Team History

Team Established

March 31st, 2012

Rookie season 2013 (Ultimate Ascent)

Founders

Alex Jurek: Technology Education teacher at Becker High School 

Mark Kolbinger: English Teacher at Becker Middle School

Season Summaries

2023 - Charged Up

Year Eleven

Week 2: Great Northern Regional- Grand Forks, ND:  4607 came in second place on the number one alliance. We also won the Impact Award, Woodie Flower's Finalist Award (Corey Applegate), Dean's List Finalist (Adam Sura). Due to weather conditions four teams made the decision to leave early and leave their robot behind; therefore, 4607 adopted 6628's robot and drove it the rest of qualifications.

Week 5: Sever Rivers Regional- La Crosse, WI:  4607 competed in qualifiers and finished ranked 13. We were selected by the 3rd alliance and lost after our 3rd match. However we did take home the Gracious Professionalism Award.

2023 FRC World Championships: The team played on the Johnson devision ranking 45th in qualifiers. 4607 was then selected  by the number one alliance as the third pick. We won Johnson division. After this 4607 went to Einstein and dropped our ranked 3rd alliance in the worlds.

2023 MSHSL State Tournament: 4607 came out of qualifiers ranked 1st and was taken out as the 3rd alliance in state.

"Lockjaw"

2022 - Rapid React

Year Ten

Week 1: Lake Superior Regional- Duluth, MN: Team 4607 came in second place as an alliance captain.

Week 4: Great Northern Regional- Grand Forks, ND:  4607 again came in second place and won Engineering Inspiration. 

2022 FRC World Championships: While the team did not make it to Einstein, the event was a major learning experience. 

2022 MSHSL State Tournament: The team capped off the season with the second State Championship in team history.  

"Midnight Bite"

2020, 2021 - INFINITE RECHARGE

Year Eight and Nine

Week 1: Great Northern Regional - Grand Forks, ND: FRC 4607 won the Excellence in Engineering Award, Safety Award, and Keegan Murphy won Dean's List in Grand Forks. 

Week  6: Seven Rivers Regional - La Crosse, Wi: April 1st-4th. Cancelled due to Covid-19. 


"Scrapfire"

2019 - Destination: Deep Space

Year Seven

Week 1: Northern Lights Regional - Duluth, MN: FRC 4607 won the Chairman's Award  This marked the 4th consecutive year that the team has won this award. The team was the #2 pick overall and the alliance finished as Finalists losing to 2052. 

Week  5: 10,000 Lakes Regional - MPLS, MN: The team continued to dial in Actuate and again finished as Finalists.  Our mentor Chris Roadfeldt was awarded 'Volunteer of the Year'.  Junior Jasper Bellefeuille became the first member of 4607 to win Dean's List Finalist.  4607 won the Safety Award and Team Spirit.  To top it all off, 4607 was on the alliance that ended as finalists losing to 2052 again.

CARSON DIVISION

4607 competed on the Carson field with 13 other Minnesota teams.  After 2 full days of competition, C.I.S. was ranked 23 with a record of 10-3-1.  We were picked up by the #2 alliance which included 5050 (3), 111 (43) and 2052 (19).  The alliance battled through all the way to the finals - to ultimately face off against 5172 (1), 1816 (18), 3750 (31), and 1796 (13) to see who would compete in Einstein.  After 3 matches the #2 alliance took home the victory and the chance to play for the World Championship.

"Actuate"

2018 - Power Up

Year Six

Week 2: Lake Superior Regional - Duluth, MN: Our robot showed the world what it could be ranking 13th and then going out in the semifinals. 4607 was awarded the Chairman's Award for the 3rd year in a row and also won our first regional safety award.

Week 5: Medtronic Foundation Regional - MPLS, MN: The team used this regional as a practice for the World Championship that was coming up. We were ranked 27th and made it into the finals. 4607 was also able to collect our second regional safety award.

CURIE DIVISION

4607 competed on the Curie field along with fellow Minnesota teams 2052 and 2175 and hub teams 3244 and 6175. We ranked 65 in our devision.

