Robotics Education & Competition Foundation
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Defender Challenge (MS/HS)

9-Dec-2023 Add to Calendar
Event Code
VEX V5 Robotics Competition
Event Type
Event Format
Field Control System
VEXNet Field Control
Spots Open
Event Region
Max Registrations per Organization
Early-Bird Registration Opens
18-Jul-2023 12:00 EDT
Standard Registration Opens
28-Oct-2023 12:00 EDT
Registration Deadline
6-Dec-2023 10:39 EST
Payment Deadline
10-Feb-2024 10:45 EST
This event is closed to registration because:
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info

Welcome to the 2024 Academies of Bryan Station Defender Challenge

Please email me with a count of how many and what type of pizzas (pep, sausage, cheese) your team would like - ($10 each to support BSHS Bass fishing program) - [email protected]




Grade Level: All

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: All In-Person Judging

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 9-Dec-2023

The Academies of Bryan Station
201 Eastin Road
Lexington, Kentucky 40505
United States

Contact Information

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8:30 am Inspection Begins and skill runs can be done after inspection
9:15 am Driver Meeting
10:00 am Event Qualifying Matches Begins
12:00 pm Lunch Break - if time permitting
12:30 pm Qualifying Matches Resume
3:00 pm Robot Skills END
3:30 pm Qualifying Matches End
3:45 pm Alliance Selection
4:15 pm FINALS begin
5:15 pm Awards
5:30 pm Event Ends


Volunteer Coordinator: [email protected]

Experience Level: No Previous experience is needed for most volunteer positions.

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 and hospitality area provided for all volunteers.

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

In the event of bad weather, coaches will be contacted via email.  But fingers are crossed for this year!

Refund and Payment Policies

If the Event Partner cancels the event: 

Refunds will be issued as soon as book keeper can get them done.


If a Coach/Mentor completes registration for the event then chooses to withdraw or not attend:  

Depends on when and why, we can talk.  I'm a reasonable person.


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.