Team

Team Members:


Christian Larson

Engineering, CAD/3D Printing Mentor
12th Grade – Burnsville High School
Fifth year in FTC
Interests: Mountain Biking and Boy Scouts
Reason I joined FTC: I wanted to learn about engineering.


Katie

Media Team, Engineering Team
10th Grade – Burnsville High School
Fourth year in FTC
Interests: Playing with her little brother
Reason I joined FTC: It sounded like fun.


Jacob

Engineering Team
10th Grade – Burnsville High School
Third year in FTC
Reason I joined FTC: I love building things.


Kianna
Media Team, Engineering Team
9th Grade – Burnsville High School
Third year in FTC
Interests: YouTube, Tumblr and volleyball
Reason I joined FTC: My older sister was on The PRIDE.


Nathan

Programming Team, Engineering Team, CAD/3D Printing
9th Grade, Home Schooled
Third year in FTC
Interests: CAD, 3D printing, Math, Programming
Reason I joined FTC: Robotics sounded like fun, and a way to learn STEM.


Sarah
Engineering Team, Programming Team
10th Grade – Burnsville High School
First year in FTC
Interests: YouTube, fishing, going to baseball games
Reason I joined FTC: It seemed fun to engineer and learn.


Livia

Engineering Team, Programming Team
10th Grade – Burnsville High School
First year in FTC
Interests: YouTube, soccer, watching football, and marching band
Reason I joined FTC: Interested in engineering.


Ryan

Programming Team, Engineering Team
8th Grade – Eagle Ridge Middle School
First year in FTC
Interests: Gaming, eating food, and watching baseball
Reason I joined FTC: Interested in technology.


Coaches/Mentors:

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Heather Walberg
FTC Robotics Advisor/Team Coach
Heather is a lead software engineer at Thomson Reuters. She graduated from Mankato State University with a major in Computer Science (robotics focus) and a minor in Math. This is her fifth year in FTC.

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April Larson

Team Coach
April is a Website Designer at Up North Marketing. She graduated from the University of Minnesota with a degree in Journalism/Mass Communications. This is her fifth year in FTC.

Additional Support:

Jeff Walberg
Systems Architect at Toro

Craig Huber
Software Engineer at Magellan Health

Joe Bart
Retired Engineer


Alumni:

2016-2017 season

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David Rios
4-Year Team Member
One of our team’s founding members
Drive Team/Engineering Team

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Drew Hughes
3-Year Team Member
Programming Team

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Johnny Corcoran
2-Year Team Member
Programming Team

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