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Topic: Introductions!
Posted By: collinskl1
Subject: Introductions!
Date Posted: Mar/25/2011 at 1:00pm
Mod Squad, can you sticky this?
Hey everyone, I may be alone here, but as this forum gains popularity I'm having a hard time keeping track of who is from where.  I started this thread so we can all introduce ourselves and so new members can make their presence known.  I suggest a standard format so everything is organized... since it fits the stereotype.
Real name
Area of study
School and years attended
If alumni, what you do now
Years your school has done baja
Years you have done baja
I'll go first:
Kyle Collins
Mechanical Engineering
Lipscomb University (Nashville, TN) 2006-2010
Design Engineer at Nexteer Automotive, EPS gear design
4 years
I was on the team 3 of them, captain the last 2

Kyle Collins
Lipscomb University Alumni
2x Project Manager

Nexteer Automotive
Product Engineer, Electronic Power Steering

... and the 8th simple machine: a bigger hammer.

Posted By: ErikHardy
Date Posted: Mar/25/2011 at 1:46pm
-Erik Hardy
-Mechanical Engineering
-Kettering University (Flint, MI) 2008 - 2013
-Design Engineer at Pratt & Miller Engineering
-4 years!

Posted By: Rob71zilla
Date Posted: Mar/25/2011 at 2:34pm
Robbie Pazdur
SUNYIT (Utica, NY) 04-09 Process/Manufacturing Engineer at Remington Arms - Defense Division
First year was 2004, first competition was Rochester 07
I was on the team 1/06-4/10 and was the president for 2 years

Former Team Captain
SUNY Institute of Technology
Current Engineer for Remington Arms

A Redline a day keeps the carbon away.

Posted By: wishin4snow
Date Posted: Mar/25/2011 at 3:12pm
Kevin Werkheiser
Manufacturing Engineering Technology
Pennsylvania College of Technology 2007-2011 (May)
This will be our 6th year competing
I started as a freshman so this will be my 4th yr.

Pennsylvania College of Technology

"Hold 'er dubya"

Posted By: blue2kss
Date Posted: Mar/25/2011 at 6:06pm
Dustin Bride
Under Grad - Mechanical, Grad - Engineering Management
University of South Florida, 2005-2009
Work for the DOD doing Counter IED development for the Marine Corps. 
Late 70's then on and off.  Solid again 1990-2010
I started the team in 2006, ended in 2009

Dustin Bride
University of South Florida SAE Alumni/Consultant
Mechanical Engineer - Naval Surface Warfare Center, Marine Corps. Counter IED Development

Posted By: AndyRIT
Date Posted: Mar/25/2011 at 6:27pm
Andrew Gennette
BS. Mechanical Engineering Technology
Rochester Institute of Technology, 2004-2009
Work at Caterpillar as a Diesel Performance Analyst on 2nd shift
First team was started in 81', 2nd round started in 97' be the one and only Jason Rounds
I was on the team from 04-09, Team Manager for 06-08.
Post school: Organizing/build at RIT 10' and Illinois 11'

RIT Baja SAE Alumni 04'-09'
RIT Baja Team Manager 06'-08'
2010 RIT Track builder
2011 CAT/IL Comp Team Leader
2012 Wis vol
2013 RIT Track Builder
Diesel Calibration Engineer-Kohler Engines

Posted By: CLReedy21
Date Posted: Mar/25/2011 at 6:30pm
-Chris Reedy
-Tennessee Technological University 2006-2011 (August?)
-Co-op'd with BorgWarner for all of 2010
-Team first competed in '77 in the second year of competition and has, to my knowledge, fielded a team every year since then.
-I joined December 06.  I was a team co-captain for 2010 and I'm the design captain for 2011.  This will be my last year on the team.

-Chris Reedy
TTU Alumni
Fourwheeler Drawer

"Quick with the hammer, slow with the brain."

