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UIL Robotics State Championships - BEST Division 2021

December 2-4 • Frisco Conference Center and Comerica Center - Frisco, TX

Results

• State Program

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BEST Event Committee


BEST of Texas Robotics
• Janne Ackerman, Executive Director
• Mary Helmick, Treasurer, Event Producer

• Jerry Tobey, Marketing
• David Whitmire, Head Judge/Coordinator & Logistics

• Mary Gorley, Food and Beverage Coordinator

• Hyla Emery, Registration Platform Manager

 

UTD Office of Research, Integrity and Outreach
• Anricka Ziller, Premiere Sponsor Liaison

 

Class Act Creative, Inc.
• Kristine Schwope, Event Consultant
• Sally Sammis, Event Consultant

UIL Event Staff

 

• Dr. David Stevens, Director of Academics

 

• David Trussell, Director of STEM Activities

 


Tournament Officials
 

Name

Company

Championship Role

Janne Ackerman

BEST of Texas Robotics

Game Boss

Hubie Payne

Texas Instruments Incorporated

Emcee

David Whitmire

Raytheon Company (Retired)

Head Judge

Garry Ackerman

Raytheon Company (Retired)

Judging Lead / Emcee Alternate

Jerry Tobey

Raytheon Company (Retired)

Judging Lead

Kathryn Whitmire

Raytheon Company

Judging Lead

Wiede Cutshall

Cutshall Consulting, LLC

Head Referee / Asst. Game Boss

Otis Gorley

Texas Instruments Incorporated

Assistant Head Referee

Joel Graber

Texas Instruments Inc. (Retired)

Compliance Lead

Bill Rock

Raytheon Company

Field Lead

Greg Young

Advanced Micro Devices

Game Scoring Co-lead

Jennifer Holm

Texas Instruments Incorporated

Staging / Pit Crew Co-lead

Lynn Mortensen

Raytheon Company (Retired)

Staging / Pit Crew Co-lead

Mary Helmick

Texas Instruments Incorporated

Production Manager

Mary Gorley

Texas Instruments Incorporated

Volunteer Hospitality Lead

Kristine Schwope

Class Act Creative Solutions

Event Consultant

Sally Sammis

Class Act Creative Solutions

Event Consultant