Regional Competitions






MATE Regional ROV Competition Network

The MATE ROV Competition is planning to hold a 2021 competition season. The 2021 season and the events that take place will likely look differently than those held in the past; we will be communicating with our regional coordinators and adhering to the guidelines and policies set forth by schools, regions, states/provinces, federal governments, and health agencies as we make modifications and develop contingency plans. We appreciate your understanding as we navigate this fluid and ever-changing situation. WE ARE MATE STRONG!

The MATE Competition Network began in 2001 and currently consists of 41 regional events that take place across the U.S. and around the world.  Regional Compeittions serve as feeders into the World Championship's RANGER class, with the top teams from each regional contest earning a spot in our annual international competition.  Not all Regional Competitions offer every competition class. SCOUT and NAVIGATOR class winners do NOT advance to the World Championship.

Below is an alphabetical list of the regional competitions. Clicking on the region name will direct you to that region's webpage. If you are unsure which region you should participate in, please contact MATE ROV Competition management.

2021 Regional Registration & Competition dates

2021 Teams and World Championship Qualifiers

Regional Name Competition Date Competition Venue
American Samoa April 27, 2021 Pala Lagoon Swimming Center (In-Person)
Appalachian Highlands April 30-May 1, 2021 Kingsport Aquatic Center (Hybrid)
Arizona TBD  
ASEAN No event in 2021 RANGER and EXPLORER class competitiors should follow video submission guidelines
Asia - Navigator No event in 2021 Event cancelled due to COVID-19
Bermuda TBD  
Big Island - Hawaii No event in 2021 RANGER class competitors should follow video submission guidelines
China - Mainland TBD  
Coastal Carolina May 8, 2021 Camp Albemarle (Hybrid)
Colorado - Rocky Mountain May 14 & 15, 2021 Ed and Ruth Leyman YMCA (In-Person)
Egypt June 3-5, 2021 Arab Academy for Science, Technology, and Maritime Transport (In-Person)
Florida May 15, 2021 North Broward Preparatory School
Gray's Reef - Southeast May 1& 2, 2021 Chatham County Aquatic Center (Hybrid)
Great Lakes - Michigan No event in 2021 RANGER class competitors should follow video submission guidelines
Guam May 14, 2021 Dedeo Pool (Hybrid)
Hong Kong - SCOUT & NAVIGATOR February 15-28, 2021 HIS School (Hybrid)
Hong Kong - RANGER & EXPLORER June 12, 2021 Remote Only
India No event in 2021 Event cancelled due to COVID-19
Indiana - STEMNASIUM Circle City No event in 2021 Event cancelled due to COVID-19
Mid-Atlantic No event in 2021 Competitors should register with either Appalachian Highlands, Coastal Carolina, or Pennsylvania Regional Events
Mid-South June 11 & 12, 2021 Fogelman Downtown YMCA (Hybrid)
New England May 22, 2021 Remote Only
Newfoundland & Labrador November 18-20, 2021 Marine Institute - Memorial University of Newfoundland (In-Person)
Northern California - Monterey June 19, 2021 Naval Postgraduate School (Hybrid)
Northern Gulf Coast April 23-25, 2021 Dauphin Island Sea Lab (Hybrid)
Nova Scotia No event in 2021  
Oahu No event in 2021  
Ohio - Buckeye No event in 2021 RANGER class competitors should follow video submission guidelines
Olympic Coast TBD  
Oregon May 19-23, 2021 Lincoln City Community Center (Hybrid)
Pacific Northwest No event in 2021 RANGER class competitors should follow video submission guidelines
Pennsylvania June 5, 2021 Remote Only
Russia - Far East May 7 & 8, 2021 Maritime State University (In-Person)
San Francisco Bay - Golden Bear No event in 2021  
Scotland June 2, 2021 Remote Only
Shedd Aquarium - Midwest June 5, 2021 Hoffman Estates High School (In-Person)
Southern California - Long Beach No event in 2021 RANGER teams should follow video submission guidelines
Texas May 15-June 1, 2021 Remote Only
Tunisia No event in 2021 Event cancelled due to COVID-19
Turkey April 16, 2021 Remote Only
United Arab Emirates No event in 2021 RANGER and EXPLORER teams should follow video submission guidelines
Wisconsin May 8-16, 2021 UWM School of Freshwater Sciences (Hybrid)