The Talons

The Hermantown Talons 5232 are a FIRST Robotics (FRC) team from Hermantown, Minnesota. The Talons were a rookie team in 2014 and have competed in the FIRST Robotics Competition every year since. Our program has successfully taught over 100 students useful STEM and life skills via FRC.


From the machines that move us to the food that sustains us to the wireless technologies that connect us, energy plays an essential role in keeping our world running. During our 2022-2023 robotics season, FIRST® ENERGIZE presented by QualcommFIRST teams across our programs will reimagine the future of sustainable energy and power their ideas forward.

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FIRST Robotics

We call FIRST Robotics Competition the ultimate Sport for the Mind. High-school student participants call it “the hardest fun you’ll ever have.” Under strict rules, limited resources, and an intense six-week time limit, teams of students are challenged to raise funds, design a team “brand,” hone teamwork skills, and build and program industrial-size robots to play a difficult field game against like-minded competitors.

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Our Mission:

Through the “Varsity Sport for the Mind®”, Hermantown Robotics’ goal is to teach students STEM skills in a fun interactive way.  We strive to provide excellent experiences and valuable life skills to all students who go through our program.