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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.

Mile Stones

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.

Awards

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