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18th Annual FIRST Robotics Competition

Friday, October 13th, 2017

High School Robotics Teams Battle it out in Arena-Style Competition

November 4, 2017, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wissahickon High School Gymnasium
521 Houston Road, Ambler, PA 19002

Ramp Riot is Team 341’s annual off-season event. With its humble roots as an 8 team scrimmage back in 2000, Ramp Riot now draws 36 teams and over 2,500 spectators yearly. Every November, those 36 teams (representing up to 8 states) come together to battle it out in arena-style competition.

However, Ramp Riot is much more than just a competition. Attending teams use Ramp Riot to introduce rookie members to the FIRST® atmosphere and gear up for the coming season. Ramp Riot has also hosted helpful seminars and information sessions for teams to share what they know and learn from each other. Community members find plenty of fun between matches with face painting and robot driving zones!

Volunteers! Sign-up to help:

Wissahickon Robotics: This Beats a Coma

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012

To the Entire Team 341 Family:

Many of you showed your support last Summer for, Team 341 Alum, Doug Markgraf, and his bike ride across the United States in support of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) research.  Well, his entire journey was filmed and the documentary is now ready for release. This documentary was created by our very own media coach Scott Richardson with help from Kirsten and many others.

To see the trailer, visit:

The documentary website is here:

To celebrate this achievement and to support TBI Research, you are cordially invited to a very special documentary showing on June 30th. This new film not only chronicles the story of Doug’s inspirational ride, but also his daily struggle with TBI and his efforts to inspire others.

Doug is an incredible member of our Wissahickon family and I urge you to support this cause by joining us at the Ambler Theater on June 30th.

The documentary, This Beats a Coma, will premiere at the Ambler Theater on June 30th at 1 PM and tickets are only $5Please mark you calendar!(A brief explanation of Doug’s story and the documentary showing details are copied below)

Thank you for your support and we hope to see you at the showing!

Mr. O.


~About the Film: 
Traumatic brain injury is a horrible way to lose your mind. Doug Markgraf would know. On May 31, 2006, he was involved in a hit-and-run accident while riding his bicycle in a bike lane in West Philadelphia. In the collision, Doug shattered bones, helmet, bicycle – and suffered a severe traumatic brain injury (TBI). Lying in a coma for half a month, doctors refused to acknowledge that his condition would allow anything similar to a complete recovery. And, the last thing they ever expected was that he would awaken, recover, and return to the bike. But, he did. And now he’s on a mission to inspire other TBI survivors, and surprise everyone.    To see the teaser, visit:      Documentary Website:

~Showing Specifics: 
Date: Saturday, June 30, 2012
Location: The Ambler Theater  – Address: 108 E Butler Avenue, Ambler PA 19002   –    Website/tickets: 

Time: 1:00pm
Cost: $5 / ticket

After the screening of the film, there will be a Q+A session with Filmmaker Scott Richardson and Doug Markgraf. Be prepared to be inspired!