FIRST Robotics Competition

For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology

FIRST was founded in 1989 to inspire young people's interest and participation in science and technology. The not-for-profit public charity designs innovative programs that motivate young people to pursue education and career opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and math, while building self-confidence, knowledge, and life skills.

Under strict rules, limited resources, and an intense six-week time limit, in the FIRST Robotics Competition, teams of students are challenged to raise funds, design a team brand, hone teamwork skills, and build and program industrial-size robots to play a difficult field game against like-minded competitors.


2017 Season

Meet KOBA, our robot for the 2017 FRC game, Steamworks. This season we competed at the San Francisco Regional and the Silicon Valley Regional competions. At San Francisco, The Apes of Wrath were quarterfinalists. KOBA is able to shoot fuel, climb, and place gears. This coming September, we will be competing at Chezy Champs with 42 other teams from the Western US.


FIRST Outreach

Apes of Wrath members are very active members of the FIRST community. Each year, team members go to local schools and organizations to help with FIRST Lego League(FLL) and FIRST Tech Competition(FTC) teams. We contribute both time and funding to the teams to ensure that they receive a great experience from the FIRST robotics organization. This ensures the continuation of FIRST robotics by getting younger students involved in the fun and exciting nature of FIRST Robotics.



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Meet Our Leads

Lonny Weissman


Rahil Mehta


Cody King


Sarah Nichols


Max Kwon


Juan Torres


Artyom Martirosyan

Mechanical Captain

Jan Ryser

CAD Captain

Grace Kwak

Programming Captain

Tom Elkayam

Electrical Captain

Matthew Vezien

Machining Captain

Justin Pena

Media Captain

Tyler Pena

Outreach Captain

Maddi Kwon

Business Captain

Johnny Williams

Scouting Captain

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