Team 4021 Welcomes You!



We are more than pleased that you could take time out of your day and visit our site. We are currently in our fifth season of participating in the FIRST organization. We were excited to make it to St. Louis four years ago and participate in the FIRST National Competition. This gave us the opportunity to compete with robotics teams from around the world, and we hope to enjoy that same experience in this years competition.

2016 FIRST Robotics Challenge: Stronghold

           The igKnightion robotics team kicked off their season in Rochester, MN, with the FIRST kickoff event.  Local teams gathered for the unveiling of this year's competition, which is called Stronghold.  In this game, robots must traverse a series of obstacles at the midfield line.  Once past these, points can be scored by throwing "boulders" (foam balls)  through goals in the opponents tower.  Teams may also capture the tower by surrounding it with their robots.  More information about Stronghold can be found in the link below.


Upcoming Events

         The Luther High School igKnightion 4021 team is proud to be hosting a scrimmage for the Seven Rivers Robotics Coalition (7RRC).  Area FIRST teams will gather to put their robots into action for the first time.  The event takes place on February 21st at Luther High School from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  The igKnightion 4021 team invites all to attend for what will surely be an exciting day.  

         Our build season is all leading up to the FIRST regional competition in Peoria, Illinois.  The tournament takes place from March 16th to March 19th.  Over 50 teams compete at the regional, but only the best have the opportunity to advance to the National Competition in St. Louis.   



 Stronghold Informational Video: 




In 2012 our robot won the Rookie All-Star award at the regional competion in the Twin Cities. This win made us eligible to compete at Nationals in St. Louis!



A Little Bit About FRC & FIRST

FRC(FIRST Robotics Competition) is a high school level robotics competition where students miraculously experience where a career in science, technology, engineering, and math can lead them. The unique part of this program is that students are expected to work hand-in-hand with professional engineer volunteers to design and build, in six weeks, a robot about the size and weight of a high school student (up to 150 lb & 5 feet tall). The robot has to compete in a game that changes every year. This is a challenge for both student and engineer creativity.

Teams are formed in the fall with an annual game kickoff the first weekend in January where the season's game will be revealed. This starts the six-week design and build. Competitions of 40 to 70 robots take place in March and April in arenas across North America and in Israel. This is capped by the FIRST National Tournament involving 350 teams from around the world. 


FIRST is an international organization which uses competitive robotics as a vehicle to promote student creativity and education in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). FIRST allows high school students to work side by side with professional mentors to learn skills ranging from engineering to marketing, animation, and business.