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Red Wing High School team took its robot to Duluth where 57 other teams brought their robots to compete for a chance to go to the national competition in St. Louis in April. Earlier this month the team earned the Rookie All Star Award, which guaranteed them a spot in the national competition. (Photo courtesy of Bennett Carson)

Progress: All the right moves

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In the halls of the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center judges were lining up to talk to Team 5299, and coach Don Fricke had no idea why.


Judge after judge continued to stop by throughout the day on March 6.

A veteran coach, whose team was set up next to Fricke’s, pulled him aside.

He leaned over and whispered to Fricke, “Something good is going to happen to you.”

Red Wing — Dec. 2

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