We are the Griffins, and here is some more info about us.

the Griffin Flap

8 mentors

14 current team members

11 and 1/2 robots*

Griff, our mascot

This is Griff. Griff actually isn't a real griffin, but she likes to think she is. She comes to all our competitions and outreaches (even achieving her goal of flying last season). Griff has even been on the news!

Current team members


William is a Senior at The Bishop’s School in La Jolla, California. He is the mechanical lead of the Green.Griffins;. He has been in FIRST for four years.


Keiko is a senior at University City High School and is this year’s engineering notebook and social media lead. She has been in FIRST for six years.


Damien is a homeschooled 12th grader. He has been in FIRST for two years.


Chase is a junior and is homeschooled. He has been in FIRST for 9 years. He is currently on the mechanical team.


Reed is a Junior at Poway High School. He is the outreach and social media lead.He has been in FIRST robotics for 6 years.


Yogith is an 8th grader at Mesa Verde middle school. He has been in FIRST for 4 years.


Ethan is an 8th grader at Pacific Trails Middle School. He has been in FIRST for four years.



Amanda was 17 years old and went to Francis Parker High School. She enjoyed playing tennis, sailing, working on History Day, and of course, robotics. Amanda has loved programming for the Green.Griffins;10092 and FRC Team 2485, the W. A. R. Lords.


Ara was 17 years old and in tenth grade when he left the team in 2018. This was his second year doing robotics. He enjoys listening to electronic music and likes to play volleyball. Ara was Programming and Business lead.


Audrey was a 15 year old programmer. She left the team in 2018. She goes to The Bishop’s School and is in 11th grade. She likes to play tennis, read, and write.


Ben has graduated and is attending the Air Force Academy. He enjoyed a variety of subjects including engineering, organ playing, volleyball, wearing hats, and anything techy. Oh, and Dr. Seuss books. Ben was mechanical lead on the team in its first year.


David has graduated and is attending Harvey Mudd. He was homeschooled and has been in FTC for the past four years. He enjoyed Christmas songs, Rubik's cubes, and various other puzzles and mind games. David was the Programming Lead and the Public Relations Lead, and the proud recipient of the San Diego FTC Achievement Scholarship.


Joshua was homeschooled and enjoys watching and playing basketball and tennis. He liked to play league of legends and trades Pokémon cards. He often mowed his grandmother’s lawn and enjoys petting cute puppies. He was also the Team Lead in the team's first season.


Nik enjoyed reading fiction novels, playing with his younger brother, and watching the news. He also participated in Science Olympiad and Science Fair. He played basketball and watches football with his family. He played the piano for his dog. He was the Outreach Lead.

*in the 2015-2016 season we built a robot that we only used for one competition. It had a shifting gearbox , but after the first competition, the gearbox was ruled to have too many degrees of freedom, so we decided on a complete redesign. This was a good lesson in making sure we check on the forums before we do anything we are unsure about. In the 2018-2019 Season we built a robot in one weekend and used it in our first competition as a test for the final robot.