Kickoff Info

The Buckeye Regional Planning Committee will hold its annual FIRST Robotics Competition local kickoff event on Saturday, January 5, 2019 at:

Cuyahoga Community College
Manufacturing Technology Center (MTC)
2415 Woodland Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44115

For questions or more information, please contact the Kickoff Coordinator,
George Bilokonsky.
Associate Dean
Engineering & Manufacturing
Cuyahoga Communmity College
OFFICE: 216-987-6302
MOBILE: 216-406-8844

Parking is free for the Saturday event. It is recommended to park in Lot 7, adjacent to the Manufacturing Technology Center (MTC) or Lot 1 nearby. Teams picking up Kits of Parts should come prepared with a hand truck to transport the heavy kits to their vehicles.
Map of the Cuyahoga Community College Metro Campus

Team registration is required to attend.

If you would like to view the Live 2018 kickoff on Saturday, January 6th. from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm, click HERE.

If you would like to view the Video 'I am FIRST: Inspiring Dreamers', click HERE.

If you would like to view the video 'This isn't a Robot' that was played prior to the 2017 kickoff reveal video, click HERE.

The local kickoff schedule is as follows:*

Saturday, January 5, 2019

  8:30 AM
  9:30 AM   -   10:15 AM
10:15 AM   -   12:00 PM
12:00 PM

  2:00 PM
Doors open
Welcome and guest speakers
FIRST kickoff broadcast
Kit of Parts may be picked up immediately following broadcast
Breakout rooms available for strategy sessions
Event concludes

* Schedule subject to change.


Teams registered to attend the 2019 kickoff on January 5, 2019 at Cuyahoga Community College in Cleveland, Ohio are listed below

Team Number Team Name Location
63 McDowell High School Erie, PA
120 Youth Technology Academy, Cuyahoga Community College Cleveland, OH
156 Fairview High School Fairview, Pa
291 Northwest Pennsylvania Collegiate Academy Erie, PA
695 Beachwood High School Beachwood, OH
1248 Berea-Midpark High School Middleburg Heights, OH
1308 St. Ignatius High School Cleveland, OH
1590 Lorain High School Lorain, OH
1787 Orange High School Pepper Pike, OH
2172 St. Edward High School Lakewood, OH
2252 EHOVE Career Center Milan, OH
2399 Hathaway Brown School Shaker Heights, OH
2544 Harbor Creek Senior High School Harbor Creek, PA
2603 Highland High School Medina, OH
2632 Marion L. Steele High School Amherst, OH
4119 Avon High School Avon, OH
4121 Hoover High School - North Canton City Schools North Canton, OH
4780 Constellation Schools Parma Community Parma, OH
5973 Gilmour Academy Gates Mills, OH
6181 Neighborhood Group Archbold, OH
6355 Community Team/Valley Forge Cleveland, OH
6813 American School of Bombay Munbai, India
7043 Rocky River High School Rocky River, OH
7055 Bay High School Bay Village, OH
7165 Family/Community Sandusky, OH
7881 Cuyahoga Hts. High School Cleveland, OH
7885 Elyria Catholic High School Elyria, OH

Other FIRST Robotics Kickoffs in the State of Ohio - (Some Buckeye Regional teams may be attending these) :

OH-Liberty Township - Lakota East Freshman School (Liberty Township, OH) - Click HERE for more information.

OH-Columbus-Ohio State University Kickoff (Columbus, OH) - Click HERE for more information.