Team #1245

Louisville, CO

About Us

The Shazbots. A team, a club, a family. We are FRC Team 1245 from Monarch High School in Louisville, Colorado. A team that strives to be the best we possibly could, whether that is in our robot, our work ethic or just how we interact with each other and other teams. As a team, we work together in overcoming challenges and to build, not only a working robot, but a functional, cohesive experience that will last with us for the rest of our lives.

What We Do

Shazbots, FIRST Team 1245, participates in the FIRST Robotics Competition every year. FIRST robotics is an international program that gets students of all ages interested in science and technology. FIRST stands for: For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology. Our team competes in the FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) every year. We have six weeks to build a robot that completes a task or challenge given in January and learn lifelong skills such as teamwork and community.

Our team is made up of many specialized departments that collaborate to achieve a common goal, to build a robot in six weeks. These departments include; mechanical, electrical, CAD, web design, programming, support, public relations, and pneumatics.


Founded in 2003, our team was originally known as The Regulators. In the ten years since our founding we have undergone a name change and numerous awards including:

  • Judge's Award 2015
  • Dean's List Finalist in 2015
  • Dean's List Finalist in 2013
  • Finalists in 2012
  • Gracious Professionalism and Website
  • Award in 2010
  • Xerox Creativity Award in 2009
  • Judges award in 2008
  • Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers
  • Entrepreneurship Award in 2007
  • Woodie Flowers Award in 2005
"We don't care about what you did yesterday - we care about what you're going to do tomorrow." - Cory Doctorow, Makers