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2016 Competition

2016 Game – BET THE FARM

See the teaser of this year’s game at BET THE FARM

RM BEST Protobot Video

2016 Awards and Judging Rocky Mountain Logistics

This year’s event info is:

Kickoff, Saturday, September 3, noon-4:30pm, Denver South High School
Practice Day, Saturday, October 8, 9am-3pm, Aurora Frontier P-8
Game Day, Saturday, October 15, 7:30am-5:00pm, Auraria Campus Event Center

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

2016 Competition Results

Game Awards
1st PlaceRalston Valley High School *
2nd PlaceDSST Byers *
3rd PlaceDSST Stapleton High School *
Robotics FinalistWheat Ridge High School
BEST Awards
1st PlaceRalston Valley High School *
2nd PlaceInnovation Center of the St. Vrain Valley Schools *
3rd PlaceDSST Byers *

* These teams (plus Skyline High School – the 5th BEST Award Winner) qualified for the Regional Championship which take place in Ft. Smith, Arkansas on December 2 & 3, 2016!

Special Awards
Founders Award for Creative DesignRalston Valley High School
Most Robust DesignThomas Jefferson High School
Software Design and SimulationWheat Ridge High School
BEST Rookie TeamAbraham Lincoln High School
CraftsmanshipDSST Byers
Engineering Notebook (for non-BEST Award Team)Wheat Ridge High School
SportsmanshipSkyline High School

RM BEST and our sponsors are very proud of all 28 teams for their hard work!

Regional Championship

Congratulations to the five Rocky Mountain BEST teams (DSST Byers, New Vista High School, Skyline High School, Ralston Valley High School, Innovation Center of St. Vrain Valley) who attended the competition at the Fort Smith Convention Center in Ft. Smith, Arkansas on December 2 & 3, 2016. For more information, see

Frontier Trails BEST

RM BEST Teams earned these trophies at the Regional Championship.

Game Awards
3rd PlaceDSST Byers
Special Awards
Most Elegant Robot – 1st PlaceDSST Byers
Webpage – 2nd PlaceInnovation Center of St. Vrain Valley
Additional Colorado BEST Hub Team Regional Championship Notes
  1. Game Semi Finalist Team: Ralston Valley High School (RM BEST)
  2. Game Wildcard Team: Chaparral High School (Front Range BEST)
  3. Founders Award for Creative Design: Academy for Advance and Creative Learning (Front Range BEST)
  4. T-shirt Award – 2nd Place: Manzanola Jr-Sr High School (SoCO BEST @TrinidadState)
  5. Golden Plains Team Accomplishments: Otis Jr-Sr High School made it to the Semi-finals and Peetz Jr-Sr High School almost made it to the semi-finals. That’s amazing for a brand new hub and brand new teams.
  6. DSST Byers was the only public school in the finals; the other 3 schools were home school conglomerates from KS, OK, and AR
  7. Kudos to the Ralston Valley High School (RM BEST) and DSST Byers (RM BEST) teams who helped the Academy for Advance and Creative Learning team resolve a computer coding error while in Arkansas.