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Squad 53C

Welcome to 53C, a team of robot nerds who love to have fun! Comprised of master engineers, coders, and robot drivers, we are the jack of all trades of Area 53.

We have the team.

Our group is full of diverse personalities and skills, demonstrating how anyone can join a robotics team, no matter who you are or how much experience you have. Together, our mindsets develop creative robots that are geared for victory! C what I did there?

Max Nelkin | 2026


Sameer Kumar | 2024

Lead Programmer

Isaiah Blanc | 2026

Journalist & Programmer


Evan McClelland | 2027



Brendan Hille | 2025

Team Leader and Builder


Netenya Hailu | 2026


We have the experience.

Skyrise (2014 - 2015)

Skyrise was a game where you collected cubes and scored them into floor goals and atop posts, as well as building you alliance skyrise sections.

Starstruck (2016 - 2017)

Starstruck involved manuevering star-shaped objects over a large barrier, as well as tossing inflatable cubes that scored extra points.

Tower Takeover (2019 - 2020)

Tower Takeover scores multiple different color cubes into high towers, each varying in point value.

Spin Up (2022 - 2023)

Spin Up entails shooting discs scattered across the field into High and Low Goals, as well as spinning rollers on either side of the field to your alliance color.

Over Under (2023 - 2024)

Over Under divides the field into two zones where you shoot tri-balls into netted goals and climb on poles by the end of the game to score extra points.

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