The Patriotics, Pequot Lakes School's robotics team, participated in the Northern Minnesota Robotics Conference tournament Saturday, Oct. 26, in Thief River Falls.

The Patriotics were selected to join the fourth-ranked alliance in the finals. Their alliance won both matches in the semifinals to defeat the first-ranked alliance and advance to the finals.

In the finals, they faced the third-ranked alliance to compete in a best-of-three match. They won a tiebreaker match to claim first place.

The Patriotics were in the finals with alliance captain team 4539 KAOTIC Robotics from Frazee-Vergas and 4623 Flyer Robotics from Little Falls.