2023-24 Vex IQ Robotics

Kimball Area Vex IQ Robotics elementary teams performed well at the 2024 State Championships on March 2 at the St. Cloud River’s Edge Convention Center. All five of Kimball’s IQ elementary teams qualified for the State event. Team 55353B The Super Blue Boys finished seventh overall and snagged the Sportsmanship Award while Team 55353D K.O.F. DROP took 10th overall in the skills division.

Vex IQ State - March 2

Members of 55353B - The Super Blue Boys (L to R) Jaxson Holmes, Aaron Skarhus and James Beck enjoying the pit area with St. Peters team members at State. 


“The day was fast-paced and exciting,” said head coach Mike Kunkel. “A huge thank you to our Kimball assistant/parent coaches for making this 2023-24 season a big success.  Another big shoutout needs to go out to all of the Kimball volunteers at the State Tournament. The three-day event is only possible because of volunteers and I felt that no matter which way you looked, you saw friends and family members from Kimball Robotics helping all three days.”


The IQ students had a few ups and downs at the State competition; however, all five robots were able to compete and the Kimball teams gained a lot of experience working with other schools. 


“Our elementary teams did an awesome job at State and we are so very proud of them,” added Coach Kunkel.

Team 55353 B

Members of 55353B - The Super Blue Boys (L to R) James Beck, Aaron Skarhus and Jaxson Holmes finished 7th overall at State.


The Kimball Area Vex IQ Robotics program for students in grades 4-6 operates through Kimball Area Community Education. The season spans from October through March. If you are interested in joining Kimball robotics, contact the Community Ed office at 320-398-7700 X 1112.


2023-24 Kimball Area IQ Robotics Elementary Teams 


55353A - The HERsheys Choc Bot 

Ivy Brau, Maisie Hendrickson, Destin Edwards and Holly Helgeson


55353B - The Super Blue Boys

James Beck, Aaron Skarhus and Jaxson Holmes



Kolton Koenig, Avery Lancaster and Eli Voight


55353D - K.O.F. DROP

Ben Kunkel, Joseph Ouke and Adam Foos



Isaac Voigt, Dominic Monnens and Camden Powell