2016 IRI – Date, Location, Preliminary Information

The 2016 IRI (Indiana Robotics Invitational) will be Friday and Saturday, July 15-16.

The location has changed – our location for 2016 is:

LAWRENCE CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL (click for map), 7300 East 56th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46226

Application for Invitations: May 2 – May 9

Invitations Sent: May 16

Entry Fee: $800 + a Filled Backpack for an Elementary School Student

Entry Fee includes: Team Entry, Team Dinner on Friday Night, Entertainment, Scholarship Support


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2015 IRI Dates and Information

The preliminary match list is here – LINK

The preliminary pit layout is here – LINK


IRI – General Information

The 2015 Indiana Robotics Invitational is July 17 & 18 at Lawrence North High School in Indianapolis. (Set-Up and Load-In is July 16, pm)

We will be playing RecycleRUSH+

Entry Fee is $750 + a backpack filled with school items for a 1st – 2nd grade student.

Entry fee includes event registration, entertainment and Friday night dinner (menu is not complete, but there will be cheesecake for dessert).

We expect to have about 66 – 70 teams.

Applications will open in early May and be open for about 2 weeks. Applications are reviewed based on team performance in the 2015 FIRST season and NOT on the time / date of the application.

Invited teams will have 2 weeks to accept / decline and make payment arrangements.

Details on any game rule changes will be announced before teams must commit to attendance.

Please note that significant time and effort is taken to review every application and make the final decisions on invitations. In 2014 there were over 110 applications. If you are not able to attend, please do not apply “just to see if you can get in”.


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2014 IRI Results and Awards

Here are the final results and awards from the 2014 IRI. The whole weekend was awesome and the eliminations kept everyone on the edge of their seats. The area was full until the final match was complete.

1. 254, 1114, 330, 2013 – Finalist
2. 2056, 469, 1625, 4039 – Champions
3. 118, 16, 67, 1241 – Semi-Finalist
4. 1718, 2451, 27, 125 – Semi-Finalist
5. 2175, 368, 1477, 233
6. 51, 4488, 494, 234
7. 359, 148, 910, 2337
8. 624, 33, 447, 2481

68 Total Teams

Talent Show Winners – Lauren & Kayla – Team 1625
Mentor of the Year – Bob Bonczyk – Team 107
Volunteer of the Year – John Downey
FIRST Foundations – Michael Trapp

Scholarships – $7000 Total
(Louie Bertoncin (1730), Jeffrey Pflueger (2468), William Blaser III (359), Mariah Smith (1741)

Backpacks – 150 Collected (bringing the IRI total to 1115!)
Silent Auction – $7000 collected (bringing the IRI total to $41,000)
Scholarships – $7000 awarded (bringing the IRI total to $84,500)

And a SPECIAL THANK YOU to Team 1318 (Issaquah Robotics Society) for bringing all of the equipment and talent and supporting the webcast!

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Congratulations Winners

Congratulations to the Winners and Finalists at the 2014 IRI.

Winning Alliance – 2056, 469, 1625 and 4039

Finalist Alliance – 254, 1114, 330 and 2013


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Trailer full of future

We had almost 150 backpacks plus a few extra boxes of supplies donated this weekend. We had to use our trailer to move them! AWESOME!




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IRI Day 2!

Hello everyone! Welcome to Day 2 of IRI!  This morning we are recognizing several awards at Opening Ceremonies. First off, last night at the talent show Kayla & Lauren from team 1625, Winnovation, won the $100 grand prize for their FIRST twist on A Whole New World.

The winner of the Mentor of the Year award is Bob Bonczyk from team 107, Team Robotics.

The volunteer of the year award was awarded to John Downey.

The recipient of FIRST Foundation Award is Michael Trapp.

We awarded four scholarships this year to:

  • Louis Bertoncin – Team 1730, Team Driven
  • Jeffrey Pflueger – Team 2468, Team Appreciate
  • William Blaser III – Team 359, Hawaiian Kids
  • Mariah Smith – Team 1741, Red Alert

Webcast stream: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/indiana-robotics-invitational-2014

A live stream of the view from the field can be watched here:  http://www.ustream.tv/channel/indiana-robotics-invitational-2014-full-field

Having any issues with the feeds? Please comment on the stream!

Congratulations to award winners and scholarship recipients!

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