The Checkmate team attended the Utah qualifier at West High on Dec 1. They finished third after the qualifying rounds and were the part of the Finalist Alliance, thus advancing to the Utah state championship. They were the Rockwell Collins Innovate Award winner and were runner up for Inspire. They won the Innovate Award a second time two weeks later at the Park City tournament. When combined with their awards in Montana, they are currently the most decorated team in the robotics club.