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FIRST Robotics Team 3244
The team for 2016
(Not pictured: Rose Kellner, Kevin Haack)
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 26 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.Each alliance commands one tower, five defenses, and a ‘secret passage’ which allows their robots to restock on ammunition, called boulders. Points are awarded for scoring boulders in the low goals (2 points), scoring boulders in the high goals (5 points), and crossing an undamaged defence (5 points). Additional points are awarded at the end of the match by surrounding the opponent's tower (5 points per robot) or scaling the tower (15 points per robot).