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We won!  In partnership with The Funky Monkeys and BearTecs, we won the 2018 Hub City Regional Competition.  We also won the Chairman's Award!  Check us out here for our other achievements!
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Welcome to Up-A-Creek Robotics, a high school robotics team in the St. Vrain Valley School District.  We are centered around the FIRST Robotics Competitionproviding students with a unique opportunity to work with professionals in the community on realistic engineering challenges… and have fun along the way!

A big thanks to our mentors and sponsors for making this possible!


  • World Championship: We Made It! Jake O.April 30, 2015I don't think very many students on the team appreciated how quiet things are at 4:00 am in the morning until the Wednesday before Championships. I know that I didn't, but that's one of the many perks of having a flight that leaves at 6:00 am in the morning, the same time that most kids are waking up. But I speak for everyone on the team when I say that we would much rather be on that flight than in bed. It was our departure for our first trip the FRC World Championship, and we were excited enough that you could feel it in the air at 6:00 am ...
    Posted Jul 19, 2015, 8:02 PM by Up-A-Creek Robotics
  • Colorado Regional: Win #2! Daniel H.April 1, 2015As has occurred for the past eleven years, Team 1619, Up-A-Creek Robotics students gathered in the early hours of the morning at the CDC on Thursday, March 26th, 2015 to make the trip to the FIRST Colorado Regional Competition in Denver. This year, we had already won the Industrial Design Award and won the competition (Thanks 624 and 4334!) at the Utah Regional, and were psyched to have another opportunity to compete with our robot and meet new friends.While we were pleased with how our robot performed in Utah, we always say “It’s not done until it is overdone.” So in the two weeks between Utah and Colorado, we went back ...
    Posted Jul 19, 2015, 7:50 PM by Up-A-Creek Robotics
  • Utah Regional: Tote-al Success! On a particularly sunny Wednesday afternoon, nearly 40 team members set off on an eight-hour drive, their bags packed with everything they would need to succeed at the Utah Regional: safety glasses, snacks, blue hats, team shirts, and (of course) boxes and boxes of Milk Duds. It was their second year taking a trip to their Western neighbor Utah, and upon their arrival in Salt Lake City, it was unclear whether any residual disorientation was due to the long car ride or the presence of mountains in all directions (and thus lack of Colorado's primary directional landmark). The Utah Regional was a tote-al success for Team 1619 this year. We built probably the most complex robot we ...
    Posted Mar 31, 2015, 11:14 AM by Up-A-Creek Robotics
  • Having a Ball at IRI Team 1619 performed well enough this year during the regular season to become one of the 76 teams invited to compete at the Indiana Robotics Invitational this year. This prestigious event gathers the best teams around the globe to compete in that year’s game, and it is considered by some to be even more competitive than the official FRC Championship (12 teams that made it to Championship elimination rounds were not invited to IRI).20 team members, 10 mentors and students alike, traveled to Indianapolis for this competition with mixed expectations ranging from participating in elimination rounds to only winning one match. While we did win more than one match, we didn't quite make the loftiest of our ...
    Posted Jul 21, 2014, 8:46 AM by Up-A-Creek Robotics
  • What a season! So another season has ended, and all the learning, machining, CADing, drilling, prototyping and all those other things FIRST related have come to a close. This season Up-A-Creek attempted some firsts in the history of the team. For one we made two robots! This let us continue our development of the robot and driving ability all the way up to the competitions. Yes, I used competition in the plural, because we attended two regionals this year, another 1619 first. We attended both the Utah and Colorado regionals and had a blast at both events. We also submitted for the Chairmans award for the first time at both events. At the Utah regional we ranked 1st after qualifiers with ...
    Posted Jul 21, 2014, 8:39 AM by Up-A-Creek Robotics
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