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2024 Iowa State VRC Blended Robotics Championship

Blended VRC MS/HS

17-Feb-2024 Add to Calendar
Event Code
VEX V5 Robotics Competition
Event Type
Event Format
Field Control System
Smart Field Control
Spots Open
Event Region
Standard Registration Opens
6-Nov-2023 16:00 EST
Registration Deadline
14-Feb-2024 16:00 EST
Payment Deadline
4-Mar-2024 12:00 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.

Engineering notebooks

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

Lunch and Concessions

Full concessions will be available from 9 am to 3 pm. Lunch specials will be announced.

Elimination Matches

Number of elimination alliances  = 12 alliances.

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)


Grade Level: All

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: All In-Person Judging

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 17-Feb-2024

Thomas Jefferson High School
2501 West Broadway
Council Bluffs, Iowa 51501
United States

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 7:30 Registration

 7:45 Inspections

7:45 Skills Challenge Open to all teams passing inspection

 8:00 Judging starts

09:45 Opening Ceramonies and Drivers meeting

10:00 Qualification Rounds Begin

12:00 Lunch Break

12:45 Qualification Rounds Resume

 2:30 Break

 2:45 Alliance Selection

 3:00 Elimination Rounds Begin

 4:30 Awards

 5:00 Break Down & Venue closes


Please contact Doug Tweedt (402-690-3132) or Shannon Dunlap (402-660-4873) for volunteer opportunities.

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

In the event of bad weather, event will be called by 3 PM the day before the event. A reschuled back up date of the following weekend will be scheduled. (Verify

Refund and Payment Policies

If the Event Partner cancels the event: Refunds will be granted if the event can not be rescheduled.


If a Coach/Mentor completes registration for the event then chooses to withdraw or not attend: Partial refunds based on the following schedule:

Prior to February 1st, Full refund less the RECF registraction cost.

After February 1st, no refunds will be granted.


Health and Safety Policies

We will be following all the current local heath recommendations.

Date: 17-Feb-2024
Thomas Jefferson High School
2501 West Broadway
Council Bluffs, Iowa 51501
United States

Travel Info

Thomas Jefferson High School

Council Bluffs, Iowa,-95.8860437,17z/data=!3m2!4b1!5s0x8793856e00fe8775:0x902416ea8b35dffa!4m6!3m5!1s0x8793856e0651a607:0x75555b97fc1abe1c!8m2!3d41.2612484!4d-95.8838497!16s%2Fm%2F0by1fy1


We will try and set up a webcast, details to follow.

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.