Qualifying Tournament #3

Northeast Dubois Junior-Senior High School

4711 N Dubois Road NE
Dubois, IN 47527


Judges’ Choice Award

The Judges’ Choice Award is given at the discretion of the Judges to a team they have encountered whose unique efforts, performance or dynamics merit recognition, yet the team does not fit into any of the existing award categories.

Winner:    10621 North Robotics – from Crawfordsville, IN
Design Award

The Design Award expands on this year’s challenge, inspiring teams to incorporate industrial design into their robots. These elements can be shown in the simplicity of the design as it applies to the tasks, the look and feel of the robot in how the design allows us to think of robots in new ways. The design aspect must serve a function – but should also differentiate the robot in a unique fashion.

Third Place:  21945 The Purple Roborioles – from Avon, IN
Second Place:  8149 Panic in the Build Room – from Greenwood, IN
Winner:  18505 Something to do with Waffles – from Bloomington, IN
Motivate Award

The team that receives the Motivate Award celebrates the culture of FIRST and clearly shows what it means to be a team. This award celebrates the team that represents the essence of the FIRST Tech Challenge competition through team building, team spirit, and displayed enthusiasm. This is a team who makes a collective effort to make FIRST known throughout their school and community and sparks others to embrace the culture of FIRST.

Third Place:  21478 aROARa Blaze –  from Charlottesville, IN
Second Place:  24546 aROARa Arctic – from Charlottesville, IN
Winner:  17994 Ragnabotics – from Poseyville, IN
Control Award

The Control Award celebrates the team that demonstrates innovative thinking in the control system to solve game challenges such as autonomous operation, enhancing mechanical systems with intelligent control, or using sensors to achieve better results on the field.

Third Place:  18505 Something to do with Waffles – from Bloomington, IN
Second Place:  15455 The Crimson Roborioles – from Avon, IN
Winner:  11329 I.C.E. Robotics – from Bloomington, IN
Innovate Award sponsored by RTX

The Innovate Award sponsored by RTX celebrates a team that has the ingenuity and inventiveness to make their designs come to life. This award is given to the team that the Judges feel has the most innovative and creative robot design solution to the FIRST Tech Challenge game. Elements of this award include elegant design, robustness and ‘out of the box’ thinking.

This award may address the design of the whole robot or some sub-assembly component of the robot. The creative component needs to work consistently, but a robot does not have to work all of the time during matches to be considered for this award. The team’s engineering portfolio showed the design of the component(s) and the team’s robot, and clearly explains how the team arrived at their solution.

Third Place:  13295 Red Alert Disaster Management – from Greenwood, IN 
Second Place:  7193 South Spencer High School – from Rockport, IN
Winner:  11959 Kernel Panic – from Columbus, IN
Connect Award

The Connect Award is presented to the team that the Judges feel most connected with their local Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) community. A true FIRST team is more than the sum of its parts and recognizes that engaging their local STEM community plays an essential part in their success. The recipient of this award is recognized for helping the community understand FIRST, the FIRST Tech Challenge, and the team itself. In addition, this team aggressively seeks and recruits engineers and explores the opportunities available in the world of engineering, science, and technology.

Third Place:  10755 The Technomages – from Dubois, IN
Second Place:  8578 Juden-Ki Robotics – from Columbus, IN
Winner:  535 TOBOR – from Crawfordsville, IN
Think Award

The Think Award is given to the team that the Judges feel best reflects the journey of the engineering design process. The engineering portfolio is the key reference for Judges to help them identify the most deserving team. This team’s engineering portfolio focused on the design and build stage of the team’s Robot and exemplified their journey as a team and engineers.

Third Place:  6190 Red Alert:  Cyberstorm – from Greenwood, IN
Second Place:  9864 Jug Rox Robotix – from Shoals, IN
Winner: 13377 Blackout – from Dyer, IN
Finalist Alliance

Captain:  9864 Jug Rox Robotix – from Shoals, IN
1st Pick:  3537 The MechaHamsters – from Greenwood, IN
2nd Pick:  15455 The Crimson Roborioles – from Avon, IN

Winning Alliance
Captain:  11329 I.C.E. Robotics – from Bloomington, IN
1st Pick:  12014 FireWires – from Granger, IN
2nd Pick:  18505 Something to do with Waffles – from Bloomington, IN
Inspire Award

The Inspire Award is presented to the team that the Judges felt truly embodied the ‘challenge’ of the FIRST Tech Challenge program. The team that receives this award is a strong ambassador for FIRST programs and works to promote FIRST and make it loud in their community. The team that receives this award has performed well in all Judging categories and was chosen by the Judges as a model FIRST Tech Challenge team both on and off the playing field. This team shares their experiences, enthusiasm and knowledge with other teams, sponsors, their community, and the Judges. Working as a unit, this team will have shown success in performing the task of designing and building a robot.

Third Place:  14954 The Teal Roborioles – from Avon, IN, USA
Second Place:  12014 FireWires – from Granger, IN, USA
Winner:  3537 The MechaHamsters – from Greenwood, IN, USA

2023-2024 CENTERSTAGESM presented by RTX

Raise the curtain on the power of design, creativity, and precision to create all new experiences in a spectacular new challenge.

Lights, camera, STEAM! Science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM) inspire big ideas, bold action – and creativity. Our skills make it possible to create art and experiences that bring us together, entertain us, and move us. During our 2023-2024 arts-inspired robotics season, FIRST® IN SHOWSM presented by Qualcomm, we will celebrate the roles our STEM skills play in the arts and design and build a world of endless possibilities.
The future is yours to create.

Participating Teams

17994 Ragnabotics

22132 Gearserkers

10755 The Technomages

8971 Diamond Blades

7193 South Spencer High School

9864 Jug Rox Robotix

22871 GigaRox

14954 The Teal Roborioles

15455 The Crimson Roborioles

21945 The Purple Roborioles

22331 random()

11959 Kernel Panic

13377 Blackout

8578 Juden-Ki Robotics

18505 Something to do with Waffles

6190 Red Alert: CyberStorm

8149 Red Alert: Panic in the Build Room

13295 Red Alert: Disaster Management

18174 MISHines

21478 aROARa Blaze

24546 aROARa Arctic

11329 I.C.E. Robotics

3537 The MechaHamsters

10621 North Robotics

12014 FireWires


6194 Radical Change

7234 Cville-ized Botman

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