Sunday Championship Information

Iowa Championship – Sunday, January 19, 2020

When preparing for the State Championship it is important to know where you need to go for each event and when you need to be there.  Below is some general information about the buildings on the Iowa State Campus as well as schedules and team lists for you to view. We ask that all coaches read the Championship Handbook in preparation for the event.


Team Specific Event Schedule – The event schedule will show the time and place for each team during the Sunday Championship. Every team in the Championship will have 3 Judging Sessions and 3 Robot Rounds.

NOTE: The schedule may change over time. Please check back leading up to the event to make sure you have the most up-to-date version!

General Event Schedule
8a – 8:30a   Team Arrival and Check in
8:30a – 8:50a   Coaches Meeting (1 Coach per team)
9a – 9:20a   Opening Ceremonies (Guests: Howe Hall, Alliant Energy-Lee Liu Auditorium & Hoover Hall, Kent Stine Foundation Auditorium)
9:30a – 2:30p   Competition Activities (see Team Specific Event Schedule above)
11:45a – 12:30p   Break for Lunch – Competition and Judging Activities Suspended
11:40a – 3:10p   Global Innovation Award Presentations (Sukup Hall Atrium, Biorenewables Complex)
2:30p – 3:30p   Outreach Activities and Team Pit Clean Up (Howe Hall is closed to all teams)
3:45p (approx.)   Medals Ceremony, Closing Ceremony & Awards Presentation
Teams Access Only beginning at 3:30p: Howe Hall Lower Level Atrium
Guests: Howe Hall, Alliant Energy-Lee Liu Auditorium & Hoover Hall, Kent Stine Foundation Auditorium

Team List (second page) – The list of teams attending the Sunday Championship with Pit locations.

GIA State Finalist Schedule – Check out these teams that were selected as Global Innovation State Finalists as they present their innovative items to a panel of reviewers in the Biorenewables Complex.

Outreach Schedule – We also are hosting an Outreach Expo for local groups and student organizations here at Iowa State University. Be sure to stop by the expo between you events to see some great activities and demonstrations. This is also a great place for parents to take little brothers and sisters for some hands-on fun!

Nominations for Recognition

Grace Murray Hopper (Sunday) – Each day of the Championship, we give the Grace Murray Hopper Award to a female FIRST LEGO League team member who shows persistence in finding solutions, the courage to be innovative, and is a gracious professional. Thank you for sending in your nominations! Awards will be presented at the event on Sunday.

Coach/Mentor Award (Sunday) – Each day of the Championship, we give the Coach/ Mentor award to recognize an individual who is a mentor or coach of a FIRST LEGO League team that makes a sustained and significant impact to FLL & their respective team. Thank you for sending in your nominations! Awards will be presented at the event on Sunday.

Championship Hotel Rates

Special Iowa FLL Championship Hotel Rates:

  • Holiday Inn Express – $79/night
    • 515-232-2300
    • 2600 E 13th S, Ames
  • Baymont- $75/night
    • 515-232-0689
    • 1605 S Dayton Pl., Ames

For hotel information in Ames, visit the Think Ames Website.

Make sure to mention that you are staying for the Iowa FLL Championships.

Live Stream

If you are interested in watching the event, please check out our Iowa FLL State Championships Live Stream.

Championship Slide Show & Pictures

We like to look back on all the great times our teams had throughout the event.

Building Maps and Event Locations

Campus Map – If you are new to the Iowa State Campus or need a refresher on the campus layout, check out the interactive campus map here. This will give you an overview of where you need to go once you arrive on campus.

Event Locations – This year’s State Championship will take you to various places on the West Side of Campus including Howe Hall, Hoover Hall, and the Biorenewables Complex. To see the layout of the event, please check out these building maps. The list below gives a brief description about what each building has to offer:

Building Name Attractions
Town Engineering Building Team Pits
College of Design Team Pits and Practice Tables
Biorenewables Complex FLL Jr. Expo, Project Green and Orange Judging and GIA Presentations
Howe Hall Core Values Judging (all tracks) and Robot Game Matches
Hoover Hall Project Red and Blue Judging, and Robot Design Judging (all tracks)
Marston Hall Outreach Expo

Sunday Championship Awards

Today’s Official 2019-2020 Iowa FIRST LEGO League Championship Award winners are:

Coach/Mentor Award – Kori Rich, Team 2731, S.W.A.T.
Coach/Mentor Award – Nic Carrington, Team 40906, Uptown Girls
Grace Murray Hopper Award – Pari Narkhede, Team 46218, Imagination Inc
Grace Murray Hopper Award – Shreeya Yarlagadda, Team 34015, Aztechs

Robot Strategy and Innovation

  • 2nd Place Award – Team 47556, This Name is Under Construction
  • 1st Place Award – Team 3054, Oak Ridge LEGO Blasters

Robot Mechanical Design

  • 2nd Place Award – Team 25582, Just the Cats
  • 1st Place Award – Team 14902, Thunder Bots

Robot Programming

  • 2nd Place Award – Team 38617, TeKnical Builders
  • 1st Place Award – Team 46154, Infinite Builders

Robot Performance

  • 2nd Place Award – Team 22482, eagles Eagles EAGLES BOOM
  • 1st Place Award – Team 23579, Cosmic Creators

Project Research

  • 2nd Place Award – Team 31999, We Who Shall Not Be Named
  • 1st Place Award – Team 2731, S.W.A.T.

Project Innovation Solution

  • 2nd Place Award – Team 46218, Imagination Inc
  • 1st Place Award – Team 46256, Metro Huskies

Project Presentation

  • 2nd Place Award – Team 35269, Flaming Chipmunks
  • 1st Place Award – Team 38323, Flourish & Bots Gold

Core Values Inspiration

  • 2nd Place Award – Team 47673, Smart City Creators
  • 1st Place Award – Team 34168, Error404

Core Values Gracious Professionalism®

  • 2nd Place Award – Team 42490, Star Ducks
  • 1st Place Award – Team 20719, Machine Magicians


  • 2nd Place Award – Team 47081, Eco-squirrels
  • 1st Place Award – Team 24775, Fire Breathing Gummy Bears

Judges Award – Team 40906, Uptown Girls

  • Champion’s 3rd Place Award – Team 2838, Flourish & Bots Navy
  • Champion’s 2nd Place Award – Team 23579, Cosmic Creators
  • Champion’s 1st Place Award – Team 34015, Aztechs

Congratulations to ALL of our Winners!