Check out coverage of R2OC by local news organizations.
July 31, 2016 Rockford Register Star Article:
Rise of robotics, e-sports fueling growth in student participation
July 30, 2016 Rockford Register Star Article:
Competition brings more participants, robots to Rock Valley College
July 27, 2016 Rock River Times Article:
R2OC to welcome 32 high school robotics teams to RVC
Congratulations to the 2016 Rock River Off-Season Competition winners.
2451, PWNAGE; 2338, Gear It Forward; 5934 Crowbotics; 2202, BEAST Robotics
1625, Winnovation; 2081, Icarus;, 4241, Joliet Cyborgs; 5125 Hawks on the Horizon
Many thanks to all participating teams. We hope you enjoyed the event and will be back in 2017!
As a community Connection, R2OC supports Crusader Clinic and Reach Out and Read.
Crusader Clinic is a community based, non-profit health center that serves the Rock River Valley area. Reach Out and Read 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.
At the 2016 competition, teams donated over 350 books to Reach Out and Read. Congratulations to Team 3352, Flaming Monkeys, for donating the most books. We appreciate their efforts as well as those of all participating teams.
The R2OC local host teams are gearing up for the 2016 FIRST Robotics game. Stronghold. Read about there efforts on Bob Trojan’s Blog Post: The 2016 Robotics Quest is Underway.
Representatives from the five host teams are promoting Robotics and the 2016 R2OC Event at the Sunday January 3, 2016, IceHogs Hockey Game at BMO Harris Bank Center in Rockford, IL.
Thank you for visiting our website. We will be adding updates as we prepare for the 2016 Rock River Off-Season Competition.
2481,Roboteers; 2826, Wave Robotics, 0171, Cheese Curd Herd; 2781, Robo Pride
4655, Stateline Robotics; 0461, Westside Boiler Invasion; 1747, Harrison Boiler Robotics; 4485, Tribe Tech Robotics
Bob Trojan “Making It Loud” Award:
This year, the Making It Loud Award was presented to two companies: UTC Aerospace Systems and Superior Joining.
All participating teams were encouraged to make nominations for our spirit awards. The winners are:
- Most spirit in the stands: 2081, Icarus
- Best Mascot: 2039, Rockford Robotics
- Most spirited pit decorations: 1781, Electric Eagles
- Best overall spirit: Flaming Monkeys