Team 1197

Team 1197, the TorBots, from South High School in Torrance, California, has been competing in the FIRST Robotics Competition since 2003. 


Our team brings together an amazing network of people and a collaborative learning environment to advance students' interest, knowledge and skills in STEM. 


Through community and mentor support, TorBots provides a breadth of hands-on  

opportunities and experiences that shape our education and career paths. 


Recent News


Chairman's Video


At the 2022 San Diego and Los Angeles Regionals, the TorBots presented our Chairman's Award submission about our latest efforts to build the TorBots community through our amazing alumni network who inspire our students to lead the next generation of TorBots. 


Los Angeles Regional

Team 1197 ranked 3rd with a record of 13-3-0 and advanced to the finals at the 2020 Los Angeles Regional, earning a Wildcard to the FIRST Championship in Houston. The highlight of our competition was a heart-pounding triple-climb with our alliance partners, teams 5124 (West Torrance Robotics) and 2576 (Chilean Heart). 


Sacramento Regional

Team 1197 was presented our first-ever Chairman's Award at the 2020 Sacramento Regional. The Chairman's Award is the highest team honor awarded by FIRST, recognizing teams for their impact in our communities. During the FIRST Robotics Virtual Showcase, 

host Blair Hundertmark presented this amazing honor to the TorBots.