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2016-17 FLL Nebraska Championship Results

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2016-17 FIRST LEGO League
Nebraska Championship Results

The 201617 Nebraska FIRST LEGO League Championship event was held on Saturday, February 18 at the Strategic Air and Space Museum near Ashland, Nebraska.

Championship's Award

The awards recognize teams that fully embrace and excel in all areas of FLL. These teams have achieved excellence and innovation in both the Robot Game and Project and demonstrate outstanding Core Values.

First Place Champion's Award: 1971 - Data Dragons

Second Place Champion's Award: 7359 - Minions in Disguise

Third Place Champion's Award: 10988 - The Building Bulldogs

Gloabl Innovation Award

This team will be able to compete with other winning solutions for a chance to be our region's representative for the FLL Global Innovation Award presented by XPRIZE. This prize rewards teams for examplary Project solutions. Each region nominates a team for this awards whose solution epitomizes innovation.

Regional Nominee: 1386 - Kearney Catholic Stars 1

Honorable Metion: 15458 - Central Sandhills Mech-Techs

Alternate: 9108 - League of Legos

Alternate: 16103 - Tech Nerds

Robot Awards

Mechanical Design: 169 - The Chewbacca Bots
This award recognizes a team that designs and develops a mechanically sound robot that is durable, efficient and highly capable of performing challenge missions.

Programming: 4096 - Team Twisters
This award recognizes a team that utilizes outstanding programming principles, including clear, concise and reusable code that allows their robot to perform challenge missions autonomously and consistently.

Strategy & Innovation: 16103 - Tech Nerds
This award recognizes a team that uses solid engineering practices and a well-developed strategy to design and build an innovative, high-performing robot.

Robot Performance: 7359 - Minions in Disguise
This award recognizes a team that scored the most points during the Robot Game. Teams have a change to compete in at least three, 2.5 minute matches and their highest score counts.

Project Awards

Research: 22598 - Designing Dream Makers
This award recognizes a team that utilizes diverse resources to formulate an in-depth and comprehensive understanding of the problem they have identified.

Innovative Solution: 14117 - Spartabots 1
The award recognizes a team's solution that is exceptionally well-considered and creative, with good potential to solve the problem researched.

Presentation: 6637 - EV3 Stampede
This award recognizes a team that effectively communicates the problem they have identified and their proposed solution to both the judges and other potential supporters.

Core Values Awards

Inspiration: 19198 - Gear Gators
This award celebrates a team that is empowered by their FLL experience and displays extraordinary enthusiasm and spirit.

Teamwork: 14206 - Super Scouts White
This award recognizes a team that is able to accomplish more together than they could as individuals through shared goals, strong communication, effective problem solving and excellent time management.

Gracious Professionalism: 15990 - Bench Pressing T-Rexes
This award recognizes a team whose members show each other and other teams respect at all times. They recognize that both friendly competition and mutual gain are possible, on and off the playing field.

Judges Award

Judges Award: 21945 - N.E.R.D.S.
During the course of competition, the judges may encounter teams whose unique efforts, performances or dynamics merit recognition. Some teams have a story that sets them apart in a noteworthy way. Sometimes a team is so close to winning an award that judges choose to give special recognition to a team. Judges Award allows the judges the freedom to recognize remarkable teams that stand out for reasons other than the Core Awards categories.

Against All Odds: 28695 - Rebel Robots
We have all been in a situation where something unexpected happens or a challenge arises that seems impossible to overcome. Every year, we like to recognize a team who has faced the unexpected or a significant challenge.

Rising Star: 24620 - K9 Strikers
Every year, FLL grows with new teams. We have watched each of these teams grow and learn and demonstrate their value as part of FLL. This award is to recognize one of these teams as a group of Rising Stars that we are excited to watch as they too grow and learn.

Special Recognition Awards

Outstanding Volunteer: LvVelle Henderson

Adult Coach/Mentor Award: Dale Smith

2015-16 FLL Nebraska Championship Results

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2015-16 FIRST LEGO League
Nebraska Championship Results

The 2015-16 Nebraska FIRST LEGO League Championship event was held on Saturday, February 20, 2016 at the Strategic Air and Space Museum near Ashland, Nebraska.

Championship's Award

The awards recognize teams that fully embrace and excel in all areas of FLL. These teams have achieved excellence and innovation in both the Robot Game and Project and demonstrate outstanding Core Values.

First Place Champion's Award: 1971 - Data Dragons

Second Place Champion's Award: 9108 - League of Legos

Third Place Champion's Award: 12802 - T2T Green Arrow

Robot Awards

Mechanical Design: 7359 - Team C2-B2
This award recognizes a team that designs and develops a mechanically sound robot that is durable, efficient and highly capable of performing challenge missions.

