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BEST Results

Give a group of high school and middle school students an assortment of parts and pieces, a challenge to design and build a functioning robot in six weeks and you get BEST!

Each year, many teams accept the challenge and design some incredible robots. Here are the results of all that hard work.

2019 Results

Best Award

Place Team
1 427 - Webster Area
2 410 - Northwestern
3 422 - Miller

Robot Competition

Place Team  
1 407 - Mitchell Christian
2 427 - Webster Area
3 422 - Miller
4 413 - Jackson County Central

Individual categories of the Best Award 

Category Team
Project Engineering Notebook 407 - Mitchell Christian
Marketing Presentation 410 - Northwestern
Team Exhibit and Interview 422 - Miller
Spirit and Sportsmanship 417 - Baltic

Other Awards

Award Team
Most Robust Robot 427 - Webster Area
Founders Award for Creative Design 420 - Breckenridge

Denver BEST Regional Advancement

Order Denver BEST Regional Advancement Team # Name
1 #1 BEST, #2 Game 427 Webster Area
2 #1 Game 407 Mitchell Christian
3 #2 BEST 410 Northwestern
4 #3 BEST, #3 Game 422 Miller

Overall BEST Placement
Best Award (For teams competing in all 5 categories.)

Place  Team #  Name
1 427 Webster
2 410 Northwestern
3 422 Miller
4 407 Mitchell Christian
5 413 Jackson County
6 417 Baltic
7 425 Arlington
8 424 Canistota
9 414 Viborg-Hurley
10 415 Northern Cass
11 405 Sunshine Bible Academy
12 418 Beresford
13 406 Mobridge-Pollock
14 412 Watertown
15 426 Freeman

Seeding Rounds Placement
Seeding Game Placement (Used for BEST Award scoring.) 

Game Place Team # Team Name
1 407 Mitchell Christian
2 422 Miller
3 427 Webster Area
4 420 Breckenridge
5 426 Freeman
6 413 Jackson County Central
7 414 Viborg-Hurley
8 405 Sunshine Bible Academy
9 418 Beresford
10 410 Northwestern
11 406 Mobridge-Pollock
12 417 Baltic
13 425 Arlington
14 415 Northern Cass
15 412 Watertown
16 424 Canistota
17 421 Bridgewater-Emery
2018 Results

Best Award

Place

Team

1

407 – Mitchell Christian

2

413 – Jackson County Central

3

417 – Baltic

Robot Competition 

Place

Team

1

417 – Baltic

2

422 – Miller Jr./Sr.

3

407 – Mitchell Christian

4

426 – Freeman

Individual categories of the BEST Award 

Category Winner

Project Engineering Notebook

407 – Mitchell Christian

Marketing Presentation

422 – Miller Jr./Sr.

Team Exhibit and Interview

413 - Jackson County Central

Spirit and Sportsmanship

412 – Watertown

Other Awards

Category Winner

Most Robust Robot

426 – Freeman

Founders Award for Creative Design

407 – Mitchell Christian

Order

Rocky Mountain BEST
Regional Advancement

Team #

Name

1

#1 BEST, #3 Game

407

Mitchell Christian

2

#1 Game, #3 BEST

417

Baltic

3

#2 BEST

413

Jackson County Central

4

#2 Game, #4 BEST

422

Miller Jr./Sr. HS

5

#5 BEST

412

Watertown

6

#4 Game

426

Freeman

7

#6 BEST

425

Arlington

Winners move on to Denver BEST Regional in Denver, CO. The competition will be Saturday, December 8 and Sunday, December 9 at Auraria Campus (hosted by Metropolitan State University of Denver). 7 teams from Jackrabbit BEST will advance to regional competition.

2018 DENVER BEST RESULTS:

Rank Reg.Team NameHub Notebooks (30 pts.) Presentations (25 pts.) Spirit and Sportsmanship (10 pts.) Team Exhibit and Interviews
 (20 pts.)
Game Placement Points (15 pts.) TOTAL (100 pts.)
 
