2016 Events

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

2016 Falcon BEST Robotics Competition

Seventeen teams from Northwest Ohio and Indiana middle and high schools competed in the daylong competition on October 8 at the BGSU Stroh Center.

Anthony Wayne HighJason Cook
Bowling Green High School
Laura Dietz
Cardinal Stritch Catholic High SchoolEric Sieja
EHOVE Career CenterAnthony Limberios
Hamilton Southeastern High SchoolJeff Wilkins
Maumee Valley Country Day SchoolKevin Tolles
McComb High School
Toni Hassan
Millstream Career CenterCraig Perry
Patrick Henry High SchoolGabe Oberlin
Paulding High SchoolRic Roach
Perrysburg High SchoolThom Ziems
Port Clinton High SchoolBobby Good
Sandusky Central Catholic High SchoolTimothy Riedy
St. Francis de Sales School
Scott Secrest
St. Ursula AcademyJackie Kane
Sylvania SouthviewJonathon Austin
Vanguard Technology CenterBrian Sneider


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 – Maumee Valley Country Day School*

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

1st - Hamilton Southeastern High School

2nd – St. Francis de Sales School

3rd – Port Clinton High School

4th – Cardinal Stritch Catholic High 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 Presentation – Hamilton Southeastern High School

BEST Engineering Notebook – Hamilton Southeastern High School

BEST Exhibit & Interview – St. Ursula Academy

BEST Spirit & Sportsmanship - Cardinal Stritch Catholic High School

BEST T-Shirt Design – Vanguard Technology Center

Top Gun - Hamilton Southeastern High School

BEST Team Video Design - Cardinal Stritch Catholic High School

BEST Web Page Design - Cardinal Stritch Catholic High School

BEST CAD Design - Hamilton Southeastern High School

Most Photogenic Machine - Perrysburg High School

Teams Eligible for the Northern Plains Regional BEST Competition:

  • Hamilton Southeastern High School (1st Place BEST, 1st Place Robotics)
  • Millstream Career Center (2nd Place BEST)
  • St. Francis de Sales School (2nd Place Robotics)
  • Maumee Valley Country Day School (3rd Place BEST)
  • Port Clinton High School (3rd Place Robotics, 5th Place BEST)
  • Cardinal Stritch Catholic High School (4th Place BEST, 4th Place Robotics)
  • Anthony Wayne High School (6th Place BEST)

Regional Competition in Fargo, N.D., Dec. 1-3

Congratulations to our Northern Plains Regional Winners:

  • Hamilton Southeastern:
    • Founders Award for Creative Design
    • 1st in Most Photogenic Robot
    • 2nd in Best Team Website
    • 1st in Best Engineering Notebook
  • Cardinal Stritch: 
    • 3rd place in the Robotics Game Competition
    • 3rd in Best Team Website
    • 3rd in Best Marketing Presentation
  • Maumee Valley Country Day: 
    • 2nd in Most Photogenic Robot
    • 3rd in Best Team Mascot
  • St. Ursula Academy:
    • 1st in the Teamwork Award