2020 CREATE U.S. Open Robotics Championship - VRC HIGH SCHOOL Tournament

04/02/2020 - 04/04/2020
2020 CREATE U.S. Open Robotics Championship - VRC HIGH SCHOOL Tournament 2020 CREATE U.S. Open Robotics Championship - VRC HIGH SCHOOL Tournament

Event Code: RE-VRC-19-8291

Program: VEX Robotics Competition

Type of Event: Tournament

Capacity: 240 / Spots Open: 76

Max Registrations per Organization: 4

Registration Deadline: Mon, Mar 2, 2020 12:40 PM EST

Price: $650.00

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Additional Awards


VRC High School Tournament Awards              
  Skills Challenge Fourth Place            
  Bracket Buster Award            
               
VRC/Open Program Challenge Awards              
  Mega Alliance Challenge Champion            
               
  Mega Alliance Challenge Finalist            
VRC/Open Program Event-Wide Awards              
  Teacher of the Year            
  Mentor of the Year            
U.S. Open Event-Wide Award              
  Volunteer of the Year            
               
               
               

 

Award
Tournament Champions (VRC/VEXU)
Innovate Award (VRC/VEXU/VIQC)
Create Award (VRC/VEXU)
Amaze Award (VRC/VEXU)
Build Award (VRC/VEXU)
Design Award (VRC/VEXU)
Think Award (VRC/VEXU)
Tournament Finalists (VRC/VEXU)
Robot Skills Champion (VRC/VEXU)
Robot Skills 2nd Place (VRC/VEXU)
Sportsmanship (VRC/VEXU)
Robot Skills Third Place (VRC/VEXU)
Division Champion (WC)
Excellence Award - High School (VRC/VEXU)

Match Results

Ranking

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Waitlist

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Team List ( 164 Teams )

