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Drone Racing Team

 

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

Meetings: Usually Tuesdays and Thursays at Washburn - email Grul for more information.

The 2021 season is on! You can race virtually using Velocidrone or in-real-life with microquads at Washburn or Mall of America.

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

All our races this season are individual time trials and will be held at Washburn or RdyTechGo at the Mall of America. Check out their 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/