February 1, 2020 (Sioux Falls, SD) – Thirty-one teams descended on the Augustana University Elmen center to pit their robots and presentation skills against one another in a fury of fun, craziness, and Coopertition®.  It was the 2019 – 2020 CITY SHAPER® FIRST® LEGO® League Championship for South Dakota, and the competition was fantastic!

Each of these teams competed at a Qualifier earlier in the season.  They scored well enough in the Core Values, Innovation Project, and Robot Design judging and the Robot Game to earn a place in the Championship.  FIRST LEGO League aims to build student interest in STEM through fun and exciting Robot Competitions mentored by caring adults.

Congratulations to every team! What a great season!

City Shaper (2019/2020) South Dakota Championship Winners

  • Judges Award: 43664 Go Step on a LEGO from Huron
  • Overall Robot Game Performance: 8235 Robo Hobos from Sioux Falls
  • 1st Champion: 3344 The Fantastic Five from Dakota Dunes
  • 2nd Champion: 8235 Robo Hobos from Sioux Falls
  • Global Innovation: 4713 Llamanators from Sioux Falls

Innovation Project Awards

  • Research: 9139 Nobles County Humanoids from Worthington, MN
  • Innovative Solution: 14952 West Lyon Wildbots from Inwood, IA
  • Presentation: 39009 North Star Navigators from Sioux Falls

Core Values Awards

  • Inspiration: 36246 Awesome Animal Architects from Flandreau
  • Teamwork: 24539 Furry Brown Bananas from Flandreau
  • Gracious Professionalism: 24313 Roncalli Rebellion from Aberdeen

Robot Design Awards

  • Mechanical Design: 21902 Everything is Awesome! from Spearfish
  • Programming: 39607 GOAT from Flandreau
  • Strategy and Innovation: 41881 Ranger Robotics from Hill City

Outstanding Volunteer: Scott Harvill – Judge Advisor