Competition time! The Botcats will be competing at the 2016 Greater Pittsburgh Regional. You can find more information, including match schedules and results: here. You may be able to watch the event live on The Blue Alliance GameDay.
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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 2016


First Name Last Name Grade
Laura Brannan Junior
Evelyn Brown Junior
Gabrielle Caito Freshman
Aaron Cincione Freshman
Jacob DeLay Senior
Colin Elliott Senior
Hunter Fitch Sophomore
Jing George Sophomore
Molly Gilleland Junior
Jay Huff Senior
Timothy Jenks Senior
Carolyn LaPrete Sophomore
Isiah Lloyd Senior
Hannah McDermott Junior
Emily Nichols Junior
Kenneth Resse Freshman
Julian Romero Rose Sopohmore
Jude Rosinski Freshman
Kaleb Sentar Junior
Zygfrid Stafa Junior
Everett Stamm Junior
Noah Sturbois Junior
Madeleine Taylor Junior
Patrick Taylor Junior
Chance Thomas Junior
Chole Wernet Junior
Taylor Wilson Sophomore
Matthew York Sophomore


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

First Name Last Name
Susan Godez
Peter Orban
Grant Douglass
John Menke
Ashleigh Gulling
James Hamberg
John M. Menke
Mary Kate Dempsey
Erik Gilleland
Frank Wirsing
Katherine Smith
Click to see prevoius years --->



2016 Greater Pittsburgh Regional March 9-12, 2016 held at the California University of PA



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Click to view the presentation we made for the 2016 Beta Test

Click to view the presentation we made for the 2015 Beta Test

Read about us in the ThisWeek newsaper!


The Bobcat Boosters

A Friend of Team 128

The Riggs Family

Team 128 Parents