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Team 987 was founded in October of 2001 by Marc Rogers and Joe Barry. The team consisted of a total of eleven students, coaches, and mentors. During our team's early years, the mentors and students were inexperienced and had little support from outside organizations. Over the years our team has learned a lot through trial and error, and in 2014 our team decided to add a new program to our robotics team called VEX. Through our community involvement and learned experience, we help other FRC and VEX teams achieve their goals not only in Las Vegas but across the nation and around the world.


2001: Team 987 was founded.

2002: Team 987's first competitive season.

2007: We won our first World Championship!

2014: CUYRA, the China Urban Youth Robotics Alliance, invited us to help train Chinese rookie teams to become just as capable as other FRC teams. We accepted the challenge and traveled to Shenzhen for the Chinese Robotics Challenge (CRC) to assist those teams and compete as well as experience the Chinese culture.


Chairman's Award:
2008 - Las Vegas Regional
2009 - Las Vegas Regional
2013 - Las Vegas Regional
2015 - Dallas Regional
2016 - Las Vegas Regional
2016 - The International Championship in St. Louis

Woodie Flowers Finalist Award:
2007 - Finalist Joe Barry
2008 - Finalist Marc Rogers
2010 - Finalist Mark Jones
2012 - Finalist Greg Hjelstrom
2014 - Finalist Jenny Stensrud
2019 - Finalist Clinton Barnes

Deans List:
2011 - Winner Cody Wall
2014 - Finalist Mason Scott
2019 - Finalist Riley Camp

Off-Season Events:
2019 - Winner Sin City Showdown