Ohio
FIRST Robotics Competition
Buckeye Regional

March 24, 25, 26, 2022

Wolstein Center

2000 Prospect Ave E, Cleveland, Ohio 44115

Welcome to the Buckeye Regional FIRST Robotics Competition’s home on the internet. The FIRST Robotics Competition engages high school students in the fun and challenge of building a robot of a specific size, weight (under 125 pounds) and cost (under $5,000) in as little as six weeks. The objective of each game is different each year and is revealed at the kickoff. This year, the FIRST Robotics Competition is inspired by transportation with the game RAPID REACT.

Students from schools and organizations collaborate with mentors from government, academia, and industry to design, build and test their robot. All of this hard work and dedication culminates with the regional competition. The Buckeye Regional competition is one of many competitions occurring in the United States and around the world. Several teams that win the Buckeye Regional competition or other awards will be eligible to attend the FIRST Robotics championship in either Michigan or Texas.

The overall goal of the competition is to engage students in an engineering project to design, build, test, and operate a robot which would encourage them to pursue careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM).

If you would like to leave feedback on this website or offer suggestions for improvement or new things you’d like to see, email us at FRCBuckeyeCoord@gmail.com.

2022 Buckeye Regional Results

Award Winners - Buckeye Regional 2022.pdf

Game and Season Information

Supplemental Funding Awardees

The 2022 Team Application for Supplemental Funding is now closed. See below for a list of awardees for the 2022 season. Since all teams below were funded from the same grantor this year, please be sure to include “NASA Glenn Research Center Office of STEM Engagement” in your list of sponsors. Check back in 2023 for another opportunity to submit an application for a Buckeye Regional Supplemental Funding Grant.

2022 Grant Awardees for Rapid React

Team 128Botcats

Team 3324 The Metrobots

Team 4085 – Technical Difficulties

Team 6181 – Cryptic Cyborgs

Team 6355 – Patriots (Robots Over Parma)

Team 6916 – Iron Thunder

Team 8140 – RoboManiacs

Team 8222 – Davis A&M Robotics

Team 8243 – AstroCircuits

Transportation

Load-In

Please remember your Gracious Professionalism and be courteous to others who are trying to load-in or out. We will be using the same load in procedure as in 2019, down the loading ramp.

Teams are encouraged to use the Wednesday Evening load-in times, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. We ARE allowing Wednesday evening setup, but the pits will close promptly at 8:00 pm Wed. If you cannot make this time you may load in and set up (with only 5 people, one of these must be an adult) on Thursday morning 7:45 - 8:30 am.

  1. Teams enter down a ramp (East 19th Place) off Carnegie Avenue on the west end of the Wolstein Arena. This ramp will take you down to the loading area on the west end of the pit area at floor level. (see map below) This is Gate C.

  2. The load-in area both outside and inside the building will be crowded at times so please be careful and courteous. It is critical that you consolidate your materials and pack your vehicle so unloading can be done quickly and safely. This will help reduce wait time for the other teams waiting in the queue to unload.

  3. Each team will be assigned a holding location on the loading dock where the team will unload its vehicle contents. When the team vehicle is unloaded, the vehicle will need to leave the dock area. If the team is using the event/ODOT lot for their trailer, the team needs to pick up a parking permit from the load-in administration and attach/tape it to the outside of their trailer.

  • When the team vehicle leaves the dock area the team will be given a pit setup permit and the 5-person pit setup crew (including at least one adult) can take their pit contents into the pit area and work on pit setup. For safety purposes, robots may be stored in a robot holding area in the dock area so that they are not in the pits during pit setup.

  • REMEMBER ALL Team members entering the facility are required to wear safety glasses and masks.

  • When you complete pit setup you can move your robot back into your pit, turn in the work permit to pit administration.

  • The pit setup crew will be required to leave the venue through the main concourse of the Wolstein Center on the Carnegie Ave exit (Gate A).

  • Teams loading-in on Thursday morning will follow the same procedure beginning at 7:45 am. Teams that finish pit setup on Wednesday will not be allowed back in the pits until 8:30 am.

