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Saturday, March 11th – Sunday, March 12th 2017


Penn High School, 56100 N Bittersweet Rd, Mishawaka, IN 46545

Event Contact:


Event Information:

Join over 30 high school FRC teams as they compete on a basketball court sized field with 5ft tall, 120lb robots! A team of high school students had six weeks to design and build a fully functional robot to compete in this year’s challenge. The students will be showcasing their STEM skills as they navigate and strategize through the competition.

Attend the Event!

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Eventbrite - 2017 St. Joseph District Event

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Event Schedule

Printable Event Schedule

Friday, March 10

5:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Pits Open

Saturday, March 11

8:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Pits Open, Practice Rounds, Inspections
9:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Run for Robots 5K
10:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Invited Guest Event
10:30 AM – 11:00 AM
Opening Ceremonies
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Qualification Matches
12:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Sponsor & Scholarship Tables Open
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
FLL & FTC Demos
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Lunch Break
2:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Qualification Matches
3:00 PM – 4:00 pm
Next Gen Day
8:00 PM
Pits Close
8:00 P
Team Social

Sunday, March 12

8:00 AM
Pits Open
8:30 AM – 2:00 PM
Sponsor & Scholarship Tables Open
9:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Opening Ceremonies
9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Qualification Matches
12:30 PM – 1:00 PM
Alliance Selections
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Lunch Break
2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Final Rounds
5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Awards Ceremony
6:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Winning Alliance & Cultural Award Photos
7:00 PM
Pits Close

Lunch Orders

Chick-fil-a, Martin’s, Nelson’s Chicken, Papa John’s and Mancino’s order forms are available for teams to send in their pre-orders for the event.

  • Chick-fil-a pre-orders are due March 3. ONLY available on Saturday March 11.
  • Martin’s pre-orders are due March 1. Available Saturday March 11 and Sunday March 12.
  • Papa John’s pre-orders are due March 1. Available Saturday March 11 and Sunday March 12.
  • Mancino’s pre-orders are due March 1. Available Saturday March 11 and Sunday March 12.
  • Nelson’s Chicken re-orders are due March 6. ONLY available on Sunday March 12.

Team Social

Strikes & Spares Entertainment Center
5419 Grape Rd
Mishawaka, IN 46545
Saturday, March 11 – After the Competition to 1AM

Admission, 1 Go Cart Ride, 1 Bumper Car Ride, and Unlimited Mini Golf for $6.  Food, bowling, arcade games, and additional rides will also be available for purchase.

Venue & City Details

Bus & Trailer parking will be on the South East side of the building by the Practice Fields.

Teams will load-in by entering the school grounds at 55949 BITTERSWEET RD, MISHAWAKA, IN 46545 on the North West side of the building. Drive across the north of the building to the North East side. Turn right and drive South to unload at the EAST Entrance.

Bittersweet Road starting at the North West Corner of the building and drive South, to the South West Corner of the High School.

WE ARE UNABLE TO PARK ON THE SOUTH WEST & WEST Side of the building on Saturday due to SAT Testing.

Parking is on the NORTH WEST side of the building, we will need to use overflow parking which is to the NORTH and WEST of the high school.

Sign up to Volunteer:

To volunteer at this event, sign up on the VIMS website. Click here for step by step directions on how to sign-up for an event in VIMS. Make sure to select the IN District – St. Joseph Event when you apply to volunteer!

Team Email Blasts

  • 2-7-17 Team Email
  • 2-17-17 Team Email

Hotel Recommendations:

Still need to book rooms for this event?

The hotel portal has closed but you can still contact Lindsay Ference if you need help making a reservation:

Lindsay Ference
Sales & Services Manager
visitsouthbend.com ∙ lference@visitsouthbend.com
101 N. Michigan St., Ste. 300 ∙ South Bend, IN 46601


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