Category Archives: VEX Robotics

Nebraska & Iowa VEX IQ Challenge Season Starts

The 2017-18 VEX IQ Challenge season has begun in Iowa and Nebraska, with teams competing with each other in the Ringmaster game.  This will be the most exciting VEX IQ season with the expansion in teams and tournaments.

Rapid Growth in VEX IQ Challenge Teams

In 3 years, Nebraska and Iowa has seen rapid growth in VEX IQ Challenge teams.  We’ve already doubled the number of teams from last year, with more teams planning to register this season.  This growth has earned our region an additional World Championship Qualification spot for this season (now 3 spots).  If the team growth continues, we could earn additional bonus spots this season.

Also, we’ve been fortunate to maintain an even split between Elementary and Middle school teams.  Hopefully we continue to grow each division to allow both the opportunity for awards at each grade level at all tournaments.

Season     MS
Teams    
Elem
Teams    
Total
Teams    
Worlds
Spots    
# of
Events
2015-16 1 0 1 1 0
2016-17 5 5 10 2 3
2017-18* 10 10 20 3** 7

* Registration is still in process for the season.
** Based on the overall team growth by December 31st, REC could grant additional World Spots to our region. Continue reading

2016 Western Iowa Pwnament Results

Nebraska RoboticsFebruary 6, 2016
The 2016 Western Iowa Pwnament is the final regular season Iowa VEX Robotics tournament. Teams took a last opportunity to qualify for the remaining spots at the VRC Heartland Regional Robotics Championship.

This tournament qualified five teams for the Heartland Regional Robotics Championship, the Excellence Award winner and the three Tournament Champion teams. The High School Excellence award was awarded to team 2501J (Full Metal Jackets) from Thomas Jefferson High School. The Middle School Excellence award was awarded to team 3018V (VEXcalibur) from TechnaPwn Robotics.  The Tournament Champions were 2501J (Full Metal Jackets) from Thomas Jefferson High School, 7232 (Cyber Pirates) from Belton High School, and 2501B (Optimus Dime) from Thomas Jefferson High School.

A great performance by these teams and the rest of the field! Check out the results below. Continue reading

Latest Regional Championship Qualifiers as of Jan 30th

Second weekend in a row with four VEX Robotics tournaments. We saw over 120 teams competing, with seven new teams qualifying for the Heartland Regional Robotics Championship from the Kearney, Millard South, Benson High School Division and Benson Middle School Division VEX Robotics tournaments.

Congratulations to the five newly qualified High School teams who will be competing at the Heartland Regional Robotics Championship: 8019J (Techno Jocks) from Lakeview High School, 8019X (Blaegger) from Lakeview High School, 1028B (SV_Wall_Hacks) from Brownell-Talbot,  5813A  (The Kanesville Krush) from Abraham Lincoln High School, and 1049B (South Bots) from Omaha South High School.

Congratulations to the two newly qualified Middle School teams who will be competing at the Heartland Regional Robotics Championship: 1060A (OPS – 21 Bolt Street) from Buffett Magnet Middle School and 985D (Not Found in Nature) from Mary Our Queen School.

The VRC Heartland Regional Robotics Championship will host 44 of the best High School VEX Robotics teams and 32 of the best Middle School VEX Robotics teams from Iowa and Nebraska. This post is an unofficial list of the teams have currently qualified for the Heartland Regional Robotics Championships as of December 12th, 2015. Check out the full details of who has qualified below. Note: This post is unofficial, it should not be used in an official capacity.

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Millard South VEX Robotics Tournament Results

Nebraska RoboticsJanuary 30, 2016
Millard South High School hosted their High School Vex Robotics tournament this weekend.  This tournament qualified three teams for the Heartland Regional Robotics Championship, with the three Tournament Champion teams earning that qualification.  The Tournament Champions were 5813B (The Kanesville Krush) from Abraham Lincoln HS, 1028B (SV_Wall_Hacks) from Brownell-Talbot, and 5813A  (Black Squirrels) from Abraham Lincoln HS.  There were no judged awards at this tournament.

A great performance by these teams and the rest of the field! Check out the results below. Continue reading

Kearney VEX Robotics Tournament Results

Nebraska RoboticsJanuary 30, 2016
The second year for the Kearney VEX Robotics Tournament hosted teams from Ogallala, NE to Council Bluffs, IA.  They all competed for qualifying spots at the VRC Heartland Regional Robotics Championship.

