Gitchi Gummi Get Together

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The Gitchi Gummi Get Together is our summer robotics competition that takes place in Duluth. This event was put together with the goal of becoming a sort of “summer retreat” for participating teams. In the next few years, our team hopes to expand the event to include even more activities, workshops, and team building opportunities. As always, it’s free and open to the public.
Venue: Duluth East High School, Duluth, MN 55804
Date: July 20-21, 2018 Duluth, MN
Registration Fee: $250
Meals: Dinner $10 and Lunch $6

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact:

Event limited to 30 teams – Sign up fast!  


Teams Attending

2846 FireBears – Roseville, MN

3244 Granite City Gearheads – St. Cloud, MN

4607 C.I.S. – Becker, MN

3102 Tech-No-Tigers – Nevis, MN

3026 Orange Crush – Delano, MN

6047 Proctor Frostbyte – Proctor, MN

3275 Accelerators – Cass Lake, MN

4230 TopperBots – Duluth, MN

2512 Duluth East Daredevils – Duluth, MN

5690 SubZero Robotics – Esko, MN

4009 Denfeld Nation Automation – Duluth, MN

2177 The Robettes – Mendota Heights, MN

3130 The ERRORs – Woodbury, MN

1816 The Green Machine – Edina, MN

2491 NoMythic – Saint Paul, MN

1732 Hilltoppers – Milwaukee, WI

2169 KING TeC – Prior Lake-Savage, MN

2175 The Fighting Calculators – Woodbury, MN


UMD Housing Cost: $42 for double occupancy; $38.40 for single occupancy

UMD Housing Information for the 2018 Gitchi Gummi Competition

    1. University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) Dorms will be available for housing
    2. UMD with will need firm numbers by June 15th (hard date); after this date teams will need to find other lodging outside of UMD
  1. Info needed for UMD housing will include the following: (a separate spreadsheet will be sent to each team that requests UMD housing)
    1. Age
    2. Gender
    3. Minimum of 2 mentors per team (after 12 members we need a 1/12 ratio)
    4. Accessibility issues
    5. Pairings
    6. Chaperone/volunteer – single or double
  2. Check-in time will be 7:00-9:00pm on July 20
  3. Check-out time will be 6:00-8:00am on July 21
  4. UMD will supply a map with directions to housing, identity of entrance doors, and parking
  5. Bed linens, towel and washcloth supplied


Event Schedule:

Friday, July 20th:

12:30 – 2:00 Load in and Pit Set Up.

1:00 – 2:00 Workshops, and Chairman’s round table.

2:00 – 5:30 Competition Qualifying rounds.

5:30 – 6:30 Grill at East High School- $10.00 per person.

7:00 – 8:00 UMD Check in.

Saturday, July 21st

8:00 Pits Open.

8:30 – 12:00 Qualifying Rounds continue

12:00 – 12:30 Alliance Selections

12:30 – 1:30 Lunch

1:30 – 3:30 Championship Rounds

3:30 – 4:00 Awards Ceremony





Please send us any questions or comments at

Please note, we will try to reply as soon as possible, and the registration fee must be sent within 15 days of receiving confirmation of your registration. Only Cash and Checks can be accepted. Checks can be made out to the “Duluth East Daredevils”.


14 Responses to Gitchi Gummi Get Together

  1. Dawn Lock says:

    Have all 30 slots for the Gitchi Gummi event been filled? I would like to convince my team (2529 Humboldt/OWL) to participate in this event if there is still space available.

  2. Alex Jurek says:

    Could you please let me know if 4607 signed up already? I feel that I had – I just have no documentation on it.

  3. Iaong Lor says:

    When is the deadline to sign up for Gitchi Gummi?

  4. Lori Dale says:

    Are you going to want/need volunteers again this year? I did field reset last year and had a great time. I might do it again if my team (3244) doesn’t need me for anything at the event.

  5. Jon Stratis says:

    FYI, there’s a typo in the team list. The Robettes are 2177, not 2117.

  6. Roger Niday says:

    CIS Is team number 4607 not 4907.

  7. Ted Jeo says:

    In regards to the dinner and lunch, could you tell us what is being served and if there are vegetarian and gluten free offers?

  8. Robert Jenko says:

    Have rules for this year been published yet?

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