About Team 997

Our Mission

Our mission is to spread FIRST’s message. We inspire interest in science and
technology by participating in FIRST’s Robotic competition and various community
events. Each year we work to involve the student body and inspire younger students to
be involved. We are a tightly bonded group of students who dedicate themselves to
science, technology and the act of gracious professionalism.
We are a very hard working team with remarkable amount of determination to get any
job done in a safe and timely manner. With limited resources in our current situation,
we have managed to maintain our efforts to complete our work.
While important, building a robot is not our team’s number one objective. The most
important part of our team is gaining skills one can use as a young engineer to work
together through conflicts that arise throughout the 6 week build season.
We have a commitment to other teams as well, as we are part of FIRST Force, an
organization where local mid-valley teams work together cooperatively.


Team History

Spartan Robotics Team 997 is associated with Corvallis High School which is located in
the heart of the mid-Willamette Valley in Corvallis, Oregon. The team formed in fall of
2001 as part of the FIRST Robotics Competition League. In the 16 years of
competition, Team 997 has received an award recognition in 12 of those 16 years. This
has included:

  • 2017 – Spirit Award
  • 2016 – Bunnybot Champions
  • 2016 – Girls Generation Champions
  • 2016 – Spirit Award
  • 2014 – Gracious Professionalism Award
  • 2014 – Creativity Award
  • 2013 – Autodesk Imagery Award
  • 2012 – Regional Coopertition Award
  • 2010 – Oregon Regional Winner #1
  • 2008 – Woodie Flowers Mentor – Manley Thompson
  • 2007 – Davis Regional Winner #1
  • 2007 – Oregon Regional Winner #1
  • 2007 – Xerox Creativity Award
  • 2006 – RadioShack Innovation in Controls Award
  • 2005 – World Championships: 2nd place in Archimedes Division
  • 2005 – RadioShack Innovation in Controls Award
  • 2004 – Daimler-Chrysler Team Spirit Award
  • 2004 – Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers Entrepreneurship Award
  • 2002 – Davis Regionals Rookie All-Stars
  • 2002 – Pacific Northwest Regionals Rookie All-Stars