1  902 Grotberg Academy Bison 26.4 20.8 9.2 19.7 1 15 91.1
2  1914 Ralston Valley High School Front Range 26.1 21.7 7.1 16.5 3 15 86.2
3  1916 STEM HS Highlands Ranch Front Range 27.8 21.4 7.9 18.2 17 9 84.3
4  905 Breckenridge Public School Bison 22.2 18.8 7.7 17.7 4 15 81.4
5  407 Mitchell Christian School Jackrabbit 24.8 21.9 6.1 18.2 14 9 80.0
6  1911 Liberty High School Front Range 24.3 17.3 7.2 17.8 11 12 78.5
7  913 Northern Cass School Bison 24.1 21.3 6.3 17.8 16 9 78.4
8  904 Killdeer High School Bison 24.9 15.5 7.4 17.1 10 12 76.8
9  413 Jackson County Central High School Jackrabbit 24.8 15.0 6.9 15.2 6 15 76.8
10  1308 DSST Byers  Rocky Mountain 25.6 16.1 6.5 13.4 2 15 76.5
11  417 Baltic School District Jackrabbit 24.7 17.0 5.5 17.0 7 12 76.1
12  1910 Legend High School Front Range 25.6 22.4 4.9 16.8 24 6 75.7
13  911 St. Joseph’s School Bison 19.3 20.5 6.4 16.4 9 12 74.6
14  1322 Skyline High School Rocky Mountain 25.0 18.8 6.6 14.4 15 9 73.7
15  1901 Academy ACL Front Range 22.0 20.2 7.2 16.9 25 3 69.2
16  422 Miller Jr./Sr. High School Jackrabbit 21.7 15.5 6.8 16.3 18 9 69.2
17  425 Arlington High School Jackrabbit 24.4 15.4 8.3 16.2 27 3 67.2
18  1325 STRIVE Prep Excel / North High School Rocky Mountain 20.4 18.0 6.7 14.9 20 6 66.0
19  1958 Branson School SoCo 19.3 12.4 5.1 12.8 21 6 55.5
20  1955 Manzanola Jr./Sr. High School SoCo 20.3 11.5 5.0 13.7 28 3 53.5
21  1965 Rocky Ford High School SoCo 15.2 14.4 5.0 11.7 22 6 52.2
22  1326 Thomas Jefferson High School Rocky Mountain 13.1 17.5 5.9 6.9 26 3 46.3
2017 Results

Best Awards Results

Place Team
1 407 - Mitchell Christian
2 413 - Jackson County Central
3 410 - Northwestern

Robot Competition

Place Team
1 407 - Mitchell Christian
2 426 - Freeman
3 413 - Jackson County Central
4 405 - Sunshine Bible Academy 

Individual Categories of the BEST Award

Category Team
Project Engineering Notebook 410 - Northwestern
Marketing Presentation 407 - Mitchell Christian
Team Exhibit and Interview 413 - Jackson County Central
Spirit and Sportsmanship 407 - Mitchell Christian

Other Awards

Award Team
Most Robust Robot 407 - Mitchell Christian
Founders Award for Creative Design 427 - Webster Area
Jack's BEST Rookie Award 425 - Arlington
Software and Simulation 417 -Baltic

Northern Plains BEST

Order Team
#1 Best, #1 Game 407 - Mitchell Christian
#2 Best, #3 Game 413 - Jackson County Central
#2 Game 426 - Freeman
#3 Best 410 - Northwestern
#4 Best 406 - Mobridge-Pollock
#5 Best 422 - Miller
#6 Best 418 - Beresford
#7 Best 412 - Watertown

Overall BEST Placement

Place Team
1 407 - Mitchell Christian
2 413 - Jackson County Central
3 410 - Northwestern
4 406 - Mobridge-Pollock
5 422 - Miller
6 418 - Beresford
7 412 - Watertown
8 427 - Webster Area
9 405 - Sunshine Bible Academy 
10 417 - Baltic
11 425 - Arlington
12 424 - Canistota
13 415 - Sioux Valley
14 429 - West Central
15 414 - Viborg-Hurley
16 423 - Plankinton
17 428 - Pacelli Catholic

