2017 Competition Winners

Congratulations to the 2017 Rock River Off-Season Competition winners.

Competition Champions:
2451, PWNAGE; 1625, Winnovation; 2062, C.O.R.E. Ronotics; 2704, Roaring Robotics

Competition Finalists:
4485, Tribe Tech Robotics; 5822, WolfByte; 1675, Ultimate Protection Squad; 6237, Martin Motion

Many thanks to all participating teams. We hope you enjoyed the event and will be back in 2018!

2017 Making It Loud Award

Congratulations to Mark Anderson, winner of the 2017 Bob Trojan “Making It Loud” Award. This award honors an individual or community organization who has worked to promote FIRST Robotics programs.

Mark has dedicated countless hours over many years to supporting FIRST Lego League in the Rick River Valley. Starting as an FLL coach of both home and school based teams and progressing on to organizing and running FLL regional competitions. When FLL expanded in our community and outgrew one regional competition, he didn’t hesitate at hosting two Regionals each season on two different weekends providing hundreds of local youth the opportunity to show their skills to their friends, families and our community.


2017 Scholarship Winners

Rock River Off-season Competition and RVC Foundation are pleased to announce the inaugural scholarship class. These four $1,000 scholarships are designated for post-high school educational institutions. Of 32 completed applications in 2017, these four students exemplified the necessary commitment to and excellence in integrating FIRST Robotics into their educational, personal, career and community experience. Congratulations to these recipients:

Emmarie A.
Hometown: Belvidere, IL
FRC Team: 3352, Flaming Monkeys
Graduating Year: 2018
Post-High School Plans: Anticipated Biomedical Engineering major at four-year institution

Isabelle T.
Hometown: Oswego, IL
FRC Team: 2338, Gear It Forward
Graduating Year: 2018
Post-High School Plans: Anticipated Mechanical and Robotics Engineering major at four-year institution

Spencer T.
Hometown: Waukesha, WI
FRC Team: 2062, C.O.R.E.
Graduating Year: 2017
Post-High School Plans: Anticipated Mechanical Engineering major at Milwaukee School of Engineering

Andrew T.
Hometown: DeKalb, IL
FRC Team: 5934, Crowbotics
Graduating Year: 2017
Post-High School Plans: Anticipated Applied Mathematics major at University of Minnesota, Twin Cities