2015 Events

Hosted by Bowling Green State University, the College of Technology, Architecture, and Applied Engineering, and Northwest Ohio Center for Excellence in STEM Education.

2015 Falcon BEST Robotics Competition

Fifteen teams from Northwest Ohio and Indiana middle and high schools will compete in the daylong competition on October 24 at the BGSU Stroh Center.

Here are the results:

BEST AWARD (Overall Award - total points from engineering notebook, robotics competition, marketing, exhibit and spirit.)

1st - Hamilton Southeastern High School*

2nd - Millstream Career Center*

3rd - St. Ursula Academy*

4th - Sylvania Southview*

ROBOTICS COMPETITION (Teams that amass the most points with their robots in the robotics competition.)

1st - Hamilton Southeastern High School*

2nd - Vanguard Technology Center*

3rd - Millstream Career Center*

4th - Maumee Valley Country Day School*

Founder’s Award - Hamilton Southeastern High School*
(The founder’s award goes to the team that makes the best use of the engineering process in consideration of offensive and defensive capabilities in a machine design and is awarded in recognition of BEST founders Steve Marum and Ted Mahler.) 

Most Robust Machine - Hamilton Southeastern High School*

BEST Marketing Competition – Cardinal Stritch Catholic High School

BEST Engineering Notebook – St. Ursula Academy*

BEST Exhibit & Interview – Port Clinton High School

BEST Spirit & Sportsmanship - Hamilton Southeastern High School*

BEST T-Shirt Design – Anthony Wayne High School

*Eligible to compete at the Regional Competition in Fargo, N.D., Dec. 3-5


Our Falcon BEST teams competed at the Northern Plains Regional Competition in Fargo, ND. Our teams performed very well and won several awards.

Congratulations to all teams on a job well done. This was the best showing of Falcon BEST teams at a regional competition. Thanks for representing Falcon BEST!!

Robotics Competition Award:
1st Place: Central Lakes Robotics
2nd Place: Frazee-Vergas High School
3rd Place: ARCHER
4th Place: Millstream Career Center**

Most Photogenic Robot: Awarded to the team whose machine is the most eye pleasing, fit and trim of external components and aesthetic embellishments.
1st Place: St. Ursula Academy**
2nd Place: DuBois Area High School
3rd Place: Dickinson High School

Blood, Sweat, and Duct Tape Award: Awarded to the team that displays the most perseverance and hard work in the face of disparity before and during the competition. (In short . . . this robot takes a lickin' & keeps on tickin'!)
Winner: Sylvania Southview High School**
Best Team T-Shirt Award:
Awarded for the most original, game-specific team t-shirt design.
1st Place: DuBois Area High School
2nd Place: Dickinson High School
3rd Place: Hamilton Southeastern High School**

Best YouTube Video: Awarded to the team with the most exciting and informative video posted about the BEST Robotics competition, the school, and the teams activities.
1st Place: St. Ursula Academy**
2nd Place: ARCHER
3rd Place: Central Lakes Robotics

Best Team Exhibit & Interviews:

1st Place: Central Lakes Robotics
2nd Place: St. Ursula Academy**
3rd Place: Baltic High School

** Falcon BEST Teams

Anthony Wayne HighJason Cook and Justin Dowling
Bowling Green High School
Gloria Gajewicz and Laura Dietz
Cardinal Stritch Catholic High SchoolEric Sieja
Hamilton Southeastern High SchoolJeff Wilkins
Maumee Valley Country Day SchoolKevin Tolles and Daniel Mumford
McComb High School
Toni Hassan and Jim Pierce
Millstream Career CenterCraig Perry and Chris Renn
Patrick Henry High SchoolGabe Oberlin and Josh Biederstedt
Paulding High SchoolRic Roach
Perrysburg High SchoolBethany Holewinski and Thom Ziems
Port Clinton High SchoolRobert Good and Ben Steinmetz
Sandusky Central Catholic High SchoolMeagan Howman
St. Ursula AcademyJackie Kane
Sylvania SouthviewJonathon Austin and Joseph Duffey
Vanguard Technology CenterBrian Sneider