Utah’s 2016 FRC®

Utah’s 2016 Regional FIRST® Robotics Competition

It was a clash of the metallic titans as nearly 40 high school teams from Utah and elsewhere converged at the Maverik Center in West Valley City for the annual Utah Regional FIRST Robotics Competition.

This year’s event, held March 18 and 19, involved students building and controlling robots that catapulted balls into castle windows. High schools that participated in this regional event came from as far away as Florida, Hawaii and Alberta, Canada. Twenty-one of the teams were from Utah.

The winners of the regional competition now move on to the FIRST national championship in St. Louis. That event was held April 27-30, 2016.

“The FIRST Robotics competition has done as much as any other program to increase interest in engineering among high school students,” said Richard B. Brown, dean of the College of Engineering at the University of Utah, who kicked off the event during the first day’s opening ceremony. “Competition is motivating, and these teams work very hard as they learn about not only robotics but also electronics, materials, wireless communication, computer programming, problem solving and teamwork.”

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Awards – Saturday, March 19

An asterisk denotes a team or contestant who qualified for the FIRST Chamionship 2016® in St. Louis, MO.

Team Spirit Award sponsored by FCA Foundation

Team 3241
Davinci Dragon Army from Ogden, Utah

Creativity Award sponsored by Xerox

Team 4585
Husky Robotics from Midvale, Utah

Entrepreneurship Award sponsored by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers

Team 1477
Texas Torque from The Woodlands, Texas

Rookie Inspiration Award sponsored by National Instruments

Team 5974
Mechanical Dragons from Murray, Utah

Quality Award sponsored by Motorola Solutions Foundation

Team 3374
RoboBroncs from Jackson, Wyoming

Gracious Professionalism® Award sponsored by Johnson & Johnson

Team 3245
Ravens from Sandy, Utah

Industrial Design Award sponsored by General Motors

Team 3021
The Agency from Escondido, California

Judges’ Award

Team 2478
Westwood Robotics from Mesa, Arizona

Industrial Safety Award sponsored by Underwriters Laboratories

Innovation in Control Award sponsored by Rockwell Automation

Team 3230
PrototypeX from Salt Lake City, Utah

Excellence in Engineering Award sponsored by Delphi

Team 4334
Alberta Tech Alliance (ATA) from Calgary, Alberta

Highest Rookie Seed Award

Regional/District Finalist

Rookie All-Star Award

Team 5933*
Judgement Call from Salt lake City, Utah

Engineering Inspiration Award

Team 329*
Mohawks from Medford, New York

FIRST Dean’s List Finalist Award

Emily Ferrari
Team 329*
Mohawks from Medford, New York

Edward O’Connor
Team 329*
Mohawks from Medford, New York

Regional Chairman’s Award

Chu hu nin
Team 2468*
Team Appreciate from Austin, Texas

Awards – Friday, March 18

Volunteer of the Year Award

Imagery Award
In Honor of Jack Kamen

Team 1622
Team Spyder from Poway, California

Woodie Flowers Finalist Award

Important Dates

March 17, 2015: FRC® Competition: Robot inspection and practice rounds
March 18, 2015: FRC® Competition: Competition day 1
March 19, 2015: FRC® Competition: Competition day 2, finals, and awards ceremony

The Competition: STRONGHOLD

FIRST STRONGHOLDSM is played by two alliances of three teams each. Alliances compete against each other to breach their opponents’ defenses, known as outer works, and capture their tower. They score points by crossing elements of their opponents’ outer works, scoring boulders in their opponents’ tower goals, and surrounding and scaling their opponents’ tower itself.


View all teams registered for Utah’s 2016 Regional FIRST® Robotics Competition

Free and Open to the Public

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2016 Sponsors

The following sponsors are making the 2016 Utah FIRST® Robotics Competition possible through their generous support:

Leader in Technology

Captain of Innovation

Friends of the Future

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Web: utfrc.utah.edu
Email: utfrc@utah.edu
Phone: (801) 581-3605


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