2016 MVRC Archive


NEOFRA and its nine collaborating FIRST FRC teams are very excited to present the 2016 Mahoning Valley Robotics Challenge, the third installment of the very first FRC offseason competition held in Northeast Ohio!

The 2016 MVRC will take place on SUNDAY September 25th, 2016. Up to 32 teams can be accommodated. The event fee remains unchanged from the original event in 2014 - only $100! FRC-legal practice robots may be entered into the MVRC for an additional $100 fee each. Please use a unique team number for these bots when registering. Remember to bring an extra set of bumpers!

Volunteers are also needed to help make the event great. Whether experienced or looking to learn a new role, we will do our best to find a place for you!

For 2016, the MVRC is moving to a new location - Austintown Middle School.

Austintown Middle School

800 South Raccoon Road

Youngstown, OH 44515

For 2016, the MVRC is returning to the original location - Austintown Fitch High School.

Austintown Fitch High School

4560 Falcon Drive

Youngstown, OH 44515

Storm damage in the main Fitch High School gym necessitates this move. The middle school is actually a much newer building. It still has an auxiliary and main gym and will be able to handle all teams with ease. AMS is in the same complex as the high school. Updated external and internal venue maps will be posted as soon as they are available.

<<< Please refer to the links on the sidebar for additional 2016 MVRC information. More information will be posted as the event draws near.

Team Registration for the 2016 MVRC is now closed.

Volunteer Registration for the 2016 MVRC is now closed.

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The MVRC is endorsed and supported by the OhioFIRST organization. The MVRC joins the Ohio FRC State Championship in the spring and the CORI Robotics Invitational in the summer as events that provide low-cost competitive opportunities to our teams outside the calendar of the regular FRC season. As the number of Ohio events increases, the FIRST teams and partner organizations working under the OhioFIRST umbrella are spreading knowledge of FRC event planning and execution to untapped regions of Ohio, while simultaneously growing the base of experienced FRC event volunteers needed to support Ohio's inclusion in a future FRC district.