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LA Regional 2015

After an exciting Los Angeles regional, 980 came short of a trip to St. Louis. We finished in the top third (20/66 teams)! Unfortunately, we did not make elimination rounds, but not to worry, the Ventura Regional is just around the corner! Though there was slight disappointment, Kaity Waldman, our team captain, was awarded Dean’s […]

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Team 980 Chairman’s Video for 2015

Team 980 created a professionally-produced Chairman’s video for the 2015 season. Many thanks go to Derek Casari, our media mentor from FOX Studios, for putting a terrific team of professional videographers and editors (led by Jeremy Cohen), with music by miguelli. Their efforts tell Team 980’s story in this fantastic video:

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Team 980 Competes at 2014 SCRRF Fall Classic!

Team 980 sent our 2014 robot on both Sat and Sun to the biggest ever So Cal Regional Robotics Forum (SCRRT) Fall Classic competition. On Saturday, we struggled with a few robot issues, but the venue itself also had some difficulties. Still, we competed in five matches, allowing new student team members to be part […]

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Team 980 at LA Regionals!

What an incredibly exciting finish to our season! Team 980 was just one win away from qualifying for the FIRST World Championship! Courtesy of Sean Hiller, Daily Breeze Team 980 struggled with a few technical problems and challenging alliance pairings in the qualification matches but managed to finish with a 5 – 5 record. We […]

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Team 980 2014 Pot Luck BBQ

On June 7th 2014 Team 980’s students, mentors, and their families celebrated the 2014 season with a pot luck bar-b-que.  It was filled with great food, fresh lemonade, and lots of fun!  We had a huge array of food ranging from pulled pork and slow-roasted beef, hot dogs, hamburgers, chicken, pizza, lots of different salads […]

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Team 980 at the 2014 Scout Expo!

Team 980 linked up with Boy Scout Troop 351 for the 2014 Scout Expo, held at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena on Sat May 31. We created a very popular exhibit: “You can be an Engineer!” for earning the Webelos Engineer Activity Badge.   Thousands of scouts saw our exhibit and learned about what engineers […]

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Team 980 in Burbank on Parade!

Team 980 made a good showing at Burbank on Parade on April 26. We not only promoted our team through the parade, we also won an award in the Novelty/Civic Organization category! We followed the parade down Olive and distributed brochures. We also drove the 2014 robot and shot the catapult several times, receiving great reactions […]

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Finalists at Los Angeles Regional!

What an incredibly exciting finish to our season! Team 980 was just one win away from qualifying for the FIRST World Championship! Team 980 struggled with a few technical problems and challenging alliance pairings in the qualification matches but managed to finish with a 5 – 5 record. We played well with strong alliance partners […]

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Quarterfinalists at Inland Empire Regional!

Team 980 made a good showing at the Inland Empire Regional on March 1 – 2. We finished #17 out of 40 teams, were selected for eliminations, where we played with the #5 alliance in quarterfinals! Our ball pick-up was very effective and the drive system worked well with higher speed gearing installed at the […]

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