In 2000, a group of dedicated students at James Madison High School established an after-school robotics team. It was founded with the help of an incredible engineering teacher, the late Mr. Toss Cline. The team aimed to introduce teenagers of all backgrounds to the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Through hard work and persistence, members could acquire the skills and knowledge to become future innovative leaders. As proud Madison Warhawks, the team adopted the nickname “The Warbots” and participated in the worldwide FIRST® Robotics Competition. More than two decades later, we continue to compete against other high schools.


Mr. Toss Cline (1971-2014)
Woodie Flowers Finalist
Award Winner (2006)


Our original robotics room on the base
floor of the school, near the cafeteria

Our new robotics room in the second-floor
math hallway, directly above the cafeteria


Throughout our extensive team history, we have attended the international FIRST® Championship three times. We first competed with teams from around the world with Shopping Cart (2009) in Atlanta, then with Toss Jr (2013) in St. Louis, and finally with Susan (2022) in Houston.


NASA/VCU Regional First Place (2007)
Washington DC Regional Winner (2009)
Pittsburgh Regional Winner (2013)
Chesapeake Championship Winner (2022)


Website Award (2009, 2010, 2011)
Gracious Professionalism Award (2011, 2012)
Creativity Award (2012)
Industrial Design Award (2017, 2022)
Quality Award (2020)


Shopping Cart (2009)

Toss Jr (2013)

Susan (2022)