Posted By: collinskl1
Date Posted: Mar/25/2011 at 6:45pm
Originally posted by CLReedy21 CLReedy21 wrote:

-Chris Reedy
-Tennessee Technological University 2006-2011 (August?)
-Co-op'd with BorgWarner for all of 2010
-Team first competed in '77 in the second year of competition and has, to my knowledge, fielded a team every year since then.
-I joined December 06.  I was a team co-captain for 2010 and I'm the design captain for 2011.  This will be my last year on the team.
Lemme know how that goes for ya... Wink

Kyle Collins
Lipscomb University Alumni
2x Project Manager

Nexteer Automotive
Product Engineer, Electronic Power Steering

... and the 8th simple machine: a bigger hammer.

Posted By: CLReedy21
Date Posted: Mar/25/2011 at 6:56pm
Hi, my name is Chris, and I have a problem...

-Chris Reedy
TTU Alumni
Fourwheeler Drawer

"Quick with the hammer, slow with the brain."

Posted By: RonGeorge
Date Posted: Mar/25/2011 at 8:59pm
Nice to know you all.

I study Electro-Optics/Lasers at Monroe Community College, one of a handful of community colleges in Baja SAE with a top 50 showing each year. I'm a mechanical engineering grad from University at Buffalo where I studied for 4.5 years. UB established UB Motorsports in 1984 but I had no affiliation with them while there. At MCC, we've been developing the program for 10 years now. I've been on the team for 2 years and designed mostly. Co-captain for 1 year, captain now till I'm completely corrupted.

-Ron George
Systems Engineer (Cummins Turbo)

Posted By: tp
Date Posted: Mar/26/2011 at 2:44am
Tom Paasch
Mechanical Engineering with a double minor in beer tasting and chasing sorority girls
Oregon State University
Been on the team since 2007 but been around the team since 2001 (I think I'm the only person to drive every car since then). Team captain since last year.
I think we've done Baja since 1978, but didn't start turning into an annual thing since late 90's.


Oregon State BajaSAE Team Captain

Posted By: Hop11
Date Posted: Mar/26/2011 at 10:39am
John Downey
Biomedical Engineering (ya, I know weird)
Johns Hopkins University
This is our 7th year
This is my 4th year and my one year as captain

I somehow ended up killing all my free time with Baja despite being in a nearly unrelated major.

Hopkins Baja Captain '10-'11

Posted By: T_Patn
Date Posted: Mar/26/2011 at 10:47am
Tyler Patten
Mechanical Engineering
Cal State University Long Beach
We have been doing baja for around 15 years now I wanna say
This is my 2nd year on the team

Tyler Patten

Posted By: Sarah
Date Posted: Mar/26/2011 at 1:40pm
Sarah Ramsey
Mechanical Engineering
University of South Carolina (07-11)
Founded Baja in '76.. first event held in Columbia.. i believe we competed almost every year but there is a horrible transition between yearly teams and it ends up with a new team every year so not much info about previous teams is available
This year only

University of South Carolina - Gamecock Baja 2011

Posted By: adrive7
Date Posted: Mar/26/2011 at 3:52pm
Joe Batwinis
Major: Aerospace Engineering
School: Ohio State 2005-2009
Now: Build airplanes that blow crap up :)
Oldest proof of Baja I saw was late 70's with no gaps I know of.
I was on the team my whole career at OSU, 2005-2009
Design Leader 2007-2008
Team Captain 2008-2009

Chief Organizer, Baja California 2016, 2017, 2019
Ohio State Baja 2005-2009
Co-Host, Science... Sort Of

Posted By: johnfar109
Date Posted: Mar/26/2011 at 4:19pm
John Farnach
BS. Computer Engineering Technology
Rochester Institute of Technology, 2004-2009
Work at Viewpoint Systems Inc.
First team was started in 81', 2nd round started in 97'
I was on the team from 04-09, Team Secretary 06-08. Design Team 06-09
Post school:
Organizing/build (Maneuverability)at RIT '10
Volunteered  Carolina '10 and Alabama '11

