Steel Ridge

Combining the excitement of sport with the rigors of science and technology, the FIRST Robotics Competition is the ultimate Sport for the Mind. Steel Ridge participants call it “the hardest fun you’ll ever have.” Under strict rules, limited resources, and an intense six-week time limit, teams of students are challenged to establish a game strategy, prototype mechanisms, build and program industrial-size robots to play a difficult field game against teams throughout Washington and Oregon. It’s as close to real-world engineering as a student can get.

The team has started to prepare for the 2024 Season, Crescendo. 

If you are interested in joining the team please contact Coach Jeff Brink for more information about the time and location for team meetings: 


Jeff Brink - Head Coach, Fall Preseason

Physics Teacher - Ridgefield High School

  • Team Building

  • Program Operations

  • Mechanicals Sub Team

Steve Rinard - Head Coach, Build & Competition

Math/Engineering Teacher - Ridgefield High School

  • Team Building

  • Event Operations & Coordination

  • Programming Sub Team


Chad Stryker - Lead Mentor

Electrical Engineer - Tektronix

  • Robot Coordination

  • Controls Sub Team

Ken Kirkelie - Makerspace Manager

Owner CCSS - Ridgefield

  • Mechanicals Sub Team

  • CNC Operations

Shawna Ravelli - Outreach Coordinator

Director of Cloud Marketing - Intel

  • SpudBot Academy Coordinator

  • Business/Marketing Sub Team

first washington

​Our robotics team, 
STEEL Ridge Robotics,
​is part of the FIRST
Robotics Competition
and our team number
is 6343.




You will be registering your student for FRC, and our team number is 6343.

Please create an account with your name, email address and birthdate, not your child’s. You will be prompted to provide your child’s information after completing your portion of the registration.

​When creating your account, if you receive an error message stating your email is already in use in the system, please do not proceed with creating a new account. Please select “Log In” from the upper right corner of this page and then select the “Forgot Password” link and enter your email address to receive an email to activate your account/reset your password.



Sponsor - Tektronix

Our program runs on sponsorship - contact us to sponsor Steel Ridge!