2017 Events

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

2017 Falcon BEST Robotics Competition

Eighteen teams from Northwest Ohio and Indiana middle and high schools will compete in the daylong competition on October 28, 2017 at the BGSU Stroh Center. *Denotes Falcon BEST Award Competitors. 

Anthony Wayne High School*Jason Cook
Batavia High School
Thomas Smith
Cardinal Stritch Catholic High School*Eric Sieja
EHOVE Career CenterAnthony Limberios
Hamilton Southeastern High School*Josh Gish
Huron High School*
Patty Ryan
Maumee Valley Country Day School*Phil Paskvan
McComb High School*
Toni Hassan
Millstream Career Center*Craig Perry
Ottawa Hills Schools*
Liu Ying
Patrick Henry High SchoolGabe Oberlin
Paulding High SchoolRic Roach
Perrysburg High School*Thom Ziems
Port Clinton High School*Bobby Good
St. Francis de Sales High School
Scott Secrest
St. Ursula Academy*Jackie Kane
Vanguard Technology CenterBrian Sneider
Wayne Trace Jr./Sr. High School*          
Megan Chapman


BEST AWARD (Overall Award - total points from engineering notebook, robotics competition, marketing, exhibit and spirit.)
1st – Maumee Valley Country Day School
2nd – Cardinal Stritch Catholic High School
3rd – Millstream Career Center

ROBOTICS COMPETITION (Teams that amass the most points with their robots in the robotics competition.)
1st - Millstream Career Center
2nd – Maumee Valley Country Day School
3rd – Anthony Wayne High School
4th – Port Clinton High School

Founder’s Award – Anthony Wayne 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 - Maumee Valley Country Day School
(Awarded to the team whose machine requires the least maintenance during and between matches and is generally the sturdiest machine in the competition.)

BEST Marketing Presentation  – Cardinal Stritch Catholic High School
BEST Engineering Notebook  – Maumee Valley Country Day School
BEST Exhibit & Interview  – Maumee Valley Country Day
BEST Spirit & Sportsmanship  - Cardinal Stritch Catholic High School
BEST T-Shirt Design  – Maumee Valley Country Day
Top Gun (Most points scored in a single round) –  Millstream Career Center
BEST Team Video Design –  Port Clinton High School
BEST Web Page Design -  Huron High School
BEST CAD Design -  Hamilton Southeastern High School
Most Photogenic Machine -  Hamilton Southeastern High School
BEST Rookie Team  – Ottawa Hills Schools
Teams Eligible for the Northern Plains Regional BEST Competition:

  • Maumee Valley Country Day School
  • Millstream Career Center
  • Cardinal Stritch Catholic High School 
  • Anthony Wayne High School
  • Port Clinton High School
  • Hamilton Southeastern High School 
  • St. Ursula Academy

Regional Competition in Fargo, N.D., Nov 29 - Dec 1

Congratulations to our 2017 Northern Plains Regional Winners

Hamilton Southeastern 
  • 3rd Overall BEST Award
  • 1st Best Engineering Notebook
  • 2nd Best Marketing Presentation
  • 1st Robotics Competition
  • 3rd Most Photogenic Robot
  • 3rd Best Team Website
Millstream Career Center
  • 4th Robotics Competition
  • 2nd Most Photogenic Robot
  • Top Gun (577 points in a single match!)
Cardinal Stritch:
  • 2nd in Best Team Website
  • Team Exhibit Hardhat Award
Maumee Valley Country Day: 
  • 1st  Most Photogenic Robot
  • 3rd Best YouTube Video
  • 3rd  Best Team Mascot