Programming: 6518 - Academy
This award recognizes a team that utilizes outstanding programming principles, including clear, concise and reusable code that allows their robot to perform challenge missions autonomously and consistently.

Strategy & Innovation: 10071 - Golden Bots
This award recognizes a team that uses solid engineering practices and a well-developed strategy to design and build an innovative, high-performing robot.

Robot Performance: 12801 - T2T Green Arrow
This award recognizes a team that scored the most points during the Robot Game. Teams have a change to compete in at least three, 2.5 minute matches and their highest score counts.

Project Awards

Research: 3775 - Mindstormers
This award recognizes a team that utilizes diverse resources to formulate an in-depth and comprehensive understanding of the problem they have identified.

Innovative Solution: 169 - Lifegate Chewbaccabots
The award recognizes a team's solution that is exceptionally well-considered and creative, with good potential to solve the problem researched.

Global Innovation Award: 169 - Lifegate Chewbaccabots
This team will be able to compete with other winning solutions for a chance to be our region's representative for the FLL Global Innovation Award presented by XPRIZE..

Presentation: 8664 - Reusable Robots
This award recognizes a team that effectively communicates the problem they have identified and their proposed solution to both the judges and other potential supporters.

Core Values Awards

Inspiration: 17047 - Lightening Ladies
This award celebrates a team that is empowered by their FLL experience and displays extraordinary enthusiasm and spirit.

Teamwork: 10381 - We Bot Da Fun
This award recognizes a team that is able to accomplish more together than they could as individuals through shared goals, strong communication, effective problem solving and excellent time management.

Gracious Professionalism: 16103 - Technerds
This award recognizes a team whose members show each other and other teams respect at all times. They recognize that both friendly competition and mutual gain are possible, on and off the playing field.

Judges Award

Judges Award: 7765 - G.E.E.K.S.
During the course of competition, the judges may encounter teams whose unique efforts, performances or dynamics merit recognition. Some teams have a story that sets them apart in a noteworthy way. Sometimes a team is so close to winning an award that judges choose to give special recognition to a team. Judges Award allows the judges the freedom to recognize remarkable teams that stand out for reasons other than the Core Awards categories.

Against All Odds: 5805 - Dukes of Robotics
We have all been in a situation where something unexpected happens or a challenge arises that seems impossible to overcome. Every year, we like to recognize a team who has faced the unexpected or a significant challenge.

Rising Star: 17369 - The 1.21 Brickowatts!!!
Every year, FLL grows with new teams. We have watched each of these teams grow and learn and demonstrate their value as part of FLL. This award is to recognize one of these teams as a group of Rising Stars that we are excited to watch as they too grow and learn.

Special Recognition Awards

Outstanding Volunteer: Sonja Ostler

Adult Coach/Mentor Award: Al Carlson, Teams 10988 and 22598

2014-15 FLL Nebraska Championship Results

World Class

2014-15 FIRST LEGO League
Nebraska Championship Results

The 2014-15 Nebraska FIRST LEGO League Championship event was held on Saturday, February 21, 2015, at the Strategic Air and Space Museum near Ashland, Nebraska.

Champion's Awards

These awards recognize teams that fully embrace and excel in all areas of FLL. These teams have achieved excellence and innovation in both the Robot Game and Project and demonstrate outstanding Core Values.

First Place Champion's Award: Team 1971, The Data Dragons

Second Place Champion's Award: Team 4682, Adrenaline Titans

Third place Champion's Award: Team 5553, A'ROR'N Bots

Robot Awards

Mechanical Design: Team 10071, The Golden Soccerbots
This team build a solid, compact robot with a strong exoskeleton. They also had no shortage of jigs to help them get started and ensure everything turns out "Golden".

Programming: Team 10351, Morton Panther Pack: Red Team
These cool cats moved a forklift of doom using multiple MyBlocks to launch themselves to this award.

Strategy & Innovation: Team 7359, Memory Minions
This clever team had a huge, organized notebook documenting their work. Their robot had its wheels protected on the inside of their chassis and thew were able to clearly discuss the pros and cons of all designs. The judges are glad this team was able to "remember" their design process.

Robot Performance: Team 13583, Bridgeport Bulldotz
This award recognizes a team that scores the most points during the Robot Game. Teams have a chance to compete in three matches and their highest score counts. The Bridgeport Bulldotz had the highest score of the day, which was 270.

