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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

PlaceTeam
1427 - Webster Area
2410 - Northwestern
3422 - Miller

Robot Competition

PlaceTeam 
1407 - Mitchell Christian
2427 - Webster Area
3422 - Miller
4413 - Jackson County Central

Individual categories of the Best Award 

CategoryTeam
Project Engineering Notebook407 - Mitchell Christian
Marketing Presentation410 - Northwestern
Team Exhibit and Interview422 - Miller
Spirit and Sportsmanship417 - Baltic

Other Awards

AwardTeam
Most Robust Robot427 - Webster Area
Founders Award for Creative Design420 - Breckenridge

Denver BEST Regional Advancement

OrderDenver BEST Regional AdvancementTeam #Name
1#1 BEST, #2 Game427Webster Area
2#1 Game407Mitchell Christian
3#2 BEST410Northwestern
4#3 BEST, #3 Game422Miller

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

Place Team # Name
1427Webster
2410Northwestern
3422Miller
4407Mitchell Christian
5413Jackson County
6417Baltic
7425Arlington
8424Canistota
9414Viborg-Hurley
10415Northern Cass
11405Sunshine Bible Academy
12418Beresford
13406Mobridge-Pollock
14412Watertown
15426Freeman

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

Game PlaceTeam #Team Name
1407Mitchell Christian
2422Miller
3427Webster Area
4420Breckenridge
5426Freeman
6413Jackson County Central
7414Viborg-Hurley
8405Sunshine Bible Academy
9418Beresford
10410Northwestern
11406Mobridge-Pollock
12417Baltic
13425Arlington
14415Northern Cass
15412Watertown
16424Canistota
17421Bridgewater-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 

CategoryWinner

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

CategoryWinner

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 NameHubNotebooks (30 pts.)Presentations (25 pts.)Spirit and Sportsmanship (10 pts.)Team Exhibit and Interviews
 (20 pts.)
Game PlacementPoints (15 pts.)TOTAL (100 pts.)
 
1 902Grotberg AcademyBison26.420.89.219.711591.1
2 1914Ralston Valley High SchoolFront Range26.121.77.116.531586.2
3 1916STEM HS Highlands RanchFront Range27.821.47.918.217984.3
4 905Breckenridge Public SchoolBison22.218.87.717.741581.4
5 407Mitchell Christian SchoolJackrabbit24.821.96.118.214980.0
6 1911Liberty High SchoolFront Range24.317.37.217.8111278.5
7 913Northern Cass SchoolBison24.121.36.317.816978.4
8 904Killdeer High SchoolBison24.915.57.417.1101276.8
9 413Jackson County Central High SchoolJackrabbit24.815.06.915.261576.8
10 1308DSST Byers Rocky Mountain25.616.16.513.421576.5
11 417Baltic School DistrictJackrabbit24.717.05.517.071276.1
12 1910Legend High SchoolFront Range25.622.44.916.824675.7
13 911St. Joseph’s SchoolBison19.320.56.416.491274.6
14 1322Skyline High SchoolRocky Mountain25.018.86.614.415973.7
15 1901Academy ACLFront Range22.020.27.216.925369.2
16 422Miller Jr./Sr. High SchoolJackrabbit21.715.56.816.318969.2
17 425Arlington High SchoolJackrabbit24.415.48.316.227367.2
18 1325STRIVE Prep Excel / North High SchoolRocky Mountain20.418.06.714.920666.0
19 1958Branson SchoolSoCo19.312.45.112.821655.5
20 1955Manzanola Jr./Sr. High SchoolSoCo20.311.55.013.728353.5
21 1965Rocky Ford High SchoolSoCo15.214.45.011.722652.2
22 1326Thomas Jefferson High SchoolRocky Mountain13.117.55.96.926346.3
2017 Results

Best Awards Results

PlaceTeam
1407 - Mitchell Christian
2413 - Jackson County Central
3410 - Northwestern

