2021 National Finalists

After the COVID-19 pandemic caused the cancellation of 2020 competition, 100 teams from 27 states and the U.S. Virgin Islands were selected to compete for $100,000 in prizes and the title of National Champion in the return to flight for the 2021 competition.

In accordance with all federal, state, and local health guidance, this year’s Finals will be held  at 11 launch sites across the country June 11-20. Those launch sites are located in or near: Birmingham, Alabama; Lucerne Valley, California; Pueblo, Colorado; Palm Beach, Florida; Reno, Nevada; Syracuse, New York; Dayton, Ohio; Rockdale, Texas; The Plains, Virginia; Pasco, Washington; and Brighton, Wisconsin

This year, 615 teams representing 45 states, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. Virgin Islands designed and built model rockets in hopes of qualifying for the National Finals. Among this year’s teams, 21 are first-time competitors.

Read the press release here and check out all top 100 teams and our 23 alternates below:

2021 National Finalists

Team #School NameCityState
20-5963Tharptown High SchoolRussellvilleAL
20-6190Lincoln High SchoolLincolnAL
20-6353Russellville High SchoolsRussellvilleAL
20-6354Russellville High SchoolsRussellvilleAL
20-6549Winfield City High SchoolWinfieldAL
20-6771Hewitt-Trussville High SchoolTrussvilleAL
21-0389Hackleburg High SchoolHackleburgAL
20-5881Fordyce High SchoolFordyceAR
20-5891Interlude Musical OutreachIrvineCA
20-5944AIAA OC SectionIrvineCA
20-6173STARBASE Los Alamitos Los AlamitosCA
20-6234Oak Park High SchoolOak ParkCA
20-6268Mathmania RoboticsMission ViejoCA
20-6412CAP: Brackett Composite Squadron 64 - AlphaLa VerneCA
20-6750Young Engineers in ActionLa PalmaCA
20-7088IvyMaxSan DiegoCA
21-0623AYSO Region 174Granada HillsCA
20-6383St Monica's HomeschoolRidgefieldCT
20-6388Creekview High School CantonGA
20-6389Creekview High School CantonGA
20-5871Webster City High SchoolWebster CityIA
20-6381Maharishi SchoolFairfieldIA
20-7019Cedar Falls High SchoolCedar FallsIA
20-6101Prince of Peace Catholic SchoolLake VillaIL
20-6919Neuqua Valley High SchoolNapervilleIL
20-6330Air Capital STEM ClubWichitaKS
20-6462Emerald CityBellevueWA
20-6664Meyzeek Middle SchoolLouisvilleKY
20-6612STARBASE Louisiana 2.0Barksdale AFBLA
20-6615STARBASE Louisiana 2.0Barksdale AFBLA
20-6704Groton SchoolGrotonMA
20-6823Lexington High School LexingtonMA
20-6696Explorer Post 1010RockvilleMD
20-6698Explorer Post 1010RockvilleMD
21-0212Howard County Chinese SchoolColumbiaMD
20-6302Northville High SchoolNorthvilleMI
21-0524Hill MurrayMaplewoodMN
20-6039Woodridge Middle SchoolHigh RidgeMO
20-6166Richards R-V School DistrictWest PlainsMO
20-6322Richards R-V School DistrictWest PlainsMO
20-6938Marquette High SchoolChesterfieldMO
20-5981Victory Christian High SchoolCharlotteNC
20-6471Central Middle SchoolCorapeakeNC
20-6933Alexander Central High SchoolTaylorsvilleNC
21-0527Victory Christian Middle SchoolCharlotteNC
20-6186The Lawrenceville SchoolLawrencevilleNJ
20-6136Millbrook SchoolMillbrookNY
21-0245Saint Anthony's High SchoolHuntingtonNY
20-5912Sylvania Northview High SchoolSylvaniaOH
20-6092Sylvania Northview High SchoolSylvaniaOH
20-6122Ohio 4HWest ChesterOH
20-6316Minster Civic AssociationMinsterOH
20-6319Minster Civic AssociationMinsterOH
20-7104Minster JourneymanMinsterOH
20-7105Minster JourneymanMinsterOH
20-6027Portland RocketryPortlandOR
20-6057Oregon Episcopal SchoolPortlandOR
20-6821Yamhill-Carlton High School YamhillOR
20-5862Shady Side Academy Senior SchoolPittsburghPA
20-5982Spring Grove Area High SchoolSpring GrovePA
20-5986Spring Grove Area Middle SchoolSpring GrovePA
20-5989Spring Grove Area Middle SchoolSpring GrovePA
20-6179Nazareth Academy High School for GirlsPhiladelphiaPA
20-7009Spring Grove Area High SchoolSpring GrovePA
20-6910Stone Memorial High SchoolCrossvilleTN
20-5866Plano West Senior High SchoolPlanoTX
20-6275The Clariden SchoolSouthlakeTX
20-6276The Clariden SchoolSouthlakeTX
20-6311Graham High SchoolGrahamTX
20-6447Presidio Independent School DistrictPresidioTX
20-6459St. Thomas High SchoolHoustonTX
20-6596Presidio Independent School DistrictPresidioTX
20-6679Harmony Science Academy El PasoEl PasoTX
20-6831Krueger School of Applied TechnologiesSan AntonioTX
20-6843Sherman High SchoolShermanTX
20-6932Flower Mound High SchoolFlower MoundTX
20-6987Harmony Science Academy HoustonHoustonTX
20-6118St. Croix STEM AcademyKingshillUS VI
20-6119St. Croix STEM AcademyKingshillUS VI
20-5885Boy Scout Troop 17CharlottesvilleVA
20-6480Princess Anne High SchoolVirginia Beach VA
20-6505John Champe High SchoolAldieVA
20-6674Vector SpaceLynchburgVA
20-6837Vector SpaceLynchburgVA
21-0494Norfolk Technical CenterNorfolkVA
20-6205Just a DropBellevueWA
20-6206WISE CampsBellevue WA
20-6303Mu FoundationBellevueWA
20-6397Camas High SchoolCamasWA
20-6930Ingraham High SchoolSeattleWA
21-0237Mercer Island Chinese AssociationMercer IslandWA
21-0499Madison West High SchoolMadisonWI
21-0503Madison West High SchoolMadisonWI
20-5872East Fairmont Middle SchoolFairmontWV
20-5875East Fairmont Middle SchoolFairmontWV
20-5877East Fairmont STEMFairmontWV
20-6418North Marion High SchoolFarmingtonWV
20-6420North Marion High SchoolFarmingtonWV
20-7072Cumberland Civil Air PatrolWiley FordWV

