sixty nine of the best of the best with nine teams from Canada all converged at Lawrence North High School in Indianapolis Indiana July 19th for the Indiana Robotics Invitational (IRI). In its 14th year the event has raised over $30,000 for local charities, donated close to 1000 backpacks full of school supplies to needy […]

Team 2056 Drivers

The success of FIRST Team 2056 is based on a number of different factors but here is one large reason this team continues to win. Heather Young drove the 2056 robot for the last time at IRI this summer and what a fitting finish to her outstanding accomplishments as the 2nd 2056 robot driver following […]

The Inside Ride – June 4th

The OP Robotics team participated in the Inside Ride at Orchard Park on June 4th, 2013 The team raised $1685 from our generous supporters – THANKS! 100% of the funds sponsored goes towards fighting childhood cancer and supporting families experiencing cancer. Over $11,000 was raised by the 30 teams participating. It was a blast. […]

St. Louis 2013

Team 2056, OP Robotics went 7 and 1 in the qualifying rounds in the Curie division of the World Championships leaving us ranked 4th out of 100 teams. We picked team 967 from Marion, Iowa and team 3990 from Montreal Quebec to go on in the division elimination rounds. Taking 3 matches to get through […]