- John Farnach


That Guy 04-09'

RIT 2010 Maneuverability Captain & Track Prep and Construction
RIT 2013, 2016, 2019 Electronic Scoring & Track Prep and Construction

Posted By: Bettner12
Date Posted: Mar/26/2011 at 4:56pm
Clinton Bettner
Business, soon to be Mechanical Engineering again...
Geneva College, off and on from 2006 to now
Spent a year in iraq which throws off the education plan a bit, Professional Photographer
Second Year

Penn College of Technology Alumni

Maryland 2018 Organizer

Posted By: FredC
Date Posted: Mar/26/2011 at 5:04pm
Frederic Cecil
Mechanical engineering
Ecole de Technologie Superieur, 2009 - ...
The first baja made at ETS was made around 1990, we're doing a car almost every year since then I think
I'm with the team since fall of 2009

Posted By: Minnesota
Date Posted: Mar/27/2011 at 12:58pm
Matthew Lydeen
Engineering Technology with concentrations in Plastics and Mechanical Design
University of Wisconsin Stout 2009 - 2014?
Stout started Baja back in the late 90's, As far as I know we have competed every year except 08 or 09 because they missed registration.  We have hosted our own invitational for the past 9 years, if you are interested in coming shoot me and at
This is my second year on the team, I have been the Event Coordinator for the past 2 years and this year I am the secretary. 

Posted By: ehunt
Date Posted: Mar/28/2011 at 10:29pm
Eric Hunt
Mechanical Engineering B.S. '09 M. Eng. '10
Cornell University 2005-2010
Service Engineer with Cummins Turbo Technologies
The Cornell team existed back in the 80s and then turned into one of the first formula teams.  The modern incarnation of the team started from scratch back in 2004. I got to be part of the rise of the team from barely finishing anything to winning Rochester last year.
2005 - 2010 - Helped build 5 out of 7 cars and have worked on 6 of them, unless consulting counts as working on the 7th

Eric Hunt
Cornell Baja
08-09 Team Captain

Its not your aptitude but you attitude that determines your altitude.

Posted By: Blue Devil's Erick
Date Posted: May/02/2011 at 1:55am
-UW-Stout, 2005-2010
-Engineering Technology, Plastics and Mechanical Design
-Not sure of what I want to do when I grow up
-Baja at Stout started somewhere around 1997
-5 years in Baja, two as treasurer

Some of the summer farming fun:

Posted By: davidefergnani
Date Posted: May/02/2011 at 4:07pm
David Fergnani
Mechcanical Engineering, of course
Lipscomb University, 2010-present
Alumnus of Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology(2007-2009), Assoc Deg in aviation maintenance 
Baja started 5 years ago.
this is my first season 

Posted By: dtom_ks
Date Posted: May/30/2011 at 6:11pm
Derik Hockett
Pittsburg State 2000-2002
I,C&E Tech BP America
Pittstate has done baja since 86??
2 years while at Pittstate

Posted By: BroncoX
Date Posted: May/31/2011 at 1:06am
Max Mitchell
Mechanical Engineering
Cal Poly Pomona, 2nd year
CPP has done baja since around 79 or 80 and ive stumbled across some old plaques with the first car on it.
This is my 2nd year doing baja

Cal Poly Pomona

Bronco Racing

Posted By: tm_msoe
Date Posted: Jun/12/2011 at 12:31pm
-Travis Malouf
-Mechanical Engineering 2007-2011
-Milwaukee School of Engineering
-MSOE has done Baja since before I was even born, I'm not sure when we started.
-This was my first, and unfortunately my last year doing Baja.

Travis M.

