Rock River Off-Season Competition


The 2015 Competition is July 24 - 25 at Rock Valley College in Rockford, IL.


The Rock River Valley US FIRST Robotics teams will host their third annual off-season competition on July 24 - 25, 2015 at Rock Valley College in Rockford, IL. R2OC encourages the community to join us in supporting FIRST Robotics and STEM education. We look forward to seeing everyone at the competition.

The competition is based on US FIRST Robotic's 2015 game, Recycle Rush. See the R2OC Rules Changes Document to learn about some changes from US FIRST's game rules.


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John Petrick (announcer): "I have emceed many regional robotics competitions through the Midwest, and this one ranks up there with the best, the organization, facilities, fans."

Bob Trojan (local manufacturer): "Seeing the playing field, erected the night before and walking through the pit areas where each team worked on their robot was magic. The passion of so many students and mentors could easily be felt. Everyone was having fun."

Participating Team: "One day format was wonderful and made event very assessable to my team. Finding a way that every team could participate in elimination rounds was wonderful and a great example of gracious professionalism. The entire competition was fantastic."

Participating Team: "It was amazing to think it was so perfect on your first attempt. I think you have set the bar pretty high for upcoming years."

Participating Team: "It was nice having FLL and FTC there. It helped with a number of our parents that want other younger siblings to join FIRST that had not had the opportunity to see other divisions."


R2OC is a partnership of Rock River Valley US First Robotics Teams. Our goal is to provide an off-season event where FIRST Robotics teams can participate in a competition, show off their 'bots to the community, and meet others who share their robotics enthusiasm. Check out where our teams competed in 2015.

Team 0081, Metalheads: Wisconsin Regional
Team 1625, Winnovation: Arkansas Regional, Midwest Regional, St. Louis Championship
Team 2039, Rockford Robotics: Central Illinois Regional, Midwest Regional, St. Louis Championship
Team 3352, Flaming Monkeys: Midwest Regional, Wisconsin Regional, St. Louis Championship
Team 4655, Stateline Robotics: Midwest Regional, Wisconsin Regional


We are asking attending teams to support community connection efforts through donation of books for Reach Out and Read.

Reach Out and Read is is an evidence-based nonprofit organization of medical providers who promote early literacy and school readiness in pediatric exam rooms nationwide by giving new books to children and advice to parents about the importance of reading aloud.