  1. A driver must stay with the vehicle at all times while it is in the loading lane and area. The driver can take the trailer to ODOT lot. The vehicle can remain in ODOT lot as well until pit set up is over (after load in, only trailers are allowed in this lot). Remember to pickup and attach the parking permit to your trailer.

  2. Teams arriving late on Wednesday and unable to complete their pit setup by 8:00 pm will be given the opportunity to finish on Thursday morning between 7:45 and 8:30 am. Teams in this situation should keep their pit work permit and use this to allow 5 team members to walk down the ramp to the loading dock to enter (They will NOT drive down the ramp!). The rest of the team can enter via the concourse at 8:30 am. No work will be allowed on the robot during these load-in periods.

  3. Don’t forget your safety glasses and masks! We have a very, very limited number this season so if you want friends and parents to attend the event, please bring your own personal glasses and masks so those we do have can be provided to guests.


Team Trailer/Truck parking this year. Trailer parking will be located in the ODOT lot.


Load-Out

  1. There will be 6 waiting stalls designated in the dock area.

  2. When a team is completely ready to load out i.e. all materials packed and consolidated, 1 person will come to the loading dock to get their load out order and permit. They should not bring their pit with them.

  3. If there is space, they will be given an open stall to move their pit into.

  • When they are assigned a stall, the driver may go get the trailer

  1. To avoid congestion, the driver should not enter the ramp/dock area until the team is on the dock ready to go. The driver should remain in ODOT lot until the team is ready to load.

  2. Once the team’s vehicle arrives on the dock, the team needs to promptly load their vehicle and the vehicle must depart promptly.

  3. The driver must stay with the vehicle at all times.

NOTE: Critical to the process are consolidated packing of pit materials, prompt unloading and loading, abiding by the process, and being graciously professional to fellow teams.




Parking for all other vehicles

Parking around the Wolstein center is always difficult. Please carpool when possible. There are a number of parking garages surrounding the venue - but they often are full by Saturday afternoon.

Team Meals

Please Note: No outside food or drink is allowed in the venue. Drinks are available at the concession stand. Water fountains are available by the bathrooms for refilling water bottles.

Teams may pre-order lunch via the Boxed Lunch Order Form (download to fill out). Orders must be submitted no later than March 18, 2022.

Schedule

The 19th annual FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition Buckeye Regional will be held March 24 - March 26 at Cleveland State University’s Wolstein Center located at 2000 Prospect Ave.

Practice matches will be held on Thursday, March 24 from noon to 6:30 p.m. Competition days are Friday, March 25 from 9 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. and Saturday, March 26 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Admission is free and open to the public.

Competition Schedule

2022 Public Agenda - FINAL updated 3_15-22.pdf

Volunteers Needed

Every year, the Buckeye Regional requires more than 200 volunteers to make the competition run smoothly. We greatly appreciate the time and commitment of all of our dedicated volunteers to support the young people aspiring to become future innovators. Consider becoming a volunteer for the Buckeye Regional FIRST Robotics Competition. Read the Volunteer overview (pdf) to learn more about volunteering and read the VolunteerTask Descriptions to learn about the many types of fun jobs we have available.

When ready to sign up …

Create or edit your volunteer registration, by going to the FIRST’s Volunteer Information & Matching System

For questions, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator (Email), Jon Potter.

