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MN VEX Robotics State Championship - Middle School

VRC Middle School

29-Feb-2024 - 1-Mar-2024 Add to Calendar
VEX V5 Robotics Competition
Event Format
Field Control System
Smart Field Control
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Event Region
Standard Registration Opens
4-Sep-2023 16:00 EDT
Registration Deadline
26-Feb-2024 16:00 EST
Payment Deadline
21-Feb-2024 23:59 EST
This event is closed to registration because:
  • This event currently has no spaces available.
  • It is past the registration deadline.

Allgemeine information


This is Minnesota's State Championship for Middle School teams. This event is the largest event in Minnesota, with teams from high school, middle school, and elementary school competing under one roof at the St. Cloud River's Edge Convention Center.

Qualification: Teams will be sent an invite through RobotEvents as they qualify at events throughout the season.  Teams will have 2 weeks to register before this invitation expires.  A team must have posted a skills score -OR- have competed in a qualifying event in the current season to be eligible for an Event Region Championship invitation.

As the Championship nears, coaches please watch for additional information via email.  All the most up-to-date information regarding food, reminders, etc. will be published here on RobotEvents for teams and families. 

Hotel Block: We do have a hotel block at the Best Western Plus Kelly Inn - mention VEX Robotics when booking to receive the block rate.

Registration Fee: All teams must have the registration fee paid prior to attending the State Championship.  

Competition Preparation: Teams should come prepared to compete.  Review the Over Under Game Manual, run through the Robot Inspection Checklist, and ensure your team is running the latest programming and firmware version and your Robot Brain has your team number.  We will be using the Smart Field Control.

Please note: We will be following an all in-person judging format.  Only physical copies of engineering notebooks will be collected during team check-in.  Teams who have digital notebooks will need to print off the most recent version for judges to review.  Judge interviews will take place in-person at the team's booth in the pit area.

Participation and Consent Form: All team members, coaches and adult mentors should fill out the online consent form which is good all season and for all RECF run events.  A link to the instructions for online consent form can be found here

Lunch & Concessions: Lunch will be on your own.  No outside food can be brought into the Convention Center.  On-site concession information will be shared with teams prior to the Championship.

Elimination Matches: There will be 16 Elimination Alliances (32 Teams).  For elimination matches, per the Over Under Game Manual, "Elimination Matches are 'Best of 1' from the Round of 16 up through the Semifinals Matches.  The Finals Matches are played as 'Best of 3'".

Klassenstufe: Middle School

Herausforderung der roboterfähigkeiten: Ja

Judging Format: All In-Person Judging

Event Dates & Locations

Datum: 29-Feb-2024 - 1-Mar-2024

St. Cloud River’s Edge Convention Center
10 4th Avenue South
St. Cloud, Minnesota 56301
United States


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(Please note the Agenda is subject to change)
**Note - all teams need to be checked in by 4:00 pm on Thursday night or in contact with the event coordinator. Teams that have not checked in by that time will not be allowed to participate. 


Thursday, February 29th

3:00 p.m. - Pits open and inspections - Haus C
4:00 p.m. - Check In Closes - All teams must be present by this time

4:30 p.m. - Drive Team Meeting - Each team should send 1 Drive Team Member to Terry Haws A
5:00 p.m. - Inspection Closes
5:30 p.m. - Opening Ceremony - Haus A all Divisions
5:50 p.m. - Qualification Rounds - Haus B 
8:05 p.m. - End Qualifications
8:30 p.m. - Venue closes

Friday, March 1st

8:00 a.m. - Venue Opens
8:30 a.m. - Opening Ceremony - Parade of Teams - Haus A all Divisions
9:30 a.m. - Qualifications Rounds - Haus B
12:15 p.m. - Lunch - On your own - Concessions or local - No food brought in
1:00 p.m. - Speaker - Pete Rogers, President of Automation at Central McGowan - Haus A all Divisions
1:25 p.m. - Qualifications Rounds - Haus B
3:45 p.m. - End Qualification Rounds
***Skills closes after last qualification match****
3:45 p.m. - Alliance Selection Begins - Haus B
4:15 p.m. - Elimination Brackets Begin
5:30 p.m. - Awards and Closing
6:00 p.m. - Venue Closes - We will be looking for volunteers to help convert this to IQ after we are done with EDR. Sign up on the Signup Page (located under the Volunteer tab).

Sich freiwillig melden

We need a lot of volunteers! Please consider helping out. To view the volunteer roles and to sign up, visit:

If you have questions about volunteering, please contact Katie Frank at [email protected] or (320) 308-5168.



Richtlinie für not-/schlechtwettersituationen

Due to the size of this event, this event will not be cancelled. If bad weather was to occur, use your own descretion on attending the event. Some suggestions are to come a day early to get ahead of the weather, or stay a day later to avoid. 

Refund and Payment Policies

No refunds will be issued for this event for any reason. 

All teams will be required to pay the registration fee before arriving to the State Championship.

Date: 29-Feb-2024 - 1-Mar-2024
St. Cloud River’s Edge Convention Center
10 4th Avenue South
St. Cloud, Minnesota 56301
United States


2024 VEX Robotics State Championship Hotel Info

Mention VEX Robotics to get the block rates.

Best Western Plus Kelly Inn


(320) 253-0606
$129 for 2 Queen Beds or 1 King Bed
Attached to the River's Edge Convention Center.  Includes pool, gym, and Green Mill Restaurant onsite.

Block cutoff date is January 26, 2024


Judging Format

All In-Person Judging - The Team Interviews and Engineering Notebooks will be judged in-person the day of the event. Teams should bring a physical copy of their notebook to submit to the judges.