This tournament qualified four teams for the Heartland Regional Robotics Championship, the Excellence Award winner and the three Tournament Champion teams. The Excellence award was awarded to team 8019J (Techno Jocks) from Lakeview High School. The Tournament Champions were 2501B (Optimus Dime) from Thomas Jefferson High School, 2501J (Full Metal Jackets) from Thomas Jefferson High School, and 8019X (Blaegger) from Lakeview High School.

A great performance by these teams and the rest of the field! Check out the results below. Continue reading

Omaha Benson High School Tournament Results

Nebraska RoboticsJanuary 30, 2016
The Omaha Benson High School Tournament is the last two division tournament for the Nebraska / Iowa VEX Robotics Nothing But Net season. One more team qualified from this tournament to the VRC Heartland Regional Robotics Championship.

This tournament qualified four teams for the Heartland Regional Robotics Championship, the Excellence Award winner and the three Tournament Champion teams. The Excellence award was awarded to team 1064A (OPS – Nebraska Nerd Herd) from Omaha North HS. The Tournament Champions were 2349A (OPS – Eagle Strike) from Omaha Central High School, 1064A (OPS – Nebraska Nerd Herd) from Omaha North HS, and 1049B (OPS – South Bots) from Omaha South High School.

A great performance by these teams and the rest of the field! Check out the results below. Continue reading

Gross Catholic High School VEX Robotics Results

Nebraska RoboticsJanuary 23, 2016

Gross Catholic hosted their High School Vex Robotics tournament this weekend. The Excellence Award winner and the three Tournament Champion teams. The Excellence award was awarded to team 2349A (OPS – Eagle Strike) from Central High School. The Tournament Champions were 5069B (DERP.exe) from Millard North HS, 5069A (R.E.C.T) from Millard North HS, and 2349B (OPS – Purple Talon) from Central High School.

A great performance by these teams and the rest of the field! Check out the results below. Continue reading

Falcon Knight High School Results

Nebraska RoboticsJanuary 22 – 23, 2016
National Robotics Academy hosted the first Falcon Knight High School VEX Robotics tournament this year.

This tournament qualified four teams for the Heartland Regional Robotics Championship, the Excellence Award winner and the three Tournament Champion teams. The Excellence award was awarded to team 1970K (Knight Shift) from Mount Michael HS. The Tournament Champions were 1028A (C:\DOS\RUN) from Brownell Talbot, 5233J (Justice League) from National Robotics Academy, Inc, and 1045A (OPS – Legion of Doom) from Benson High Magnet School.

A great performance by these teams and the rest of the field! Check out the results below. Continue reading

Ravenna High School VEX Robotics Results

Nebraska RoboticsJanuary 23, 2016
Ravenna High School hosted their High School Vex Robotics tournament this weekend. The Excellence award was awarded to team 1064A (OPS – Nebraska Nerd Herd) from Omaha North. The Tournament Champions were 1064A (OPS – Nebraska Nerd Herd) from Omaha North, 1064R (OPS – North R) from Omaha North, and 68507D (SilverHawk bot 2) from Lincoln Public Schools.

A great performance by these teams and the rest of the field! Check out the results below.  Update: Fixed an error, 1064R was on the Tournament Champion Alliance, not 1064D. Continue reading

Falcon Knight Middle School Results

Nebraska RoboticsJanuary 22 – 23, 2016
National Robotics Academy hosted their first Falcon Knight Middle School VEX Robotics tournament this year. One of the last middle school only tournaments in Iowa and Nebraska to qualify for the Regional Championship.  Next week’s Benson VEX Robotics Tournament is the last Middle School only VEX Robotics event that is eligible for the Regional Championship qualifications.

This tournament qualified four teams for the Heartland Regional Robotics Championship, the Excellence Award winner and the three Tournament Champion teams. The Excellence award was awarded to team 1703A (OPS – Decoded) from Marrs Magnet Middle School. The Tournament Champions were 3919D (Brobots) from St. Patrick’s Catholic School, 3919C (Young Guns) from St. Patrick’s Catholic School, and 5155H (Noob Crew) from Cross County Robotics.

A great performance by these teams and the rest of the field! Check out the results below. Continue reading