FIRST Lego League

Team Kimera

District Tournament Results

The FIRST Lego and Jr. FIRST Lego District Tournaments were held at the UA Student Union on January 9, 2016.

Twenty-nine teams from Northeast Ohio participated in the competition, and the top 10 teams advanced to the State Competition that will take place in Dayton in February.  Tuxedo 7 was crowned as overall champion.  Complete results of the District Tournament are as follows:

Team Name/School or District

  • Tuxedo 7 (Beachwood Middle School)
  • Smart Cookies (Aurora)
  • The BORG (Builders of Robotic Greatness) (Home School, Macedonia)
  • The ThinkaDinks (North Canton City Schools)
  • RoboBacon (Harmon Middle School, Aurora)
  • Crazy Rhinos (Leighton Elementary School, Aurora)
  • Symphonic 8 (Solon)
  • Brain Bots (Neighborhood team, Euclid & Beachwood Schools)
  • Kimera (Kenston School, Chagrin Falls)
  • Tech Tornadoes (St. Paul's in North Canton)

In addition awards were presented in the following categories:

Core Values

  • Inspiration Award - Smart Cookies
  • Teamwork Award - Symphonic 8
  • Gracious Professionalism Award - The BORG


  • Mechanical Design Award - The ThinkaDinks
  • Programming Award - Crazy Rhinos
  • Strategy & Innovation Award - Brain Bots


  • Research Award - RoboBacon
  • Innovative Solutions Award - Mechanical Flyers
  • Presentation Award - Voyagers (Kent)

Robot Performance Award - Tuxedo 7

Judges Award - LCCS Lightningbots (Lake Center Christian School, Hartville)

Coaches' Award - Mechanical Flyers

Volunteer Award - Adi Kalahasti

Summary of Trash Trek Rally and Test Run

With over 20 teams participating and 40 volunteers attending training, this year’s Trash Trek Rally and Test Run was a huge success!  Veteran teams and rookies alike got a chance to meet and greet other teams in the Northeast Ohio area while testing out their robot, discussing the challenge, and picking up a couple of tips from judges to prepare themselves for the upcoming district competitions!  Zach from Zero Waste visited the event and spoke with teams about the importance of sustainability and zero waste efforts.  Those who have advanced to the District Tournament taking place at The University of Akron on January 9 will be able to see Zach, their regional teammates, and a special marsupial!

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