Team 987 was founded in 2002, by Marc Rogers and Joe Barry. The team consisted of a total of 11 students, coaches, and mentors. During the early years of the team, the mentors and students were inexperienced and had little support from outside organizations. Over the past 17 years, our team has learned a lot through trial and error. In 2014, Team 987 decided to add a new platform to their robotics program called VEX. Now that we have become increasingly self-sustaining and innovative, the team wants to help other FRC and VEX teams by spreading their acquired knowledge of FIRST not only in Las Vegas, but across the nation and around the world.
2007: We won our first World Championship! 2014: The Chairman of Robotics Technology asked us to help train rookie Chinese teams to become as elite as some of the FRC teams here in America. Team 987 accepted the kind offer and traveled to Beijing a week prior to the Chinese Robotics Challenge (CRC) to experience the Chinese culture.
Chairman (7): 2008 - The Las Vegas Regional 2009 - The Las Vegas Regional 2013 - Las Vegas Regional 2014 - Dallas Regional 2015 - Dallas Regional 2016 - The Las Vegas Regional 2016 - The International Championship in St. Louis Woodie Flowers (6): 2007 - Finalist Joe Barry 2008 - Finalist Marc Rogers 2010 - Finalist Mark Jones 2012 - Finalist Greg Hjelstrom 2014 - Finalist Jenny Stensrud 2019 - Finalist Clinton Barnes (All of which were won here at our annual Las Vegas Regional) Deans List (1): Finalist Riley Camp