Meet FRC Team 79: Krunch, of Tarpon Springs, FL!

Team 79 Group PhotoIt’s Krunch Time at the Orlando Regional, as FIRST Robotics Competition Team 79 Krunch, from Tarpon Springs, FL,  joins us for the 17th year in a row, having participated in every Orlando Regional event since we started!


This year, we will be competing at the Orlando Regional in Florida, and the Chesapeake Regional in Maryland.

We have attended the Orlando Regional since 1999 and are proud to call it our home regional! Over the years, the awards that we’ve won here include:

• Outstanding Defense Award
• Motorola Quality Award
• Imagery Award
• Johnson & Johnson Sportsmanship Award
• DaimlerChrysler Team Spirit Award
• KPC&B Entrepreneurship Award
• Judge’s Award
• Regional Finalist Award
• Regional Winner Award
• Engineering Inspiration Award
• Regional Chairman’s Award

To help spread FIRST and STEM and create strong bonds in our community, we krunch sponsorsparticipate in local demos. Many of these demos are at STEM-oriented events such as the USF Engineering Expo in Tampa, FL, but others aim to reach crowds outside of the STEM community and inspire the younger generations. Some demos are aired on local news stations, helping us reach the entire Tampa Bay area.

In our effort to help change lives, we created a global outreach program that is active throughout the year. We have sent school supplies, books, toys, food and clothing both locally and internationally to 8 countries.

We greatly appreciate all that our sponsors, contributors, and industry partners have done to support Team 79; they are the foundation to our success.

Good luck to the teams this year and we look forward to getting to reunite with everyone at the Orlando Regional!



Looking forward to seeing Team Krunch and all our great teams at the 17th Annual Orlando Regional, March 13 & 14!

Go Teams!


Teams attending the Orlando Regional who have not yet been featured on our website can continue to send in their stories through March 15, and your stories will be published in the coming weeks.  Your team bio should be 250 words or less please, with your team name, number and location, & anything special you’d like us to know about, and your team website address if you have one, along with a couple of photos to . You can also share stories with us throughout the year, that we can share with Orlando Regional Readers.  

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