Posted by daviddalegearhead On December 20, 2012 Comments Off

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FIRST Robotics Team 3244

The team for 2017

(Not pictured:Brandon Block, Alan Block, Cyrus Breun)


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 SchoolTechnical High School, and  Cathedral High School.

Our rookie year was 2010, and during our regional, we were surprised to find ourselves competing in the final match! Our alliance took 2nd place, and we were so proud. Three years ago, during Ultimate Ascent, we went to the FIRST Championship in St. Louis after being selected by the top alliance at the Minnesota 10,000 Lakes Regional. We had an awesome time! This year we're looking forward to working with our new and returning members. Will be competing in this year’s FIRST Robotics Competition event at The 10,000 Lakes' Minnesota Regional at The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. The game was announced at Kickoff, January 7th, as Steamworks.

The game is played with six robots, three to each alliance, working together in a 27 by 54 ft. 4 in. 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 to best prepare the airship by adding gears, fuel, and climbing aboard. Here is a link to the game animation and a more in-depth description of this years game.

We welcome visitors to come in and see what we're working on during our meets. We meet at Apollo High School in room C917, easily accessed through door 29 on the south side of the building. We are meeting on Mondays, starting at 5:30, barring cancellations for weather or other interferences. If you have any questions feel free to contact us at



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