Our Team

HYPE 5254 is the Trumansburg High School Robotics Team.  The team consists of students and mentors from the school and the community competing in the FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC).

Our Robotics Team gives students an outlet to pursue an interest in science, technology, engineering and math. This is made possible by our generous sponsors and dedicated mentors.

 

 

Our Events

Each year we are given a new set of challenges, a kit of parts for a basic robot and a strict set of rules.  And in 6 weeks, with limited resources, we have to conceive, design, prototype, fabricate, build and program our robot to compete in FRC events.

This year, with community support, we attended two events at Ballston Spa and Long Island. During these competitions we battled against teams from Brazil and China. We also competed in two off-season events, bringing a second bot and second drive team!

 


Our Students 

 


Ashley Banta

Grade: 12
Team Role:  Builder/Electrican

Ryan Sciarabba

Grade: 12
Team Role: Programmer/Builder/Head Scout

Harrison Farnham

Grade: 12
Team Role: CAD Lead/Driver/Builder

Emma Williamson

Grade: 11
Team Role:  Builder/Head Scout

Rory Lippert

Grade:  11
Team Role: CAD/Builder

Wren Martinson

Grade: 10
Team Role: CAD/Builder/Scout

Jaden Schwan

Grade: 10
Team Role: Builder/Electrician/Head Scout In Training

Josh Knebal

Grade: 9
Team Role: Builder/Scout/Media

Ian Hunter

Grade: 9
Team Role: Scout/Programmer

James Westling

Grade: 9
Team Role: Builder/Scout

Jacob Mcavoy

Grade: 12
Team Role:  Builder/Scout

Peter Stephens

Grade: 12
Team Role:  CAD/Builder/Scout

Hanlon Hulle

Grade: 12
Team Role: Builder

Katherine Hulle

Grade: 11
Team Role:  Systems Engineer/Programmer/Operator

Sam Nelson

Grade: 10
Team Role: Builder/Scout/Electrician

Nick Knebal

Grade: 9
Team Role: Builder/Scout/Media

Samuel Maroney

Grade: 9
Team Role: Scout/Builder/Electrician 

Jack Hanson

Grade: 9
Team Role: Builder/Scout/Electrician

Ryan Lippert

Grade: 9
Team Role: Builder/Scout

Noah Friedman

Grade:  9
Team Role:  Media


Our Mentors

Brad Farnham

Team Role: Program Manager

Roy Westwater, Ithaca College Computer Science

Team Role: Mentor (Founder)

Jeffrey Honig

Team Role: Technology/Engineering/Media

Frankie Zhu

Team Role: Mentor

Kevin Leonard, Rocketeers Alumni (FRC Team 20)

Team Role: Drive Coach/Strategy Coordinator/Mentor

Ethan Hulle

Team Role: Media/Mentor

Andy Sciarabba

Team Role: Mentor/Fundraiser

Max Westwater

Team Role: Mentor

Dean Keithly

Team Role: Mentor