Minnesota’s high school robotics teams outnumber boys varsity hockey

roboticsNearly 1,000 Minnesota high school students battled it out at the Williams Arena Sports Pavilion last weekend for the FIRST State Robotics Championship.

The 7th annual state tourney featured 30 teams from across the state — 13 metro & 17 greater — competing in a series of three on three robotics competitions.  The goal was to outmaneuver opponents bots and launch balls for points and the win.

The intensity was as real as any other competition, just swap the inanity of physical sports for the intellectualism of mental ones, and it’s game on.