Roaring Riptide

FRC Team 4118


By on July 25, 2018

Current Mentors of Roaring Riptide – 2019 Build Season

Gabe Lee – Mentor/Lead Coach 1

Dr. Carl Crane

Daniel Prestridge

Robert Pond

Dr. Carl Crane

Daniel Prestridge

Robert Pond

Connor Dale

Joe Locke

Vanessa Franco

Sarah Parker

Kim Stubbs

Richie Cordero

Jessica Johnsen

Stephanie Cernera

Gary Dillard

4118 Wins the Imagery Award at the Orlando Regional Competition

Our team has been very fortunate to have had excellent mentorship over the years. This has not gone unnoticed by the FIRST community, as two of our mentors were selected for the Woodie Flowers Finalist Award (WFFA).


The spirit of the WFFA is described by FIRST

“This award recognizes an individual who has done an outstanding job of motivation through communication while also challenging the students to be clear and succinct in their communications.”

To be selected for this award, the students have to nominate one mentor by writing and submitting an essay explaining why they feel that their mentor should be selected. The judges at a regional competition then use these essays to select one mentor from the nominations of potentially 60+ teams. To learn more about a few of our incredible mentors and read our students’ award-winning essays, select each of the respective links below.

Dan Frank: 2017 Orlando Regional WFFA Recipient

Dr. Carl Crane: 2018 South Florida Regional WFFA Recipient

Pictured Below: Members of FRC Team 4118: Roaring Riptide in a personal leadership chat with Woodie Flowers @ Orlando Regional March 2018.