About us

The Washburn Millerbots were founded in 2008. Based out of Washburn High School in Minneapolis, Minnesota. We compete as FIRST Robotics Team 2549. Our team has won four Regional competitions, two Imagery awards, two Safety awards, one Engineering Inspiration award, one Industrial Design Award, and gone on to compete at Nationals four times.

The Millerbots at the 2020 Great Northern Regional.

As Millerbots, we are more than just a sports team, we are a family. While our obvious aim as a FIRST Robotics team is to win each season, we have other goals as well. We provide our team members with experiences in real-world engineering, design, and problem-solving; we learn how to work together as a team and effectively communicate complex ideas, even through disagreement.

Washburn Millerbots (Team 2549) FIRST Robotics Competition Awards

  • Winner – 2019 MN North Star Regional Winner and Industrial Design Award Sponsored by General Motors
  • Winner – 2018 Engineering Inspiration Award
  • Winner – 2017 Best Mascot
  • Winner – 2016 Pit Safety Award
  • Winner – 2015 Imagery Award In Honor Of Jack Kamen
  • Winner – 2014 Imagery Award In Honor Of Jack Kamen
  • Winner – 2012 Industrial Safety Award
  • Winner – 2011 Minnesota North Star Regional
  • Winner – 2009 Minnesota North Star Regional
  • Winner – 2008 Wisconsin Regional