The Cat in the Hat Comes Back

The Cat in the Hat Comes Back is a third year FTC team! This quality team consists of the small children Alex, Andrew, Anthony, Aspen, Ben, Grayson, Jackson, Joe, and Sara.  They all love each other quite dearly, and they’re SUPER PUMPED for their upcoming season of FTC!  They’ve already been obtaining sponsorships and brainstorming ideas!  Oh, we should probably introduce ourselves – Our names are Paul and Carl, and we are two llamas that this FTC team asked to code their website!  Because they are all super chill, we accepted wholeheartedly and have been coding their website ever since.  Aren’t we nice animals?  Anyway, enough about us, go and read what this awesome team can do!  We will continue to update this website as this team continues down the road to success!

If you would like to contact The Cat in the Hat Comes Back, please feel free to email them at!

They also have multiple social media sites!  They are listed as follows:

Twitter: @CatComesBack
Instagram: catcomesback10273
Snapchat: ftc-team10273
YouTube: FTC The Cat in the Hat Comes Back 

Check them out!

This is their current year and I must say they are doing fantastically!  They have completed one of their placing tournaments, and have made their way to the state tournament. Click the “how they are doing” tab for more information!


Jackson – 18. Team Captain

The tall one

  • Cheese pizza is his best friend
  • Voted team captain by his loving teammates
  • Questionable music choices but it’s ok, we still love him
  • Pickles are ideal on pretty much any sandwich, burger, etc.
  • Brandon Rogers and Markiplier are his inspiration
  • “You look more like a Carl”
  • Great at talking to other people. And helping wherever he’s needed and possibly can.

Alex – 16. Computer Aid Design (CAD) Captain (or CADtain ahah I make myself laugh)

The Mad Cadder

  • Our main CAD designer
  • Can cad up literally anything you ask for.Inspires CAD diversity and has taught four team members to CAD.
  • Good at building
  • Has great jokes and goes off on pun runs with Ben and Joe.
  • Hard worker

Joe – 16. Mechanical Design Captain

Precious cinnamon roll too good for this world

  • Should have been Captain
    • If Jackson had his way
  • Literally can do anything, like he’s not even human I swear he’s some kind of mutant superhero or something I don’t even know
  • Squad goals
  • The crazy guy with the hands.
  • Shoots guns and stuff
  • Classic Country Boy ;D
  • Country music is number one on the music list
  • Archery and rifle hunter
  • Loves walking through woods and being outside
  • Always positive (I don’t.  Even know.  How)
  • Just follow the Puns and you’ll find him
  • Likes to take apart the robot every meeting
  • Can be found to the right of Aspen
  • “How much do you bet that vegetarians eat animal crackers?”


Anthony – 16. Software Design and Programming Co-Captain

Implies that he knows all beneath the sun

  • Literally obsessed with Anime since the fall of the MCU
  • Two Steps from Hell and real/actual country music is his jam
  • Duck/goose/pheasant/grouse/deer/turkey/etc hunter (poor quackers)
  • Can be found to the left of Aspen
  • Is an avid programmer and developed test programs for mecanium driving,
  • Is former Sherburne 4-H STEM president.

Aspen – 16. Software Design and Programming Co-Captain

Crazy blonde adorable Chick

  • Hedgehog enthusiast
  • Resident Hug-Dealer
  • Master drill press machinist
  • Loves all things fluffy (aka pillows and sweatshirts)
  • Sweet tea
  • Is sweet tea
  • Musically inclined (aka tries to sing everyone’s part in Non Stop from Hamilton, runs out of breath, screeches last note, says she nailed it, and is still waiting for Broadway to call her)
  • Great at drawing literally anything
  • Enjoys going for walks
  • Likes Crappie fishing
  • Obsessed with country
    • Recognizes, literally, every song by the VERY first note, so it’s like not even fair in ‘guess that song’ duals. (which has only happened once during a team drive)
  • Great person and great programmer
  • Tends to underestimates her capability and then always pulls through.