Former Captain
Milwaukee School of Engineering

Posted By: MBlake77
Date Posted: Jun/19/2011 at 10:50am
Matt Blake
Mechanical Engineering
Johns Hopkins 2008-2012
Upcoming season will be 8th for the team
My 3rd year with the team
Captain for the 2011-2012 season

Matt Blake
Hopkins Baja
Captain 2011-2012

Posted By: BadgerMilk
Date Posted: Jun/19/2011 at 11:31am
Nick Badger
Mech E, German
Case Western Reserve University, 2007-2011 (and counting, at least late 2012 for my masters)
CWRU Baja (aka Bingham's Best Brand) just rounded out our 10th year of competitions.
This is now my 3rd year as a member of the team but 5th year associated with it (long story).  I'm co-captain for the 2012 season.

Posted By: spurdozer
Date Posted: Jun/28/2011 at 5:06pm

Waleed Wasim


N.E.D University Of Engg. & Tech (2010-2013)

Still a student of course

Unfortunately not yet. But my team is hoping to enter Baja SAE from 2012.

From 2012 we'd be a part of the baja community. 

People ask for freedom of speech as a compensation for freedom of thought which they seldom use

Posted By: frinesi2
Date Posted: Jun/28/2011 at 8:56pm

Might as well introduce myself even though I've been posting for a while. Never too late.

Eric Meyer

Mechanical Engineering

UMBC since 2007, finishing up my B.S. and moving in to M.S. so I can get a few more years on Baja LOL

The modern team has been around since 99ish. We were around in the early days too and even hosted a race, but I'm not sure of the details.

This is my fourth year. They've finally stopped calling me rookie. Well, mostly . . .



Posted By: Soccerdan7
Date Posted: Jul/01/2011 at 5:07pm
I have been posting on here for a little while and have been reading for the past couple years, so I figure I may as well introduce myself to the rest of you.

Danny Field
Cornell University
BS Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering 2011
Masters of Engineering in Mechanical 2012
This is going to be my 5th year at Cornell and my 5th year doing Baja
The modern version of our team has existed for 8 years

I designed the body panels among other things for the 08-10 cars that attracted quite the paparazzi and was Captain last year. It's been an unbelievable ride from the disaster of Montreal my freshman year to winning in Rochester and establishing ourselves as a successful program with 4 straight top 10 finishes now.



(fall'07 - spring'12)
Former Captain / MEng / that guy with all the carbon
10 races, 7 top ten's, 2 overall wins

Posted By: cwelch
Date Posted: Jul/01/2011 at 6:07pm
Ive been on here for a while, but didnt notice this thread until now. Im bored at work so...Hey.

-Cam Welch
--New Mexico Tech
-BS in Mechanical Engineering 2012,
-work as a student engineer at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory
-We have had a baja program from 99-04 and from 07-now
-I Started helping with baja in 08-09 as a freshman
-2011-12 team leader

-Cam Welch
-New Mexico Tech

Posted By: p.lewis
Date Posted: Jul/02/2011 at 11:30am
Patrick Lewis
BS & MS Mechanical Engineering
University of Rochester
General Motors -- Hydrogen Fuel Cell R&D '06-'12RWD automatic transmission control '12-present
UR first participated in 1980, had a lapse or two, but has competed in most of the East competitions
I participated '05 & '06, then helped coach/advise UR from '07-present

University of Rochester Alum

Posted By: jarmumd
Date Posted: Jul/03/2011 at 1:06am
Marc Jarmulowicz
BS & MS Aerospace Engineering
Auburn University, '01-'05 & '05-07
Launch vehicle loads and dynamics
A long time...  Auburn was one of the teams at the first baja event.
3 years as a competitor, 2 years graduate work related to baja, organizer Auburn '06, '09, and UAB '11, Tech Inspector '07-present

Auburn Baja 03-05

Masters involving dynamic simulation of baja car and driver

SAE Auburn Race Organizer 06, 09, 12, 15

SAE Birmingham Race Organizer 11

National Tech. Inspector 07-15

Posted By: kcsvoboda
Date Posted: Jul/08/2011 at 5:46pm
So, I have made a number of posts under our team account (offroadillini), but it's time to pass that on to the next sucker, and I just can't stop reading and posting. Tongue

Kat Svoboda
BS & MS Mechanical Engineering
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign '08-'11 and '11-'13
Our modern team has been around since 1995-1996, I am unsure of our participation in the early years, as I have heard rumors, but have seen no evidence.
I've had 4 years on the team, 1 year as captain, and now moving onto a role as an adviser (or something TBD).

