MINSTER — A team from the Minster Rocket Club placed fourth in the nation in the National Team America Rocketry Challenge held just outside of Washington, D.C., on May 12.
Team Wildcat 1, comprised of Kyle Riethman, Craig Monnin and Cory Schulze, gained fourth place after two rounds of rocket challenges, which qualifies the team to submit a proposal to compete in the NASA Student Launch. The placement allowed the team to collect a cash prize of $10,000, including $1,000 for its sponsor.
Team Wildcat 3, consisting of Jack Kohne, Caleb Kies, Andrew Kogge, Tristan McDaniel, Lucas Stammen and Eli Rindler, placed 20th overall, which also qualified for the NSL.
Team Wildcat 2, consisting of Nathan Oldiges, Alex Frimel, Owen Barhorst, Logan Kohne, Johnny Nixon and Austin Wellman, took 89th place due to an engine malfunction.