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
Adam C.Programming Expert, 4-year member
Outside of robotics I enjoy watching sports, programming, and animating. After high school I plan on going to college for computer science. One thing I like about FIRST is how people work together to solve a common goal, not as a team, but as a community where teams help each other.
Alex O.Controls Team, Electrical Expert, 4-year Member
Outside of robotics I like to do model buildings, go skiing, and play baseball. After high school I want to get a degree in Aerospace Engineering. One thing I like about FIRST is that the program gives me the chance to refine skills and learn new ones.
Ben M.Controls Team, 4-year member
Outside of robotics I Write music, play video games, and I work at The Bel Rae assisted living (located on highway 10). I don’t know what my after high school plan is.
Ben Y.Build Team, Electrical Expert, 4-year member
Outside of robotics I enjoy Soccer and Ultimate. I am most proud of my personal accomplishment of being accepted to my first choice college. My most embarrassing moment was when I dropped a stack of card board boxes on a customer at Cub.
Kaya P.Build Team, 4-year member
Outside of robotics I enjoy skiing, reading, drawing, running, and traveling. I am most proud of getting accepted to attend Iowa State University to study Aerospace Engineering. My most embarrassing moment: my entire life: birth to 18 years.
Kyle B.Controls Team, 4-year member
Outside of robotics I enjoy animation, gaming, programming, and graphic design. I am most proud of my personal accomplishment of successfully starting up an animation team with a friend of mine. My most embarrassing moment I'd have to say is when I was talking to a few of my friends once, I zoned out and managed to walk face first into a tree I was looking straight at.
Hannah W.Build Team, 3-Year Member
Outside of robotics I enjoy I love cooking and baking, and also really enjoy hanging with friends. I am very proud of how far I have come in general this season! I have improved in so many ways on build team this year! My most embarrassing moment: one time, I got a new bike for my birthday (it was Bratz) and I was so excited I looked over to my parents smiling. Little did I know their pointing and yelling meant that I was gonna run into a mail box... I learned that the hard way.
Luke M.Media, 3-year member
Outside of robotics I enjoy writing, philosophy, and biking. One of my most recent accomplishments I am proud of is the full length FIRST parody of Rap God I made last summer. My most embarrassing moment was when I was a young boy I fell head first onto the bathroom floor after the towel rack I was hanging upside down on broke.
Daniel D.Controls Team, 3-year member
Outside of robotics I enjoy speed-running, gaming in general, repairing broken electronics to make them work. I am most proud of whacking a Nintendo 3DS against a Treadmill to make it work, and it did. My most embarrassing moment was arriving at school only to realize I forgot to put a shirt on.
Farrij B.Build Team, 3-year member
Outside of robotics I enjoy going to work at pizza hut. I once cooked 1 minunte instant noodle in 58 seconds. My most embarrassing moment was when i went bowling and the ball LITERALLY split in half!
Ian J.Public Relations Team, 3-year member
Outside of robotics I enjoy... there's other things besides robotics? My greatest personal accomplishment is completing my national Pokedex (There are 802 Pokemon now.) My most embarrassing moment was when I got up and almost fought my mom because I thought we were having a heated argument.
Josiah O.Controls Team, 3-year member
Outside of robotics I enjoy swimming and I Work at McDonald's. I like watching competitive E-sports and playing a bunch of competitive video games. I majored in Geography. A personal accomplishment of which I am most proud is building my own PC.
Kori M.Public Relations Team, 2-year Member
Outside of robotics I enjoy listening to music and watching my brothers' hockey team. I am most proud of lettering in Robotics. I once got bit by a chicken at the state fair. I have also been left behind at a music festival. They left me at the school while they went to get lunch.
Kevin B.Controls Team, 3-year member
Outside of robotics I enjoy video games and wood working. I am most proud of my personal accomplishment of surviving the ACT test.
Mariam A.Public Relations Team, 2-year Member
Outside of robotics I enjoy catching up on my comic books. I am most proud of getting most of my work on our social media recognized. My most embarrassing moment was when I accidentally snapchatted a ugly picture to someone it was meant to go to my best friend.
Neely D.Team Captain, Build Team member, 3-year member
Outside of robotics... I'm supposed to have outside interests? I'm supposed to do something other than robotics?? I am most proud of being a part of the presentation team for last year's Chairman's Award. When we won at our regional, it was amazing to feel all of our accomplishments be recognized. One of my most embarrassing moments would have to be last year at FIRST Champs. We had just gotten done taking a team photo and one of my friends and her parents were taking a photo together. Without knowing it, I had stuck my head in between a student and a mentor talking, stuck out my tongue, and said ``Cuuuuaaattteee`` in a high pitched voice. Neither of them will forget that moment and they like to remind me of it.
