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Esko robotics fall in semifinals at World Championships

Duluth East High School’s Daredevils robotics won this month’s State Robotics Tournament in Minneapolis.1 / 4
Esko Subzero robotics made it to the semifinals in the Daly Division at April’s World Championships in St. Louis. 2 / 4
The Daredevils’ robot picks up balls during the World Championships in St. Louis. Photo by Kody Olsen.3 / 4
Daredevils teammates prepare their robot for competition. They finished 36 out of 68 teams. Photo by Kody Olsen.4 / 4

Local robotics teams Esko High School's Subzero and Duluth East High School's Daredevils tested their handbuilt robots against machines from across the country during April's World Championships in St. Louis. Subzero captained the seventh place alliance in the Daly Division and made it to the semifinals, where they fell in a tiebreaker match against the third-ranked alliance. The Daredevils finished 36 out of 68 teams in the Darwin Division.

This month, the Daredevils finished their season as state champions after winning the State Robotics Tournament in Minneapolis. Aligned with Errors Robotics of Woodbury, Minn., and Fred Robotics of Warroad, Minn., the Daredevils secured the crown by winning two of three final contests. The runner-up alliance was composed of Minnesota high school robotics teams from Greenbush Middle River, Edina and Prior Lake.