THE TEAM

Seniors

Antonio Pittiglio

Antonio Pittiglio has been on the team for four years. He enjoys relaxing and building random things. Antonio joined Truck Town Thunder to grow his engineering knowledge and skill. He is going to attend Michigan Technological University for Mechanical Engineering.

Trevor Nordling

This is Trevor’s 3rd year on the team. He doesn’t have any other after school activities besides robotics. He watches YouTube and remodel bikes in his free time. He joined the team because he thought it would be a fun experience. He wants to go to trade school and become a plumber.

Juniors

Cody Davis

Cody joined the team 3 years ago. He plays for the high school soccer team as a forward and goalie. In his free time, he plays video games and spends time outside camping, kayaking, hiking, etc. He joined the team to get more experience in the field of engineering. He would like to go in…

Jake Baker

Jake has been on the team for 3 years. when he is not at robotics, he enjoys making computers. He also has a job. He joined the team because he had had a sibling on a team, and decided that he wanted to be on a robotics team. He plans on becoming Aerospace Engineer, also…

Joshua Dubiel

Josh has been on the team for 3 years. His after school activities are football and his hobbies are work and he enjoys the outdoors.  He joined the team because he and his sister were on another teamed but decided it was best to join their hometown team. He would like to go to Michigan…

Nathan Lee

This is Nathan’s second year on the team. Nathan enjoys going outside to fish and hunt. Nathan joined Truck Town Thunder to gain more knowledge and experience in engineering. Nathan is currently looking to go into mechanical engineering at Michigan State University.

Nicole Vrabel

Nicole is a student who dedicates her time to the arts. She takes great passion in drawing as well as painting and gives her all to improve on the daily at what she loves. Nicole wishes to advance her skills at design through Truck Town Thunder and improve her social capabilities by interacting with other students…

Olivia Levers

Olivia has been on the team for 2 years now. Outside of robotics she is in the marching band and is also on the lacrosse team.  She enjoys reading, writing, playing video games and walking her dog. She joined the team because she wants to go into the engineering field and robotics was a good…

Robbie DeHaan

Robbie has been on the team for 3 years now. His after school activities include marching band and quiz bowl. In Robbie’s free time he likes to play video games and learn new things. He joined the team to learn more about engineering and to expose himself to a work-like environment. He wants to become…

Zack Bobel

Zack has been on the team for 3 years. He is also part of the schools marching band. He likes to sleep in his free time. He joined to make friends and learn more about engineering. He wants to go into either mechanical or electrical engineering. He wants to go to U of M, Kettering, or MSU.

Sophomores

Brennen Daudlin

This is Brennen’s first year on the team. He doesn’t do any after school activities besides robotics. He likes to play video games in his free time. He joined the team because he needed to do extracurricular activities and because he thought it would be fun to do. He wants to get a career in…

Christa Spencer

This is Christa’s first year on the team. Outside of school she does karate and is in band. She enjoys painting, snowmobiling, and water/snow skiing. She joined the team to get hands on experience that will help her in her career. She is considering going into mechanical engineering and is looking at Kettering University.

Connor Shelton

This is Connor’s 2nd year on the team. His after school activities besides robotics is soccer. He enjoys playing video games in his free time. He wants to attend either Kettering or Michigan Tech for computer science or engineering.

Courtney Copenhagen

This is Courtney’s first year on the team. Her after school activities besides robotics is marching band and she is also on the girls tennis team. In her free time she likes to spend time with friends, play the piano, play video games and sleep. She joined the team because she thought it would be…

Katie Ault

Katie has been on the team for 2 years. Other than robotics her after school activities include writing club. She enjoys to read and write stories in her free time. She wants to attend either Grand Valley State University or University of Michigan and she hopes to become an Optometrist.

Nick Ratliff

This is Nicks second year on the team. Other than robotics, he is on the bowling team. He is also a boy scout. He likes to play video games in his free time. He is currently interested in business and marketing, and he is not really thinking about what college he wants to go to.

Nyles Yang

Nyles has been on the team for one year, he has no other after school activities and fully commits to first robotics. He also does wrestling and swimming in his free time. He joined the team because of the ambition to learn how to work as a team to problem solve. he’s interested in computer…

Tyler Sitko

Tyler has been on the team for 2 years this year. He doesn’t do any other activities that aren’t robotics. He likes to read and play games in his free time and sometimes play basketball depending on the weather. He joined to learn about engineering. He wants to be an Aerospace  Engineer for NASA and…

Freshmen

Shamir Rodriguez

Ethan Vela

Ethan joined the robotics team this year. He is planning on doing Quiz Bowl after school. In his free time He likes to do digital art and play games. He joined the team because he is generally interested in things like robotics and engineering. In the future he wants to do digital art and building…

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