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Omaha North Feb 6th Tournament Results

Nebraska RoboticsFebruary 6, 2016
The Omaha North Feb 6th Tournament is the final regular season Nebraska VEX Robotics tournament. Teams took a last opportunity to qualify for the remaining spots at the VRC Heartland Regional Robotics Championship.

This tournament qualified three teams for the Heartland Regional Robotics Championship, the Excellence Award winner and the three Tournament Champion teams. The Excellence award was awarded to team 6813C (MW LEO LIFT) from Millard West High School. The Tournament Champions were 1064P (OPS – Almost HD) from Omaha North High School, and 1045D (OPS – The Bunny Overload) from Benson High School.

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

2016 Nebraska & Iowa Online Challenge Entries

The mission for Robotics in Nebraska is to develop critical Science, Technology, Engineering and Math skills.  These skills will prepare our students to succeed in a future job environment that will be very different from what we see today.

Robotics competitions have been a effective way to engage students and get them interested in developing these skills, but it isn’t the only method.  We encourage many other activities that develop our students, including judged presentations and online challenges.  This year, the Robotics Education and Competition Foundation ran ten different Online Challenges that spotlighted different skill sets for students to work on.

Nebraska and Iowa Entries

We’d like to spotlight the great work we’ve seen from Nebraska and Iowa teams on the Online Challenges.  We saw high quality submissions across both High School and Middle School.  You can recognize their projects by voting for their entries and/or ‘Liking’ their entry pages.  Check them all out:

High School

656 – Crete, NE Robotics

1028 – Brownell Talbot

1064 – Omaha North HS

3018 – Techna Pwn Robotics

3141 – Gross Catholic High School

5813- Abraham Lincoln High School

6202T – Moment of Force

Middle School

985 – Mary Our Queen (MS)

3018V – VEXCalibur Techna Pwn Robotics

Did we miss one?

There’s a good chance that we may have missed an entry from Nebraska or Iowa. We tried to find all of the entries we could, but you can help by sending us additional entries that we can add to this post. Send an email to [email protected]

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

Omaha Benson Middle School Tournament Results

Nebraska RoboticsJanuary 30, 2016
The Omaha Benson Middle School Tournament is the final regular season Middle School VEX Robotics tournament. Middle School teams competed for the remaining qualifying spots at the VRC Heartland Regional Robotics Championship, with two more teams qualifying.

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 3919C (Young Guns) from St. Patrick’s Catholic School. The Tournament Champions were 1060A (OPS – 21 Bolt Street) from Buffett Magnet Middle School, 3919C (Young Guns) from St. Patrick’s Catholic School, and 985D (Not Found in Nature) from Mary Our Queen 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 23rd

Another busy weekend of Vex Robotics tournaments in Nebraska and Iowa with four VEX Robotics tournaments this weekend. We saw about 135 teams competing, with nine new teams qualifying for the Heartland Regional Robotics Championship from the Ravenna Public SchoolsGross Catholic High School, Falcon Knight High School, Falcon Knight Middle School VEX Robotics tournaments.  UPDATED Jan 26th @10:30 am: We had 367D entered in both High School and Middle School.  We removed the mistake from the High School list, this is a Middle School Qualification.  Fixed an error, 1064R was on the Tournament Champion Alliance, not 1064D.

Congratulations to the seven newly qualified High School teams who will be competing at the Heartland Regional Robotics Championship: 1064R (OPS – North R) from Omaha North, 68507D (SilverHawk bot 2) from Lincoln Public Schools, 2349A (OPS – Eagle Strike) from Central High School, 5069A (R.E.C.T) from Millard North HS, 2349B (OPS – Purple Talon) from Central High School, 1970K (Knight Shift) from Mount Michael HS, and1045A (OPS – Legion of Doom) from Benson High Magnet School.

Congratulations to the two newly qualified Middle School teams who will be competing at the Heartland Regional Robotics Championship: 3919D (Brobots) from St. Patrick’s Catholic School and 5155H (Noob Crew) from Cross County Robotics.

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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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