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    In 1997, Motorola sponsored the first regional event held outside of New England for FIRST Robotics, at Harper Community College in Palatine, IL, a northwestern suburb of Chicago.  In 2000 as the size of the event grew, the regional moved to Northwestern University in Evanston, IL.  In 2005, it moved to its current location at the University of Illinois at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago.  In 2014, a second regional - the Central Illinois Regional - was added in Pekin, IL.  In 2015, this event was moved to Bradley University at the Renassaince Coliseum in Peoria.

     

    Many championship teams have passed through the Midwest Regional, and the competition has always been exciting.  Each year the game played by the robots changes.  Below is a list of the different FIRST challenges that have been held at the Midwest Regional (and since 2014 the Central Illinois Regional) in Illinois.  Also included are pictures, videos, and the winning teams from each year.

     

     

         Photos & Videos from Central Illinois Regional & Midwest Regional

    Winning Teams

    2015

     


    Central
    Illinois
    Regional

     
    2481
    1756
    2220
     
    Chairman's
    Award
    2039



    Midwest
    Regional

     
    4143
    2062
    2830
     
    Chairman's
    Award
    2338

    2014





    Central
    Illinois
    Regional

     
    525
    1986
    4296
     
    Chairman's
    Award
    1986



    Midwest
    Regional
     
    2451
    1625
    5125
     
    Chairman's
    Award
    1732
        Photos & Videos from Midwest Regional
     

    2013

           
     
    71
    2512
    2709
     
    Chairman's
    Award
    1675

    2012 

         
     
    16
    148
    2022
     
    Chairman's
    Award
    1710

    2011 


     
       
     
    111
    118
    3494
     
    Chairman's
    Award
    1675

    2010 

         
     
    1732
    16
    3352
     
    Chairman's
    Award
    1625

    2009

         
     
    111
    1625
    1675
     
    Chairman's
    Award
    1625

    2008

         
     
    1114
    1024
    2041
     
    Chairman's
    Award
    71

    2007

       

     

     
    111
    1710
    904
    1850
     
    Chairman's
    Award
    71

    2006

       

     

     
    1756
    111
    1810
     
    Chairman's
    Award
    111

    2005

       

     

     
    71
    111
    537
     
    Chairman's
    Award
    111

    2004

       

     

     
    269
    45
    930
     
    Chairman's
    Award
    234

    2003

       

     

     
    292
    45
    245
     
    Chairman's
    Award
    461

    2002

       

     

     
    107
    71
    519
     
    Chairman's
    Award
    45

    2001

       

     

     
    71
    111
    234
    269

    2000

       

     

     
    47
    111
    45

    1999

         
     
    71
    27
     
    (video from
    World
    Championship,
    all 4 teams
    competed at
    Midwest
    Regional)

    1998

       

     

     

    16

    1997

                      

     

     
    14 (now 71)
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