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Wawasee/Portage Spin Up VEX VRC Blended tournament, Portage, IN

11-Feb-2023 Add to Calendar
Event Code
VEX V5 Robotics Competition
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13-Sep-2022 16:14 EDT
Registration Deadline
4-Feb-2023 16:14 EST
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General Info


Portage High School - West Building

6450 US Highway 6

Portage, IN 46368

Central Time Zone (CST)

Welcome to the Wawasee/Portage Spin UpVEX VRC Blended tournament!

The change of venue was unexpected, but the opportunity for students to compete has been preserved.


  • Enter through Door "F" (Facing US Hwy 6).
  • Bus and parking available in lot at Door "F".
  • Student waivers must be completed online.
  • Check in immediately upon entry.
  • Engineer’s Notebooks submitted at Check-in.
  • Competition Arena located in PHS West Gymnasium.
  • Team Pits located in adjacent PHS West Cafeteria.
  • Concessions available. (Breakfast and Lunch items.)
  • Facility is ADA accessible.

Grade Level: All

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: All In-Person Judging

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 11-Feb-2023

Portage High School
6450 US Highway 6
Portage, Indiana 46368
United States

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3 Competition arenas.  2 Skills arenas

Schedule (Subject to change):

7:30 AM              Doors Open & Registration

7:45-8:45            Inspection, and Practice (Practice open on all Competition fields)

8:45-9:00            Drivers meeting, Announcements and Introductions

9:00-9:10            Opening Ceremony and National Anthem

9:15-12:00 PM    Qualification Matches and Skills Challenge

12:00-12:30        Lunch (Please visit our concession stand or Order Pizzas!)

12:30-3:00          Qualification Matches and Skills Challenge

3:00-3:30            Alliance Selection

3:30-5:00            Elimination Matches and Championship

5:00-5:20            Awards and Closing Ceremony


With the change in venue, we welcome volunteers in every capacity.  Please contact [email protected] if interested.

Thank you.

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

In the event of bad weather cancellations please visit the event on

Coaches, will be notified by email in the event of a cancellation.  where I will post updates about the event status as needed in the General description.

Any questions or late arrivals please call Conner at (574)529-0720 or John at (219)805-3576. 

Refund and Payment Policies

Should teams need to cancel due to the change in venue, you will receive a full refund less the $5 RECF fee.

Health and Safety Policies

Simply put, in consideration of all in attendance, anyone ill with symtoms should not attend.

Date: 11-Feb-2023
Portage High School
6450 US Highway 6
Portage, Indiana 46368
United States

Travel Info

Portage is located in Northwest Indiana minutes from the shores of Lake Michigan and the Indiana Dunes, and located 35 miles outside of Chicago, IL.

From the South:

  • I-65 N to exit 258, E 37th Ave/Ridge Rd/US 6 in Hobart.
  • Drive 7.5 miles East Portage High School.

From the East:

  • US 30 West to IN 49 North @ Valparaiso.
  • IN 49 North to US Highway 6 West exit.
  • Drive 6 miles West to Portage High School

Several restaurants and shopping stores are located right near Portage High School.

Judging Format

All In-Person Judging -

  • Team notebooks must be submitted at check-in.
  • Notebooks will be assessed by the rubric.  The top scoring Engineering Notebooks will receive priorty interviews for the Notebook-based awards. (Design and Excellence)
  • However, the goal is to interview every team.