Team Team Name Organization Location
5M The Other Guys RAVENNA SENIOR HIGH Ravenna, Nebraska, United States
5S A.K. 20/20 RAVENNA SENIOR HIGH Ravenna, Nebraska, United States
5W Two Guys & a Gal RAVENNA SENIOR HIGH Ravenna, Nebraska, United States
7K Here's the thing 7K Robotics Airdrie, Alberta, Canada
10C Exothermic Creation Exothermic Robotics Redmond, Washington, United States
10E Exothermic Evolution Exothermic Robotics Redmond, Washington, United States
91F VEXMEN: Fantomex Brandywine Robotics Inc. Chester Springs, Pennsylvania, United States
91W VEXMEN: Warpath Brandywine Robotics Inc. Chester Springs, Pennsylvania, United States
169Y The Cavalry THE HAVERFORD SCHOOL Haverford, Pennsylvania, United States
170A Entropy Entropy Education Center Sammamish, Washington, United States
210Y Void 210Y Robotics Calgary, Alberta, Canada
213G Hyperion HARMONY SCIENCE ACADEMY EL PASO El Paso, Texas, United States
242Z The Firebirds HOLY GHOST PREP BENSALEM, Pennsylvania, United States
244A Get Bargensquashed Grandville Community Education Grandville, Michigan, United States
244B Bring Back D.D. Grandville Community Education Grandville, Michigan, United States
244C Just Act Natural Grandville Community Education Grandville, Michigan, United States
244D The A Team Grandville Community Education Grandville, Michigan, United States
248A Light Switch Grandville Robotics Grandville, Michigan, United States
248E Bot Ross Grandville Robotics Grandville, Michigan, United States
254D The Cheesy Poofs Bellarmine College Prep San Jose, California, United States
288A Cataclyst Grandville High School Grandville, Michigan, United States
288C Vegans Grandville High School Grandville, Michigan, United States
315K Paradigm Paradigm Redwood City, California, United States
321A javaGods(); NILES WEST HIGH SCHOOL Skokie, Illinois, United States
321H Havoc NILES WEST HIGH SCHOOL Skokie, Illinois, United States
321J Short Circuit NILES WEST HIGH SCHOOL Skokie, Illinois, United States
333A The 7 Dorks NILES NORTH HIGH SCHOOL Skokie, Illinois, United States
333B B^3 NILES NORTH HIGH SCHOOL Skokie, Illinois, United States
333E Brotherhood of Steel NILES NORTH HIGH SCHOOL Skokie, Illinois, United States
333R Los Robos NILES NORTH HIGH SCHOOL Skokie, Illinois, United States
343G Beefbot ST ALBANS SCHOOL Washington, District of Columbia, United States
355E Eagle Fox Valley Robotics Batavia, Illinois, United States
355K Kiwis Fox Valley Robotics Batavia, Illinois, United States
375X Falcon Falcon Robotics Mansfield Center, Connecticut, United States
400B Galveston B BALL HIGH SCHOOL Galveston, Texas, United States
536E Air XAVIER HIGH SCHOOL Appleton, Wisconsin, United States
729M Magnus Downingtown Robotics Chester Springs, Pennsylvania, United States
917Y Quantum Y Quantum Robotics Kirkland, Washington, United States
967Y Yeet Russellville High School RUSSELLVILLE, Arkansas, United States
967Z Zenith Russellville High School RUSSELLVILLE, Arkansas, United States
977Z Zetabots Zetabots East Bridgewater, Massachusetts, United States
1008M Minimal Margins Vermillion Area Robotics Association Vermillion, South Dakota, United States
1028A Rise over Run BROWNELL TALBOT SCHOOLS Omaha, Nebraska, United States
1028R Theodore BROWNELL TALBOT SCHOOLS Omaha, Nebraska, United States
1028Z KIHTRAK YHTAPABASAGANAK BROWNELL TALBOT SCHOOLS Omaha, Nebraska, United States
1032Z HM Z-Axis HORACE MANN HIGH SCHOOL North Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, United States
1037A Molokai Robotics MOLOKAI HIGH SCHOOL Hoolehua, Hawaii, United States
1069E Critical Mass Berthoud Robotics Berthoud, Colorado, United States
1069F Livewire Berthoud Robotics Berthoud, Colorado, United States
1561A Axle Rose Francis Tuttle Technology Center Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
1747A Knights Robotics INDEPENDENCE HIGH SCHOOL Frisco, Texas, United States
1815V WCS CATaclysm WESTBURY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL Houston, Texas, United States
1898A Olympus MILTON HIGH Milton, Massachusetts, United States
1898M Elysium MILTON HIGH Milton, Massachusetts, United States
1898R Medusae MILTON HIGH Milton, Massachusetts, United States
1970Z Darkest Knight MOUNT MICHAEL BENEDICTINE HIGH SCHOOL Elkhorn, Nebraska, United States
2114X Sweep The Leg Cobra Kai Chandler, Arizona, United States
