Rock River Off-Season Competition
You can read about event highlights and see pictures on our competition page.
Attending teams donated over 1400 books to support our community connection, Reach Out and Read.
Local news organizations promoted this event. See what they had to say on our media page.
R2OC encourages the community to join us in supporting FIRST Robotics and STEM education. We look forward to seeing everyone again at next year's competition .
John Petrick (announcer): "I have emceed many regional robotics competitions through the Midwest, and this one ranks up there with the best, the organization, facilities, fans."
Bob Trojan (local manufacturer): "Seeing the playing field, erected the night before and walking through the pit areas where each team worked on their robot was magic. The passion of so many students and mentors could easily be felt. Everyone was having fun."
Participating Team: "One day format was wonderful and made event very assessable to my team. Finding a way that every team could participate in elimination rounds was wonderful and a great example of gracious professionalism. The entire competition was fantastic."
Participating Team: "It was amazing to think it was so perfect on your first attempt. I think you have set the bar pretty high for upcoming years."
Participating Team: "It was nice having FLL and FTC there. It helped with a number of our parents that want other younger siblings to join FIRST that had not had the opportunity to see other divisions."
R2OC is a partnership of Rock River Valley US First Robotics Teams. Our goal is to provide an off-season event where FIRST Robotics teams can participate in a competition, show off their 'bots to the community, and meet others who share their robotics enthusiasm. Check out where are teams are competing in 2014.
Team 0081, Metalheads: Wisconsin Regional (3/20-22)
Team 1625, Winnovation: Wisconsin Regional
Team 2039, Rockford Robotics: Central Illinois Regional(2/27 - 3/1), Wisconsin Regional
Team 3352, Flaming Monkeys: Central Illinois Regional
Team 4655, Stateline Robotics: Central Illinois Regional, Wisconsin Regional
Attending teams donated over 1400 new and gently used books as part of our community connection campaign. In cooperation with the local Reach Out and Read Chapter, the books will be donated to Crusader Clinic.
Reach Out and Read is is an evidence-based nonprofit organization of medical providers who promote early literacy and school readiness in pediatric exam rooms nationwide by giving new books to children and advice to parents about the importance of reading aloud. Crusader Clinic is a community based, non-profit community health center that serves the Rock River Valley area.
The Rock River Off Season Competition was blessed with wonderful, enthusiastic volunteers. Over 175 people volunteered to help at this event. Please contact us if you want to help with the 2014 competition.