Project Awards

Research: Team 6518, Academy
Teachers are always trying to get students to enjoy learning, which "can" be a challenge. This team tackled the challenge with project based learning, incorporating multiple learning styles and having our teachers adapt to the learning styles of students. Their impressive research was mind-blowing and an exercise in strength (to carry it all around).

Innovative Solution: Team 10344, Boys and Girls Club of Council Bluffs
This team wants to help students get better at their math skills. They took an innovative approach using apps, social media and websites in order to give parents better resources to help their kids master their skills.

Presentation: Team 14429, Life Gate Lions Lego Waffle
This "SMART" team presented with energy, even though they were not able to project their presentation. They adapted quickly and didn't miss a step. The judges were blown away with their enthusiasm as they "RAP-PED" their way to this award.

Core Values Awards

Core Values Inspiration: Team 1386, KCHS Stars 1
This very polite and supportive team works to mentor younger teams by inspiring a passion for FLL and core values that was clearly evident. They reach for the stars in everything they do!

Teamwork: Team 5804, Triple L
It is not always easy to solve a problem as a group, especially when you are limited on time. This team worked together *calmly* to try multiple solutions and never stopped listening to each other's ideas. This team carries a big stick, but we are all lucky that is just a "Talking Stick".

Gracious Professionalism: Team 7693, Super Scouts Purple
This polite and professional team exuded confidence and enthusiasm that impressed us with their humble demeanor. With their very own dictionary, it is no wonder they communicated effectively and professionally.

Judges Awards

Judges Award: Team 5947, Golden Gears
We want to recognize a team that clearly demonstrated the attitude and values that FLL is based on. The Judges saw a lot of teams and one stood out for its uniqueness and perseverance. They are small but determined and capitalize on their difference to work together.

Against All Odds Award: Team 10343, Lego Zono
This team had strong beginnings and showed strong unity and kindness. Unfortunately, several members had to drop out over time due to a variety of reasons, but not lack of commitment. For today's presentation, 3 young men bonded together and wowed the judges, coaches and their peers.

Rising Star: Team KCHS Stars 2
This team said they have no previous experience with Legos or programming, but it is obvious just how hard they have worked to learn. Look out for this very appropriate winner that we expect to see more of next season.

Special Recognition Awards

Outstanding Volunteer: Staff Sergeant Holmes, Masters, Kozak and Mahler

Adult Coach/Mentor Award: Darin Toelle, Super Scouts Purple and White Teams

2013-14 FLL Nebraska Championship Results

Nature's Fury

2013-14 FIRST LEGO League
Nebraska Championship Results

The 2013-14 Nebraska FIRST LEGO League Championship event was held on Saturday, February 22, 2014, at the Strategic Air and Space Museum near Ashland, Nebraska.

Champion's Awards

These awards recognize teams that fully embrace and excel in all areas of FLL. These teams have achieved excellence and innovation in both the Robot Game and Project and demonstrate outstanding Core Values.

First Place Champion's Award: Team 10399, Eternal Flame
This goes to a team with long lasting spirit that really impressed the judges. In addition to their innovation, they burned brightly through the use of the interchangeable bumpers, which led the team to consume completion!

Second Place Champion's Award: Team 11205, NXT Generation
We saw a lot of exciting potential in this younger generation. This team worked well together to create a robot with unique attachments that put in the highest score of the day!

Third place Champion's Award: Team 5899, The Data Dragons
This award goes to a team that had a lot of fire in their presentation delivery, which was a contrast to the winder driving conditions they researched. They uncovered a green solution to save the streets in "Stormaha."

Robot Awards

Mechanical Design: Team 3384, Thunderstruck
This award recognizes a team that designs and develops a mechanically sound robot that is durable, efficient and highly capable of performing challenge missions. This award goes to a team had a cage basket attachment that slid into the pre-existing arm and gear to slow the robot to an easily controllable speed.

Programming: Team 183, Terminators
This award recognizes a team that utilizes outstanding programming principles, including clear, concise and reusable code that allows their robot to perform challenge missions autonomously and consistently. This team's robot was a transformer with light sensors for eyes.  Like many intelligent movie robots, it had smart code allowing it to execute many missions with exacting precision.

Strategy & Innovation: Team 18677, Clutch Magic
This award recognizes a team that uses solid engineering practices and a well-developed strategy to design and build an innovative, high performing robot. This rookie team designed their robot to power over nay obstacle in its way. The "unique" look of one giant wheel not only made table obstacles seem like nothing, but the table itself.

Robot Performance: Team 11205, NXT Generation
This award recognizes a team that scores the most points during the Robot Game. Teams have a chance to compete in three matches and their highest score counts. NXT Generation had the highest score of the day, which were 435.