2360H Helix Neuqua Valley High School Naperville, Illinois, United States
2360N Nemesis Neuqua Valley High School Naperville, Illinois, United States
2360Z Zettabyte Neuqua Valley High School Naperville, Illinois, United States
2459A GOLDEN HAWKS ROBOTICS NANAKULI HIGH & INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL Waianae, Hawaii, United States
2459C Golden Hawks Robotics NANAKULI HIGH & INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL Waianae, Hawaii, United States
2467C Saber Dynamics James Campbell High School Ewa Beach, Hawaii, United States
2501J Full Metal Jackets THOMAS JEFFERSON HIGH SCHOOL Council Bluffs, Iowa, United States
2501T Robo Turtles THOMAS JEFFERSON HIGH SCHOOL Council Bluffs, Iowa, United States
2567M Porta-Botz! - Mars Portage High School PLTW/Robotics Portage, Indiana, United States
2587X DiscoBots Xenon DiscoBots - Homeschool Houston, Texas, United States
2647X DARKbots DARKbot Robotics Chandler, Arizona, United States
3018A Techna Pwn Techna Pwn Robotics Council Bluffs, Iowa, United States
3141B Ungenannt Gross Catholic Robotics Bellevue, Nebraska, United States
3141S Lochnut Monster Gross Catholic Robotics Bellevue, Nebraska, United States
3162Z HHS Gearheads HUNTINGTON HIGH SCHOOL Huntington, Texas, United States
3303D Dublin Robotics Chargers Dublin Robotics Club Dublin , California, United States
3303S Dublin Robotics S Team Dublin Robotics Club Dublin , California, United States
3303X Dublin Robotics Vexcellent Dublin Robotics Club Dublin , California, United States
3303Z Dublin Robotics Z Team Dublin Robotics Club Dublin , California, United States
3304E Robolabs E Team Robolabs Dublin , California, United States
3304K Robolabs K Team Robolabs Dublin , California, United States
3304R Stackers Robolabs Dublin , California, United States
3589B Rock 'em Sock em' Robots Tri-city United High School MONTGOMERY, Minnesota, United States
4082B Freedom Gladiators ST NICHOLAS CATHOLIC SCHOOL Freedom, Wisconsin, United States
4148A Iron Cowboys GREENVILLE HIGH SCHOOL Greenville, Texas, United States
4184A Alliance Confirmed Mountain Crest High School HYRUM, Utah, United States
4326C The MilkMen ELKHORN SOUTH HIGH SCHOOL Omaha, Nebraska, United States
4410C Technocracy-Charlie South Eden Robotics Club Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, United States
4588A New Tech Tigers BELTON NEW TECH HIGH SCHOOL AT WASKOW Belton, Texas, United States
5509A VHS Crusaders VHS Robotics Appleton, Wisconsin, United States
5509G VHS Cavaliers VHS Robotics Appleton, Wisconsin, United States
5871B Baruch a Paw Adonai WINDWARD SCHOOL Los Angeles, California, United States
5925E Lakeview 5925E LAKEVIEW LEADERSHIP ACADEMY Victorville, California, United States
6030J Jesters Arizona College Prep - Erie Chandler, Arizona, United States
6293A CROCS - Team 1 PINECREST PREPARATORY ACADEMY CHARTER HIGH SCHOOL Miami, Florida, United States
6842Z PigPen PARK TUDOR SCHOOL Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
6844B Cortex Destroyers MITCHELL HIGH SCHOOL - 01 Mitchell, South Dakota, United States
7121F Maverick Robotics ARCHBISHOP EDWARD MCCARTHY HIGH SCHOOL Southwest Ranches, Florida, United States
7225B Southland Rebelbots Southland Senior High School Adams, Minnesota, United States
7422X Robotic Burros BURROUGHS HIGH Ridgecrest, California, United States
7458F Arctic Knights FISHER SECONDARY Fisher, Minnesota, United States
7458G Antarctic Knights FISHER SECONDARY Fisher, Minnesota, United States
7673C 北京丰台少年宫高中队 Beijing Fengtai Children’s Palace Beijing, Beijing, China
7686A APEX PREDATOR Tiger Robotics Harrisburg, South Dakota, United States
7686B CapTen Tiger Robotics Harrisburg, South Dakota, United States
7686C Tower of Terror Tiger Robotics Harrisburg, South Dakota, United States
7700R Rolling Robots Rolling Robots Rolling Hills Estates, California, United States
7862B Disappointment Hesston High School Hesston, Kansas, United States
7862D Thorough Analysis Hesston High School Hesston, Kansas, United States
7862N VEXtravagant Hesston High School Hesston, Kansas, United States
7862Z VEXecutioners Hesston High School Hesston, Kansas, United States
7870A Coronado Robotics CORONADO HIGH SCHOOL Henderson, Nevada, United States
7870E Project Mayhem CORONADO HIGH SCHOOL Henderson, Nevada, United States
