Our team was started in 1999 as FIRST Team 465 for the 2000 FIRST Robotics Competition. Since then, we have grown steadily and subsequently become FIRST Team 862.
Events Attended:Great Lakes Regional, National Championship
Schools: Salem H.S., Canton H.S.
History:In 1999, our lead mentor, Jay Obsniuk was hired to Plymouth-Canton Community Schools District. He had worked in the South Lyon school district before, where he had first heard about FIRST when 67 Team HOT approached him about forming a team. Shortly after being hired, Mr. Obsniuk asked Plymouth-Canton if he could start a robotics team leading to the formation of team 465. FIRST helped us to find a sponsor, CTS, and our inaugural season began. Originally CTS wasn’t interested in being our sponsor but the mentors from CTS really made the season a success . Our team’s president was a sister of a Team 45 member. Our season went quite well and we went to Disney World, Orlando, Florida for National Championship. We were selected 8th seed alliance at Great Lakes Regional due to our highly engineer-influenced team. Our main mentor, Mr. Obsniuk, was also able to go to Dean Kamen’s house in New Hampshire that year.