Project Awards

Research: Team 4542, The Dewds
This award recognizes a team that utilizes diverse resources to formulate an in-depth and comprehensive understanding of the problem they have identified. This team can't be blown away. Their original research literally moved mountains and the board of education.

Innovative Solution: Team 9630, Morton Panther Pack
This award recognizes a team's solution that is exceptionally well considered and creative, with good potential to solve the problem researched. To the team with the Wiley mentor. Hats are a must when they lead the pack, especially with their sparkling sense of humor.

Presentation: Team 1324, The Golden Bots
This award recognizes a team that effectively communicates the problem they have identified and their proposed solution to both the judges and other potential supporters. This team has enthusiasm big enough to lift a house and their presentation was a complete gas.

Core Values Awards

Core Values Inspiration: Team 10269, Patriot Rovers
This award celebrates a team that is empowered by their FLL experience and displays extraordinary enthusiasm and spirit. To this team, everything is awesome; everything is cool when you work for this team. They displayed extraordinary enthusiasm and spirit. So show us what you got!

Teamwork: Team 6907, Aardbots 1
This award recognizes a team that had developed shared goals, strong communication, and effective problem solving strategies and demonstrates excellent time management. That is exactly what the judges noticed about this team. They had great problem solving skills and demonstrated their abilities when their computer crashed just before the competition.

Gracious Professionalism: Team 10409, Robo Storms
This award recognizes a team whose member's show each other and other teams respect at all times. They recognize that both friendly competition and mutual gain are possible, on and off the playing field.

Judges Awards

Judges Award: Team 10402, F.E.R.N. FURY
We present this award to a special team that has caught our attention today. They have been highly recommended to us. Not only does this team have each other's back, but also those of most of the teams. Follow the trail of Oreo crumbs to find the winners of the judge's choice award.

Against All Odds Award: Team 16855, EF6 Tornadoes
This award goes to a team that improvises and overcomes a difficult situation while still making a respectable showing, with an attitude that shows, "We can overcome incredible odds if we never give up, no matter what!" This award goes to a team that overcame nature's fury being unleashed din the form of falling water in the stacks. Despite this man-made disaster, they still floated to the top!

Rising Star: Team 3903, Bellevue Elementary Robotics Club
This award recognizes a team that the judges notice and expect great things from in the future. This team demonstrated talent in every judging room as well as during the robot game. Everyone should now be on the notice about this rising star!

Special Recognition Awards

Outstanding Volunteer: Jonathan Krutz

Adult Coach/Mentor Award: Kathy Niedbalski from KCHS Gold!

2012-13 FLL Nebraska Championship Results

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Nebraska Championship Results

The 2012-13 Nebraska FIRST LEGO League Championship event was held on Saturday, February 16, 2013, at the Strategic Air and Space Museum near Ashland, Nebraska

Champion's Awards

These awards recognize teams that fully embrace and excel in all areas of FLL. These teams have achieved excellence and innovation in both the Robot Game and Project and demonstrate outstanding Core Values.
  • First Place Champion's Award: Team 1253 The NXT Generation
  • Second Place Champion's Award: Team 1116 Data Dragons
  • Third place Champion's Award: Team 11711 EPIC SEJE

Robot Awards

  • Mechanical Design: Team 9131 Robochefs
  • Programming: Team 12393 Terminators
  • Strategy & Innovation: Team 7476 FIRST LEGO Lunatics
  • Robot Performance: Team 11711 EPIC SEJE

Project Awards

  • Research: Team 8043 Academy
  • Innovative Solution: Team 6822 Shoutouts
  • Presentation: Team 6257 BGCM: Morton Panther Pack - Red Team

Core Values Awards

  • Core Values Inspiration: Team 2041 Fighting Firebirds
  • Teamwork: Team 1124 Husker Bots
  • Gracious Professionalism: Team 8941 Blazin' Bots

Judges Awards

  • Judges Award for Inclusion: Team 4674 Sparkly Pink Flamingos
  • Against All Odds Award: Team 6256 BGCM: Mt. View Heavy Hitters
  • Rising Star: Team 6250 Rebels

Special Recognition Awards

Outstanding Volunteer: Sonja Ostler

Adult Coach/Mentor Award: Scott Wiley

2011-12 FLL Nebraska Championship Results

Food FactorThe 2011-12 Nebraska FIRST LEGO League Championship event was held on Saturday, February 18, 2012, at the Strategic Air and Space Museum near Ashland, Nebraska.