8110C Steel Phoenixes Mankato West Robotics Mankato, Minnesota, United States
8110R The Knights Mankato West Robotics Mankato, Minnesota, United States
8110W Burmur Ton Mankato West Robotics Mankato, Minnesota, United States
8110X The Ribbits Mankato West Robotics Mankato, Minnesota, United States
8332D Kinetic COLLEGE STATION HIGH SCHOOL College Station, Texas, United States
8481X Bridger Bot 1 Bridger Robotics Bozeman, Montana, United States
8613X Lincoln Jr High LINCOLN JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL Bentonville, Arkansas, United States
8756M Robo Bonobos - Free Candy McCallum HS Austin, Texas, United States
8771Y Shaky Flywheels CALABASAS HIGH Calabasas, California, United States
8995J Jenga Metea Valley High School Aurora, Illinois, United States
9050A G-Force GROTON AREA HIGH SCHOOL - 01 Groton, South Dakota, United States
9065C Phantom Robotics PLATTE COUNTY HIGH Platte City, Missouri, United States
9071A The Iron Pack NEW FOUNDATIONS CS Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
9071Y The Iron Pack NEW FOUNDATIONS CS Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
9623T WARP Drive - Titan West Ashley High School Charleston, South Carolina, United States
9623V WARP Drive - Vanguard West Ashley High School Charleston, South Carolina, United States
9821A Green Wave Robotics EAST GRAND FORKS SENIOR HIGH EAST GRAND FORKS, Minnesota, United States
11476A LionTech Mater Academy Charter High School HIALEAH GARDENS, Florida, United States
13700G Beijing No.2 High School Beijing No.2 High School Beijing, Beijing, China
13800A IFT Team A IFT—Robotics Beijing, Beijing, China
20480Y Raider Robotics Jr. SKYLINE HIGH SCHOOL Dallas, Texas, United States
21050A Meme Lords MCGEHEE HIGH SCHOOL McGehee, Arkansas, United States
25461Z Uncharted 2nd Floor Robotics Fate, Texas, United States
27299X Krazy = Genius Krazy Genius San Jose, California, United States
33172A Doral Robotics DORAL ACADEMY CHARTER HIGH SCHOOL Doral, Florida, United States
37409B Four States of Matter CHATTANOOGA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States
41998C Teem Name? VALE HIGH SCHOOL Vale, Oregon, United States
42700N Crusaders N St Louis School Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
46535K Dark Knight Robotics Dark Knight Robotics Kansas City, Missouri, United States
49192A FlashPoint Bright Star Christian Academy Pickton, Texas, United States
51905A Vex On 'Em National Cathedral School WASHINGTON, District of Columbia, United States
52351A Shoot 'N Score Shoot 'N Score Gilbert, Arizona, United States
60172W Redstone Industries Lake Park High School Roselle, Illinois, United States
60466A Wait...I can't say that! Rich East Campus High School Park Forest, Illinois, United States
70291B Tigers in Motion Commerce High School Commerce, Texas, United States
76513A B-Town Engineers Belton High School Belton, Texas, United States
76513B Belton Blitz Belton High School Belton, Texas, United States
77000X RoboKodas North Sioux City RoboKodas Robotics Club Jefferson, South Dakota, United States
77788G Cyber Eagles G CALVARY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
77788Y Cyber Eagles Y CALVARY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
80550X PhyniX WINDSOR CHARTER ACADEMY MIDDLE AND EARLY COLLEGE H Windsor, Colorado, United States
87217R Rangers RIVERSIDE HIGH SCHOOL El Paso, Texas, United States
88000X Divergent A&K Robotics Irvine, California, United States
88899B 江苏战队 江苏战队 苏州, Jiangsu, China
89910A Spearfish High School SPEARFISH HIGH SCHOOL - 01 Spearfish, South Dakota, United States
96671X Theoretically a 9V RED RIVER HIGH SCHOOL Grand Forks, North Dakota, United States
97155B Fear the Gear Ysleta High School El Paso, Texas, United States
97155D Fear the Gear Ysleta High School EL PASO, Texas, United States
97963A JC Patriots JOHN CARROLL SCHOOL Bel Air, Maryland, United States
98377A Tigris ex Machina I TECHNICAL SENIOR HIGH St. Cloud, Minnesota, United States
98377F Tigris ex Machina VI TECHNICAL SENIOR HIGH St. Cloud, Minnesota, United States
98377G Tigris ex Machina VII TECHNICAL SENIOR HIGH St. Cloud, Minnesota, United States
98706Z Kenwood Knight PaladinZ KENWOOD HIGH Clarksville, Tennessee, United States
99766D Kirkwood Robotics Kirkwood High School KIRKWOOD, Missouri, United States