Team Information

Buckeye Regional Teams

Print the full team list

48 - Team E.L.I.T.E. - Warren OH USA

120 - Cleveland's Team - Cleveland OH USA

128 - The Botcats - Grandview Heights OH USA

191 - X-CATS - Rochester NY USA

340 - G.R.R. (Greater Rochester Robotics) - Churchville NY USA

378 - The Circuit Stompers - Newfane NY USA

379 - The RoboCats - Girard OH USA

578 - R-cubed - Red Raider Robotics - Fairport NY USA

677 - Murphy's Outlaws - Columbus OH USA

695 - Bison Robotics - Beachwood OH USA

1014 - Bad Robots - Dublin OH USA

1038 - Lakota Robotics - Liberty Township OH USA

1308 - Saint Ignatius Robotics Team 1308 - Cleveland OH USA

1317 - Digital Fusion - Westerville OH USA

1405 - Finney Falcons - Penfield NY USA

1507 - Warlocks - Lockport NY USA

1518 - Raider Robotics - Palmyra NY USA

1559 - Devil Tech - Victor NY USA

2010 - The Lightning Bots - Warren OH USA

2172 - Steel Unit-E - Lakewood OH USA

2228 - CougarTech - Honeoye Falls NY USA

2399 - The Fighting Unicorns - Shaker Heights OH USA

2603 - Steel Stingers - Medina OH USA

2632 - SteeleBots - Amherst OH USA

3003 - TAN(X) - Canandaigua NY USA

3015 - Ranger Robotics - Spencerport NY USA

3173 - IgKnighters - Rochester NY USA

3193 - Falco Tech - Austintown OH USA

3324 - The Metrobots - Columbus OH USA

3484 - Short Circuit - Marysville OH USA

3504 - Girls of Steel - Pittsburgh PA USA

3591 - Wild WarBots "WWB" - Westerville OH USA

3777 - Bean City Bots - Lima OH USA

4028 - The Beak Squad - Cincinnati OH USA

4085 - Technical Difficulties - Reynoldsburg OH USA

4119 - AERO - Avon OH USA

4121 - Viking Robotics - North Canton OH USA

4145 - WorBots - Columbus OH USA

4601 - Circuit Birds - Canfield OH USA

4611 - OZone Robotics - Lewis Center OH USA

4930 - Electric Mayhem - Buffalo NY USA

5413 - Stellar Robotics - Shelby OH USA

5667 - The Digital Eagles - New Albany OH USA

5740 - Trojanators - Cranberry Township PA USA

5811 - BONDS - Dayton OH USA

5973 - Moonshots - Gates Mills OH USA

6181 - Cryptic Cyborgs - Archbold OH USA

6355 - Patriots - Sandusky OH USA

6916 - Iron Thunder - Columbus OH USA

6936 - Vault 6936 - Beavercreek OH USA

6964 - BearBots - Columbus OH USA

7165 - Perkins Pirates - Sandusky OH USA

7885 - Spinning Dragons - Elyria OH USA

8037 - VW Cougar Robotics - Van Wert OH USA

8140 - RoboManiacs - Cleveland OH USA

8145 - Tech Warriors - Cleveland OH USA

8222 - Robo-Aviators - Cleveland OH USA

8243 - AstroCircuits - Cleveland OH USA

8713 - Nordonia Knights 21 - Macedonia OH USA

8718 - Tigerbotics - Warren OH USA

COVID-19 Health and Safety Policy

subject to change

Updated 3-10-22

FIRST is closely monitoring news and guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the World Health Organization, local health agencies, as well as state and federal laws and regulations. The following precautionary measures are currently in place for the event based on these and Cleveland State University protocols. These measures may be updated as new information becomes available.

Attendees refers to all team participants, volunteers, public, and staff.

  • Face coverings: Face coverings are recommended, but not required, for all attendees in all indoor event areas. Unvaccinated individuals are encouraged to continue wearing masks when they cannot practice physical distancing. Attendees may choose to wear a mask at any time. If you are immuno-compromised, face coverings are highly recommended. Learn more here (from CDC) about how to protect yourself.

  • Code of Conduct: All attendees are expected to follow the FIRST Code of Conduct, including demonstrating Gracious Professionalism at all times. All attendees are expected to comply with all COVID-19 health and safety signs that are displayed in waiting areas, near restrooms, in seating areas, and used to control traffic patterns and entrance and exit points and to follow event staff instructions related to COVID-19 safety.

  • Event registration: All team participants, volunteers and staff are required to register to attend the event either through volunteer registration, VIP invitation, or through inclusion on the team’s roster that indicates a signed Consent and Release agreement for each attendee.

