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2015 Competition

2015 Game – Pay Dirt

See the teaser of this year’s game at

For additional information, see Participants -> Resources and Participants -> File Manager

For bESTology about this year’s game, see Friends of BEST in Alabama – bESTology

2015_Awards_and_Judging_Policies & 2015 RM BEST Award Descriptions  describe the 2015 Awards .

2015 Competition Results

Game Awards
1st PlaceDSST Byers Middle School *
2nd PlaceRalston Valley High School *
3rd PlaceDSST Stapleton High School *
Robotics FinalistEast High School
BEST Awards
1st PlaceSt. Mary’s Academy *
2nd PlaceRalston Valley High School *
3rd PlaceDSST Stapleton High School *

* These teams  qualified for the Regional Championship which take place in Ft. Smith, Arkansas on December 4 & 5, 2015!

Special Awards
Founders Award for Creative DesignSt. Mary’s Academy
Most Robust DesignDSST Byers Middle School
Software Design and SimulationSt. Mary’s Academy
BEST Rookie TeamRalston Valley High School
CraftsmanshipSt. Mary’s Academy
Project Engineering Notebook (for non-BEST Award Team)Innovation Center of St. Vrain Valley
 SportsmanshipSt. Mary’s Academy

RM BEST and our sponsors are very proud of all 29 teams for their hard work!

Regional Championship

Five teams (DSST Byers, Manning Middle School, Ralston Valley High School, Skyline High School, St. Mary’s Academy) from our Rocky Mountain BEST hub attended the competition at the Fort Smith Convention Center in Ft. Smith, Arkansas on December 4 & 5, 2015. For more information, see

RM BEST Teams earned these trophies at the Regional Championship.

Game Awards
2nd PlaceDSST Byers Middle School
Special Awards
Most Robust – 1st PlaceManning Middle School
Most Photogenic – 2nd PlaceRalston Valley High School
Most Photogenic – 3rd PlaceSt. Mary’s Academy
T-Shirt – 2nd PlaceManning Middle School
Marketing Presentation – 1st PlaceSt. Mary’s Academy
Booth / Interview – 1st PlaceRalston Valley

RM BEST Kickoff Presentations

2015 RM BEST Kickoff EVENT Presentation

2015 RMBEST Kickoff – Control_System_Team_Training

2015 RMBEST Kickoff – EasyC Team Training

2015 RMBEST Kickoff – Project Engineering Notebooks

2015 RMBEST Kickoff – Robot Design and Construction Tips

2015 RMBEST Kickoff – Robot Kit & Rules Familiarization

2015 RMBEST Kickoff – Teacher & Mentor Tips

2015 RMBEST Kickoff – The BEST Award Competition