Robot info

Builder info

Robot:

Whiplash

Builder:

Matthew Vasquez

Type:

Articulated Lifter / Vertical Disc Spinner

Job:

Electromechanical Engineering Student at Cal Poly Pomona

Team:

Fast Electric Robots

Matthew Vasquez (Team Captain, Designer, Builder, and Driver), Jeff Vasquez (Builder, Pit Crew), Jason Vasquez (Builder, Pit Crew), Debbie Vasquez (Team Manager)

Years competing:

10+ Years

Hometown:

Thousand Oaks, California

Favorite tool:

Angle Grinder

Favorite robot:

Mechadon built by Mark Setrakian

Interesting fact:
Our team builds and operates robots for TV shows like CBS’s ‘The Big Bang Theory’ and ‘The Neighborhood’, Nickelodeon’s ‘Zoey 101’, Disney XD’s ‘Lab Rats’, and Spike TV’s ‘1000 Ways to Die’. Most fun project… probably this BattleBots inspired ‘Borderlands 3’ commercial.

Stat history

Stats
Career
2021
2020
2019
2018
Total matches210867
Win percentage71%0%75%67%71%
Total wins150645
Losses60222
Knockouts60024
KO percentage29%0%0%33%57%
Average knockout time107 s103 s110 s
Knockouts against50212
KO against percentage24%0%25%17%29%
Judges decision wins90621

Match history

Season
Round
Matchup
Results
2019Episode 2Minotaur vs WhiplashWhiplash by JD
2019Episode 5SOW vs WhiplashWhiplash by KO 1m46s
2019Episode 9Whiplash vs Witch DoctorWitch Doctor by JD
2019Episode 12Texas Twister vs WhiplashWhiplash by KO 1m39s
2019Episode 15Whiplash vs HUGEWhiplash by JD
2019Episode 16Tombstone vs WhiplashTombstone by KO 1m40s
2018Day 2 Session 1Whiplash vs HypothermiaWhiplash by KO 1m27s
2018Day 4 Session 1Whiplash vs Mecha RampageWhiplash by KO 52s
2018Day 6 Session 2Tombstone vs WhiplashTombstone by KO 1m14s
2018Day 8 Session 1Warhead vs WhiplashWhiplash by KO 2m4s
2018Sweet 16 2018Yeti vs WhiplashWhiplash by JD
2018Quarter Finals 2018Bronco vs WhiplashWhiplash by KO 2m57s
2018Semi Finals 2018Whiplash vs Bite ForceBite Force by KO 1m29s
2016Qualifiers Session 2Whiplash vs Warrior DragonWarrior Dragon by JD
2016Sunday ExhibitionWhiplash vs The Disk o' Inferno vs RotatorRotator by JD
2020Episode 511Whiplash vs HUGEWhiplash by JD
2020Episode 513Whiplash vs ValkyrieWhiplash by JD
2020Episode 514Hydra vs WhiplashWhiplash by JD
2020Episode 514Whiplash vs Black DragonWhiplash by JD
2020Episode 514Whiplash vs End GameEnd Game by KO 1m50s
2020Episode 501Whiplash vs SawBlazeSawBlaze by KO 2m30s
2020Episode 507Whiplash vs GruffWhiplash by JD
2020Episode 510Valkyrie vs WhiplashWhiplash by JD