2022 Minnesota Robotics Invitational

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2022 Minnesota Robotics Invitational!

October 15th, Roseville, MN

Rule Changes
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The Minnesota Robotics Invitational (MRI) is an off-season FIRST Robotics Competition event, hosted in Roseville, MN. We have a real FIRST field, real FIRST electronics and a trained FTA to run the competition.

The mission of MRI is to host an enjoyable, high quality, and well-organized FIRST Robotics Competition event, bringing together teams from across the Minnesota FIRST community.

The MRI is a family-friendly event that is open for all of the public to attend. Competitors are invited to register by filling out an application to compete. The first 36 Minnesota teams with a paid registration will be the competitors.


Roseville Area High School
1240 West County Road B2, Roseville, MN 55113


Registration opened Friday, April 15th, 2022 at 12:00 noon CDT
Registration has reached the 36 team limit. Please fill out the form to be put on the waiting list.

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    Friday, October 14, 2022

    3:00 PM Field setup begins

    Saturday, October 15, 2022

    7:00 AM Doors Open

    8:15 AM Drivers Meeting on the field

    8:30 AM Opening Ceremonies

    8:45 AM Matches Begin

    12:00 NOON Lunch Break

    3:15 PM Qualification Matches End / Alliance Selection

    3:45 PM Semi-Finals/Finals

    4:45 PM Closing Ceremonies

    7:00 PM Field is packed, event is over

    Rule Changes

    There will be some minor rules changes to the 2022 FRC game, Rapid React.

    • Lower seeded alliance must declare robots first.
    • +5 pound weight allowance. All other first robot rules apply. Honor system.
    • For the purposes of training student drive team coaches, an experienced drive team coach will be allowed in the arena with a team’s drive team during a match.
    • Additional gameplay rule changes will be announced closer to the competition.


    Congratulations to 2021 MRI Scholarship Winners!

    $500 scholarship sponsored by The Roseville Visitors Association:

    Samantha Roth from Team 3883, Data Bits

    $500 scholarship sponsored by The Roseville Visitors Association:

    Alexander Treakle from Team 2987, Rogue Robotics

    Scholarship number and amounts will be updated as we get closer to the 2022 Minnesota Robotics Invitational. 

    Scholarships will be awarded to 2023 high school graduates that will be attending college in the fall of 2023. Scholarship applicants must be a member of a team registered for the 2022 Minnesota Robotics Invitational and must also be attending the MRI.

    2022 Scholarship Entry Form:

      Applicant Name:

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      College/University Attending:

      Expected Major:

      Years on FIRST Team:

      Primary Roles on Team:

      FRC Team Number:

      Primary Team Contact Name:

      Primary Team Contact Email Address:

      Please answer the following question:

      What impact has FIRST had on your high school experience and your future career plans?

      To stop the pesky software robots, please answer the question:

      Contact Us

      MRI questions or to volunteer: arden@firebears.org

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