Thirty-five teams competed in the FIRST LEGO League regional tournament today at the Putnam Museum in Davenport.

Teams, whose members range from 9 to 14 years old, went head-to-head in timed competition with robots they designed. Their creations were to complete a series of tasks in 2 1/2 minutes, scoring points for each success.

The teams also compete against each other through research projects they present to judges. The topic this year focused on food safety.

The following teams are advancing to the state competition at Iowa State University on Jan. 14:

Champions Award:

1st -- Germ Busters of Davenport

2nd -- Radioactive Robots of Davenport

Core Values:

Winner -- Darthbotics of Moline

Winner -- Robodogs of Bettendorf


Winner -- Eggsperts of Dubuque

Winner -- Lemonheads of Tipton


Winner -- Riverdale Rocks Robots of Bettendorf

Robot Performance

Winner -- Robodogs 

Rising Star

Winner -- Team 2349 Team Tobor of Camanche


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