Selena B.Public Relations Team, 3-year member
Outside of robotics I enjoy spending my free time on YouTube, and video games. I'm proud of being a subteam captain. I love what I do for the team. In the 6th grade, i was walking into school and there was a crack on the ground that I tripped on and fell in front of a lot of my peers. I came to school that day with a bloody face. Everyone thought I was in a fight. I ended up telling everyone I was, just so people would get off my back.
TaqiBuild Team, 3-year member
Outside of robotics I enjoy reading books and playing video games. The personal accomplishment of which I am most proud is I have beat most of the games I own to 100%. My most embarrassing moment was when I was in kindergarten; I drew on a chair with a marker and was then forced to write a full page essay about how I will not vandalize school property anymore.
Vincent B.Build Team, 3-year member
Personal accomplishment: Making soda stream do to soda like the 3D printer did to assault weapons. My most embarrassing moment was crashing while driving my front wheel car In a straight line.
Bowie S.Public Relations, 1-year-member
Outside of robotics I enjoy hockey. I am proud of Winning! My most embarrassing moment was missing an open net in a hockey game.
Brett L.Public Relations, 1-year-member
Outside of robotics I enjoy football, video games, friends. I am most proud of being able to say I have the best friends in the world! My most embarrassing moment was when i was about 5 years old. I was at my grandmothers house, and my aunt decided she wanted to put make up on me. Me being 5 I didn't know what as going on really so I just went with it. My grandmother recorded it after my aunt as finished and sent it to most of my family.
Emily D.Controls Team, 2-year Member
Outside of robotics I enjoy arranging/composing music, reading Star Wars novels, playing Zelda games and sewing. I am most proud of giving the keynote speech at a large conference at age 14.
Ian O.Controls, 2-year Member
Outside of robotics I enjoy video games, skiing, and programming mods. I am most proud of my personal accomplishment of creating a video game map. My most embarrassing moment is being clumsy.
Lorne M.Build Team, 2-year Member
Outside of robotics I enjoy bowling, video games, memes. My personal accomplishment: I can open the microwave door before it hits zero. My most embarrassing moment was when I didn't open the microwave door before it hit zero.
Stephen H.Build Team, 2-year Member
Outside of robotics I enjoy video games and story writing. The personal accomplishment of which I am most proud is getting an amazing girlfriend! When I was 6, I misheard my parents talking about the turkey bacon we eat. The next day, I went around telling all my friends that I eat turtle bacon... My parents just laughed and laughed when I told them what happened.
Wyatt J.Build Team, 2-year Member
Outside of robotics I enjoy long boarding, play ultimate Frisbee, build things, hang out with friends, play video games, play D&D and look at dank memes. The accomplishment I am most proud of is making drive team my freshman year and making to Einstein. My most embarrassing moment is being in the Bloopers video blowing a kiss at the camera and dabbing.
Theo K.Build Team, 1-year-member
I enjoy long boarding, playing board games, playing video games, and drawing. Personal accomplishment: I was longboarding down a hill by my house, and when I went to make the turn onto the path I realized I had started my turn too late. As I headed towards the grass, for some reason my first instinct was to jump on contact. I went flying through the air, but once I hit the ground I managed to roll and end standing. I was a little confused but was glad I wasn't hurt so all I could think to do was throw my hands in the air. I thought nobody saw, but then somebody in a red car zoomed past and opened his window to yell ``YEEEAAHH!`` while pumping his fist. Thank you red car man. When I was in elementary school, I walked straight into a pole while waving to my crush across the street.
Benjamin P.Build / FTC or KnanoKrawler, 1-year member
I enjoy Video Games and Baseball. I don't have a specific embarrassing moment but any time I have to do public speaking will do.
Beatta D.Public Relations, 1-year member
I enjoy reading when I have free time and also enjoy hanging out with my friends and my family. I'm most proud of the time I wore a turkey hat and got over 20 compliments on it. My most embarrassing moment was probably when I was in first grade and I was just sitting on my bike and I fell over and broke my nose when I wasn't moving.
Dylan C.Build Team, 1-year-member
I enjoy Video games and Poptarts. My greatest personal accomplishment is eating a whole box of poptarts. Saying that we are associated with knightkrawer when they asked what team we are associated with other than knightkrawer
Jacob F.Controls, 1-year member
I enjoy Video Games, Kayaking, Enjoying time with friends, family and pets. I am proud of getting a chance at an acting career from D and A Talent. My most embarrassing moment was losing a match in wrestling to Keith.
Kyle W.Build Team, 1-year-member
I enjoy building robots and video games. The personal accomplishment of which I am most proud is building my first robotic arm.
Quinn M.Build Team, 1-year member
I enjoy skiing and biking. I am most proud of conquering my fear of heights. Most embarrassing moment: I do this all the time. When a waiter says have a nice meal, Ill say you too. When I'm skiing and the lift operator says have a nice ride, I say you too.
Levi P.First Year
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.