  • Self-Evaluation: All attendees are encouraged to perform a brief daily health self-evaluation to check for common symptoms of illness before entering the event. Attendees should not attend the event if they have symptoms of illness or have recently been in close contact with someone with symptoms of illness.

  • Vaccination: Vaccination greatly reduces the risks associated with COVID-19. FIRST strongly recommends everyone who is eligible and has access to a vaccine consult with their physician and be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, with booster shots if applicable, prior to attending the event.

  • Social Distancing: When possible, attendees are encouraged to practice social distancing and to remain in cohorts to limit interactions with those outside of their group.

  • Attendees are expected to practice good hand hygiene. Please be mindful of high traffic areas such as the concession stands, seating areas, and the pit area.

  • Be mindful to limit the number of attendees in the pit area to pit volunteers, those who are directly related to working on the robot, and their mentors. All other attendees are invited to enter the pits in short visits.

  • Safety Glasses: FIRST volunteers will not distribute safety glasses to teams this year. Please bring an adequate supply of safety glasses for your team and attendees on your roster. Those without safety glasses are asked to enjoy the event in any areas where safety glasses are not required.

Any person entering this event is required to abide by this COVID-19 health and safety policy and the FIRST Code of Conduct. Non-compliance may result in removal from this event and being barred from future participation in FIRST activities.

Emergency Instructions

In the case of an emergency, please exit calmly using the following evacuation plan: Evacuation Plan_Wolstein Center. Do not use elevators in case of fire or other electrical emergencies. Use marked exits.

Pit Map

Places of Interest in Cleveland

Team Extra Activities

There are a variety of attractions and activities in Cleveland. Below are a few options that are available; information is subject to change. Please check with the attraction for COVID protocol. We hope that your visit to Cleveland is enjoyable both on and off the robot field.

1. Great Lakes Science Center

https://greatscience.com/

Address: 601 Erieside Ave., Cleveland, Ohio 44114

Phone: 216-694-2000 or 216-696-4941

Hours Open: Wednesday - Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm, Sunday 12 noon – 5:00 pm

Group Discounts at http://www.greatscience.com/groups/group-rates.aspx

Food: Available


2. Rock & Roll Hall of Fame: (Located on Lakeside)

https://www.rockhall.com/

Address: 1110 E.9th Street, Cleveland, Ohio 44114

Phone: 216-781-7625 or 888-764-7625

Hours Open: Open every day 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Extended hours Thursday: 10:00 am - 9:00 pm


3. Cleveland Museum of Natural History (Located in University Circle)

https://www.cmnh.org/

Address: 1 Wade Oval Dr., Cleveland, Ohio

Phone: 216-231-4600

Hours Open: Tuesday - Sunday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Advance ticket purchase required


4. Cleveland Museum of Art: FREE (Located in University Circle, near CASE, Cleveland Institute of ART, Cleveland Institute of Music, Severance Hall)

www.clevelandart.org

Address:11150 East Blvd., Cleveland, Ohio 44106

Phone: 216-421-7350

Hours Open: Tuesday – Thursday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, Friday 10:00 am – 9:00 pm, Saturday & Sunday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

FREE, No Entrance Fee

Food: Available, CAFÉ


5. Movies & Theater

a. Tower City Cinemas (Located Downtown, Tower City, on the Square).

For more information and show times go to: www.clevelandcinemas.com.

b. Playhouse Square: there are theater performances, 1501 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, Ohio 44115, call 216-771-4444

For more information go to: https://www.playhousesquare.org/

c. Cinematheque: Peter B. Lewis Theater at the Cleveland Institute of Art, 11610 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, Ohio

Phone: 216-421-7450

General Admission: $10 - $13 to each film, Age 25 & under: $7-$10

For more information go to: www.cia.edu/Cinematheque.


