Saints Robotics was started in the 2005-2006 season by David Ayele with help from advisory and teacher James Cooney.  They attended the Pacific Northwest Regional in Portland, Oregon with the NASA grant for rookie FRC teams. The team competed in that year’s game, Aim High, with their robot, “Nubcake.”  While Saints Robotics lacked experience with building robots in the short six-week-long build season, Ayele and his four teammates attended the competition, placing 35th for their rookie year.