Johnston County Robotics Team Takes 2nd At State Tournament

The members of FRC Team 6004 with their finalist award. L to R 1st row: Loftin, Elle, Jordan N, Ava 2nd row: Jordan A, Jordan W, Aynsleigh, Bronwyn, Camryn, Connor, Katie 3rd row: Becca, Joseph, Sebastian, Abbie, Kasey 4th row: Eli, Madi, Sherelle, Carter, Jayden, Kohlbie, Kayden

SMITHFIELD — On April 1st and 2nd, Johnston County’s FRC (FIRST Robotics Competition) Team 6004 f(x) Robotics competed at the FRC North Carolina State Championship at East Carolina University. To qualify for states, the team competed at two earlier district events held in Asheville and Raleigh.

f(x) Robotics’ 2022-2023 season robot “Kitsune” in action.

f(x) Robotics was one of the 40 teams eligible for states, a massive accomplishment for the team and the first time they’ve been to states in 6 years. At the tournament f(x) was invited to be a part of an alliance captained by FRC Team 3506 Yeti Robotics with their alliance partner FRC Team 4795 Eastbots. With these two teams, f(x) made it to the final match, the furthest they have ever gotten in their 8-year history. This alliance also obtained the highest game score across the entire state, 172 points.

Sebastian from f(x) Robotics with members from Team 3506 YETI Robotics and Team 4795 Eastbots after alliance selection.

The team and mentors are incredibly proud of f(x)’s accomplishments this year and are happy to end this season on such a high note. They hope to push and work even harder next year, and set their sights on the world championships in Houston, Texas.

If you are interested in learning more about FRC Team 6004, f(x) Robotics, email them at, visit their website at, or Instagram @frc6004.


  1. Congrats!!! Meanwhile, another wreck at buffaloe and 42 amid the never ending construction work a car ending up on its roof. Well done English company. Should be another notch in your belt!!!!

    • @Captain: I think you’re blaming the wrong entity. More than 4500 cars pass there every day without winding up on their roof. I’d suggest the fault lies with the driver — not the company. #TakeResponsibility

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