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Drone Racing Team

 

Advisor: Grul (peter.grul@mpls.k12.mn.us)

Meetings: TBD 

The 2020-21 season is on! Drone racing is a spring sport, but there are opportunities for individual pilots in the fall, both in-person with real drones and virtual using a simulator - contact Grul for more information.

We race in the Youth Drone Sports Championship (YDSC), part of the HydraFPV Drone Racing League. 

All our races will be held at RdyTechGo at the Mall of America. Check out the awesome new space: 3rd floor, Northwest end between Nordstom and the Culinary on North food court (park in West ramp on Arizona and head left)

Shout out to our racing mentor, a Washburn alumnus, Bryan “Pegasus” Bennett, and our sponsors – the Miller Mart and MinneAnalytics!

 

 

2019-20 Season

Racing went virtual in mid-March using Velocidrone.

Washburn 10th grade rookie drone racers Mac “Big Mac” Hearn and Graham “FiZyxZ” Adleman won the AA teams bracket at the MN State High School Drone Racing Championship on 17 May 2020. They advanced to the AAA teams bracket, shown live on Fox Sports North, and posted their best times yet against some stiff veteran pilot competition.

Watch the races here: https://www.facebook.com/watch/live/?v=247231759941876&ref=watch_permalink   (Washburn’s first race is at 31:00)

Two news articles featuring several Washburn student drone racers:

https://www.kare11.com/article/sports/drone-racing-goes-virtual/89-630496f6-b9f3-463f-848c-ddb2373f733e

https://www.americaninno.com/minne/twin-cities-startup/high-school-drone-racing-might-be-the-only-sport-thats-not-canceled/