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Wiscobots High School VEX Challenge

Blended VRC MS/HS

18-Nov-2023 Add to Calendar
Event Code
VEX V5 Robotics Competition
Event Type
Event Format
Field Control System
Smart Field Control
Spots Open
Event Region
Max Registrations per Organization
Standard Registration Opens
25-Sep-2023 16:00 EDT
Registration Deadline
15-Nov-2023 16:00 EST
Payment Deadline
6-Nov-2023 16:00 EST
This event is closed to registration because:
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info

Registration Information

All participating teams must be registered with VEX Robotics and the Robot Events website and have an official team number before registering for this event. Tournament fees must be paid before teams are allowed to compete. Registration and payments should be made through the Robot Events website.

All registered teams will also need to fill out the Field Trip Acknoldment form for the University of Wisconsin Platteville.  This form can be found in the documents tab.  Completed forms should be emailed to [email protected] with your team number clearly identified in the document and on the email.

Engineering notebooks

We will be collecting Physical engineering notebooks at this event for judging.

Lunch and Concessions

Details to be determined

Elimination Matches

Number of elimination alliances (16-23 teams = 8 alliances in finals, 24-31 teams =12 alliances in finals, 32+ teams = 16 alliances in finals)

Competition Preparation

All teams should come prepared for competition. Here are a few steps that every team should take to ensure that they are prepared.

Review all game information: Current Game Webpage

  1. Review the rules and run through the inspection checklist about a week before the competition so that there is ample time for adjustments. Robots must use VEX V5 parts. Please self inspect before arriving at the tournament using the V5 Robot Inspection Checklist

  2. Check the official VEX forums for rule updates and changes.

  3. Carefully read all of the information contained in the tournament posting on

  4. Pack for the event the day before the day of departure. Here are a few items that you don't want to forget.

    • Goggles/Safety Glasses

    • Spare parts & tools

    • Batteries and chargers

    • Power strip and extension cord

    • Laptop computer

    • Programming cable

    • Engineering notebook (Required for judged awards)

    • Banners and other decorations for your team pit table

    • Giveaways if you have them

  5. Be sure to read VEX Tournaments 101.

  6. Review the descriptions and criteria for the awards that are being given during the tournament.

  7. Prep for your interviews with the judges and read the Judge's Guide. Check the awards tab to see what awards will be given during the tournament.

  8. Remember that safety comes first, please don't bring tools that pose a safety risk to your team, or others nearby, as teams are close to each other in the venue pit area. Also, remember no grinding or other actions that create sparks, ask the tournament director for a safe location if grinding is needed.

  9. Ensure that you have the latest version of programming software and firmware for your V5 Brain.

Participation and Consent Form

A completed form for all participants must be uploaded to prior to the tournament. Team leaders will need to check that all team members attending the event have completed the online consent form prior to the tournament. Instructions on how to upload consent forms in English or Spanish is given here: VEX Consent Form (English) or VEX Consent Form (Spanish)

Please note that due to UW Compliance Regulations, ALL team coaches/mentors MUST fill out the Field Trip Acknowledgement Form found in the Documents tab on the main page of this event. This form MUST be filled out and emailed to [email protected] no later than 5:00pm Thursday, November 16.  Teams that fail to turn these form in by the deadline will be moved to the wait list and will be removed from the event with no refund.


Grade Level: All

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: All In-Person Judging

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 18-Nov-2023

UW Platteville
1 University Plaza
Platteville, Wisconsin 53818
United States

Contact Information

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8:00 - Doors open

8:30 - Inspection opens

9:00-9:45: skill may be run for those who have passed inspection

10:00 - Drivers meeting

10:30-12:00 - Qualification matches

12:00-12:30 - Lunch Break(skills field remains open)

12:30-2:00 - Qualification matches resume

2:15 - Alliance Selection

2:45-4:15 - Elimination Matches

4:30 - Awards Presentation


Volunteers will be provided by the UW Plattevile Robotics Club.

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

In case of bad weather conditions or possible cancellations please visit the event on where updates will be posted about the event status as needed. 

Please feel free to contact me by phone (920 213-06310 if you are going to be late to the event. 

Once Match Lists are generated they will not be re-run.

Refund and Payment Policies

If the Event Partner cancels the event: 

Teams will be refunded the registration fee less the $5 administration fee charged by Robotevents.

If a Coach/Mentor completes registration for the event then chooses to withdraw or not attend:
Teams that need to withdraw from the event before the event deadline and produce an invoice showing payment will be refunded in full, less the Robotevents $5 handling fee, at our earliest convenience.  Teams that withdraw between the event deadline and the day of the event will receive NO refund, unless as determined by the Event Partner that there are extenuating circumstances (these will be rare).

Date: 18-Nov-2023
UW Platteville
1 University Plaza
Platteville, Wisconsin 53818
United States

Travel Info


From the Fox Cities

Merge onto I-41/US-41 S  43.4 mi

Take exit 98 for Military Rd  0.2 mi

Keep right at the fork, follow signs for Military Rd South 197 ft

Turn right onto S Military Rd  0.3 mi

Continue straight onto Co Rd D  1.5 mi

Turn right to merge onto US-151 S toward Madison  34.3 mi

Continue straight to stay on US-151 S  27.8 mi

Take exit 97A for I39 S/I90 E/94 E toward Chicago/Milwaukee   0.4 mi

Keep left at the fork and merge onto I-39 S/I-90 E/I-94 E   1.9 mi

Keep right at the fork to continue on I-39 S/I-90 E  4.1 mi

Take exit 142A to merge onto US-12 W/US-18 W toward Madison  8.9 mi

Take exit 258 toward US-151 S  0.2 mi

Keep left, follow signs for US-151 S and merge onto US-151 S  42.7 mi

Continue straight to stay on US-151 S   24.1 mi

Take exit 18 for County Highway D toward Platteville  0.3 m

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Turn right onto US-151 BUS  0.7 mi

 Turn left onto County D/S Chestnut St  Continue to follow County D   0.2 mi

 At the traffic circle, continue straight onto Markee Ave  0.3 mi

 Turn right onto Southwest Rd   0.1 mi

  Turn left onto S Hickory St   0.2 mi

  Turn left   Destination will be on the right   161 ft

Ullsvik Hall

1 University Plaza

Platteville, WI 53818

Check the Image Gallery for a Campus Map and Parking Locations




Event will be Webcast on Wisconsin VEX Streaming on YouTube:

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.













This form must be filled out and emailed to [email protected] no later than 5:00pm on Thursday, November 16.  Failure to do so would result in your team being removed from the event.

UW Platteville Field Trip Acknowlwedgement