This year, The Robettes tried building two robots in a season – one for competing and one for practicing! This season also entailed a quick strategy change – during the build season, our strategy focused on shooting fuel and placing gears. However, at a Week Zero competition, we realized that climbing was more advantageous than initially anticipated, so we built a climber that we attached & began to use during our first regional competition. One of our mentors, Walt La Roche, was recognized as Volunteer of the Year at the North Star Regional. At the same regional, we won the Engineering Inspiration Award, which qualified our team to attend the World Championships in Saint Louis! We had a great time at Champs, playing well in our matches and earning the Imagery Award for the Tesla & Carson divisions, our first Worlds-level award.