Robot Competition

PlaceTeam
1407 - Mitchell Christian
2426 - Freeman
3413 - Jackson County Central
4405 - Sunshine Bible Academy 

Individual Categories of the BEST Award

CategoryTeam
Project Engineering Notebook410 - Northwestern
Marketing Presentation407 - Mitchell Christian
Team Exhibit and Interview413 - Jackson County Central
Spirit and Sportsmanship407 - Mitchell Christian

Other Awards

AwardTeam
Most Robust Robot407 - Mitchell Christian
Founders Award for Creative Design427 - Webster Area
Jack's BEST Rookie Award425 - Arlington
Software and Simulation417 -Baltic

Northern Plains BEST

OrderTeam
#1 Best, #1 Game407 - Mitchell Christian
#2 Best, #3 Game413 - Jackson County Central
#2 Game426 - Freeman
#3 Best410 - Northwestern
#4 Best406 - Mobridge-Pollock
#5 Best422 - Miller
#6 Best418 - Beresford
#7 Best412 - Watertown

Overall BEST Placement

PlaceTeam
1407 - Mitchell Christian
2413 - Jackson County Central
3410 - Northwestern
4406 - Mobridge-Pollock
5422 - Miller
6418 - Beresford
7412 - Watertown
8427 - Webster Area
9405 - Sunshine Bible Academy 
10417 - Baltic
11425 - Arlington
12424 - Canistota
13415 - Sioux Valley
14429 - West Central
15414 - Viborg-Hurley
16423 - Plankinton
17428 - Pacelli Catholic

Seeding Rounds Placement

PlaceTeam
1407 - Mitchell Christian
2413 - Jackson County Central
3426 - Freeman
4427 - Webster Area
5405 - Sunshine Bible School
6422 - Miller
7415 - Sioux Valley
8406 - Mobridge-Pollock
9425 - Arlington
10421 - Bridgewater-Emery
11412 - Watertown
12418 - Beresford
13410 - Northwestern
14408 - James Valley Christian
15429 - West Central
16431 - Madison Middle
17424 - Canistota
18430 - Madison High
19417 - Baltic
20423 - Plankinton
21428 - Pacelli Catholic
22416 - Highmore Harrold
23414 - Viborg-Hurley
2016 Results

BEST Award

PlaceTeam
1413 - Jackson County Central
2407 - Mitchell Christian
3417 - Baltic

Robot Competition

PlaceTeam
1413 - Jackson County Central
2421 - Bridgewater-Emery
3410 - Northwestern
4405 - Sunshine Bible Academy

Individual Categories of the BEST Award

CategoryTeam
Project Engineering Notebook410 - Northwestern
Marketing Presentation413 - Jackson County Central
Team Exhibition and Interview417 - Baltic
Spirit and Sportsmanship412 - Watertown

Other Awards

AwardTeam
Most Robust Robot413 - Jackson County Central
Founders Award for Creative Design403 - Missouri Valley Christian Academy
Jack's BEST Rookie Award422 - Miller
Software and SimulationSioux Valley/Colman-Egan

Northern Plains BEST

OrderTeam
#1 BEST, #1 Game413 - Jackson County Central
#2 BEST407 - Mitchell Christian
#2 Game421 - Bridgewater-Emery
#3 BEST417 - Baltic
#3 Game, #4 BEST410 - Northwestern
#5 BEST412 - Watertown
#6 BEST420 - Canton Middle
#7 BEST418 - Beresford
#8 BEST422 - Miller
#9 BEST406 - Mobridge-Pollock

Overall BEST Placement

PlaceTeam
1412 - Jackson County Central
2407 - Mitchell Christian
3417 - Baltic BROS
4410 - Northwestern
5412 - Watertown Robotics
6420 - Canton Hawkbots
7418 - Beresford Watchdog
8422 - Miller
9406 - Mobridge Pollock
10415 - Sioux Valley/Coleman-Egan
11405 - Sunshine Bible Academy
12411 - CTE Academy
13404 - Batesland Eagles
14427 - Webster Area
15402 - Brookings Singularities