Seeding Rounds Placement

Place Team
1 407 - Mitchell Christian
2 413 - Jackson County Central
3 426 - Freeman
4 427 - Webster Area
5 405 - Sunshine Bible School
6 422 - Miller
7 415 - Sioux Valley
8 406 - Mobridge-Pollock
9 425 - Arlington
10 421 - Bridgewater-Emery
11 412 - Watertown
12 418 - Beresford
13 410 - Northwestern
14 408 - James Valley Christian
15 429 - West Central
16 431 - Madison Middle
17 424 - Canistota
18 430 - Madison High
19 417 - Baltic
20 423 - Plankinton
21 428 - Pacelli Catholic
22 416 - Highmore Harrold
23 414 - Viborg-Hurley
2016 Results

BEST Award

Place Team
1 413 - Jackson County Central
2 407 - Mitchell Christian
3 417 - Baltic

Robot Competition

Place Team
1 413 - Jackson County Central
2 421 - Bridgewater-Emery
3 410 - Northwestern
4 405 - Sunshine Bible Academy

Individual Categories of the BEST Award

Category Team
Project Engineering Notebook 410 - Northwestern
Marketing Presentation 413 - Jackson County Central
Team Exhibition and Interview 417 - Baltic
Spirit and Sportsmanship 412 - Watertown

Other Awards

Award Team
Most Robust Robot 413 - Jackson County Central
Founders Award for Creative Design 403 - Missouri Valley Christian Academy
Jack's BEST Rookie Award 422 - Miller
Software and Simulation Sioux Valley/Colman-Egan

Northern Plains BEST

Order Team
#1 BEST, #1 Game 413 - Jackson County Central
#2 BEST 407 - Mitchell Christian
#2 Game 421 - Bridgewater-Emery
#3 BEST 417 - Baltic
#3 Game, #4 BEST 410 - Northwestern
#5 BEST 412 - Watertown
#6 BEST 420 - Canton Middle
#7 BEST 418 - Beresford
#8 BEST 422 - Miller
#9 BEST 406 - Mobridge-Pollock

Overall BEST Placement

Place Team
1 412 - Jackson County Central
2 407 - Mitchell Christian
3 417 - Baltic BROS
4 410 - Northwestern
5 412 - Watertown Robotics
6 420 - Canton Hawkbots
7 418 - Beresford Watchdog
8 422 - Miller
9 406 - Mobridge Pollock
10 415 - Sioux Valley/Coleman-Egan
11 405 - Sunshine Bible Academy
12 411 - CTE Academy
13 404 - Batesland Eagles
14 427 - Webster Area
15 402 - Brookings Singularities

Seeding Rounds Placement

Place Team
1 413 - Jackson County Central
2 405 - Sunshine Bible Academy
3 407 - Mitchell Christian
4 421 - Bridgewater-Emery
5 410 - Northwestern
6 418 - Beresford Watchdog
7 420 - Canton Hawkbots
8 403 - MVCA-Yankton
9 417 - Baltic BROS
10 423 - Plankinton
11 402 - Brookings Singularities
12 411 - CTE Academy
13 408 - James Valley Christian
14 422 - Miller
15 427 - Webster Area
16 412 - Watertown
17 415 - Sioux Valley/Coleman-Egan
18 404 - Batesland Eagles
19 426 - Freeman
20 416 - Highmore Harrold
21 429 - West Central Middle
22 430 - Madison
23 406 - Mobridge-Pollock
2015 Results

Jackrabbit BEST Robotics 2015 PAY-DIRT Results
BEST Award Results

Rank Team
1 404 - Vermillion Middle School
2 417 - Baltic
3 403 - Vermillion High School
4 410 - Northwestern
5 413 - Jackson County Central
6 407 - Mitchell Christian
7 412 - Watertown
8 406 - Mobridge-Pollock
9 420 - Canton Middle School
10 424 - Sioux Valley
11 415 - Colman-Egan
12 418 - Beresford Middle
13 402 - Brookings Mickelson Middle

Game Competition Finals

Rank Team
1 404 - Vermillion Middle School
2 413 - Jackson County Central
3 407 - Mitchell Christian
4 403 - Vermillion High School