Ben – 15

Sautering King

  • Typical Minnesotan (Skol Vikings)
  • Can act.  Like dang boy.
  • Likes to wear Joy the cat like a fur scarf.
  • Honestly everything I strive to be in a person
  • Probably Batman
  • Pity laughs at Joe’s desperate puns
  • Is great with whomever he works with
  • Gets a lot done
  • Is a powder coating mad man
  • Very fast learner, and catches on fast

Sara – 15

The Sketchy one

  • Just showed up one day
    • we accepted her as our own 🙂
  • Should not be around children
  • Can do anything, but doesn’t want to, but with a little egging on she gets it done.
  • Ask her about the 14 missing team members

Andrew – 13

His hair tho

  • Basically the human version of “come at me bro”
  • Watches gamers
  • Supports some of Jackson’s music
  • Seriously.  His hair tho.
  • Markiplier and FNAF songs are his inspiration
    • Shown by Jackson XD
  • Another Mad Powder coating friend.

Grayson – 13

“Snacks are the fuel for productivity”

  • Is fond of cats and Minecraft
  • Likes playing the drums and piano
  • Enjoys learning how to program
  • CAD designer
  • 3D printing fiend.
  • Also works on the robot
  • Assembled the Mecanum wheels we tested.

Megan – 11

Cat lover

  • Plays with Joy (the large cat) every meeting
  • Is Grayson’s sister…
  • Loves playing the piano and guitar
  • Is great at doing anything with some guidance
  • Willing to help wherever
  • Enjoys helping build the robot
  • Creates the daily meeting document and then makes everyone enter their work before they leave.
  • Assembled out 6-wheel drive.

The Cat in the Hat Comes Back competed at the November 11th, 2017 tournament, and nailed it!  They took first place in qualifying matches, and we’re on the first place winning alliance, giving them a trip to state!  As well as this, they won the PTC Design award for a great mechanical design of their robot!

They will soon compete at their second qualifying tournament, and are heading to State!  They hope to see you all there!

-Carl Llama

Hi!  This was their second FTC season, and they had so much fun competing at all of their tournaments.  Both Paul and I agree that it was so enjoyable to watch them!  Here are some pictures of those muffins at meetings, tournaments, and outreach events.

(Come on, you know you want to ‘-‘ )

This was their 2016-17 team.  They were all so darling.  Aw.

Jackson, Alex,

Joe, Anthony,

Aspen, Ben,

Sara, Andrew,

& Grayson

The Cat in the Hat Comes Back was a second year FTC team with a couple of rookie members.  They were so excited to have them!  Their team consisted of Alex, Andrew, Anthony, Aspen, Grayson, Jackson, Joe, and Sara.  They signed up for two regional tournaments; one in November and one in January.

In their November regional tournament, they performed very well.  They were the first pick of the third place alliance and were finalists in the PTC award and the Think Award.  This super team won the Connect Award and took third place for the Inspire Award – which meant a trip to state!  In addition, they submitted a video of our coach Dan and he won!  What else do you expect, such wonderful children need to have a wonderful coach, don’t you think?

Their January regional tournament also went well.  They were chosen for the 4th place alliance and they won the Rockwell-Collins award and the 3D printing award.  It was a great practice for their trip to the State tournament!

They were also are very pleased with their results for the State tournament.  They received callbacks for both outreach and 3D printing in judging, and they resubmitted the Compass award.  Although they did not win anything or move on, they now feel that they are properly ready for next year and are already brainstorming ideas – believe me, I’ve been watching them!

If you are excited to hear about this coming season, raise your hooves!  Or hands!  Well I have hooves.  Four of them.  And you can’t see them, but all four of them are going in the air right now.  Which means that I have to lay on my back, which is very uncomfortable.  But that just shows how excited I am to see how far they get this year!

-Carl Llama

Hi!  This was their first FTC season, and they had a blast!  Check out these awesome pics of them building, fundraising, programming, and just plain having fun!  This was back when they didn’t have very many of the wonderful little children that they now have.  But that didn’t make them any less adorable!

(Seriously, there really isn’t that many of them.  But they did a good job for a rookie team, don’t you think?)

This was their 2015-16 rookie season team!  They were so young, so beautiful.

Connor, Jackson,

Stone, Joe,

& Aspen

In their rookie year, The Cat in the Hat Comes Back took first place in Head-to-Head at their first tournament, and at their second tournament received the control award for their autonomous program.  They didn’t realize they were going to be competing at the second tournament, however, until a couple days before, so we llamas think that they did very well under the circumstances!

All in all, the team says that it was a really nice way to start their FTC journey, and were very grateful for the chance to compete!  Isn’t that just sweet?

-Paul Llama