Tournament Directors

Patti Poston - FIRST® Senior Mentor for Northern Nevada; FTC and FLL Coach; FIRST volunteer for 9 years

Scot Duncan - FIRST® LEGO League Coordinator for Northern Nevada; FTC, FLL and FLL Jr Coach; FIRST volunteer for 7 years


The Carson High School robotics team, Cyber Mafia (FTC 5687), competes in the FIRST Tech Challenge robotics program and has won many awards. In 2017 and 2019, the team qualified for the FIRST Championship (World Festival). The team is involved in numerous STEM outreach and volunteer service activities.

The Sierra Nevada Junior Optimist International (JOI) Club is a local youth branch of Optimist International and is sponsored by the Optimist Club of Reno. The club's focus is promoting science and technology, especially among the youth in our community.