Other Awards

Region Advancement

Award Team
Most Robust Robot 413 - Jackson County Central
Founders Award for Creative Design 404 - Vermillion Middle
BEST Engineering Notebook 403 - Vermillion High
BEST Marketing Presentation 417 - Baltic
BEST Exhibit and Interview 417 - Baltic
Best Spirit and Sportsmanship 420, 413, 417 - Canton, JCC and Baltic
Software and Simulation 404 - Vermillion Middle
Jack's BEST Rookie 420 - Canton Middle 

Competition Seeding Rounds

Rank Team
1 403 - Vermillion High
2 404 - Vermillion Middle
3 413 - Jackson County Central
4 407 - Mitchell Christian
5 412 - Watertown
6 417 - Baltic
7 425 - Frederick Area
8 405 - Sunshine Bible Academy
9 427 - Webster Area
10 410 - Northwestern
11 426 - Freeman
12 420 - Canton Middle
13 411 - Sioux Falls CTE
14 424 - Sioux Valley
15 406 - Mobridge-Pollock
16 402 - Brookings Middle 
17 421 - Bridgewater-Emery
18 409 - Harrisburg S. Middle
19 Sioux Falls Lincoln
20 423 - Plankinton
21 415 - Colman-Egan
22 418 - Beresford Middle
23 419 - South Central
2014 Results

BEST Award Results

Rank Team
1 Northwestern
2 Colman-Egan
3 Watertown
4 Baltic
5 Vermillion High
6 Jackson County Central
7 CTE Academy
8 Mobridge-Pollock
9 Mitchell Second Chance
10 Brookings
11 Harrisburg S. Middle
12 Beresford
13 Warner

Robotics Competition Results

Rank Team
1 Vermillion High
2 Northwestern
3 Vermillion Middle
4 Watertown

Other Awards

Award Team
Most Robust Robot Watertown
Founders Award for Creative Design Mitchell Christian
BEST Engineering Notebook Baltic
BEST Marketing Presentation Jackson County Central
BEST Exhibit and Interview Baltic
BEST Spirit and Sportsmanship Mobridge-Pollock

Regional Advancement

  • Northwestern
  • Vermillion High
  • Colman-Egan
  • Watertown
  • Vermillion Middle
  • Baltic
  • Jackson County Central
  • CTE Academy

Competition Seeding Rounds

Rank Team
1 Vermillion High
2 Vermillion Middle
3 Northwestern 
4 Watertown
5 Mitchell Christian
6 Colman-Egan
7 Brookings
8 Sunshine Bible Academy
9 Sioux Valley
10 Jackson County Central
11 CTE Academy
12 Baltic
13 Beresford
14 Mitchell Middle 
15 Hinton, IA
16 Harrisburg S. Middle 
17 Mitchell Second Chance
18 Mobridge-Pollock
19 Warner
20 Plankinton
2013 Results

Jackrabbit BEST Robotics 2013 Gatekeeper Results

BEST Award Results

Rank Team
1 Jackson County Central
2 Watertown
3 Baltic
4 Mitchell Christian
5 Colman-Egan
6 Northwestern
7 Brookings
8 Mobridge-Pollock
9 Mitchell Second Chance
10 CTE Academy
11 Warner
12 Sunshine Bible Academy

Robotics Competition Results

Rank  Team
1 Jackson County Central
2 Baltic
3 CTE Academy
4 Watertown

Robotics Semifinals

Rank Team
1 Jackson County Central
2 Baltic
3 Watertown
4 CTE Academy
5 Colman-Egan
6 Brookings
7 Mitchell Christian 
8 Sunshine Bible Academy

Robotics Wildcard

Rank  Team
1 CTE Academy
2 Mitchell Second Chance
3 Mobridge-Pollock
4 Northwestern

Other Awards

Award Team
Most Robust Robot Jackson County Central
Founders Award for Creative Design Jackson County Central
BEST Engineering Notebook Baltic
BEST Marketing Presentation Jackson County Central
BEST Exhibit and Interview Watertown
BEST Spirit and Sportsmanship  Watertown

Seeding

Rank Team
1 Jackson County Central
2 Colman-Egan
3 Watertown
4 Brookings
5 Mitchell Christian
6 Baltic
7 Sunshine Bible Academy
8 CTE Academy
9 Mitchell Second Chance
10 Warner
11 Mobridge-Pollock
12 Northwestern
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