Utah’s 2012 Regional FIRST® Robotics Competition


Media Coverage

The Globe Online

Standard Examiner

Deseret News

CADTutor Forums



Congratulations to the following teams and students recognized for their achievements:


Regional Winners

Team 2403 Team Plasma of Mesa Arizona

Team 3230 Protoypex from Salt Lake City Utah

Team 3254 The Ravens


Engineering Inspiration Award

Team 2486 CocoNuts


FIRST Dean’s List Finalist Award

Caitlin Vitale-Sullivan of Team 1569
TJ Houze of Team 4348


Regional Chairman’s Award

Team 3456 LiveWire of Pocatello Idaho (3 high schools, 4 coaches, 5 thousand hours, 6 weeks of building)


Event Updates

Watch online: UT FRC on UStream
(courtesy of Team Tators from Boise – thanks Tators.)


Update: March 13th, 2012: Press release about the 2012 FRC.


2012 Event Guide: The 2012 UT FRC Event Guide (map, agenda, drop-off instructions, etc.) is now available online:

2012 UT FRC Event Guide


Parking for Volunteers: Park near the Southwest end of the Maverik Center (click for picture) and use the door clearly marked “Will Call / VIP / Management”. You will be greeted and given your volunteer badge.


Activities on each day of the competition include:

March 15th, 2012: Day 1, Robot Inspection and practice rounds

March 16th, 2012: Day 2, Competition Day 1

March 17th, 2012: Day 3, Competition Day 2, Finals, Awards Ceremony


February 21, 2012 is ship day. No work after this day!


The Competition

2012: Rebound Rumble Game

The Rebound Rumble robotics game is played between two Alliances of three teams each. Each Alliance competes by trying to score as many of the basketballs in the hoops as possible during the 2-minute and 15-second match. Balls scored in higher hoops score Alliances more points. Alliances are awarded bonus points if they are balanced on bridges at the end of the match. In matches where opponent Alliances work together to balance on the white bridge, all participating teams earn additional valuable seeding points.

Download instructions and the Game Q&A from the FRC® Kickoff Page



FIRST® Regional Hotel Page

– Select: FRC
– Select: 2012 FIRST® Robotics Utah Regional- West Valley City, UT)
(16th on the list of regional events)


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For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology

Welcome to the home of FIRST®-sponsored Robotics Competition for the state of Utah and the surrounding region.

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