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2023 Regional Championship Headlines

Denver BEST Regional Championship – Dec 16 & 17, 2023

Here’s our event on the Denver Arts and Venues page

The top 25 teams from these 8 BEST Hubs from Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and South Dakota. Our Health and Safety Protocol is here

Wichita, KSBowling Green, OHAlva, OKBrookings, SD
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Grove City, PADenver Metro, COSouth Metro Denver, COJulesburg, CO
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Saturday and Sunday, December 16 & 17, 2023

At The Denver Coliseum, 4600 Humboldt St, Denver, CO

2023 Map to Denver Coliseum for Teams and Visitors

  • 11am-4pm on Saturday & 8am-4pm on Sunday will have most of the FUN activities
  • Entry to the Event is FREE!! Parking is $10 (Cash or card)
  • Concessions are available (debit or credit card only – no cash)
  • Arena level layout link

2023 LOST AND FOUND LINK

2023 Regional Championship Hotel Info

2023 Regional Championship Schedule

Social Media Posts – Like and Follow us on Social Media!

Saturday, Dec 16 Livestream Link – starting at 9am MT

Sunday, Dec 17 Livestream Link – starting at 8am MT

2023 Regional Championship Program – includes seeding match schedules and the weekend schedule

2023 Regional Championship Teams

2023 Denver BEST Souvenirs – limited number of t-shirts, blue and silver tumblers, lighted wands

2023 Regional Championship Team Handbook v1.6

2023 Regional Championship Awards – including Kendrick Castillo Memorial Outstanding Student Finalists

2023 Regional Championship Volunteers

2023 Regional Championship Sponsors

2023 Regional Championship Contacts

Denver BEST Regional Championship Archive

About BEST Robotics

BEST stands for Boosting Engineering Science and Technology, and is a national program with 39 local competition sites in fourteen states. It is administered by BEST Robotics Inc., a 501c3 non-profit organization, that sets curriculum and competition standards. The mission of BEST is to inspire students to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics through participation in a competitive robotics program that fosters knowledge, teamwork, and communication. A major tenet of the program is that there is no cost for robotics materials nor to enter a team.

Each year, middle and high school student teams are tasked with building a robot to compete against other schools in that year’s challenge. Each challenge is based on an educational model. Previous models include “Bet the Farm”, in which students learned about farming and sustainability; and “Pay Dirt” in which students learned about mining and the economics associated with mining. 

The robotics competition is a high-energy sports-like environment but good sportsmanship is essential. Student-driven robots compete against the challenges of the game, not other robots. Each year’s game theme and playing field is revealed in mid-September. Teams are given eight weeks to design and build their robot before entering their local competition.

In addition to robotics, the most coveted award of the program is the BEST Award. To compete, students must provide an engineering notebook, give an oral marketing presentation, construct an exhibit and be interviewed, and show excellent team spirit and sportsmanship. BEST uses the excitement of robotics in our amazing STEM and workforce development program

The highest-ranked teams that are successful in their local (hub) competitions receive an invitation to one of the Regional Championships. We look forward to hosting the “best of the BEST” teams in Colorado this year.