Posted by daviddalegearhead On December 20, 2012 Comments Off

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FIRST Robotics Team 3244

The team for 2015

(Not pictured: Brandon Lewerke, Corey Wenning, Donavan Magney )

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. Two 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 mentors and returning members. Will be competing in this year’s FIRST Robotics Competition, Recycle Rush, at The 10,000 Lakes' Minnesota Regional at The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. The game objectives were announced at Kickoff on January 3rd.

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.

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 though door 29 on the south side of the building. We are meeting on Mondays and Tuesdays 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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