REC Foundation Design Award Rubric.

REC Foundation Design Award Rubric

 

Participant Release Form Spainish.

Participant Release Form Spainish

 

Participant Release Form.

Participant Release Form

 

REC Foundation Code of Conduct.

REC Foundation Code of Conduct

 

VRC Qualifying Criteria.

VRC Qualifying Criteria

 

VRC Robot Inspection Checklist for Cortex.

VRC Robot Inspection Checklist for Cortex

 

VRC Robot Inspection Checklist for V5.

VRC Robot Inspection Checklist for V5

 

VRC Tower Takeover One Page Description.

VRC Tower Takeover One Page Description

 

Webcast

A link to the webcsat will be posted on our Tournament Home Page no later than 3/29/2020.


Date: 04/02/2020 - 04/04/2020
Mid-America Center - One Arena Way and
Iowa West Field House - Five Arena Way
Council Bluffs, Iowa 51501
United States

Travel Info

For travel information please visit our Tournament Home Page.

Refund Policy

All requests for refunds must be made in writing via email.  Full refunds will be granted to requests made prior to 1/1/2020.  Refunds of $300 will be issued to teams requesting a refund after 12/31/19 and prior to 2/1/2020. $100 refunds will be issued to teams requesting a refund prior to 3/20/2020. No refunds will be issued after 3/19/2020.  (In rare cases where the user registered for the wrong event, AND  CREATE is notified within 48 hours of registration, a full refund might be granted after 12/31/19.)

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

Due to the nature of scheduling an event of this size there is no viable way to have contigency dates due to weather and weather related events.

Volunteer

Join our great team of volunteers!  Benefits include a FREE hot lunch, snacks, beverages, an event t-shirt and the pride in knowing you were part of making the event a success.

To volunteer please sign up at our VRC Tournament Volunteer Sign Up Page.

Agenda

Here is the VRC High School Schedule.

For the schedules of all other tournaments please visit our Tournament Home Page.

Event Dates

Date: 04/02/2020 - 04/04/2020

Venue/Location:

Mid-America Center - One Arena Way and
Iowa West Field House - Five Arena Way
Council Bluffs, Iowa 51501
United States

Grade Level: High School

Robot Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Contact Information

Primary Contact
The CREATE Support Team
Email: Support@CREATE-Found.org
Phone: (402) 614-2210
Event Day Phone: (402) 614-2210

Secondary Contact
The CREATE Support Team
Email: Support@CREATE-Found.org
Phone: (402) 614-2210
Event Day Phone: (402) 614-2210

General Info

Welcome to the CREATE Foundation  U.S. Open Robotics Championship.  The U.S. Open has grown into one of the largest robotics tournaments in the world and we hope you can join us in 2020. 

We expect the 2020 U.S. Open to be the biggest and best yet. Regular season tournaments from across the United States and Canada are qualifiers for this signature event.  Teams from the rest of the World are invited on a country by country basis.  We wish all teams the very best of luck.

