THUNDER ROBOTICS    
  Team 876 competed against 68 other teams in the Carson Division at the Detroit World Championships April 25-27, 2019! They placed 22nd and were selected to be on the 7th ranked Alliance. They faced off against the eventual Division champions and were eliminated from further competition. The students felt good about how they performed, having finished above 46 teams
 and beaten many highly regarded robotic groups from around the world. Team 876 showed that it deserved to compete against the best of the world.

Results of Regional Play
At the Duluth Northern Lights Regional March 8-9, Team 876 placed 13th out of 60 teams in Qualifications, and was chosen for the 4th ranked Alliance. They beat #5 to advance to the semis but lost to the #1 Alliance.
 At the Great Northern Regional in Grand Forks on March 15-16, Team 876 placed  7th out of 52 teams and was chosen by the #3 Alliance. They beat # 6 to advance to the semis where they beat #2  to advance to the finals where they lost two close matches to #1. Thunder Robotics was awarded the Wild Card berth to the World Championships in Detroit April 25-27.

 SWAMPFEST 2018 at Greenbush
  Representatives of 7 teams met at Greenbush for a robotics Camp and share ideas.                                                               We had a blast!

The annual David Hedland Golf tourney
 is scheduled for July 7th at the Nwd Golf Course. Please plan on competing. All proceeds go toward Thunder Robotics!

 The Goose River Hoof and Wheel Association combined with the Thunder Robotics team to serve a delicious prime rib supper to the area communities on March 24th. The joint effort was a success for both organizations as was there was a great turnout for the event. The prime rib cooking, supervised by Chris Burwell, had the enticing aroma of grilled beef drifting around the town. Besides the prime rib, the meal ticket holders also had corn, buns, baked potatoes and ice cream. Members of the robotics team and of the Hoof and Wheel Club sliced the meat, dished up the plates and cleared the tables. After the meal, the audience was treated to a demonstration by Team 876 of the 2018 robot "Ed" and the 2017 robot "BB 876".  The team thanked the communities of Aneta, Emerado, Hatton and Northwood for their tremendous support and recognized the outstanding mentors and students that keep the program strong.  

 Thunder Robotics  competed in the inaugural Great Northern Regional very close to home on March 2-3, 2018. They went 9-2 in their qualification matches but lost in the quarterfinals. They also placed high in the Northern Lights Regional in Duluth as they lost to the eventual champions in the semifinals.

At the 3rd annual Ideas to Actions Summit in Minto on November 2nd, the RRRC presented the 2017 Community Builders Awards. Four big Community Builder Awards were presented in different categories and Thunder Robotics, nominated by Marcy Douglas, won the Determination Award- the award for great projects. This award recognizes projects moving from ideas to actions and creating a significant impact on a community. Attending the summit and accepting the award were students Dillon Anderson, Thomas Myszkowski, LleAuni Redding, Sydney Johnson, Jediah Redding and mentors Mike and Ginger Voglewede. Team 876 is an example of leadership, community support, mentorship, ingenuity, creativity, teamwork, entrepreneurship and learning. Students and mentors from a 5 county area have combined to make an outstanding group and would not be so successful if it weren't for the tremendous local support.
Robotics at NMRC tournamentDetermination award

Thunder Robotics competed at the NMRC tourney at Cass Lake, MN on Oct 28th. They used BB876 finished 3rd out of 19 teams.

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