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By Mike Creger
Pine Knot News 

Esko shines at robotics regional

Cloquet wins rookie award


March 15, 2019

Mike Creger / Pine Knot News

There was fine-tuning of the SubZero robot from Esko Saturday between playoff matches on the team's way to a championship at the FIRST Robotics regional in Duluth. Concentrating here are team mentor Logan Mills (back to camera), and, left to right, Isabelle Cloose, pit crew captain; Sara Omberg, electrical mentor; Sarah Stueber, drive team technician; Samantha Stueber, pit crew; coach Justin Scheider; and Ben Holt, pit crew.

Among the din of the pits in Pioneer Hall in Duluth, adjacent to the DECC Arena where robots were going head to head before a raucous crowd, the SubZero robotics team from Esko was quietly and systematically fine-tuning its machine for another run on the floor.

Whatever they did, it worked.

Esko won its next face-off and then the playoff title to qualify for the FIRST Robotics world championship in April in Detroit. The win at the Duluth regional last weekend also means the team will likely qualify for the state tournament in May.

More than 120 teams participated in the FIRST Robotics Regio...

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