Kat Svoboda

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Off-Road Illini Team Captain '11

Posted By: fuzz the tank
Date Posted: Jul/23/2011 at 1:01pm

Former school:

Jacob Frank formally known as Clutch
BS Engineering Technology Mechanical Design
UW-Stout 08 - 11
Stout has been doing baja since 96, first competition was 97.
Has been one of the lead designers since 09 - I started in 08 -, was vice president and president for 2011.
New School:
Same name
Mechanical Engineering with an emphasis in mechanical systems
UW-Milwaukee 11-14
I don't know really anything about UWM
As far as I know, know one at UWM knows this yet, but I WILL be apart of their baja team next year, hopefully it's not awkward...

Posted By: Red_Beard
Date Posted: Jul/25/2011 at 9:53am
Kris Olson
Mechanical Engineering
South Dakota School of Mines and Technology (2005-2010; I followed the baja course plan)
Cost Analyst Jacobs Engineering
We have trophies and pictures dating back to the early 80's, but didn't get really serious until the mid-late nineties. 
I was on the team for all 5 years, and was the team treasurer 2007-2009, underclass car co-lead 2006-2009 and team/design lead 2010.

SDSM&T 09-10 Team Lead
2nd & 9th Baja West

Project Engineer
Matrix Service - Bellingham, WA

Posted By: jayalex
Date Posted: Jul/25/2011 at 2:23pm
Jérémie Alex Boisvert
Mechanical Enginnering
Cégep de Drummondville (2008-2011)(equivalent of community college)/Begin at Université de Sherbrooke this autumn.
Cégep de Drummondville: maybe 5 years before the project stops in 2009. Sherbrooke:21 years
2 years, 1 captain at Drummondville

Jay Alex Boisvert

Université de Sherbrooke

Posted By: J.Cremer
Date Posted: Jul/26/2011 at 9:35am
Jason Cremer
Mechanical Engineering
Kettering University
Baja has been on and off here
2 years on the team
3.5 yrs of school

Kettering Baja

Posted By: JMcCarty22
Date Posted: Aug/04/2011 at 10:14am
Jamie McCarty
Mechanical Engineering
Central Michigan University
Baja team started in 2005-2006
1 year

Jamie McCarty
Chippewa Performance
Team Captain 2011-12

Posted By: sandres913
Date Posted: Aug/17/2011 at 3:49pm
Shaun Andres
Mechanical Engineering
Purdue University Calumet
Baja team since...'02?
I've been on the team since Fall '09

Posted By: NTripp
Date Posted: Aug/25/2011 at 8:18pm
Nicholas Tripp
Mechanical Engineering
McGill University
McGill Started Baja in '84, although there have been some missed seasons since then.
Started Baja Fall '08

McGill Baja Racing
2011-12 Co-Captain

Posted By: patwood
Date Posted: Sep/08/2011 at 11:58am
Patrick Dubois
Mechanical Engineering
Université de Sherbrooke, starting third year
Sherbrooke has been in the game since '91
Started myself in fall of '09
Looking forward to learning loads again this year!

