We are the Suit Bots FTC Team 4628, and we are a FIRST Tech Challenge team out of Monrovia High School in Monrovia, California. We are part of the Monrovia Robotics Program along with these other teams: Droidnoughts FTC Team 4153, The Kings and Queens FTC Team 4625, Loki FTC Team 7553, Blu FTC Team 8624, and The Graveyard Shift FTC Team 11825 from Monrovia High School; Cougarbots Alpha FTC Team 4947 and Cougarbots Omega FTC Team 5498 from Santa Fe Middle School; Hippie Bots FTC Team 9512 and SWAT Team FTC Team 9513 from Clifton Middle School.
Our team’s name comes from the fact that we wear suits to all of our competitions, but people will often ask us, “Why do you wear suits to the competitions?” The answer is this: in our rookie year, we attended a Halloween scrimmage where there was a costume contest. Because almost all of our membership owned a suit because they were in band, we decided to wear suits, and thus won the costume contest. The idea has stuck since.