2056 Finishes Second in the World

Tesla Division 600 Teams in eight divisions all vying for the championship trophy in St Louis. Team 2056 fought its way through the Tesla Division Thursday and Friday, finding itself alone at the top of the ranking after 10 qualification matches. We scored 37 of 40 ranking points in 10 matches, the second highest of […]

2016 GTR East Winners!

With 49 teams, 2056 finished in first after playing in 10 qualification matches at the Greater Toronto East Regional in Oshawa. The team went 10 and 0 with a ranking score of 35.  6 points higher than the next best team. 2056 chose team 118 from League City, Texas, and team 2634 from Toronto as the […]

Tyler Holtzman – This is How I Work

Earlier this month, our lead design mentor, Tyler Holtzman, was featured on “This is How I Work” by team 3847 – Spectrum. The article talks about how Tyler got into FIRST, his history with the team, his hobbies, and how he works. Check it out at http://blog.spectrum3847.org/2015/05/tyler-holtzman-this-is-how-i-work.html and follow the discussion at http://www.chiefdelphi.com/forums/showthread.php?p=1480033

Inside Ride 2015

Team 2056 will be entering 2 teams to compete in the school’s annual Inside Ride fundraiser on May 13th. The Inside Ride is run each year to raise money for cancer research, and was started at our school after one of our own students died from cancer 4 years ago. Over the past three years, […]

Weeks 3 and 4 Event Success!

From March 6th to the 8th, Team 2056 competed in the 2015 Greater Toronto East Regional which was held at the University of Ontario. The team continued its streak, claiming their 20th consecutive regional victory. Seeding first in the rankings with an average score of 124.50, Team 2056 selected an alliance including teams 2853 DM […]

Team 2056 Helps Local Dominican School to Gain a Lego Program

The first week of February, Team 2056 was invited to participate in a mission trip by former team member, Evan VanDuzer. Evan lead three students (Dante Petitti, Rishab Jain, and Anna VanDuzer) to a local school in the Dominican Republic called the Nest of Love. While they were down there, they taught the students and […]

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 […]