Team History

In the Fall of 2001, Mountain View High School Physics Teacher Todd Andresen received a cold call from Oregon State University offering a $10,000 grant to start a robotics team and participate in the F.I.R.S.T. FRC program. He said yes. With a team of 8 students led by Kyle Wiens (who went on to be the founder IFIXIT) MVHS traveled to Seattle, Washington to take part in the inaugural Pacific Northwest Regional. The team got to meet Woody Flowers and have their robot (epiI+1) signed by Dean Kamen. They also drafted a team from Hawaii after the qualification rounds and were regional champions. They were such newbies they didn't even have team shirts, just some Hawaiian shirts their teacher mentor had picked up on a whim from Palm Springs. That team then raised the funds and traveled to Orlando for the National Tournament.

For the last 17 years Team 753 has continued to grou and attract students from all over Central Oregon, getting as large as 45 students and raising over $20,000 annually in a predominately rural community. We have multiple alumni who have become successful engineers and even have a couple of PhD's. As one of the original 7 teams in Oregon, the team has ebbed and flowed with the economy and the student population. We have always prided ourselves in providing an alternative to the normal sports and other high school activities in an environment that welcomes everyone and ecourages them to solve problems, take ownership and challenge themselves.


Competition Year & Robot Name

2002 - epiI+1 (Zero)

2003 - epiI+2

2004 - FatMav

2005 - BILsinx

2006 - D=rt

2007 -

2008 - PV=nRT

2009 - mhuFn

2010 - E=nhf

2011 - Nine

2012 - wI=L

2013 - Tamra

2014 - Viper

2015 - Wake

2016 - Tia

2017 - mCat

2018 - vRap

2019 - ?

District / Regionial Team Championships

2002

NW Regional Champions

2003

NW Regional Champions

2004

Sacramento Regional Champions

2006

NW Regional Champions

2013

Central Washington Regional Champions






District / Regionial Team Awards

2004

NW Regional Motorola Quality Award

2004

Sacramento Regional GM Industrial Design Award

2005

Utah Regional GM Industrial Design Award

2006

Sacramento Regional Engineering Inspiration Award

2016

Wilsonville District Creativity in Design Award

2016

Philomath District Judges Award

2017

Wilsonville District Creativity in Engineering Award

2017

Clackamas District Creativity in Engineering Award

2017

PNW District Championships Creativity in Engineering Award

2018

Wilsonville District Imagery Award