RSL at the Armory


Robot Smashing League :

MRCA’s first qualifying combat robot competition of the season hosted by Robot Smashing League. We will be at the National Guard Armory in Hastings, MN. We will have 1 lb (antweight) and 3 lb (beetleweight) robots going head-to-head in an enclosed 8’ x 8’ arena.

Tournament Format: The antweight and beetleweight brackets will be a modified Swiss tournament going down to single elimination. 

Sign Ups: There are open spots for 32 antweight (1 lbs) bots and 16 beetleweight (3 lbs) bots, with a limit of 2 antweight bots and 1 beetleweight bot per driver. Sign up starts January 4th at 10:00AM CST

Date: February 17, 2024

Location: Hastings National Guard Armory America. 586 [3050 MN-316, Hastings, MN 55033]

Venue: Has plenty of space for pits (tables & chairs are provided) please bring an extension cord. There will be a couple of TVs to view the fights.

Antweight & Beetleweight Prizes:

Food: El huarache food truck will be on site with a variety of Mexican food options.

Sponsors: RFA Engineering has graciously provided the arena. RFA Engineering is a comprehensive mechanical, electrical, and embedded software engineering company that offers product development services to all types of Off-Highway equipment manufactures!

Arena: 8’ x 8’, TBD on floor type and pit/pushout

Rough Schedule:

Entry Fee: $30 per bot

Ruleset: This event will follow MRCA rules

Spectators: Spectators are welcome and free to attend and doors open at 10am.

Live Stream:

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Volunteers: If you are interested in volunteering, please fill out this form.


Stay-tuned for details about the livestream and feel free to email if you have any questions.

Location: 3050 MN-316, Hastings, MN 55033, USA


Date: Saturday, February 17, 2024

Begin: 10:00

End: 19:30

Registration: January 04, 2024 - February 16, 2024

Bot Class Registrations
1lb Antweight 31
3lb Beetleweight 7