NORFOLK, Neb. -- This weekend, Rebel Robotics will compete alongside 10 other teams from across the state of Nebraska at Northeast Community College in Norfolk, Neb.

This match marks the final meeting of the season before the tournament on Jan. 28 in Omaha. The results from this weekend's event will determine seeding for each of the teams during the tournament later this month.

The robot from Rebel Robotics represents more than 50 meetings and countless hours of work by a small group of Norfolk area students.

Coach Rob Haake has led Rebel Robotics for seven years, and created the first robotics team in the Norfolk area.

Haake said that he's incredibly proud of the students that he's worked with and their development over his years with the program. 

Every step of the robot-creation process is student-driven. Getting the parts, cutting the material, and piecing it together are only a few of the steps in the robot-building process that takes an idea to the competition floor.

Rebel Robotics will compete at Creighton Prep in Omaha on Jan. 28 against top teams from Nebraska and Iowa to become this season's regional robotics champion.