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FIRST Robotics Team 3244
The team for 2015
(Not pictured: Brandon Stephanie, Ashley Block, Corey Wenning, Tyler Hommerding)
We are the Granite City Gearheads, FIRST Robotics Team 3244, from St. Cloud, Minnesota. Our team is composed of about 20 creative and diverse students, ranging from 9-12 grades from Apollo High School, Technical High School, and Cathedral High School.
The game is played with six robots, three to each alliance, working together in a 25 by 54 ft. field. The match is 2 minutes and 30 seconds long. Each team is randomly grouped with two other teams to compete against another alliance of three teams. However, this year winners of qualification matches will not be announced. The main focus is stacking totes on a scoring platform with recycling containers on top, with pool noodles in the recycling bins. Both alliances can also earn an additional 20 coopertition points by assisting other alliance robots in putting 4 yellow totes on the Step or 40 coopertition points by stacking all 4 yellow totes on top of each other.