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Swedish Robotics Team Visiting for Double DECC'er

Created: March 06, 2020 09:50 AM

The Double DECC'er First Robotics Competition is underway this weekend.  Teams travel from all over to compete, even from Sweden.

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Tuva Gunnarsson is visiting Duluth for the first time with the Vikings.  She said it's been great visiting.

"Just seeing Duluth and being this high up in the States and just experience everything has been fantastic," Gunnarsson said.

They've been preparing for the competition for awhile and Harper Wittmers with the Duluth East Daredevils said it's been stressful.

"It's a lot of though, we start in January and it's six weeks of work, non-stop work, and yes we keep strong connections with them and other teams in our area, but we're all ready for competition now," Wittmers said. 

Wittmers said it's nice to get to talk with the teams even when it's not face to face.

"They're helping us a lot," Gunnarsson said about the Daredevils.  "We're still new to this.  It's been really helpful to have them."

They both grow through their relationships and bounce ideas off each other.

They're excited to see their robotics take the stage and see how it does. 

The Vikings have visited from Sweden for a few years and now the Daredevils are making a trip.  They're sending seven students in August and they need to raise $20,000 by then.  

The competition is going on this weekend at the DECC.  It is free and open to the public. 

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