Our team first emerged in 2006 at West Valley High School as Agent Eagles. Eric Groshoff, a science teacher, and Brad Liberg, a shop/CAD teacher, were sought out by the manufacturing group of Greater Spokane Incorporated (GSI) to start a FIRST robotics program. The organization promised mentorship and sponsorship for the program. After multiple meetings with interested students, the school board, and other participating schools in the area, Agent Eagles dove head-first into the program for their first season in 2006-2007.
As a rookie team with only 18 active members, two teachers, and two adult mentors, the Agent Eagles were able to build a simple robot that ranked 20th overall in the Portland, Oregon competition. Things only improved, as knowledge, complexity, and efficiency of the robot increased
In 2012, the Agent Eagles decided to rebrand and transformed into team Chuck: a fierce team with a curly mustache.
We named 2016 “The Year of the Rose” in honor of our Mentor Gabe Rose, who was one of the founding students 10 years ago. We competed for the Entrepreneurship Award for the first time and won it at the West Valley and Central Washington events. We also won our first blue banner at the West Valley event! We succeeded at the World Championship in St. Louis and ended up having the best defensive robot in the world.
Team 2147 has continued grow over the 11 years of its existence. We have created two FLL and FTC teams, and mentor other FRC teams including Shadle Park. We have been able to focus on serving people : working with youth who are at risk, going to Seafair to spread the message of FIRST, hosting our offseason event Robot Rewind and so much more. For the second time, our robot went to the world championship. This time, in Houston. We continued to perform, and made it to finals on the Turing field, where we won one of our matches!
We won our second blue baner at the Mt. Vernon compeition, and earned the innovation in control award at our very own West Valley Event. Our team was composed of 29 members. 13 boys and 16 girls.