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2012 Midwest Regional Competition
March 22-24, 2012… UIC Pavilion… Chicago… 51 teams from seven states… 15 nervous rookie teams… dancing in the streets before the doors open… a varsity sport for the mind… robots playing basketball… balancing on bridges… human players sinking half-court shots… a night at the museum… crazy outfits… spirited cheers… great music… exciting rock concert atmosphere… new friendships formed… old friends reunited… coopertition between opposing sides… gracious professionalism reigning supreme… accomplishments rewarded… awards earned… people coming together not only for the competition, but also in celebration of science, technology, engineering and mathematics in an exciting, fun, festive, spirited sports-like event!
Click Here to Enjoy the Midwest Regional Wrap Video
Check out WTTW's TV News Feature, Video and Photos on the Midwest Regional-
"Rumbling Robots - FIRST Robotics Competition in Chicago"
The Midwest Regional Planning Committee extends a hearty thank you to all teams, mentors, coaches, parents, volunteers, friends / supporters of FIRST, spectators and fans! Your participation in this year's Midwest Regional made it special, successful and one to be remembered!
CONGRATULATIONS to all 2012 Midwest Regional Award Winners!
Midwest Regional Champions
# 16 - Bomb Squad - Mountain Home, Arkansas
# 148 - Robowranglers - Greenville, Texas
# 2022 - Titan Robotics - Aurora, Illinois
Midwest Regional Finalists
# 111 - WildStang - Schaumburg, Illinois
# 71 - Team Hammond - Hammond, Indiana
# 2151 - Monty Pythons - Forest Park, Illinois
Midwest Regional Chairman's Award Winner
# 1710 - Ravonics Revolution - Olathe, Kansas
Engineering Inspiration Award Winner
# 2949 - Pwnage - Batavia, Illinois
Rookie All-Star Award Winner
# 3936 - WWW Michigan City Robotics - Michigan City, Indiana
Gracious Professionalism Award Winner
# 3061 - Huskies - Naperville, Illinois
Coopertition Award Winner
# 4096 - Ctrl-Z - Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
Dean's List Finalist Award Winner
Jessica Endres - # 111 WildStang - Schaumburg, Illinois
Woodie Flowers Finalist Award Winner
Jacquelyn Moore - # 1739 Chicago Knights - Chicago, Illinois
Congratulations to Lucas Simes of Team # 3135 Robotic Colonels, Chicago, for this year's Winning Poster Design!
Download copies of the 2012 Midwest Regional Winning Poster here
A Special Round of Applause and Thank Yous go out to …
… Members of Team # 1625, Winnovation, and Team # 3061, Huskies, for singing the National Anthem at opening ceremonies;
… Team # 71, Team Hammond, for sharing with us their video on Cyberbullying;
… Dee, Randy and the Team # 71 Media Crew for another great Regional Wrap Video;
… Team # 1710, Ravonics Revolution, for their posters on Safety and Girls in Robotics;
… Team # 2022, Titan Robotics, for their demonstration of their robotic arm controlled by Kinnect which can enable an ALS patient to feed themselves; and
… Our Illinois FIRST LEGO League and Illinois FIRST Tech Challenge Teams whose excitement, enthusiasm and demonstrations during the weekend enhanced the Regional as they represented and were prime examples of the FIRST Family of Programs!
You can find more information and details about the Midwest Regional, by visiting the links below:
Midwest Regional email blasts
Directions & Map
Parking & Load-in
Pre-order Lunch Form
Merchandise / Clothing
Planning Committee Members
Hardware Stores / Local Resources
The 2011 Midwest Regional saw teams from eight different States and from as far away as Istanbul, Turkey, travel to Chicago to play LOGOMOTION. The regional event was fun, exciting, and highly competitive, as there were former World Champions in attendance, along with some of the best FRC teams in FIRST!
Congratulations to the 2011 Midwest Regional Champions!
#111 - Wildstang - Schaumberg, Illinois
#118 - Robonauts - League City, Texas
#3494 - Quadrangles - Bloomington, Indiana
Also to the 2011 Midwest Regional Finalists!
#1625 -Winnovation - Winnebago, Illinois
#2826 -Wave Robotics - Oshkosh, Wisconsin
#1367 - Blue Bears - Newark, New Jersey
#3197 - Bulldogs - Cedarburg, Wisconsin
And to the 2011 Midwest Regional Chairman's Award Winner!
#1675 - Ultimate Protection Squad - Milwaukee, Wisconsin
A Very Special Thank You goes out to all of the 2011 Midwest Regional Volunteers who generously gave their talent, time, hard work, and smiles to making the event a success!