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2022 Arizona VRC High School State Championship (In Person Judging)

11-Mar-2022 - 12-Mar-2022 Add to Calendar
Event Code
VEX V5 Robotics Competition
Event Type
Event Format
Field Control System
VEXNet Field Control
Spots Open
Event Region
Standard Registration Opens
9-Oct-2021 04:08 EDT
Registration Deadline
27-Feb-2022 04:07 EST
This event is closed to registration because:
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info

Welcome teams! We are excited for you to attend the 2022 Arizona Highschool State Championship! New for this season, the HS State Championship is now a 2 day event. Please see the agenda tab for details.

Qualifying for The VEX Robotics World Championship 2022

UPDATE 2/20/22: This event will qualify twelve spots to the VEX Robotics World Championship:

  • Excellence Award
  • Tournament Champions
  • Tournament Finalists
  • Design Award
  • Robot Skills Champion
  • Innovate Award
  • Think Award
  • Amaze Award
  • Build Award
  • Create Award

If a team double‑qualifies, the extra spot will be awarded to the highest unqualified high‑school team in the World Skills Standings for Arizona. These include scores posted prior to and at this event. See the official Qualifying Criteria for more details.

Health and Safety Policies

Due to the evolving nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, health and safety policies are subject to change. Please check the "Health and Safety Policies" tab for current policies and more information.


Concessions will be offered at this event and we encourage you to take advantage of the food, drink and snacks throughout the day. For your convenience, teams will also be allowed to bring food into the building. An eating area will be set up so that people are not eating in the gym. Thank you for your cooperation.

Competition Preparation

This event is sure to be a fast-paced and exciting event. All teams should come prepared for competition. Here are a few steps that every team should take to ensure that they are prepared.

  1. Review the rules and run through the inspection checklist about a week before the competition so that there is ample time for adjustments. The inspection checklist can be found on the Documents tab.
  2. Check the official game manual and Q&As at for rule updates and changes.
  3. Carefully read all of the information contained on this webpage and emails sent to participants/
  4. Pack for the event the day before the day of departure. Here are a few items that you don't want to forget.
    • Glasses
    • Spare parts & tools
    • Batteries, chargers, and a power strip
    • Micro USB cable
    • Laptop computer
    • Engineering notebook
    • Banners and other decorations for your team pit
    • Giveaways if you have them
  5. Ensure your robot brain has the latest version of the firmware.
  6. Review the descriptions and criteria for the awards that are being given during the tournament.
  7. Prep for your interviews with the judges. Check the awards tab to see what awards will be given during the tournament.

Participation and Consent Form

Consent forms are required for all students, mentors, and coaches on a VRC teams. Consent forms are now done online one time and are good for the entire season at all REC run events.


Newsletter update


Grade Level: High School

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: All In-Person Judging

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 11-Mar-2022 - 12-Mar-2022

Desert Ridge High School
10045 East Madero Avenue
Mesa, Arizona 85209
United States

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• 2:00pm: Pre-event set up, if you can volunteer to help, we would really appreciate it! Sign up here:

• 7:30am: Doors open, inspection begins, skills matches begin
• 9:00am: Coaches meeting
• 10:30am: Inspection deadline
• 11:00am: Skills matches pause
• 11:15am: Opening ceremony / team meeting
• 12:00pm: Lunch
• 1:00pm: Qualification matches begin, skills matches resume
• 5:00pm: Qualifications matches pause, skills matches pause
• 5:30pm: Venue closes

• 7:30am: Doors open
• 8:15am: Opening ceremony / team meeting
• 8:45am: Qualifciation matches resume, skills matches resume
• 12:00pm: Skills matches end for the event
• 12:00pm: Lunch
• 1:00pm: Qualification matches resume
• 2:15pm: Qualification matches end for the event
• 2:30pm: Alliance selection
• 3:00pm: Elimination tournament and awards ceremony


We need many volunteers to make this event possible! There are a variety of positions to fill. To sign up, please fill out the volunteer form and share!

Direct link:

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

As we are in Arizona, it is extremely unlikely the event will be cancelled due to weather. If an emergency occurs, we will notify everyone registered the tournament is cancelled.

Refund and Payment Policies

No refunds will be given

Health and Safety Policies

Please note, health and safety protocols are subject to change based on current local, state, and national guidelines. Please review event policies the week of the event for the most recent protocols.

Current policies:

  • All event participants will complete the normal competition release and our program’s COVID-19 waiver
  • Masks are HIGHLY encouraged to be worn by all participants and guests while at the event
  • Please:
    • Encourage participants and families to wear masks in all indoor social settings with individuals from outside their immediate household during the two weeks prior to their competition
    • Educate participants and their families about the types of interactions that increase their risk of contracting COVID-19 in social settings in the weeks leading up to their competition
    • Discourage participants and their families from spending any significant amount of time in confined indoor spaces with individuals from outside their immediate household in the two weeks leading up to their competition
  • All individuals will have their temperatures will be taken on arrival to verify that they are not running a fever.

Please do not bring your team to this event if they are sick.  The following health screening questionnaire will be required of every team member and coach when they arrive at the event:

Has Participant had any signs or symptoms of a fever in the past 24 hours such as chills, sweats, felt "feverish" or had a temperature that is elevated for them/100.0F or greater?     (   ) Yes    (    ) No

Does Participant have any of the following symptoms?

• Cough
• Shortness of Breath or Chest Tightness
• Sore Throat
• Nasal Congestion/Runny Nose
• Myalgia (Body Aches)
• Loss of Taste and/or Smell
• Diarrhea
• Nausea
• Vomiting
• Fever/Chills/Sweats

(    ) Yes    (    ) No

Has Participant or a member of your immediate household traveled internationally in the last 14 days?     (    ) Yes    (    ) No

Has Participant or anyone else in your household been diagnosed with COVID-19 in the last 14 days?     (    ) Yes    (    ) No

Has a Participant or anyone else in your household been in close contact in the last 14 days with someone with a diagnosis of COVID-19?         (    ) Yes    (    ) No


Message from REC Foundation:

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 hosts should continually assess, based on current government guidelines, whether to postpone, cancel, or significantly reduce the number of attendees when necessary.



Friday livestream:

Saturday livestream:

Judging Format

Team interviews will be conducted in-person at the Event. Engineering notebooks will be submitted upon check-in on Friday.

Legality of License Plates & Pneumatics

Please be aware of this special note from our Head Referees about license plates and pneumatics:

3/4/22 Email to Teams

Link to newsletter sent to teams: