Category Archives: Gitchi Gummi Get Together

Gitchi Gummi Get Together Team Limit Increase!

We are excited to announce that we will be upping the number of teams we are able to host at the Gitchi Gummi Get Together this year! Originally, we were going to have a limit of only 18 teams, but we are now able to increase this number to 24! We’re happy to be able to include more teams in the event, and hope to see you there!

Gitchi Gummi Get Together Registration Open!

We’ve just opened registration for the 2017 Gitchi Gummi Get Together! This is an annual summer event taking place from July 21 – 22 at East High School in Duluth, Minnesota. If you’re interested in your team attending, as well as volunteering, click here to go to the official event page! The event is limited to 18 teams, so sign up fast! Hope to see you there!

Gitchi Gummi Comes to a Close

The second annual Gitchi Gummi Get Together concluded today with the Daredevils in second place after the qualifiers, and third place overall, along with Green Machine, Team 1816 of Edina, MN and Superior Roboworks, Team 857 of Houghton, MI.

First place went to the first seeded team; F.R.E.D, Team 2883 of Warroad, MN; KnightKrawler, Team 2052 of New Brighton, MN; and King TeC, Team 2169 of Prior Lake, MN. Second place went to the third seeded team; DNA, Team 4009 of Duluth, MN; The Fighting Calculators, Team 2175 of Woodbury, MN; and Tech-No-Tigers Team 3102 of Nevis, MN.

Altogether it was a fantastic competition, and we’d like to thank all of the teams and volunteers for coming together for this event. We also look forward to continuing to improve the competition into the future and hope to see you next year!

2015 Rule Changes

The 2015 Gitchi Gummi Get Together will be played similarly to regular Recycle Rush, but with a few rule changes.


  • There will be a simple safety inspection just to prevent any unsafe robots on the field.
  • The maximum weight limit will be increased to 125 lbs.
  • Alliances will be three against zero due to event size and to avoid teams having back-to-back matches.
  • Drive teams must switch according to the match schedule. Teams need to identify primary, and secondary drive teams. If teams do not have enough people to make two separate drive teams,  they must have their team members switch to different positions within the available drive team. The secondary drive team is not limited to the same four individuals for each match; any four team members may fulfill the positions on the secondary drive team.
  • Yellow totes can be stacked during all matches.
  • Noodles can be thrown throughout the entire match.
  • If a tote falls on the opposing side during co-op, no foul will be given if it was not intentional.

Alliance Selections

  • Three alliances of three teams each will be formed. 
  • The three alliance captains will be the top seeded teams after the qualifications rounds.
  • Alliance captains cannot pick another alliance captain.
  • Alliance Selection will start with the first alliance and work its way up to the third seed alliance. Then work back down to the first seed.
  • All final rounds will use the drive team of each team’s choice.
  • Each team will compete against the other once. The two teams with the highest qualification score will move on to the finals which will be determined by traditional wins and losses.

Inaugural Event Comes to a Close

After months of planning and preparation, lots of hard work, and a few small glitches, the summer event we’ve chosen to call the “Gitchi Gummi Get Together” is now on the map. Despite some rule changes due to a small number of participating teams, the event seems to have been thoroughly enjoyed by all attendees.  The competition provides a chance for new drivers and human players to get on the field.

After  two long days of continuous set up everyone arrived early this morning for donuts, fruit, and coffee (altogether a great start to any off season event). Now that the first has passed, the Gitchi Gummi will be leaning towards the goal of becoming a sort of retreat for teams, with team building activities, fun and games, and workshops.

The winning alliance today was made up of Team 2169 KING TeC from Prior Lake, MN and DNA Robotics from Duluth, MN.  The Duluth East Daredevils Team 2512 and Team 876 Thunder Robotics from Northwood, ND took second place in today’s competition. Team 2169, KING TeC also won the the gracious professionalism or Helping Hand Award in memory of our longtime team sponsor Kent Christianson. Third place went to Team 5232 Hermantown Talons, of MN and their alliance partner Team 857 Superior Roboworks.

From the reactions and comments from attending teams this inaugural event was a huge success and we are proud to promise even bigger things next year. Don’t forget to stay tuned for updates! We look forward to seeing these founding teams again.

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