2016 Competition Winners

Congratulations to the 2016 Rock River Off-Season Competition winners.

Competition Champions:
2451, PWNAGE; 2338, Gear It Forward; 5934 Crowbotics; 2202, BEAST Robotics

Competition Finalists:
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!

2016 Reach Out and Read

As a community Connection, R2OC supports Crusader Clinic and Reach Out and Read.

reach_out_and_read_logo 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.

2016 Midwest Regional Competition

Congratulations to the four Northern Illinois Teams that competed at the Midwest Regional: 1625, Winnovation; 2039, Rockford Robotics; 3352, Flaming Monkeys; and 4655, Stateline Robotics. All four teams made it to the Eliminations Rounds.

Special shout-outs to the Flaming Monkeys for winning the Imagery Award, Rockford Robotics for winning the Gracious Professionalism Award, and  Winnovation for winning the Innovation in Control Award.

The Flaming Monkeys were also part of the winning alliance and will compete at the World Championship in St. Louis.