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Washburn Robotics Team Heading to World Championships

robotics team
1st Row: Svetlana Greipel, Sofia Garcia, Marcus Ernst, Jack O’Kane, Lars Haugen, Jack Lonn, Olivia Donney 2nd Row: Charlie Ruff, Maddie Kelly, Cassidey Shafer, Shirley O’Mara, Jameson Cochrane, Ed Shipp, Owen Knych, Victor LaBrie, Grant Ober, Patrick Ryan, Thomas Shroeder, Eli Knaus, Mike Schroeder, Owen Cody 3rd Row: Ahmed-Rashid Shire, Sergei Miller, Alex Goodland, Aidan Sutton, Charlie Boesen, Sully Leier 4th Row: Dan Hollar, Peter Grul, Ben Guengerich, John Boesen

The Washburn Robotics team (the Millerbots, #2549) won the North Star Regional robotics tournament March 27-30, 2019, and for the second consecutive year will compete in the FIRST Robotics World Championships in Detroit, Michigan April 23-27, 2019. The team formed an alliance with Edina ("The Green Machine") and Minnetonka ("Chicken Bot Pie") to win the competition.  See here for more details: https://www.thebluealliance.com/team/2549

The Millerbots also won the "Industrial Design Award", sponsored by General Motors. The award "celebrates form and function in an efficiently designed machine that effectively addresses the game challenge."

Congratulations to the team, captains Olivia Donney & Grant Ober, and coaches Dan Hollar, Ben Guengerich, Mike Schroeder, and Peter Grul!"