The History of Team 2052, KnightKrawler

Team 2052, KnightKrawler was founded in 2007 by Nate Cmiel, Robert Kronschnabel, Chris Zerby, Jeff Lou and Will St. Charles.

2007

Rack “N” Roll

This was our Rookie Year. With 10 students and 4 mentors, we went to the Milwaukee Regionaland we completed as a Quarter-Finalist.

2008

FIRST Overdrive

With 10 students and 4 mentors, we went to the Minnesota Regional and completed as Quarter-Finalists.

2009

LUNACY

With 10 Students and 4 mentors, Team 2052 competed at the Minnesota 10,000 Lakes Regional.

2010

BREAKAWAY

With 16 students, 3 mentors, and 3 parent volunteers, Team 2052 competed at Minnesota 10,000 Lakes Regional.

2011

LOGO MOTION

A transformational year. With 12 students, 3 mentors, and 3 parent volunteers, we went to Lake Superior Regional, completed as a semi-finalist and won the Motorola Quality Design Award. We also competed at 10,000 Lakes Regional, where we completed as a Quarter-Finalist.

2012

REBOUND RUMBLE

We now had 20 students, 6 mentors, and 5 parent volunteers. We competed at Lake Superior Regional where we became Finalists and were awarded the Engineering Excellence Award. We also competed at Minnesota 10,000 Lakes Regional and were semi-finalists and won the Innovation in Control Award. Lastly we competed at MSHSL State Robotics Championship and completed as a Semi-Finalists.

2013

ULTIMATE ASCENT

Growing quickly, Team 2052 was up to 34 students, 7 mentors, and 8 parent volunteers. We took 1st Place at Lake Superior Regional, won the FIRST FRC Duluth Double DECC’er Championships, and won the Judge’s Award. Additionally, we won 1st at Minnesota 10,000 Lakes Regional and were awarded the Innovation in Control Award. At World Championships, we earned a place as a Quarter-Finalist in the Newton Division. Lastly, we won 1st at MSHSL State Robotics Championships and were awarded the Next Generation Innovators Award.

2014

AERIAL ASSIST

When we didn’t think we could grow anymore, Team 2052 had 47 students, 7 mentors, and 8 parent volunteers. We won 1st at Lake Superior Regional, securing a invitation to World Championships. We also won 1st at 10,000 Lakes Regional and were awarded the Gracious Professionalism award. At World Championships, we were Quarter-Finalist in the Galileo Division. Lastly, we won 1st at the MSHSL State Robotics Championships.

2015

RECYCLE RUSH

With incredible student growth in the last 3 years, we decided to move our focus on student recruitment to parent volunteer recruitment to build a stronger mentorship base. We had 43 students, 8 mentors, 7 assistant mentors, and 19 parent volunteers. We were finalists at Lake Superior Regional and were awarded the Industrial Design Award. Similarly, we were finalists at 10,000 Lakes Regional and won the Industrial Design Award. We became quarter-finalists at World Championships in the Galileo Division. Lastly, we became Finalists in the Minnesota State Robotics Championships

2016

STRONGHOLD

KnightKrawler has 40 students, 8 mentors, 7 assistant mentors, and 19 parent volunteers this year. We were finalists at Lake Superior Regional, won the Excellence in Engineering Award, and earned a wild card invitation to FIRST Championships. We were the champions at Minnesota 10,000 Lakes Regional and won the Chairman’s Award (Click Here to see Chairman’s Video). At FIRST Championships we meet our goal by becoming champions at the Carson Division and Quarter finalist at Einstein. We hope to continue to make history.

2017

TBA

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