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Winner, winner, World Championships dinner! The Becker robotics team traveled to Iowa last weekend and came away with a Regional Championship that qualifies them for the World Championships. (Submitted Photo).
Becker’s FRC robotics team, CIS 4607 was once again well-represented in the crowd as the team traveled to its first ever Iowa regional and came away with a win and a trip to the World Championships. (Submitted Photo).
The 2024 version of Becker’s robot is called “Nightmare” an apt name for the team members charged with wiring it! (Submitted Photo).

Becker robotics storms Iowa to win regional title

They did it.  

Again.  

Becker’s robotics team, FRC 4607 CIS, captured its second Regional Title in team history last weekend by winning the Iowa Regional.  It was the team’s first regional trip south of the Minnesota border after competing at numerous competitions in Minnesota, Wisconsin and North Dakota over the past 12 years.

With the win, Becker qualified for yet another trip to the World Championships, to be held this year from April 17 - 20 in Houston, Texas.  Since its first season in 2013, Becker has qualified for an amazing 8 trips to the World Championships.

In Iowa, Becker teamed up with a pair of Illinois teams to form the #2 Alliance heading into the finals matches. Joining Becker were the WI-FIghterz team 7848 out of Pontiac, Illinois, as well as Team 4143 Mars Wars from Metamora, Illinois.

In addition to being part of the winning alliance, Becker was also honored with the Engineering Inspiration Award, which “celebrates outstanding success in advancing respect and appreciation for engineering within a team’s school or organization and community.”

Becker’s 2024 edition robot, “Nightmare”, is certainly deserving of an engineering award, given its superior speed and maneuverability.  

The 2024 FIRST competition event is called Crescendo, where the robots score “notes” (rubber rings) in their “speaker” or “amp” (scoring structures).

In addition to the team awards earned in Iowa, Senior Anikah Hall also won the Safety All-Star Award.

Becker will compete next at the inaugural Granite City Regional, held in St. Cloud on April 4 - 7, before making the trip to Houston just two weeks later.

The team is planning a spaghetti dinner fundraiser to help off-set the costs of participating in the World Championships.  It will be held at Becker High School from 5 until 7: 30 p.m. on April 11.