Utah’s 2014 Regional FIRST® Robotics Competition



Day One Results – Friday, March 14th

Team Spirit Award
Team 1700, Gatorbotics
The Team Spirit Award sponsored by Chrysler recognizes extraordinary enthusiasm and spirit through exceptional partnership and teamwork.

Imagery Award
Team 2996, Cougars Gone Wired
The Imagery Award is in honor of Jack Kamen. This award celebrates attractiveness in engineering and outstanding visual aesthetic integration from the machine to the team appearance.

Creativity Award
Team 1891, the Bullbots
The Creativity Award sponsored by Xerox celebrates creativity in design, use of components, or unique strategy of play.

Entrepreneurship Award
Team 4585, Husky Robotics
The Entrepreneurship Award sponsored by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers celebrates the entrepreneurial spirit by recognizing a team that has developed the framework for a comprehensive business plan to scope, manage, and achieve team objectives.

Rookie Inspiration Award
Team 5159, Bengal Robotics
The Rookie Inspiration Award celebrates a rookie team for outstanding success in advancing respect and appreciation for engineering and engineers, both within their school, as well as in their community.

Day Two Results – Saturday, March 15th

Quality Award
Team 1619, Up A Creek
The Quality Award sponsored by Motorola celebrates machine robustness in concept and fabrication. The winning team demonstrates these characteristics in many ways from planning through execution. Building the robot is only part of their success and the judges recognize them as a quality example to others.

Gracious Professionalism® Award
Team 2993, Megabots
The Gracious Professionalism® Award sponsored by Johnson & Johnson recognizes outstanding sportsmanship and continuous gracious professionalism, in the heat of competition, both on and off the field of play. To win, a team must exemplify the principles of FIRST – fairness, humility, sharing, and persevering – and a winning attitude.

Industrial Design Award
Team 399, Eagle Robotics
The Industrial Design Award sponsored by General Motors celebrates form and function in an efficiently designed machine that effectively addresses the game challenge. Their product and process reflect the mission of FIRST, by demonstrating sound technology development from start to finish.

Special Recognition – Judges’ Award
Team 4334, Alberta Tech Alliance
During the course of the competition, the judging panel encountered a team whose unique efforts, performance, or dynamics merit recognition yet do not fit into any of the existing award categories.

Industrial Safety Award
Team 2437, Lancer Robotics
The Industrial Safety Award sponsored by Underwriters Laboratories celebrates a team that progresses beyond safety fundamentals by using innovative ways to eliminate or protect against hazards. The winning team consistently demonstrates excellence in safety through the heat of competition.

Excellence in Engineering Award
Team 1339, Angel Robotics
The Excellence in Engineering Award sponsored by Delphi celebrates an elegant and advantageous machine feature. The team that wins this award must be able to describe as well as demonstrate the chosen machine feature.

Rookie All-Star and Highest Rookie Seed
Team 4944
The Rookie All-Star Award celebrates the rookie team exemplifying a young but strong partnership effort, as well as implementing the mission of FIRST to inspire students to learn more about science and technology. This is not an easy challenge for a rookie team but the judges want to recognize and reward one team that got it right.

Engineering Inspiration Award
Team 3230, PrototypeX
The Engineering Inspiration Award celebrates outstanding success in advancing respect and appreciation for engineering within a team’s school and community. Inspiring others to respect science and technology requires passion, knowledge and commitment; FIRST celebrates these qualities by presenting its Engineering Inspiration Award.

FIRST Dean’s List Finalists
Swetha Sriram and Jakob Thygerson
FIRST Dean’s List Finalists are outstanding student leaders whose passion for and effectiveness at attaining FIRST ideals is exemplary.

Chairman’s Award
Team 2996, Cougars Gone Wired
The Chairman’s Award is the most prestigious award at FIRST, it honors the team that best represents a model for other teams to emulate and best embodies the purpose and goals of FIRST. The Chairman’s Award is presented to the team judged to have the most significant measurable impact of its partnerships among its participants, school, and community over a sustained period, not just a single build season or school year. The winner is able to demonstrate progress towards FIRST’s mission of transforming our culture. The recipient team will be invited to the FIRST Championship where it will compete for the Chairman’s Award against the winners from all the other qualifying events.


Media Coverage

“Students to compete in robot competition at Maverick Center” – 3/10/2014 in The Salt Lake Tribune
“Students put tech to the test in robotics competition” – 3/13/2014 on Fox13
“Photos: Students take part in robotics competition” – 3/14/2015 in Deseret News
“Robotics contest draws teen engineers from Utah and beyond” – 3/15/2015 in the Salt Lake Tribune


The Competition


Aerial Assist

Aerial Assist is played by two competing Alliances of three robots each on a flat 25’ x 54’ foot field, straddled by a truss suspended just over five feet above the floor. The objective is to score as many balls in goals as possible during a two (2)-minute and 30-second match. The more Alliances score their ball in their goals, and the more they work together to do it, the more points their Alliance receives. Read more about the game.


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