I'll try to name as many connections as I can remember from my informal surveying.
Alex Hatori - Sawblaze - 1197 Torbots Alumni/Mentor
Leanne Cushing - Valykrie - Alumni/Mentor of a couple teams
Jason Vasquez - Whiplash - Student on a team in Cali he couldn't remember the name of
Antoine Trabulsi - All Black robotics/Red Devil - 2609 mentor
Donald Hudson - Lockjaw - Mentors a team in Cali
Mark Liu - Megabyte Builder? - 2485 mentor (I think he's doing KOB rn)
Charles Guan - Overhaul - 1771 Alumni
Adam Becu - Brutus - Alumni?
A bunch of people on Tantrum - 971, 148, 1625 etc
Paul V - Biteforce - 254 mentor
Probably missing a few.
The new bot I'm hyped the most for is HUGE. The 30lb original is already terrifying. Don't underestimate it.