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Dan Spak Memorial VRC Blended Robotics Competition; Akron, Ohio

11-Nov-2023 Add to Calendar
Event Code
VEX V5 Robotics Competition
Event Type
Event Format
Field Control System
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Standard Registration Opens
29-Sep-2023 16:58 EDT
Registration Deadline
28-Oct-2023 16:59 EDT
Payment Deadline
11-Nov-2023 17:03 EST
This event is closed to registration because:
  • This event has reached capacity. Teams on waitlist may still be added.
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info

The Firestone Robotics Club is proud to present the Fourth 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 feature 2 divisions due to the increased intrest and teams.

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.

This event will also be live-streamed.

Grade Level: All

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: All In-Person Judging

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 11-Nov-2023

Firestone CLC HS
470 Castle Boulevard
Akron, Ohio 44313
United States

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7:00 am - Staff and volunteers arrive for competition

8:00 am - Doors open/teams arrive/robot inspection begins

9:00 am - Drivers meetings

9:15 am - Qualification matches begin/skills fields open

12:00 pm - Lunch served, matches will NOT break

3:00 pm - Qualification matches end/skills close

3:15 pm - Alliance selection

3:30 pm - Elimination matches

4:30 pm - Finals and Awards


If you would like to volunteer please fill out the following form:

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 and Payment Policies

If the Event Partner cancels the event:

Coaches are welcome to request a refund but none will be issued automatically.


If a Coach/Mentor completes registration for the event then chooses to withdraw or not attend: 

Coaches are welcome to request a refund but none will be issued automatically.



Cowboy Division-

Queen Division-

Judging Format

  • All In-Person Judging - The Team Interviews and Engineering Notebooks will be judged in-person the day of the event. Teams should bring a physical copy of their notebook to submit to the judges.