2015 FIRST Championship We will be competing in the 2015 FIRST Championship in the Carver division. You can find our scores here! and the livestream of the event here! .
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Welcome to Team 128's website! The Botcats

Team 128 is a FIRST team from Grandview Heights, Ohio.

Welcome to our website! This website is meant as a way for others to learn about us and for us to document the progress we have made. Our school has a Jr.FLL (K-3rd grade), a FLL Team (4th grade-8th grade), and a FRC team (9 - 12th grade) The FRC team runs the FLL tournment. This years event is Recycle Rush.

Team History

The Botcats started as Team TOGA in the fall of 1996 as a partnership between our Grandview Heights High School and The Ohio State University. When our partner's enthusiasm waned, we leapt out on our own for the 2001 season, and we've never looked back! We were greater than ever that year, becoming National Division Finalists. In 2002 we started recruiting engineers who shared our philosophy that the students should truly learn engineering by being the real dreamers, leaders and problem-solvers during robot design and construction. We rose to the 2005 challenge of losing all three of our engineers during the same season, by pulling together and designing a great robot, which won the Pittsburgh Regional! Since that victory we've successfully recruited three engineers and a machinist in 2006, and two more enigneers, plus three assistants, in 2007. In 2008, we started to see our team alumni joining the ranks of team mentors. All our adult team members are true mentors: teachers, guides, role models. They're all great and with their help, we're greater in turn.

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Current team 2015


Year First Name Last Name Grade
1 Evelyn Brown Sophomore
1 Micah Clark Moody Freshman
1 Donavan Garner Sophomore
1 Jing George Freshman
1 Carolyn LaPrete Freshman
1 Hannah Meyer Freshman
1 Ben Rehbeck Sophomore
1 Taylor Wilson Freshman
2 Laura Brannan Sophomore
2 Aaron Cincione 8th
2 Jacob Delay Junior
2 Molly Gilleland Sophomore
2 Jay Huff Junior
2 Tim Jenks Junior
2 Hannah McDermott Sophomore
2 Emily Nichols Sophomore
2 Kaleb Senter Sophomore
2 Zyg Stafa Sophomore
2 Maddie Taylor Sophomore
2 Chance Thomas Sophomore
2 Matt York Freshman
3 Kevin Daniel-Hamberg Junior
3 Colin Elliot Junior
3 Isiah Lloyd Junior


Our Mentors are the heart of our team. We thank them for their commitment to team 128.

  • Student Designed *
  • Student Built *
  • Student Run *

*Mentor approved

Year First Name Last Name
19 Susan Godez
9 Peter Orban
8 Grant Douglass
4 John Menke
3 Ashleigh Gulling
3 Jim Hamberg
2 John Gecse
2 John M. Menke
2 Chase Douglass
1 Mary Kate Dempsey
1 Erik Gilleland
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2015 Greater Pittsburgh Regional March 4-7, 2015 held at California University of PA



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