Event Code: RE-VIQC-19-0056
Program: VEX IQ Challenge
Type of Event: Tournament
Capacity: 48 / Spots Open: 0
Event Region: Wisconsin
Price: $80.00This event is closed to registration because:
Grade Level: Middle School
Robot Skills Challenge Offered: Yes
Additional Contact Information:
Ron Lohse firstname.lastname@example.org
Nathan Nolte email@example.com
The 2020 Wisconsin VEX State Championship will be held at the Fox Cities Exhibition Center in Appleton.
Please visit the Travel Info page for directions, hotel information and parking information.
Teams may drop off team members and equipment at the drop off lot off of Elm Street. There is no parking allowed in the drop off lot.
We need a large number of VEX IQ fields to ensure adequate competiton and practice space during the event. Any organization that has at least two participating teams is asked to bring at least one VEX IQ field to the State tournament. If any local teams can bring more than one, please reach out to me and let me know. If this is a hardship for any teams travelling a great distance, also please contact me.
All teams (VRC and VEX IQ) are invited to a Team Party that will take place on Saturday night from 7:00-9:30 PM in the venue after we have taken down VRC and setup for VEX IQ. We will have board games and video games to play as well as some fun and competitive activities. We will also have pizza and drinks available for purchase. VEX IQ teams may also check-in and run skills for a portion of this time.
Please have your teams pre-inspect their robots to make sure they will pass inspection. The inspection checklist can be found at the Download tab.
Participation Consent & Waiver Form - A waiver is required for all participants. It can be submitted online or a hard copy can be turned in at the event.
Wisconsin VEX IQ – Middle School has been granted 10 World Championship spots:
If a team double-qualifies for a World Championship spot, the state’s next highest ranking team from the World Skills Standings up to and including the State Championship receives the invitation. World Championship invitations from the World Skills Standings are offered after the results of the State Championship have been posted at robotevents.com, and will not be announced at the State Championship.
World Championship qualifying awards and invitations are issued to teams whether or not the teams have expressed an intention to attend the event. Unaccepted World Championship invitations are not offered or transferred to other teams.
Saturday, February 22 (optional for teams in the area or arriving Saturday)
6:30 VRC Pits close, IQ Changeover
7:00 IQ Pits Open, Pre-event check-in and inspection
7:30-8:30 Skills Fields Open
7:30-10:00 Team Party
Sunday, February 23
7:30 Pits Open, Registration and Inspection
8:00 Drivers Meeting and Skills Opens
9:00 Opening Ceremonies
9:30-11:30 Qualification Rounds
11:30-12:30 Lunch Break
12:30-3:30 Qualification Rounds
3:45 Finals Matches
5:00 Pits closed, Cleanup
Many volunteers are needed to make this event a success. The Wisconsin VEX State Tournaments are run to benefit all VEX Teams in Wisconsin. As such we need all VEX Teams in Wisconsin to help make them successful and sustainable events.
There are lots of volunteer roles that need to be filled. There are also four seperate State Tournaments happening the same weekend, and we can use help at all of them. Consider volunteering for one of the events you are not participating in. That will give you more time at your event and help make the other events successful, too!
We expect all teams participating in the Wisconsin VEX State Tournament to register at least one volunteer to help at one of the events. More are welcome and encouraged to sign up. If every team can do this, we will not have any trouble getting enough volunteers for the events.
Signup Link: https://signup.com/go/QAPtfqw
Volunteers to serve as Judges and Referees are also needed for all events. No experience is necessary to be a Judge or a Referee, but those with experience are encouraged to volunteer. These rolls mostly require an all-day commitment. The tournament can assist with hotel lodging for judge and referee volunteers that need it. Coaches and VEX alumni are encouraged to serve as judges for events that they do not have teams participating in. This is a great opportunity to learn how to help your teams improve as well as help teams in other programs.
Age Requirements for Judges and Referees
Judges Signup Link: https://signup.com/go/QAPtfqw (same as other volunteers)
Referree Signup Link: https://signup.com/client/invitation2/secure/3044025/true#/invitation (note this is for multiple events throughout the year - find the State Tournament section to signup for state)
If you have any questions about volunteering, please contact event coordinators Nathan Nolte (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Ron Lohse (email@example.com).
Please check this tab for the most current information in case of inclement weather.
The safety of players, coaches, and volunteers is our first priority. This includes travel hazards in case of inclement weather. Every effort will be made to keep the event running on-time, but if necessary we may delay the start or postpone to the following day (depending on availability of the venue).
Teams that need to withdraw from the event before the event deadline and produce an invoice showing payment will be refunded in full less a $5 processing fee at our earliest convenience. Teams that withdraw between the event deadline and the day of the event will receive NO refund, unless as determined by the Event Partner that there are extenuating circumstances (these will be rare).
The prefered hotel is:
Red Lion Paper Valley Hotel, Downtown Appleton
Hotel booking link:
This season the STEM Research Project is presented as a 4-minute video plus 15 seconds of credits that the team records and uploads to SchoolTube, YouTube, or a similar online video platform. A link to the video must be submitted as instructed below by Friday, February 14. Follow these steps:
If you have questions about this process, please contact your REC Foundation Regional Support Manager. Refer to our website for contact information: www.robotevents.com/support
REC Foundation Design Award RubricREC Foundation Design Award Rubric
Participant Release Form SpanishParticipant Release Form Spanish
REC Foundation Code of ConductREC Foundation Code of Conduct
Criteria for registered VEX IQ Challenge teams (Elementary and Middle School) to qualify for participation in championship events.VIQC Qualifying Criteria
A description of this year's STEM Research ProjectSTEM Research Project Topic (2019-2020)
A description of this year's STEM Research Project Rubric.STEM Research Project Topic Rubric (2019-2020)
VIQC Sqaured Away One Page Description.VIQC Sqaured Away One Page Description
VIQC Robot Inspection Checklist.VIQC Robot Inspection Checklist
Participant Release Form EnglishParticipant Release Form