Nevis robotics team competed in Granite City regional – Park Rapids Enterprise

Nevis robotics team 3102 competed at the Granite City Regional in St. Cloud this past weekend.

“It was the first regional at this location, and 54 teams were in attendance for an amazing competition,” mentor Kay Netteberg said. “Of the 54 teams, seven had already qualified for the World Championship at their previous regional, creating a level of competition of great quality.”

“The Tech-No Tigers came to the event with a newly remodeled robot. At the end of the Arkansas Regional, our robot collided with another robot with such force that it broke the manufactured welds that held our robot together. For the past week, the build team worked to rebuild the robot, and create a machine that a collision would not damage. They were tremendously successful, and our robot performed to the maximum of its potential for 12 very physical matches, landing us in the middle of the pack at the end of qualification rounds.”

Netteberg said the Impact and FIRST Ladies teams also had a successful showing.

“The presentation given to the judges was well received, and our FIRST Ladies team spoke to more than 50 young women at the Women in STEM event,” she said.

The team should find out this week if they qualify for the state competition May 4 at the University of Minnesota.

Lorie Skarpness has lived in the Park Rapids area since 1997 and has been writing for the Park Rapids Enterprise since 2017. She enjoys writing features about the people and wildlife who call the north woods home.


This website uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you accept our use of cookies.