Team 967 was formed before the 2002 season at Linn-Mar High School in Marion, Iowa out of the lawnmower club where the members used to build lawnmowers and race them. In our first season we received the Rookie All-Star award and competed in the Newton division at FIRST Championships. Since the 2002 season Team 967 has qualified and competed at FIRST Championships multiple times and received prestigious awards such as the Gracious Professional award in 2014 and the Creativity Award in 2016. Along with those team awards we have been able to honor our great mentors with Dan Niemitalo, our coach, winning Woodie Flowers Finalist Award in 2013 at the North Star Regional. Students are responsible for building the robot, marketing the team, creating a positive team image, designing a website, and fundraising.