Team Steampunk


Name:  Ashley Mary Nunes
Age:  29
Occupation: Super Hero
Hometown: Vacaville, CA
Residence: West Hollywood, CA 
Twitter: @girl1der 

This ex-beauty queen turned horror and comic book junkie and single mother of one is the Robot Combat League darling.  To make ends meet she poses as Wonder Woman on Hollywood Blvd. for tourists. Ashley is sweet, driven and underestimated by others. Her drive to make a better life for her son Justice Lee is heartwarming.  Ashley attended California State University, Stanislaus on a track and field scholarship where she studied Psychology.  Her son was an infant when she completed her Bachelor’s, and she still managed to make the Dean’s List.  Ashley has always been a fighter, and she wanted to put this spirit to the test on the Robot Combat League. 


Name: Kyle Samuelson 
Age: 21
Occupation: Robotics Mentor
Hometown: Los Alamitos, CA 
Residence: Los Alamitos, CA
Twitter: @Kyle_samuelson

The youngest competitor in the competition is fierce. He’s gifted and likeable with a very strong sense of humor, and is a great artist and drawer.  Kyle has been interested in science, technology, engineering and especially art since a very young age.  Kyle works with Mathobotix, an afterschool program that teaches robotics to kids interested in the field so they can learn more about the technology.  Kyle says he would like to rule the world one day, but that is just one of his many goals. He was thrilled to have the opportunity to work with and control the very complicated and sophisticated machines on Robot Combat League, and describes the experience as educational and powerful.  


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