At SMAbotics, our year-round training sessions and intensive seasonal preparation help us succeed in robotics competitions across the country. Over the past few years, SMAbotics has competed locally, regionally, and nationally. We competed in the BEST Competition in 2013, 2014, and 2015, and in the FIRST Robotics Competition in 2015 and 2016, receiving over fifteen awards. Currently, we are competing in two regional FIRST Competitions in Utah and in Colorado.

Fall 2013 BEST Robotics Competition:
  • 4th place BEST award
  • Craftsmanship Award
  • Wildcard entry to Arkansas regional
  • Photogenic Robot Award.
Fall 2014 BEST Robotics Competition:
  • 2nd place BEST Award; entry to Arkansas regional
  • 6th place Robotics Competition
  • Best T-Shirt award (at regional)
Spring 2015 FIRST Robotics Competition:
  • All-Star Rookie award
  • Entry to St. Louis World Championships

Fall 2015 BEST Robotics Competition:

  • 1st place BEST Award
  • Founder’s Award
  • Software & Design Simulation Award
  • Craftsmanship Award
  • Sportsmanship Award; entry to Arkansas regional
  • Best Presentation Award (at regional)
Spring 2016 FIRST Robotics Competition:
  • Judges Award
Spring 2017 FIRST Robotics Competition – Utah:
Spring 2017 FIRST Robotics Competition – Colorado:


In each competition, we’re dedicated to building innovative, powerful, and elegant robots. We focus on the functionality of our designs and the reliability of their programming and hardware. With the help of our sponsors and mentors, we look forward to many successful competition seasons to come!

This season, we are competing in the 2017 FIRST Championships, the Colorado Regional and the Utah Regional Competitions.