At Julian Middle School

416 S Ridgeland Ave in Oak Park

Battle of the Bots

Thanks to the 24 middle school VEX Robotics teams and their cheering fans,
as well as the many event volunteers, for helping make the 
2017 Illinois Middle School VEX Robotics State Championship such a great day!


Here are the award winners of the Middle School State Championship:

Excellence Award

Julian Middle School, Oak Park: Team 7480K Kryptonite

Tournament Champions

Julian Middle School, Oak Park: Team 7480K Kryptonite

PWNAGE, St. Charles: Team 2451A PWNAGE A

Brooks Middle School, Oak Park: Team 7183A Vitamin A

Tournament Finalists

PWNAGE, St. Charles: Team 2451B PWNAGE B

PWNAGE, St. Charles: Team 2451C PWNAGE C

Timothy Christian Middle School, Elmhurst: Team 4454V Vortex

Robot Skills Winner

Julian Middle School, Oak Park:  Team 7480K Kryptonite

Build Award

Brooks Middle School, Oak Park:  Team 7183A Vitamin A

Design Award

Julian Middle School, Oak Park:  Team 7480B Bewitched

Innovate Award

Heritage Middle School, Berwyn:  Team 7589A Cereal

Judges Award

Elm Middle School, Elmwood Park:  Team 103D The Barbra Shop

Sportsmanship Award

Brooks Middle School, Oak Park:  Team 7183B Tech Know Logic

Think Award

Julian Middle School, Oak Park:  Team 7480C C-rius Black

Event Photos

Photos courtesy of Paul Goyette & Kristi Braun.

VEX State Favorites

Mary Beth Hausken

Mary Beth Hausken

OPEF VEX Robotics Coordinator & Battle of the Bots Director

Questions? Please contact Mary Beth Hausken.

IL MS VEX Robotics State Championship Sponsorship

Show Your Support Today

Thanks to these businesses for helping support the 2017 Illinois Middle School VEX Robotics State Championship! VEX Robotics teaches students the academic and life skills they need to excel. They learn not only technology and programming, but also teamwork, leadership, problem-solving and project management skills. VEX Robotics tournaments helps the kids test and hone these skills in an exciting environment.




Cummins Allison



Forest Park Bank

For more information on how you can become a sponsor of an OPEF VEX Robotics tournament, contact Mary Beth Hausken, OPEF VEX Robotics Program Coordinator.


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