2021 National Finals Alternates

Rank indicates the order in which alternates will be called if needed.

RankTeam #School NameCityState
120-6461Emerald CityBellevueWA
220-6835Sherman High SchoolShermanTX
320-6545Victory Christian High SchoolCharlotteNC
420-6673Coleman High SchoolColemanTX
520-6524Immaculate Heart of Mary SchoolCuyahoga FallsOH
620-6061Tharptown High SchoolRussellvilleAL
720-6588Civil Air Patrol - Redstone Composite SquadronHuntsvilleAL
820-6885First Baptist Church Manchester CT Youth GroupManchesterCT
920-6421North Marion High SchoolFarmingtonWV
1020-6277The Clariden SchoolSouthlakeTX
1120-6816Clayton High SchoolClaytonMO
1220-7121IvyMaxSan DiegoCA
1320-6048St. John Paul II C.H.S.HuntsvilleAL
1420-5942Heath Academy ColumbusOH
1520-6405St Vincent St Mary High SchoolAkronOH
1621-0041Emerson Waldorf SchoolChapel HillNC
1720-6387Creekview High School CantonGA
1820-7000Fairfax 4HFairfax VA
1920-6400St Vincent St Mary High SchoolAkronOH
2021-0474Bellevue High School BellevueWA
2120-6632Harmony Science AcademyEl PasoTX
2221-0413Vocational STEAM WorksEl CajonCA
2320-6089Sylvania Northview High SchoolSylvaniaOH