Our Team

Our Leads

Co-Captain

Musa Zafiruddin

 Musa goes to Enloe High School. Last year he went to Enloe High School. Next year he hopes to go to Enloe High School.

Mechanical Lead

Anubhav Raj

Anubhav Raj, big brain in Enloe High tribe. Lead of strong team, “The Hitchhikers,” make big thing with rocks and sticks. Him smash and bash to make robot strong. Him show tribe how to win shiny competition. Anubhav Raj, big chief of tinkering, make tribe proud.

Co-Captain

Revanth Karthikeyan

Revanth Karthikeyan is a force to be reckoned with, fueled by an unwavering passion and a clear sense of purpose. With a commitment to excellence and a thirst for knowledge, Revanth has distinguished himself in various endeavors. Whether it’s academics, innovation, or leadership, Revanth approaches every challenge with determination and resilience. As he continues to carve his path, his boundless energy and dedication inspire those around him, making a positive impact wherever he goes.

Business Lead

Nael Tariq

Nael Tariq is a dynamic individual whose journey is defined by curiosity, academic excellence, and entrepreneurial spirit. With a passion for innovation and a knack for leadership, Nael has left an indelible mark in both academic and entrepreneurial spheres. His unwavering dedication to learning and his remarkable leadership abilities continue to inspire those around him as he strives to make a positive impact on the world.

Electrical Lead

KRISH YADAV

Krish is a big kid at Panther Creek High! He helps lead the team with electricity stuff since 2020. He’s like the bestest part of our team, like a big warm hug! Krish really, really loves RasPi’s and Arduino’s, just like how much he loves robots! Yay for Krish! He’s super duper awesome!

Programming

Mrenaal Jain

Arrr, behold Mrenaal, or MJ, a senior at Enloe High, a true swashbuckler of the coding seas! For four years, he’s been the captain of the code, leading our crew with his savvy skills. Set sail with us in 2019, he did! And ever since, he’s been charting our course as the lead programmer! Ye’ll spy him in his rightful place, the electrical room, where he rules the waves of data, tapping on his trusty keyboard like a true buccaneer! Yo-ho-ho, MJ be a legend among pirates!

We Create Engaging Experiences

Our Story

The Hitchhikers is a FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) team located in Apex, North Carolina. Though we are affiliated with Athens Drive High School in Raleigh, we are a community-based team. We have students from all over Wake County, representing multiple different schools including Apex high, Green Hope, Middle Creek, Enloe high, and several homeschools.

Founded in 2011, The Hitchhikers created its theme off of Douglas Adams’ The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. Students are strongly encouraged to read at least the first book in The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy series. Our marketing, branding, and team references will make sense to a student who has read the books, and they will be able to reply knowledgeably when other people who know the books make references to the series.

We are also a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, meaning we are tax exempt.

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide a platform to introduce and nurture STEM, team work, and leadership skills to youth in our community. We want to create a community where a STEM education is affordable and accessible to everyone. Our core values are Impacting, Training, Implementing, and Leading.

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