On January 9, 2004, in The Woodlands, Texas, Team 1477 was founded by Doug Adams and Anadarko as the Northside Roboteers. With just a dozen students working out of a U-Haul storage unit, Team 1477 had no real connections to the community or other sponsors. In 2008 Mr. Rippetoe, our current Lead Mentor, joined, and in 2009 the Northside Roboteers reformed into Texas Torque.

Our new name brought with it a new professional image and a remarkably productive team. In the 2010 season, we outgrew the U-Haul unit, so Conroe ISD graciously provided us with a lab located at College Park High School to meet our needs. Thankfully, our funding, unlike our trailer, has grown with us.

Now, in 2017, we have impacted thousands of students around the community and formed alliances with dozens of companies. Currently, the team is comprised of around 40 members. Our members come from all across Conroe ISD, as well as Tomball, New Waverly, and local homeschools.


2004 FRC Season

Founded as Woodlands Engineering Robotics, team 1477 made a respectable entrance as a rookie team at the Lone Star Regional, with the help and enthusiasm of the Woodlands based Anadarko Petroleum Corporation.

2005 FRC Season

After a relatively successful rookie year in FIRST, 1477 decided it was time to adopt a team name. The Northside Roboteers was agreed upon, reflecting the team’s location in the North Houston area. With a season’s experience under their belt, they sought to one up the year before by learning from their mistakes. Nearly doubling in size, the team had a much larger base of students and mentors to complete the task.

2006 FRC Season

With a taste of the eliminations, team 1477 set off to repeat what they had done the previous year, make a repeat appearance in the eliminations.


2007 FRC Season

Drivers: Kevin Jenks, Jesse Tannahill, Aaron Rice, Giovanni Rossi

Human Players: Aaron Plauche

Coach: Doug Adams


2008 FRC Season

Drivers: Brett Wickizer

Spotter: James Tonthat, Aaron Rice

Robocoach: Rayne Beridon, Aaron Rice, Giovanni Rossi, Michael Rippetoe

Coach: Scott Rippetoe


2009 FRC Season

Drivers: Chris Lin, Michael Metz

Shooter: Phillip

Human Player: Andy Luke, Michael Metz

Coach: Scott Rippetoe (Lone Star, Championship), Brett Wickizer (Bayou)


2010 FRC Season

Drivers:Matt Duszynski, Philip LeGoubin

Coach: Scott Rippetoe


2011 FRC Season

Drivers: Nirav Suraiya, Heejip Moon

Human Player: Sean O’Neil

Coaches: Scott Rippetoe & James Tonthat


2012 FRC Season

Drivers: Conor McMahon, Anne Claire Wageman

Human Player: Grant Jacobsen

Coaches: Scott Rippetoe & James Tonthat


2013 FRC Season

Drivers: Robert Oakley, Anne Claire Wageman

Human Player: Grant Jacobsen

Coaches: Scott Rippetoe & James Tonthat

2014 FRC Season

Drivers: Robert Oakley, Connor Smith

Human Player: Jacob Lubecki

Coaches: Scott Rippetoe & James Tonthat


2015 FRC Season

Drivers: Patrick McCabe, Connor Smith

Human Player: Alex Choi

Coach: Scott Rippetoe


2016 FRC Season

Drivers: Ayesh Sondapperumaarachchi, London Darce

Human Player: Matthew Webb

Coach: Scott Rippetoe


2017 FRC Season

Drivers: Eric Roth, London Darce

Human Players: Noah Tatman, Julian Fritz

Pilot: Brunon Walczak

Coach: Scott Rippetoe


2018 FRC Season

Drivers: Eric Roth, Ben Endara

Human Players: Julian Fritz

Technician: Jonathan Lowe

Coach: Scott Rippetoe