Champion's Awards

These awards recognize teams that fully embrace and excel in all areas of FLL. These teams have achieved excellence and innovation in both the Robot Game and Project and demonstrate outstanding Core Values.
  • First Place Champion's Award: Team 4851, Robot Dudes, Gretna, NE
  • Second Place Champion's Award: Team 9689 Blazin' Bots, Council Bluffs, IA
  • Third place Champion's Award: Team 6633 Data Dragons, Omaha, NE

Robot Awards

  • Mechanical Design: Team 9709 Brickheadz, Lincoln, NE
  • Programming: Team 9297, Morton Panther Pack Blue Team, Omaha, NE
  • Strategy & Innovation: Team 12012 A'ROR'N BOTS, Aurora, NE
  • Robot Performance: Team 4568 Data Dragons, Omaha, NE

Project

  • Research: Team 3871, PC LEGO - Hot Tamales, Pawnee City, NE
  • Innovative Solution: Team 10599 I.I.S.T.Y., Blair, NE
  • Presentation: Team 7999 LEGO Adrenaline, Sioux City, IA

FLL Core Values

  • Core Values Inspiration: Team 9715 Kearney Catholic Robotics Club, Kearney, NE
  • Teamwork: Team 12798 Terminators, Blair, NE
  • Gracious Professionalism: Team 10350 Gear Heads, Blair, NE

Special Award

  • Judges Award: Team 334, NXT Narwhals, Omaha, NE
  • Against All Odds Award: Team 1595 Omaha North Boys and Girls Club, Omaha, NE
  • Rising Star: Team 11772 Wood Row Tech, Wood River, NE

Volunteer Awards

Outstanding Volunteer: Keith Mandachit, FLL Volunteer Coordinator, Lincoln, NE

Adult Coach/Mentor Award: Team 9897 Kopecky, Sarah Fair, Omaha, NE

2010-11 FLL Nebraska Championship Results

body forwardThe 2010-11 Nebraska FIRST LEGO League Championship event was held on Saturday, February 19, 2011, at the Strategic Air and Space Museum near Ashland, Nebraska.

Champion's Awards

These awards recognize teams that fully embrace and excel in all areas of FLL. These teams have achieved excellence and innovation in both the Robot Game and Project and demonstrate outstanding Core Values.

  • First Place Champion's Award: Team 6622 Data Dragons, Omaha, NE
  • Second Place Champion's Award: Team 4568 Robot Dudes, Gretna, NE
  • Third place Champion's Award: Team 5609 Ramping Robots, Omaha, NE

Robot Awards

  • Overall Robot Design: Team 8775 KCHS Robotics, Kearney, NE
  • Mechanical Design: Team Team 11932, Loup Basin Tech Kids on the Move, Ord, NE
  • Programming: Team 10934 Flying Purple J-PANS, Lincoln, NE
  • Strategy & Innovation: Team Team 9002 Lewis Central Middle School Girls, Council Bluffs, IA
  • Robot Performance: Team 4568 Robot Dudes, Gretna, NE

Project Awards

  • Overall Project Award, Team 3826 I.I.S.T.Y., Blair, NE
  • Research: Team 11840 Glenwood, Malvern, IA
  • Innovative Solution: Team 3823 Gear Heads, Blair, NE
  • Presentation: Team 5652 Brain Stormers, Lincoln, NE

Core Values Awards

  • Overall Core Values, Team 3673 Lego Adrenaline, Sergeant Bluff, IA
  • Core Values Inspiration: Team 3217 West Harrison Brick Masters, Mondamin, IA
  • Teamwork: Team 9165 Lego Maniacs, Omaha, NE
  • Gracious Professionalism: Team 8214 Marauders, Plattsmouth, NE

Special Awards

  • Judges Award: Team 737 Mechanical Medics, Elkhorn, NE
  • Against All Odds Award: Team 10344 Random Rudolphs, Lincoln, NE
  • Rising Star: Team 9713 Aurornbots, Aurora, NE

Volunteer Awards

  • Outstanding Volunteer: Tom York, Strategic Air and Space Museum, Ashland, NE
  • Adult Coach/Mentor Award: Team 4852 Fighting Firebirds, Garrett Sims, Bellevue, NE
  • Young Adult Mentor Award: Team 11811 Academy, Sebastian Haus and Lizzy Stone, Fremont, NE

2009-10 FLL Nebraska Championship Results

Smart MoveThe 2009-10 Nebraska FIRST LEGO League Championship's inaugural event was held on Saturday, February 19, 2010, at the Strategic Air and Space Museum near Ashland, Nebraska.