"Pitchfork"

2017 - Steamworks

Year Five

Week 1: Northern Lights - Duluth, MN:  Our team took home the Regional Hardhat Safety Award. In addition we were awarded 3 peer pit safety awards. Our Chairman’s presentation team presented for Judges for the first time and gained a lot of great experience and feedback.

Week 6: 10,000 Lakes Regional - Minneapolis, MN: FRC 4607’s safety team won our second Regional Hardhat Safety Award of the year, not only this but our 5th year team walked away with the Chairman’s Award for the second year in a row. Winning the Chairman’s Award this year meant that this would be the 3rd time in our five year history we would be attending the World Championships, and the 4th time our team has qualified for the Minnesota State Tournament.

"Jiffy Pop"

2016 - Stronghold

Year Four

We started three FTC teams and three FLL teams in our school district due to the interest in summer RoboCamp's. JUMPSTART was created with the help of St. Cloud State University to provide training sessions for veteran and rookie teams for the upcoming FIRST season. 4607 was able to mentor five rookie teams: 5913, 5999, 6045, 6175, 6176. 

Week 1: Lake Superior - Duluth, MN: 4607 was a top tier performer and was selected to compete in Playoffs. Although our alliance lost in the quarterfinals, our Chairman’s and Pit teams developed experience and valuable knowledge to carry with us for our second regional in Week 6.

Week 6: NorthStar - Minneapolis, MN: Our robot was once again selected to compete in Playoffs. While the robot did not make it past the quarterfinals, our team took away two prestigious awards: Woodie Flowers Finalist (Alex Jurek) and the team won it’s first Regional Chairman’s Award. 

2016 FRC World Championships in St.Louis, Missouri: Our robot competed well and was selected to be in the Playoffs. With 24 Minnesota teams competing at Worlds, we were 1 of 12 who were selected in Playoffs to compete against the best in the world.

2016 MSHSL State Tournment: The robot competed well and was selected to be in Playoffs for the tournament.

"Torque"

2015 -Recycle Rush

Year Three 

The team reached an outstanding high number this year, with 45 students: 20 girls and 25 boys.  This catalyzed significant change in the way CIS was structured, resulting in more organized meetings, regrouping of tasks, and more explicitly stated procedures.  The team also made significant leaps in its outreach, taking on even more events than the usual: CMMA Presentation, MTS Presentation, and inviting three local teams to the annual Pancake Kickoff, where student leaders led a handful of training sessions.

North Star Regional: 4607 won the team spirit award and are very proud of the achievement; because they feel it accurately encompasses the advancements made in CIS’s entrepreneurship skill set: CIS’s Business Plan, Mission Statement, improved website, invigorated outreach plan, and more organized team layout. 

 

"Darth Convador"

2014 - Aerial Assist

Year Two

The infamous “Rubber Band Theory” sums up our second season.  With our great success the previous year, we felt heavily pressured to live up to the accomplished reputation we had formed for ourselves. Consequently, we decided to build not one, but two robots during build season: a competition robot and a practice robot.  

North Star Regional: Semi-Finalist

2014 MSHSL State Championship: Runner-Up

Minnesota Robotics Invitational: Winner

Minne Mini: Successful

"Gumdrop"

2013 - Ultimate Ascent

Rookie Year

We had 24 active members and 12 active mentors. The local newspaper referred to this season as “a Cinderella story”

North Star Regional:  We were one of three teams on the winning alliance and were also honored with the Rookie All-Star Award. These acted as our golden tickets to the Minnesota State Tournament as well as the World Competition in St. Louis, Missouri. 

2013 World Championship in St.Louis, Missouri: We had the opportunity to interact with high-caliber teams from across the United States and from other countries like Israel, France, and Mexico.  This proved to be a marvelous experience for all attending members

2013 MSHSL State Championship: We again found our niche as a defensive robot early on in the competition, and we ended up with a state title to put under our belts. 

"Peanut"