Meet our Current Team Members

John Wang

Team Role: Captain & Programming Lead

John is a junior at Westview High School. This is his second year in FTC. Outside of FIRST, he participates in the science bowl, Science Olympiad, cross country and track program at WHS. Last season, he was the sole programmer on the team, helping the team become a control award finalist at the World Championships. This season, he has trained many rookies in this aspect of FTC.

Saiteja Nagabothu

Team Role: Mechanical Lead/ Driver

Saiteja is an 8th grader at Meadow Park Middle School. This is his fifth year participating in FIRST and second year doing FTC with Revamped. Outside of FIRST, Sai is on the Meadow Park Middle School science bowl team. He also participates in a boy scout troop along with playing the guitar and flute. Sai loves to produce music in his free time, and has a YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCF-AApRTrh1sM6oVC2K_mkQ

When working with the team, he puts his long experience in FIRST to use by being a huge help in building and repairing the robot. He’s also the drive coach of our veteran drive team.

Team Role: Mechanical Lead/CAD

Mark is a sophomore at Sunset High School. This is Mark’s second year in FTC and FIRST. Mark loves to swim, enjoys playing videogames, and is participating in the Sunset High School Science Olympiad. Last year, he learned many skills including how to design, build, and document our work on the robot.

Mark Zhang

Michael Wang

Team Role: Mechanical Lead/CAD

Michael is a sophomore at Sunset High School. This FTC season is his second year in any of the FIRST programs. Outside of school and FTC, he swims and plays the piano. In his spare time, he enjoys playing video games. He is also participating in the Sunset HS Science Olympiad team this year. 

Team Role: Mechanical

Ekansh is a 7th grader at Meadow Park Middle school. This is his rookie season in FTC but he has been involved in FIRST programs for 5 years. Outside of school he swims, play basketball, and also is learning the clarinet. In his free time he likes to play video games and play with his family.

Ekansh Mittal

Shrey Goel

Team Role: Mechanical/Engineering Notebook Lead

Shrey Goel is an 8th grader at Stoller Middle School, and will attend Westview as a freshman the following year. This is his sixth year participating in FIRST programs and his first year participating in FTC. Apart from FIRST, Shrey likes to play tennis, go swimming, play video games, and do science. He has participated for two years in a Stoller Science Olympiad team, receiving five medals at the state competition. Shrey also loves to do Boy Scouts with his friends and go camping with them as well.

Team Role: Mechanical

Gordon is in 8th grade in Stoller Middle School. It is his his first year in FTC but participated in FLL for three years. He spends his spare time reading, watching youtube, or playing video games. He doesn’t like to read non fiction but likes to read fiction. He also plays piano, swims, and speech class.

Gordon Liu

Theo Guo

Team Role: Mechanical

Theodore is a 7th grader at Stoller Middle School. This is his first year participating in FTC, but he did two consecutive years of FLL. In his free time, he likes to draw, read, hangout with his friends, play video games, and study history and science.

Team Role: Mechanical, Business Team

Justin is a 7th grader at Stoller Middle School. It is his first year in FTC and the FIRST program. In his free time he likes to play video games, hangout with his friends, and read. He also swims on a competitive team.

Justin Xie

Meet our Former Team Members

Shishir Pandit-Rao

Team Role: Founder & Former Captain
Mechanical Lead / Strategy Lead / Videographer

Shishir is a Freshman at Georgia Tech focusing on Biomedical Robotics.

FIRST had been a part of Shishir’s life for eleven years, starting from Jr. FLL in elementary all the way to FRC in High School. Along with FTC, Shishir was also the captain of his FRC team, Team #1510 the Wildcats, and the president of the Westview High School Robotics Club. During his FTC and FRC years, Shishir focused on the mechanical aspect of the robot, Strategic Design, Custom Fabrication, Competitive Analysis and Game Strategy.

He is very passionate about teaching newer students what he knows and pass down his extensive knowledge of FIRST and robotics. He is also interested in videography and video editing, and has created multiple robot reveals and award videos that have won awards in two consecutive World Championships at Houston. Apart from robotics, he loves to swim, cook and play drums.

Ian Rundle

Team Role: Engineering Notebook and CAD Lead / Mechanical

Ian is a junior at Beaverton High School. He has two years of FLL, FTC, and FRC under his belt and has a passion for engineering. Through FIRST, he learned much of what it meant to take initiative within a team and how to engineer effectively. In his free time, Ian enjoys racing drones, playing tennis, running a small business, captaining his high school’s science bowl team, and participating in MUN.

On the team, he spent much of his effort on design and CAD for the robot along with building it. He’s also trained new members to write the engineering notebook.

Ryan Shen

Team Role: Mechanical, Engineering Notebook Editor

2018-2019 was his first year as a FTC member but had been a part of FLL for 3 years. He spends his spare time reading, playing video games, watching youtube, and doing math.

Team Role: Mechanical Design Lead / Electrical Lead / Hardware Training

Jack is a junior at Riverdale High School. He has been a part of FIRST for eight years and this will be Jack’s fourth year with FTC. Jack is looking forward to providing the team with a new perspective on design and competition analysis. He is an Eagle Scout and plays soccer for his high school. In his free time, he enjoys playing Magic the Gathering competitively. In robotics, Jack specializes in hardware design, advanced prototyping, alliance selection and guiding the hardware team. Jack is looking forward to a career in engineering.

Jack Bride