2018 Events

Hosted by Bowling Green State University, the College of Technology, Architecture and Applied Engineering.


Join us at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 25th for the 2018 BEST Robotics Livestream Game Reveal! Stay tuned afterward for a live Q&A with game designer, Tj Nguyen.

2018 Falcon BEST Robotics Competition

Thirteen teams from Northwest Ohio and Indiana middle and high schools will compete in the daylong competition on November 11, 2018 at the BGSU Stroh Center. *Teams competing for BEST Award

Batavia High School*Thomas Smith
Bowsher High School
Gerard Michael
Cardinal Stritch Catholic High School*
Eric Sieja
EHOVE Career CenterTony Limberios
Hamilton Southeastern High School*Josh Gish
Huron High School*
Patty Ryan
Maumee Valley Country Day School*Phil Paskvan
Millstream Career Center*Craig Perry
Patrick Henry High SchoolGabe Oberlin
Port Clinton High School*Bobby Good
St. Francis de Sales High School
Scott Secrest
St. Ursula Academy*Jackie Kane
Wayne Trace Jr./Sr. High School*      
Megan Chapman


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

1st – Cardinal Stritch Catholic High School
– St. Ursula Academy
– Hamilton Southeastern High School
4th - Millstream Career Center
5th - Maumee Valley Country Day School
6th - Port Clinton High School
7th - Huron High School
8th - Wayne Trace Jr./Sr. High School
9th - Batavia High School

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

1st - Maumee Valley Country Day School
– Cardinal Stritch Catholic High School
– St. Francis de Sales High School
– Hamilton Southeastern 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 - 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  – St. Ursula Academy
BEST Engineering Notebook
  – Hamilton Southeastern High School
BEST Exhibit & Interview
  – Maumee Valley Country Day
BEST Spirit & Sportsmanship
  - Cardinal Stritch Catholic High School
BEST T-Shirt Design
  – Batavia High School
BEST Team Video Design – 
Maumee Valley Country Day https://youtu.be/OP8CG8ZZh9Q
BEST Web Page Design - 
Maumee Valley Country Day https://www.mvhawksrobotics.org
BEST CAD Design - 
Millstream Career Center
Most Photogenic Machine - 
EHOVE Career Center

Teams Eligible for the Northern Plains Regional BEST Competition:

  • Cardinal Stritch Catholic High School 
  • Hamilton Southeastern High School 
  • Maumee Valley Country Day School
  • St. Francis de Sales High School
  • St. Ursula Academy

Regional Competition at Grove City College, Grove City, PA in March 2019.