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2022 Hutto Hippo VEX IQ Challenge - Middle School

19-Feb-2022 Add to Calendar
Event Code
VEX IQ Robotics Competition
Event Type
Event Format
Spots Open
Event Region
Texas - Region 4
Max Registrations per Organization
Standard Registration Opens
13-Dec-2021 08:15 EST
Registration Deadline
31-Jan-2022 08:00 EST
This event is closed to registration because:
  • This event has reached capacity. Teams on waitlist may still be added.
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info

Due to Severe Weather, date of event has changed to February 19th.  All other details remain.

This is the fourth annual Hutto Hippo VEX IQ Challenge.  We're excited to once again bring this VEX IQ State Qualifying event to Central Texas and can't wait for you and your teams to join us.

Concessions will be available for lunch and snacks.

Grade Level: Middle School

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: All In-Person Judging

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 19-Feb-2022

Hutto Middle School
1005 Exchange Boulevard
Hutto, Texas 78634
United States

Contact Information

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2022 Hutto Hippo VEX IQ Challenge

7:00 am Doors Open, Registration Opens, Pits Open
7:30 am Team Check-In / Inspection Starts
8:00 am Volunteer Training for Referees, Judges and Field Staff
8:30 am Driver's Meeting / Registration Closed
9:00 am Elementary Qualifying Teamwork Matches Begin
9:00 am Middle School Interview and Skills Matches
12:15 pm Lunch Break
12:45 pm Middle School Qualifying Teamwork Matches Begin
12:45 pm Elementary Interview and Skills Matches
3:30 pm Finals Teams Announced
3:45 pm Finals Matches Begin
4:30 pm Awards
5:00 pm Please stick around for clean-up!


Get Inspired and Have Fun! Be a part of the excitement by joining a team of volunteers who help in a variety of ways to make this event a success for the students involved.

Volunteer Coordinator contact: [email protected]

Experience level: No previous experience is needed for most volunteer positions, and you can even bring your kids for a family activity (for example, Field Resetter is an ideal position for young children). 

Time Commitment: You can register for an entire day, or just a portion of the day as your schedule permits for most positions. 

Meals: Lunch is included for volunteers.

Volunteer Positions Needed: 

  • Judges (no previous experience required – all day commitment)
  • Referee/Scorekeepers including Skills Referee (previous experience preferred)
  • Field Resetters (no previous experience required)

Want to find out more about these volunteer roles and expectations? Visit the REC Foundation website at to check out position descriptions and find volunteer training materials. 

Once you have an assigned volunteer role, please carefully review all guides and training materials posted on the Volunteer Resources page before the event at

Contact the Volunteer Coordinator to register for this event today!

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

The event partner will contact teams in the event of fire, flood, tornado, hurricane, road closures and other unforeseen events that may affect the health and safety of teams or the teams' ability to get to the venue.

The event will be rescheduled if it needs to be postponed.

Be sure your team contact information for the day of the event is up to date in Robotevents. 

Thank you. 

Refund and Payment Policies

Refunds will be issued up to 14-days prior to this event only if a replacement team is available to fill the vacated spot.  Refunds will not be issued after that time except in the case of very extenuating circumstances at the event partner's discression.  

Please be aware that event partners have fixed costs and rely on team registrations to meet these obligations.

ALL eligible refunds will be reduced by the administrative fee that the event partner is charged by the REC Foundation ($5).

Health and Safety Policies

Hutto ISD Safety Protocols for this event:

  • You must answer NO to all the following COVID-19 Symptoms:

    • NEW or CHANGING cough
    • Shortness of breath
    • Fever or temp greater than 100°F
    • Chills
    • Repeated shaking with chills
    • Muscle pain
    • Unusual headache
    • Sore throat
    • Loss of taste or smell
  • Game setup will be handled by event staff every round in order to minimize cross-exposure
  • Teams are expected to maintain a minimal of 6' distance from other teams
  • The consumption of Food & Drink will not be allowed in the competition area.

REC Foundation COVID-19 Health & Safety statement: “All approved events and event attendees are required to follow all local, state, federal, or any other government ordinances regarding COVID-19 safety procedures, social distancing, and best hygiene practices. Event Partners should continually assess, based on current government guidelines, whether to postpone, cancel, or significantly reduce the number of attendees when necessary.”

Date: 19-Feb-2022
Hutto Middle School
1005 Exchange Boulevard
Hutto, Texas 78634
United States

Travel Info

Our event will be located at Hutto Middle School, 1005 Exchange Blvd, Hutto, TX 78634.

Nearby Hotels:

  • Hampton Inn
    • 327 Ed Schmidt Blvd
    • Hutto, TX 78634
    • 512-846-2992
  • Holiday Inn Express
    • 323 Ed Schmidt Blvd
    • Hutto, TX 78634
    • 512-846-1168