The Ohio State University at Newark

Ohio State Newark/COTC Sponsor FIRST LEGO League Robotics Tournament

January 31, 2019

For the eighth consecutive year, Central Ohio Technical College (COTC) and The Ohio State University at Newark sponsored an Ohio FIRST® LEGO® League (FLL) Robotics Tournament in Licking County. Sixteen teams competed at this year’s event, which was hosted at Watkins Middle School in Pataskala on Saturday, Jan. 12.

Six teams advanced to the Ohio FLL Championship on Feb. 2-3 at Wright State University:

• TechnoStorm, Dublin
• Scientific Sorcerers, Granville
• IDKY, Dayton
• LV Superbots, The Works, Newark
• Mechanized Eagles, New Albany
• Granville Master Builders, Granville

The following awards were also presented:

• Outstanding Volunteer Award: Jerry Starner
• Coach/Mentor Award: Rebecca Holloway, Crazy Lego WarriorBots, Watkins Middle School, Pataskala
• Judges Award (Holistic Team): Crazy LEGO Warrior Bots, Watkins Middle School, Pataskala
• Project Award: Mechanized Eagles, New Albany
• Robot Design Award: Granville Master Builders, Granville
• Robot Performance 1st Place: IDKY, Dayton
• Robot Performance 2nd Place: Bubble Bots, Welsh Hills School, Granville
• Core Values Award, The Book Dragons: Granville
• Champion's Award 1st Place: TechnoStorm, Dublin
• Champion's Award 2nd Place: Scientific Sorcerers, Granville

FIRST is a world-wide nonprofit organization with robotics programs for grades K-12. Its multidisciplinary program allows teams of three to 10 children, ages nine to 14, to solve a real-life scientific problem through a combination of engineering, computer programming, problem solving, research, presentation and teamwork. The program, founded in 1989, is committed to exciting and inspiring children to excel in math and science through a fun yet challenging robotic competition. Each year, more than 200,000 youth participate in FIRST competitions in 50 states and 57 countries, creating more than 17,000 robots. Ohio FLL has been holding tournaments since 2004. Information regarding all of FIRST’s programs can be found at

Central Ohio Technical College and The Ohio State University at Newark have forged an outstanding array of educational opportunities for the central Ohio region and beyond. This partnership is viewed as a model for higher education in the state of Ohio. At Central Ohio Technical College, students gain hands-on, applicable experience to begin working in the field, or to transfer those credits toward a bachelor's degree program. The Ohio State University at Newark offers an academic environment that’s inclusive of diversity, challenging but supportive with world-renowned professors and access to Ohio State’s more than 200 majors