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Team 5299, Red Wing High School’s newly minted robotics team, brought home the Rookie All Star Award from members’ first competition in Duluth over the weekend. The award guarantees them a spot in the national competition April 24-26 in St. Louis. (photo courtesy of Don Fricke)

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At the start of the year the members of Red Wing High School’s new robotics team were excited for the opportunity to build a robot and the chance to compete at regionals to round out their inaugural season.


The team’s goals included getting the robot moving, controlling it wirelessly and having fun, said Bennett Carson, the lead scout of the team.

“We certainly completed those,” he said. “As a team, it was easy to accomplish.”

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