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86868: The Resistance

86868: The Resistance was an independent competitive robotics team from Santa Clara, California consisting of brothers Bryon Tjanaka and Dylon Tjanaka. From 2016-2019, the team competed in the high school division of the VEX Robotics Competition as team number 86868. In its inaugural season playing the game Starstruck, the team experienced unprecedented success, winning 13 regional tournaments and the 2017 VEX Robotics High School World Championship. Until its retirement in 2019, The Resistance continued to experience great success, gathering numerous accolades and winning the 2018 California State Championship. In total, The Resistance received 93 awards in its three-season career.

A Brief History


Rebel (2016-2017)

2017 Teaser

2017 Reveal

2016-2017 Season Recap

Sammy (2017)


Revolt (2017-2018)

2017-2018 Season Recap

Rascal (2018-2019)

2019 Early Season Reveal

2019 Programming Skills Practice


2017 VEX High School World Championship Finals 2

2018 VEX High School World Championship Arts R16 5-1

2019 University of South Florida Signature Event Finals 1

2017 VEX High School World Championship Round Robin (Playlist)

Assorted matches (Playlist)



Online Challenges


VEX Forum posts


The Resistance is proud to be affiliated with the following alliances:

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    Camel Alliance

  • Breadstick Alliance logo

    Breadstick Alliance