There are six distinct tournaments in this multifaceted event.  This is the VRC - High School Tournament.  If you are looking for one of our other tournaments: VRC- Middle School, VEX IQ Elementary School,  VEX IQ Middle School, CREATE Jr, or the Open Program Tournament, please return to the main RobotEvents page and select the proper tournament.  Again this year the High School tournament will have 4 divisions.  Each division will have approximately 65-70 teams. 

Please be advised that you will have 3 weeks from the date of your qualifying tournament to register for the U.S. Open.  Once registered, you will have 3 weeks to pay.  Teams that miss the payment deadline will be moved to the wait list.  If any teams are invited off the wait list they will be notified, at the earliest, mid February.

Tournament Code of Conduct

CREATE Sponsored and Co-sponsored events require teams to understand and accept a Tournament Code of Conduct. This Code of Conduct will help clarify the role of students and adults at CREATE events. Please be sure to read through the entire CREATE Tournament Code of Conduct and be sure that all members of your team understand it as well. We believe these simple rules will help everyone have a great experience.

Video Judging

Video Judging will be used this year for all High School Divisions. Video judging requires each team to submit a video based upon the guidelines found HERE. Please note that these rubrics/guidelines have a few important differences from the traditional VRC tournament rubrics/guidelines. Be sure to read the Team Guidelines thoroughly. Feel free to review the two event partner documents, too. This will give you a clear understanding of how video judging works and how your team will be evaluated.

All teams are highly encouraged to submit a team video. Many awards, including Excellence and Design, require, or are greatly aided by, the submission of a video.  If your team advances to the face-to-face interviews, an invitation will be placed on your pit table Friday morning. Be sure to bring your engineering notebook in case you are selected for a face-to-face interview.

Submit video by filling out this High School Video Judging Google Form.

Submission Deadline: March 15th, 2020

Engineering Notebook

ALL teams are strongly encouraged to submit an engineering notebook.  These will be collected at registration and all notebooks will be reviewed.  This should be done whether or not you have submitted a video.  A review of your engineering notebook will be the first step in potentially earning a face-to-face interview geared at determining the Design Award winner.

Waiver

REC Participant Release Forms (found HERE) will be required for 2020.  (We will no longer have a specific CREATE Waiver.  Online waivers will be accepted.) 

Wait List

Teams on the wait list that have qualified for the U.S. Open will be given preference over non-qualified teams.

Qualified teams on the wait list will be invited in the order they have added their teams to the wait list, not the date of their qualification.

Teams on the wait list from schools/organizations that have reached the individual school/organization team maximum will be invited last off the wait list.

 

Invitations are NOT a Guarantee of Participation


Often, tournaments within the U.S. Open Event will fill before our registration deadline.  When it fills, there are normally many active invitations outstanding. But once filled, these invitations become null and void.  When a division fills, registration is permanently closed to domestic teams.  We do not expand capacity and no teams will be taken off of the wait list.  Even if teams cancel, those spots are not opened back up.  The reason is that we set our capacity about 10% over our optimal capacity in anticipation of a certain number of teams canceling.  This is something that happens every year.  Essentially we are anticipating, even counting on, a few teams canceling, thus we do not open up spots.  We feel this is the fairest way to handle the registration process and precludes the necessity to continually check back.  We hope this finality allows for clear planning on the part of all teams.  We are sorry that we cannot accommodate all the teams that want to attend, and are humbled by the great number of teams that do  attend.  We also want to ensure a world class event, and limiting registrations to an optimal number of teams is an important step in accomplishing this goal. 


Capacity Changing Over Time


If you continue to monitor this tournament event page, you may find that the overall capacity may increase over time.  This is to accommodate international teams.  We reserve a certain number of spots for international teams and hold those spots for them, as often they are not able to commit until later in the year.  If we did not hold them, most divisions would fill with U.S. teams only, thus greatly reducing the international flavor of our event.  Our desire is to be fair to all teams, while balancing our desire to create an environment where cultural exchange is possible and encouraged.