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Jackrabbit BEST Robotics

BEST (Boosting Engineering, Science, and Technology) Robotics Inc. started in Texas in 1993 by two engineers from Texas Instruments. Since then, interest in the program has helped create 50 hubs (local competition sites) nationwide. SDSU is proud to be one of the newest hubs.

The mission of BEST Robotics Inc. is to inspire students to pursue careers in engineering, science, and technology through participation in a sports-like, science- and engineering-based robotics competition.

BEST (Boosting Engineering, Science, and Technology) offers

  • the EXCITEMENT of a basketball game
  • the STRATEGY of a chess match
  • the INTELLECTUAL CHALLENGE of a science fair
  • the PRESSURE of a competitive sporting event

. . . plus hundreds of screaming fans, pep bands, cheerleaders, music, dancing, and mascots!

2016

Watch the 2016 Bet the Farm Competition in the video below

2017

View the View the 2017 Results

Watch the 2017 Cross-fire Competition in the video below

2018 Jackrabbit 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

Team

Project Engineering Notebook

#407 – Mitchell Christian

Marketing Presentation

#422 – Miller Jr./Sr.

Team Exhibit & Interview

#413 - Jackson County Central

Spirit & Sportsmanship

#412 – Watertown

Other Awards

Award

Team

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 Sat/Sun  December 8 & 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 & Sportsmanship (10 pts)Team Exhibit & 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

 

 

All events are free and open to the public

To become a part of this amazing event, contact Becky Pistulka by email or 605-688-6792

For more information about the national organization, visit the BEST Robotics Inc. website.