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The 2012 MSHSL Championship

The 2012 MSHSL Championship

The 2012 MSHSL Championship

The 2012 MSHSL Championship
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In 2012, Minnesota State High School League and Minnesota FIRST, with leadership of Team 1816 and Team 3038, joined together to launch the first-ever Varsity Robotics State Championship. This event was the first of its kind in the world and designated FIRST Robotics as a varsity high school sport. Each season, 30 Minnesota teams are invited to attend the MSHSL FIRST Robotics State Championship based on their performance at their first regional event played. Each team on the first, second, and third place alliances awarded a State Championship trophy, trophies that are identical to those won for football and hockey.

The Green Machine’s mentorship was recognized at FIRST Championship for their dedication in advancing recognition of FIRST as a Varsity Sport. FIRST awarded Team 1816 mentors with the Trailblazer Award for "Leading the Charge in Getting the Sport for the Mind recognized as an official Varsity Sport." 1816 mentors have provided numerous published resources for other FIRST Teams wanting to achieve varsity sport recognition in their states. See the FIRST Inspires website for more information.

1816 Has Led the Way for Varsity Sport in MN

1816 Has Led the Way for Varsity Sport in MN

1816 Has Led the Way for Varsity Sport in MN

1816 Has Led the Way for Varsity Sport in MN
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1816 was the first school in Minnesota to offer a varsity letter. An important first step when considering lettering is to create a Code of Conduct for students to abide by. The code of conduct should outline student eligibility and requirements to letter. Your state interscholastic association may have resources for and serve as a starting point in designing your student code of conduct. In addition, it is important to have a team handbook that details the function of your team. This handbook can also serve as a great resource for rookie team members wanting to learn about your team. Our team handbook can be viewed here.

Varsity Sport in Minnesota

Here are some helpful links for the varsity FIRST Robotics competition in Minnesota.

Rankings for MN Teams: MSHSL

Tournament Information for MSHSL: Click here

How Rankings Work in MN: An overview of the Minnesota rankings process via a presentation created by Jon Stratis, MN’s Chief Robot Inspector and Mentor, Team FRC 2177.