2018 State Championship Event

Thursday, April 12 - Saturday, April 14


Kokomo Memorial Gymnasium
5 E Superior St
Kokomo, IN 46901

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Join over 30 high school FRC teams as they compete on a basketball court sized field with 4ft 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. Teams will qualify for the State Championship through their performance our district events that will take place in Mishawaka, Indianapolis, and West Lafayette. Teams will advance from the State Championship to represent Indiana at the World Championship in Detroit, MI on April 25th - 28th.

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Attend the Event

New to FIRST Robotics?  The event is open to the public!  RSVP via Eventbrite - click the button below for more details:

Eventbrite - 2018 State Championship FIRST Robotics Competition

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Event Schedule

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Thursday, April 12

5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Pits Open, Inspections, Practice Matches

Friday, April 13

8:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Pits Open, Inspections, Practice Matches
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
VIP Event
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Opening Ceremonies
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Qualification Matches
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Sponsor and Scholarship Tables Open
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Lunch Break
2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Qualification Matches
8:00 PM
Pits Close

Saturday, April 14

8:00 AM
Pits Open
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Scholarship & Sponsor Tables Open
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Opening Ceremonies
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Qualification Matches
12:00 PM
Raffle Drawing
12:15 PM
Cross-Program Recognition
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM
Alliance Selection
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, and Advancing Team Photos
7:00 PM
Pits Close

Lunch Orders

Main Street Cafe (Friday & Saturday)

Main Street Cafe can provide Vegetarian, Vegan, and Gluten Free food options, they will be delivering lunch for teams to the venue!  Please review the menu: http://www.mainstcafe.org/

They can provide an invoice but please fill out & submit your order form ASAP (when you know you are attending the event) so they can issue that to you sooner rather than later.

Food Trucks

There will also be food trucks at the event - the menus are available here.

Team Social

IndianaFIRST would love for you to join us at the Indiana State Championship Team Social on Friday, April 13th, from 6:30pm-9:30pm. The team social will be held at Heritage Lanes, 1301 W Lincoln Rd, Kokomo, IN 46902, and will include cosmic bowling and pizza. The cost is 5 dollars per person and payment is due during team registration. All checks can be made payable to IndianaFIRST.

Please RSVP for the team social by April 11.

Mentor/Volunteer Social

There will be a mentor social on Friday from 7:30pm-10pm at TinMan Brewery, 500 N. Buckeye Street A, Kokomo, Indiana 46901.

Venue & City Details

Parking Map

Sign Up to Volunteer

To volunteer at this event, sign up via FIRSTInspires.org. Create an account and sign up as a volunteer for the State Championship event via the FIRST Dashboard.

Hotel Recommendations

Teams should reserve rooms through the following hotels:
Comfort Inn – $109 + tax
Code “IndianaFIRST” 
522 Essex Dr, 
Kokomo, IN 46901

Hampton Inn & Suites – $119 + tax
Code “IndianaFIRST” 
2920 S Reed Rd, 
Kokomo, IN 46902

Event Sponsors

Kokomo School Corporation

Indiana University Kokomo Fiat Chrysler Automobiles

Aptiv UIndy

Rolls Royce Toyota

Software Engineering Professionals Renaissance Electronic Services

80/20, Inc. B & D Cook Medical

Echelbarger Precision Machining Howard County Community Foundation

Meyer Plastics MultiPanel

Purdue Polytechnic Institute Kokomo Barnes & Thornburg, LLP

Greater Kokomo Economic Development Alliance


Vycom Plastics

St. Vincent Kokomo

Bucheri, McCarty, & Metz

City of Kokomo

Community First Bank of Indiana

First Farmers Bank

Howard County

Kokomo Rotary