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Dan Spak Memorial VRC Blended Robotics Competition; Akron, Ohio

Dan Spak Memorial VRC Blended Robotics Competition; Akron, Ohio

Event Code: RE-VRC-21-5403

Program: VEX Robotics Competition

Type of Event: Tournament

Event Format: In-Person

Capacity: 50 / Spots Open: 0

Event Region: Ohio

Max Registrations per Organization: 8

Registration Deadline: Sat, Oct 30, 2021 3:30 PM EDT

Price: $105.00

This event is closed to registration because:
  • This event currently has no spaces available.
Event Dates

Date: 11/13/2021


470 Castle Blvd
470 Castle Boulevard
Akron, Ohio 44313
United States

Grade Level: All

Robot Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: In-Person judging

Contact Information

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General Info

The Firestone Robotics Club is proud to present the Second Annual Dan Spak Memorial Robotics Competition. 

Dan Spak founded our club in 2011 as an after school opportunity for students to explore engineering concepts beyond the classroom. The first robot our club ever built was powered by pulling a string. Since then, our teams have won awards at many regional competitions, States and Worlds. Dan Spak was named Ohio's VEX Robotics Coach of the Year in 2019. On April 11, 2020, Mr. Spak passed away unexpectedly. We will continue to honor his vision for our club and the VEX Robotic community throughout Ohio and beyond. Thank you Mr. Spak. We miss you.    

This competition will take place at: Firestone CLC located at 470 Castle Blvd, Akron, OH 44313.

There will be concessions avalible. Lunch will be provided to teams, coaches and registered volunteers.  Information about lunch will be emailed out to coaches closer to the time of the event.

As of this time spectators are permitted at this event, however this is subject to change based on requirements of the Summit County Health Department.  This event will also be live-streamed.

Masks are required for all event participants and spectators. Proper mask wearing is required at all times which includes covering the nose.


8:00 am - Staff and volunteers arrive for competition

9:00 am - Doors open/teams arrive/robot inspection begins

Masks are required by ALL individuals who enter the facility. At this time the general public is welcome to attend. 

10:00 am - Drivers meetings

10:15 am - Qualification matches begin/skills fields open

Noon - Lunch break/skills runs

  • Lunch will be provided for all student participants, coaches, and registered volunteers. 

  • Concessions will be available for the general public. 

  • The cafeteria will be available for seating. 

1:00 pm - Qualification matches resume

2:00 pm - Qualification matches end/skills close

2:15 pm - Alliance selection

2:30 pm - Elimination matches

3:30 pm - Finals and Awards


If you would like to volunteer please reach out at or text 330-414-6044

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

In the event of bad weather conditions or an emergency causing delay or cancellation, all coaches will be contected by email to be informed of the situation.


Refund Policy

No refunds after event registration is closed.


Health and Safety Policies

All events follow the REC, Ohio Department of Health, Summit County Public Health, and Akron City School Board policies for safety and operation.  Because of the changing nature of the guildelines, any pertinent details will be emailed directly to participants closer to the event date.




All matches will be livestreamed on YouTube.





















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