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MN State VEX Robotics Championship - Middle School

2-Mar-2023 - 3-Mar-2023 Add to Calendar
Event Code
VEX Robotics Competition
Event Type
Event Format
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VEXNet Field Control
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Standard Registration Opens
1-Oct-2022 23:59 EDT
Registration Deadline
22-Feb-2023 23:59 EST
This event is closed to registration because:
  • This event currently has no spaces available.
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info


This is Minnesota's State Championship for VRC 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.

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.

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

For elimination matches, we will be following a best 2 out of 3.


Grade Level: Middle School

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: All In-Person Judging

Eligible Teams:

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 2-Mar-2023 - 3-Mar-2023

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 March 2nd:

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 3rd:

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 - TBD - 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
4:00 p.m. - Speaker - TBD
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).


We need a lot of volunteers! Please consider helping out.

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



Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

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. 

Health and Safety Policies

We will follow CDC and MinnState guidance.


Date: 2-Mar-2023 - 3-Mar-2023
St. Cloud River’s Edge Convention Center
10 4th Avenue South
St. Cloud, Minnesota 56301
United States

Travel Info

2023 VEX Robotics State Championship Hotel Info

Mention VEX Robotics to get the block rates.

Best Western Plus Kelly Inn

(320) 253-0606
$111 for Suite 1 King Bed with Sofabed
Attached to the River's Edge Convention Center.  Includes pool, gym, and Green Mill Restaurant onsite.

Block cutoff date is January 28, 2023


Courtyard by Marriott St. Cloud

(320) 654-1661
$132 for Single Kings & $142 for Double Queens
Attached to the River's Edge Convention Center.  Includes pool, gym, and on-site Bistro.

Block cutoff date is January 28, 2023


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.