Pat Ken Dubois
Sherbrooke Racing Team

Posted By: Sauerkraut
Date Posted: Jan/17/2012 at 4:04pm
Kevin Schmitt
Mechanical Engineering Technology
Rochester Institute of Technology 07-08
Old Dominion Unitversity 11-Current
On Baja since 07

Posted By: hym
Date Posted: Jun/05/2012 at 11:01am
-Siddharth Singh
-Mechanical Engineering
-MIT Manipal (3rd Year)
-Not an alumni
-First baja competition in 2008
 Second participation in 2010
 Third run 2012(Present)
-First baja participation, designation : captain

Posted By: UCbaja
Date Posted: Jun/05/2012 at 9:37pm
Ricardo Hinojosa
Mechanical Engineering Technology
University of Cincinnati College of Applied Science - 4 years
Baja participation has been on and off, but this will be the second consecutive year. 
zero years on baja, total noob!

Posted By: Lostsheep
Date Posted: Aug/25/2012 at 12:59pm
Jon Lockwood
Mechanical Engineering
San Jose State University
Job-shop machinist
2nd year on our team

Hello to all!

Posted By: zainracer
Date Posted: Sep/01/2012 at 1:26pm
Zain Noordin
Mechanical Engineering
University of Memphis
The Baja program at our school was started 4 years ago
I have been involved with the team for the past 3 years, last 2 as team captain.

Its been a great experience so far and I am looking forward to another year of baja!

Zain Noordin
University of Memphis
Tiger Baja

Posted By: Skyline
Date Posted: Sep/20/2012 at 2:16pm
Jonathan Moulton
Software Engineering
Robert Morris University
The Baja program has been around for a little while at our school
0 years so far, this will be my first.

I love off road and had to join when I heard about it. I think it will be a lot of fun.

Posted By: Priyank
Date Posted: Oct/02/2012 at 1:39am
Priyank Sharma
Maharaja Agrasen Inst of Tech
Introduced BAJA at my college in 2011, My second time now in 2012
Co - Captain

Looking for a job somewhere :D

Posted By: AlexM
Date Posted: Oct/09/2012 at 12:28am
Alex Marotta
Mechanical Engineering
McGill University
I beleive the team started in '84
Baja  2011-

Posted By: Baja2013
Date Posted: Oct/09/2012 at 11:59am
Emily Stark
Mechanical Engineering
University of Tennessee Chattanooga 2009-2013
Program started in 2006
This is my fourth year doing baja. I'm this year's team captain.

Posted By: SDSMTbaja
Date Posted: Dec/03/2012 at 12:41am
Forrest Lanier
Mechanical Engineering
South Dakota School of Mines And Technology 2009-2014
Program started back in the 80's
4th year in baja. I'm mainly a milling machinist, but have been frequently helping with frame, suspension, shocks, and design

Posted By: SJSaar
Date Posted: Dec/18/2012 at 3:04pm
Hey there. New member here...

Samy Saar
3rd Year Mechanical Engineer at Cal Poly Pomona
2nd Year doing Baja.

Cal Poly Pomona

Posted By: oseinamash
Date Posted: Feb/12/2013 at 7:27am
Osein Mash
Mechanical Engineering
SSG in 2005
Co-op'd with BorgWarner for all of 2010

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Posted By: taukea
Date Posted: Feb/14/2013 at 10:30am
Andrew Tauke
Industrial Technology
Iowa State University 2010-2015
3rd year of throwing my life away in the shop.... I mean Baja... Big smile

Iowa State Tech Director 2013-2014
Iowa State Project Director 2012-2013

Posted By: joey.m.gonzalez
Date Posted: May/09/2013 at 9:00pm
Joey (Jose) Gonzalez
Mechanical Engineering
San Diego State University (Graduation Spring '14)

Second year actively involved in BAJA SAE, 3rd and final year coming next.  Currently Team Captain, and Lead designer.  We have a small, new team so most of the load for design is placed on myself while I get the freshmen/sophomores up to speed. Myself and another Junior are the main builders.

