Team 2472: The Centurions

Team Summary:

Team 2472, The Centurions, is a FIRST robotics team from Circle Pines, Minnesota. Established in 2007 by former head mentor John Cloues, the team has now been around for 9 seasons. The team boasts the “Rookie All Star Award” from North Star Regional, 2008, gifted to the most promising rookie team, and also the “Gracious Professionalism Award” in the 2009 season. The team consists of a professional and competitive group of students, alumni, parents, and mentors from all fields of industry. We graciously thank you for visiting our website, and hope you enjoy your time on it.



Medtronic was founded in 1949 as a medical equipment repair shop by Earl Bakken and his brother-in-law, Palmer Hermundslie. Since then they have grown in to the company as we know them today. They’re mostly known for their pace makers. Now they make various other medical therapies and tools such as radio frequency therapies, mechanical devices, drug and biologic delivery devices, and diagnostic tools. Medtronic has gone from a simple medical equipment repair shop to the medical super power of today.


A&C Metals

A&C Metals is a locally owned full line metal service center and they have been servicing the needs of our customers from all over the Midwest since 1981. They have developed a reputation for quality materials and precision sawing at the fairest price around. They service small companies to fortune 100 companies. They probable have any thing you can imagine if not they might be able to make it.

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Syngenta is one of the world’s leading companies with more than 28,000 employees in over 90 countries dedicated to our purpose: Bringing plant potential to life. Through world-class science, global reach and commitment to our customers we help to increase crop productivity, protect the environment and improve health and quality of life.


Athletic Outfitters

Athletic Outfitters is a local company in Shoreview, Minnesota that provides sportswear and customized apparel, such as t-shirts, sweatshirts and letter jackets to individual customers as well as providing clubs and teams with large orders of apparel. They are a committed company that promises customer satisfaction and quality products.


St. Paul Machine and Design

Categorized under Custom Machinery and established in 1979, they are incorporated in Minnesota. Current estimates show this company has an annual revenue of $500,000 to $1 million, and employs a staff of approximately 5 to 9. They are located in St. Paul, owned by Paul Neutkens and this business is privately held.