Who Are We?
Founded in 2007 as one of the first FRC teams in Minnesota, FRC Team 2052 KnightKrawler is a FIRST Robotics team based out of Irondale Senior High School in New Brighton, Minnesota.
KnightKrawler’s mission is to foster future generations of business and STEM leaders via FIRST. We provide an avenue for students to develop critical thinking, innovation, leadership, and collaboration skills while demonstrating Gracious Professionalism in and outside of the team.
We build robots that compete in the FRC competitions, and spread our message by creating videos, updating social media, responding to emails, and meeting face to face with our supporters. Additionally, we educate others about science, technology, engineering, mathematics and business.
KnightKrawler Robotics team is a 501(c)(3) Public Charity and donations to the team are tax deductible.
Graduated Seniors Pursuing STEM Careers
Build Team Members
Programming Team Members
Public Relations Team Members
Daniel D.Controls Team, 3-year member
Farrij B.Build Team, 3-year member
Ian J.Public Relations Team, 3-year member
Josiah O.Controls Team, 3-year member
Kori M.Public Relations Team, 2-year Member
Kevin B.Controls Team, 3-year member
Mariam A.Public Relations Team, 2-year Member
Neely D.Team Captain, Build Team member, 3-year member
Selena B.Public Relations Team, 3-year member
TaqiBuild Team, 3-year member
Vincent B.Build Team, 3-year member
Bowie S.Public Relations, 1-year-member
Brett L.Public Relations, 1-year-member
Alane M.Lead Public Relations Mentor, 7-year mentor
I went to the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, MN. Things that I enjoy doing outside of Robotics are attending Broadway Across America shows, watching the Men's U of M Gopher Hockey team, going to movies with my children, and watching NCIS. One thing I like about FIRST is seeing all the different teams and robots at competitions. I am a Principal QA Analyst at Infor.
Bryan B.Build Mentor, 3-year Mentor
Outside of robotics I enjoy combat sports and motor sports. Hanging with my kids and having fun. I am most proud of my personal accomplishment is having two kids that make me proud to be their father. My most embarrassing moment was running into an old coworker from years ago and asking her when her baby was due....she was never expecting!
Bryan H.Head Mentor, Alumnus, 5-year mentor
Outside of robotics I enjoy being an Android engineer at Target. I am most proud of my personal accomplishment of the team winning the regional Chairman's award in 2016.
Daniel B.FTC mentor, 1-year Mentor
Katie B.Build and Controls Mentor, 10-year mentor
Outside of robotics I enjoy being a Principal Product Engineer at Medtronic. I enjoy playing Ultimate and broomball, running, dancing, and reading. I am most proud of my personal accomplishment was when I was a competitive synchronized figure skater, and got to represent the U.S. in international competition.
Mark A.Build Mentor, 5-year mentor
I went to University of Minnesota and majored in Computer Science. Outside of robotics I take part in Ultimate frisbee, board games, reading, gardening, and computer games. One thing I like about FIRST is seeing the creative solutions that teams come up with to solve the technical challenges of each game. I am a Technology Architect.
Nate C.Lead Build Mentor, 11-year mentor
I have a BSE in Electrical Engineering from the University of Minnesota. Outside of robotics I like to fish, play Ultimate Frisbee and softball, and tinker with a variety of projects. My favorite robotics memory is the 2013 Lake Superior Regional Eliminations. It was a roller coaster of excitement.
Peter A.Build Mentor, Alumnus, 5-year mentor
I went to the University of Minnesota and majored in Electrical Engineering. Things that I enjoy doing outside of Robotics are golfing, bowling, and playing video games. One thing I like most about FIRST is how closely it follows ``real world`` project schedules and procedures. The challenges faced in FIRST are the same faced in industry by professionals. This gives students great insight into various fields. The mentors and students work together side by side to accomplish an extremely difficult task in a short period of time. Each FIRST team is like a small engineering firm that needs to finance, design, and build under a harsh schedule. When mentors and students begin to have discussions and work together as peers it is a great feeling. I am an Electrical Engineer at Graco.
Lori W.Public Relations Team Mentor, 3-year Mentor
Outside of robotics I enjoy I enjoy reading, playing with my dogs, hanging out with my family, doing crafty stuff and traveling. I am most proud of my personal accomplishment My family! My most embarrassing moment was when I was three years old, my Mom made the mistake of cutting my cheeseburger in half. I stood on our table in the middle of the restaurant, clenched my little fists and screamed at the top of my lungs. Actually, it didn't embarrass me as much as it did my Mom and 13 year old sister!!!
Rebecca Y.Adviser, 2-year Mentor
Scott D.Controls Team Mentor, 2-year Mentor
Outside of robotics I enjoy creating mobile games. I am most proud of my personal accomplishment of the game I have created (QONQR) has been played in every country in the world. My most embarrassing moment was participating in a stand-up comedy competition in college.
BethanyFTC & Public Relations Team Assistant Mentor,2-year Assistant Mentor
Outside of robotics I volunteer teach English as a second language to immigrants, I work for a great non-profit which provides innovative employment and a place to live for young adults with autism, and I love cooking new foods. I went to the University of Minnesota and majored in Cultural Studies with a minor in Teaching English as a Second Language. One thing I like about FIRST is Gracious Professionalism!
Colin M.7-year, Team Treasurer
Outside of robotics I enjoy being Director of Customer Analytics at Best Buy Co., Inc. When not at work or Robotics, I enjoy running (medium distance, 3 to 5 miles at a time - no marathons), although I haven't had the time to do it much lately. I also like camping and I have an appreciation for classic cars. I am most proud of my personal accomplishment Becoming a Game Announcer for Minnesota FIRST Regionals (and Wisconsin this year). My most embarrassing moment was when I called Green Machine KING TeC while announcing at my very first event a couple years back.