Been around this kind of stuff ever since I was little.  Hopefully I will be able to contribute both on the forums and at the competition helping out.  If any of you guys see a 35' Toyhauler with a big, blue "M" on the back in the Washingtong pits, come by and say hi!  I'll be the guy with the beard, hat, glasses.


Posted By: cujdubs
Date Posted: May/09/2013 at 10:20pm
Never saw this before

John Hannum
Mechanical Engineering
Clarkson University (Ill be entering my junior year in the fall)
As far as I know we have taken a car to competition every year since 1978
This is my second year on the team

John Hannum
Clarkson University
Steering Leader

Posted By: Akkino
Date Posted: May/11/2013 at 2:27pm
Akanksha Gupta
Mechanical and Automation Engineering
Indira Gandhi Institute of Technology, India
College started participating in 2008
This is my 2nd year with BAJA.

Posted By: Aramburu
Date Posted: May/12/2013 at 6:30pm
Dylan 'Dillian' Aramburu
Mechanical Engineering
UCLA has had a Baja team for 13 years now
2 years on the team

Posted By: Conter1510
Date Posted: Jun/11/2013 at 8:50pm
Joshua Conter
Mechanical Engineering (Automotive)
Arizona State University Polytechnic
ASU Poly has been on off since 08? Consistent Since 2012
2 Years on the team.

Josh Conter
Arizona State University Poly
Vehicle Dynamics and Suspension Guy

Posted By: rasmuet
Date Posted: Jun/12/2013 at 9:22am
Erik Rasmussen
Mechanical Engineering
Iowa State University 2010-2014
2 years on the team, going into my third.

Iowa State Baja 2011-Dec 2014
Drivetrain Design 2013, 2014, 2015
2014 Kansas - Car #45 - 1st Place Endurance

Posted By: mjastram
Date Posted: Sep/10/2013 at 12:08am
Mike Jastram
Northwestern University 2010-2014

Not sure how long the team's existed here. I think it was started sometime in the eighties (according to vague campus rumor) but it's very hard to find solid information.

My first year on the team. Lovely little small team, recovering rapidly from a near-extinction event so there are lots of holes to fill.

Posted By: ahmed
Date Posted: Sep/10/2013 at 7:14pm
Ahmed Osama
Mechanical Design Engineering
Cairo University 2009-2014
This the first year for our university

Posted By: gearhed31
Date Posted: Sep/16/2013 at 4:04am
John Steller
Mechanical Engineering Technology (MET)
second year on team
team has been around since 2006
I'm the frame and suspension design lead

Any problem you will ever encounter in life can be solved; all you need is a big enough hammer

SUNYIT Baja Sae frame and suspension design lead

Posted By: koheed
Date Posted: Oct/14/2013 at 7:20pm
Scott Sier
Mechanical Engineering
University of Michigan - Flint, transferred to Winter 2013
I'm currently trying to start a new team from 

Posted By: millerna
Date Posted: Oct/14/2013 at 7:29pm
Neil Miller
Mechanical Engineering Technology 
State University of New York Institute of Technology (SUNYIT) 
Baja has been around since '06 here, my second year in the program and first year as President. 

Been an great experience, can't begin to explain the skills I have learned from tool and machine time to team management and people skills. Couldn't be happier with the team this year and my experience to date! 

Wildcat Motorsports

Posted By: robins5d
Date Posted: Oct/14/2013 at 10:43pm
Paul Robinson
Mechanical Engineering
Rowan University 2010-2014
This is my 4th year on the team and my second year as captain
We've been doing baja since 2003 i think

Paul Robinson
Rowan University Baja Captain 2012-2013

Posted By: krowx
Date Posted: Oct/14/2013 at 11:57pm
Karson Row
Mechanical Engineering Technology
Old Dominion University 2010+
4th year on the team 3rd year as captain and 2nd as team leader+lead designer.
ODU has been participating in Baja since 1981 i believe. (aka the first+last time we won a Baja race)

Small team with limited funding, but we throw away our lives at it every year. Will be going on our 7th straight year of building a new car and competing with it. Design falls mostly on myself with help of some alumni and others while i focus on rebuilding the team as most of us are about to graduate.