6. Places to eat: http://www.cityvisitor.com/cleveland

a. University Circle: http://www.universitycircle.org

b. Euclid Corridor & Cleveland State Area: Google “Cleveland State Restaurants"

c. Downtown Cleveland: Google “Downtown Cleveland Restaurants"

d. Flats on the River (West & East Banks): Google “Cleveland Flats Restaurants”

e. At all museums

Sponsors

The Buckeye Regional Planning Committee would like extend our sincerest gratitude to our partners and sponsors. Without their generous contributions, the competition would not be possible.

NASA


FirstFuelCells.com


RoboCages

Parker Hannifin


United States Air Force


Rockwell Automation

Media Information

Buckeye Regional Webcast

The Buckeye Regional webcast enables anyone around the world with a computer and internet connection to watch our regional competition. The webcast is also a great way for parents of participating students to follow their son or daughter’s robotics team throughout the competition.

The Buckeye Regional Webcast will be live streamed on Twitch TV at twitch.tv/firstinspires3 and twitch.tv/firstinspires4.

Media Advisory

Coming soon

Build Season - Helpful Resources

Kickoff

Kickoff - January 8, 2022

The FIRST® Robotics Competition (FRC) Kickoff is the official start of the FRC season and where the 2022 “Game” scenario is revealed to the public during a “live stream” webcast. The 2022 Buckeye Regional Kickoff Watch Party will take place on January 8th, 2022 at the Great Lakes Science Center in downtown Cleveland, Ohio. Our local watch party features light refreshments, exciting guest speakers, FIRST® Trivia, prizes, and more! The highlight of the event is the live stream webcast from FIRST® Headquarters in New Hampshire! Following the webcast, participating teams can pick up their “Kit of Parts,” which will be used to build their competition robot.

For questions, special accommodations, or more information about the Buckeye Regional kickoff watch party, please contact the Kickoff Coordinator, JonDarr Bradshaw, Community Engagement Coordinator at the Great Lakes Science Center.

Kickoff Parking Guidance

For FRC Teams attending the Buckeye Regional Kickoff Watch Party, on-site covered parking is available for cars and vans via our attached parking structure. Parking Validation will be provided for FRC attendees. There is also a $2.00 discount on general admission for all FRC Team members who wish to stay after the webcast to tour the Great Lakes Science Center.

  • Attendees traveling by car or van will be able to enter the building from the lower level of the parking structure onto the science center’s Promenade near the entrance to the auditorium.

  • Busses can off-load passengers at the main entrance, then park in the designated “Bus Lane” on Erieside Avenue (the Bus Lane begins behind the Science Center and extends along the curb behind the nearby football stadium. Great Lakes Science Center staff and volunteers will be on hand at the main entrance to direct attendees to the auditorium and to provide your bus driver with a map and a “Parking Pass” sign that must be placed in the bus window when parking in the designated Bus Lane.

Teams picking up Kits of Parts should come prepared with a hand truck to transport the heavy kits to their vehicles.

2022 Kickoff Event Schedule

  • 8:30 am - Doors Open

  • 9:30 am - Welcome and Guest Speakers

  • 10:15 am – FIRST kickoff broadcast

  • 12:00 pm - Kit of parts may be picked up immediately following broadcast. Breakout rooms available for strategy meetings.

  • 2:00 pm - Event Concludes

Kickoff - Helpful Resources

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Contact Us

If you would like to contact us, ask a question, leave feedback or offer suggestions for improvement or new things you'd like to see, please email us at FRCBuckeyeCoord@gmail.com.


Diane Sadowski and Pete Buca, Buckeye Regional Chairs

FRCBuckeyeFunding@gmail.com

Nancy Richards, FIRST Regional Director, Ohio

JonDarr Bradshaw, Buckeye Regional Kickoff Coordinator, Media Announcer
FRCBuckeyeCoord@gmail.com

Jon Potter, Buckeye Regional Volunteer Coordinator

FRCBuckeyeVolunteer@gmail.com

Catherine Graves, Ph.D. and Jeresha Nixon, NASA Glenn Research Center, Ohio NASA Glenn Grants

Elizabeth Curwick, NASA Glenn Research Center, Buckeye Regional Website Development

Andrew Yantes, FIRST Senior Mentor, Ohio