Seeding Rounds Placement

PlaceTeam
1413 - Jackson County Central
2405 - Sunshine Bible Academy
3407 - Mitchell Christian
4421 - Bridgewater-Emery
5410 - Northwestern
6418 - Beresford Watchdog
7420 - Canton Hawkbots
8403 - MVCA-Yankton
9417 - Baltic BROS
10423 - Plankinton
11402 - Brookings Singularities
12411 - CTE Academy
13408 - James Valley Christian
14422 - Miller
15427 - Webster Area
16412 - Watertown
17415 - Sioux Valley/Coleman-Egan
18404 - Batesland Eagles
19426 - Freeman
20416 - Highmore Harrold
21429 - West Central Middle
22430 - Madison
23406 - Mobridge-Pollock
2015 Results

Jackrabbit BEST Robotics 2015 PAY-DIRT Results
BEST Award Results

RankTeam
1404 - Vermillion Middle School
2417 - Baltic
3403 - Vermillion High School
4410 - Northwestern
5413 - Jackson County Central
6407 - Mitchell Christian
7412 - Watertown
8406 - Mobridge-Pollock
9420 - Canton Middle School
10424 - Sioux Valley
11415 - Colman-Egan
12418 - Beresford Middle
13402 - Brookings Mickelson Middle

Game Competition Finals

RankTeam
1404 - Vermillion Middle School
2413 - Jackson County Central
3407 - Mitchell Christian
4403 - Vermillion High School

Other Awards

Region Advancement

AwardTeam
Most Robust Robot413 - Jackson County Central
Founders Award for Creative Design404 - Vermillion Middle
BEST Engineering Notebook403 - Vermillion High
BEST Marketing Presentation417 - Baltic
BEST Exhibit and Interview417 - Baltic
Best Spirit and Sportsmanship420, 413, 417 - Canton, JCC and Baltic
Software and Simulation404 - Vermillion Middle
Jack's BEST Rookie420 - Canton Middle 

Competition Seeding Rounds

RankTeam
1403 - Vermillion High
2404 - Vermillion Middle
3413 - Jackson County Central
4407 - Mitchell Christian
5412 - Watertown
6417 - Baltic
7425 - Frederick Area
8405 - Sunshine Bible Academy
9427 - Webster Area
10410 - Northwestern
11426 - Freeman
12420 - Canton Middle
13411 - Sioux Falls CTE
14424 - Sioux Valley
15406 - Mobridge-Pollock
16402 - Brookings Middle 
17421 - Bridgewater-Emery
18409 - Harrisburg S. Middle
19Sioux Falls Lincoln
20423 - Plankinton
21415 - Colman-Egan
22418 - Beresford Middle
23419 - South Central
2014 Results

BEST Award Results

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

Robotics Competition Results

RankTeam
1Vermillion High
2Northwestern
3Vermillion Middle
4Watertown

Other Awards

AwardTeam
Most Robust RobotWatertown
Founders Award for Creative DesignMitchell Christian
BEST Engineering NotebookBaltic
BEST Marketing PresentationJackson County Central
BEST Exhibit and InterviewBaltic
BEST Spirit and SportsmanshipMobridge-Pollock

Regional Advancement

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

Competition Seeding Rounds

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

Jackrabbit BEST Robotics 2013 Gatekeeper Results

BEST Award Results

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

Robotics Competition Results

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

Robotics Semifinals

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

Robotics Wildcard

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

Other Awards

AwardTeam
Most Robust RobotJackson County Central
Founders Award for Creative DesignJackson County Central
BEST Engineering NotebookBaltic
BEST Marketing PresentationJackson County Central
BEST Exhibit and InterviewWatertown
BEST Spirit and Sportsmanship Watertown

Seeding

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