2011 Kansas
2012 Wisconsin
2013 RIT
2014 Illinois

Posted By: RLM
Date Posted: Oct/15/2013 at 3:52pm
Richard Elliott
McMaster University
Bachelor of Technology, Automotive and Vehicle Tech
5th year on team, 2nd as captain
Team was started in 07 and did not compete in 11

McMaster Baja Racing (09-Dec 2015)
Team Captain 2012-2015
Suspension Lead 2015-2016
All spoonfeed PM requests will be billed at $10 USD per reply, payable via paypal.

Posted By: AllTracPrevia
Date Posted: Nov/18/2013 at 2:29pm
Jon Hutchings
Mechanical Engineering
University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign) 2010-2014
Off-Road Illini started as an AgE/ME Senior Design Project in 1997 (Jeez, it's been 16 years?)
Joined 2010, Captain 2014

This van's got an ace up its sleve. It's mid-engined, just like a Ferrari...

Posted By: Boss Sauce
Date Posted: Nov/25/2015 at 12:47am
Andrew Simeon
Mechanical Engineering
University of Central Florida 09-present
UCF has been competing in BAJA since 1977 (we used to be named Florida Technological University)
I joined up just last year so this will be my second and last year on the Baja team. 

Posted By: lugarcia218
Date Posted: Nov/30/2015 at 9:45am
Nice post! Good way to see who is around

Luis García
Universidad Simón Bolívar (Venezuela) / Universidad Politécnica de Valencia (Spain)
Faculty Advisor Baja SAE Grupo ISIMA (México)
On and off since 2004
0 years in Baja / 4 years Formula SAE

Posted By: Hoerner73
Date Posted: Sep/08/2016 at 10:02am
Hi Baja Forum, my is Dave Hoerner. I am a senior at Buffalo State College in the MET program. I hung around Baja last year, but this is my first official year and I am captain of a good team. I am not sure how many years my school has been doing this, maybe 11 or 12, but I could be wrong. I have a bit of auto experience which I hope can help me here. Look forward to a challenging year, but having fun while doing it!

Posted By: TejasJ
Date Posted: Sep/08/2016 at 11:43pm
Tejas Jambhale

BE : Mechanical Engineering

St Vincent Pallotti College of Engineering and Technology,Nagpur. (2013-17)

The Ashwa Riders (our Baja team) Started recently in 2013 competing it's first competition in 2014.
I've been on team since 2014-15 season.
This is my last year working in team.

2014-15:-Powertrain Member

I got to be a part of the foundation phase of the team,where we started this team from scratch, learned how to pass on the LEGACY and made lots of mistakes while establishing a strong Baja program in our college.

I've been reading here since last couple of years.I'd like to thank all the members and Alumni's present in this fourm especially Danny,Dr Passch, Otto,Eric,AndyRIT,Pedro,Chris to name a few.(Sorry I could not write many names)
You all have played a huge role in developing our Baja program.

Captain- The Ashwa Riders

St Vincent Pallotti College of Engg & Tech,Nagpur,India

Posted By: Brakemonkey
Date Posted: Sep/21/2016 at 9:28am
Trevor Schretlen
Mechanical Engineering Technology
Rochester Institute of Technology 2015-Current
First team was started around 1981, was reinstated somewhere around 1997
One full year plus a little, so far.

Posted By: jd896
Date Posted: Nov/02/2016 at 11:55am
Real name: Justin Dittrich
Area of study: Mechanical Engineering
School and years attended: Stony Brook University, Third Year
Years your school has done baja: More than I can count
Years you have done baja: Starting my second year for the 2017 competition

My life outside of Baja consists of weekly go-kart series, either officiating as race director, or participating as a driver. Motorsport is a wonderful life :)

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