VEX MN State tournament - March 2nd - 4th, 2023 - 13th YEAR!

River's Edge Convention Center | St Cloud, MN

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Getting started with a robotics program can seem pretty intimidating at first.  But as the state's MN Robotics Competition coordinators we're here for you every step of the way.  We've compiled all of what you'll need here and/or provided links to get you to it quickly.  And we're on standby to help whenever you're ready to begin.  Have no fear!  That first step is always the hardest.

NOTE: That's really not us in the picture.  See what we really look like HERE or CONTACT US.


Organizations will need to register teams on to participate in competitions for any of the VEX tournaments including the VEX IQ Challenge, VRC, and VEX U programs. What you need to know about the competitions, links and more are just a few clicks away.

  • Use the tabs below to find basic info and links.
  • Scroll down to see the currently scheduled events for MN.

You'll find team registration and general information on how to start a team on on  Below is a link to a handy team registration guide from REC.


You'll find the pricing and registration information you need HERE.  

REC along with universities/colleges offer scholarships to support students' STEM educations and careers. Visit our SCHOLARSHIPS page to learn more.

The season is going to go on! And we're taking precautions to keep staff, students, volunteers and attendees safe.  See links to lists below for VRC & IQ Events:

AND, check out the latest COVID-19 Info.

Find answers to the most frequently asked questions (FAQS) & all the necessary FORMS to fill out to begin.

The REC Foundation offers a selection of resources to help support teams and programs all season long. While programs remain among the most affordable available, expenses add up over a season. Get assistance using some of REC's unique FUNDRAISING OFFERINGS

Check out our VEX MN Store to buy everything from water bottles to hats to T-shirts and hoodies. SHOP NOW.  



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Elementary & Middle School Program
Age 8-14 / Grades 4-8

VEX Robotics Competition (VRC)

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Middle & High School Program
Ages 11-18 / Grades 6-12

VEX U Program

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College & University Program
Age 18+


NOTES: Last updated on 11/2/22. For most current schedule, click HERE.  ES = Elementary School, MS = Middle School, HS = High School

High School Spin Up League 10/27/22 - 12/15/22 St. Cloud VRC HS
Sacred Heart VEX IQ ES/MS League 10/27/22 - 1/26/23 Adams VIQC
North Junior High Middle School Spin Up League 11/1/22 - 12/13/22 St. Cloud VRC MS
2022 Mankato East MS/HS VRC Masquerade (Cancelled) 11/5/22 Mankato VRC
SCLA VRC MS/HS Tournament 2022- 2023 11/19/22 St. Paul VRC
Southland VEX Robotics MS/HS Tournament 11/19/22 Adams VRC
Fisher Robotics MS/HS VRC Spin-up Tournament 11/19/22 Fisher VRC
Granite City Spin Up Tournament Middle School 12/3/22 St. Cloud VRC MS
Pioneers Robotics MS/HS VRC Tournament 12/3/22 Thief River Falls VRC
Fisher Robotics ES/MS VEX IQ Slap Shot Tournament 12/3/22 Fisher VIQC
Red River Valley of the North Robotics MS/HS League 12/6/22 - 2/7/23 East Grand Forks VRC
Cathedral High School VEX Robotics MS/HS Tournament 12/10/22 New Ulm VRC
Kimball VEX IQ ES/MS Tournament – Slap shot 12/10/22 Kimball VIQC
MSU Mankato High School VRC Tournament 12/16/22 Mankato VRC HS
MSU Mankato Middle School VRC Tournament 12/16/22 Mankato VRC MS
Windom MS/HS VEX Robotics Tournament 12/17/22 Windom VRC
Fairmont VEX IQ ES Slapshot Tournament 12/17/22 Fairmont VIQC ES
PACT MS Holiday Hoedown 12/27/22 Ramsey VRC MS
PACT HS Holiday Hoedown 12/28/22 Ramsey VRC HS
PACT Elementary Holiday Hoedown 12/29/22 Ramsey VIQC ES
Win-E-Mac MS/HS VRC Tournament 1/6/23 Erskine VRC
Tiger Robotics VRC High School Tournament 1/7/23 St. Cloud VRC HS
Tiger Robotics VRC Middle School Tournament 1/7/23 St. Cloud VRC MS
Sacred Heart/Southland VEX IQ Tournament ES/MS 1/7/23 Adams VIQC
Riverside Christian School ES/MS VEXIQ Tournament 1/7/23 East Grand Forks VIQC
Tri-City United VEX Robotics MS/HS Tournament (Le Center) 1/14/23 Le Center VRC
Rum River Rumble ES/MS VEX IQ Tournament 1/14/23 Princeton VIQC
NW MN MS/HS VRC Tournament 1/20/23 East Grand Forks VRC
Central MN SPIN UP HS Tournament 1/21/23 Cold Spring VRC HS
Central MN SPIN UP MS Tournament 1/21/23 Cold Spring VRC MS
NW Minnesota ES/MS VEX IQ Tournament 1/21/23 East Grand Forks VIQC
Austin ES/MS Vex IQ Tournament 1/21/23 Austin VIQC
Central MN VEX IQ SLAP SHOT 1/21/23 Cold Spring VIQC ES
Kimball Area Schools Super Mega VRC Tournament – MS Only – Spin-up 1/28/23 Kimball VRC MS
Kimball Area Schools Super Mega VRC HS Tournament – spin up 1/28/23 Kimball VRC HS
Kimball Area Schools Super Mega ES/MS VEX IQ Slapshot 1/28/23 Kimball VIQC
Rum River Rumble VEX VRC HS qualifier 2/4/23 Princeton VRC HS
Rum River Rumble VEX VRC MS qualifier 2/4/23 Princeton VRC MS
Sartell BSA VEX Spin-Up VRC SKILLS ONLY Tournament MS/HS 2/4/23 Sartell VRC
Lumberjack VEX VRC MS/HS Tournament 2/11/23 Bemidji VRC
United South Central MS/HS VEX Tournament 2/11/23 Wells VRC
SCTCC VRC MS/HS Last Chance Tournament – Spin Up 2/11/23 St. Cloud VRC
Thief River Falls VEX IQ Extravaganza & Tournament ES/MS 2/11/23 Thief River Falls VIQC
MN State VEX Robotics Championship – High School Only 3/2/23 - 3/3/23 St. Cloud VRC HS
MN State VEX Robotics Championship – Middle School Only 3/2/23 - 3/3/23 St. Cloud VRC MS
MN State VEX IQ State Championship – Middle School 3/4/23 St. Cloud VIQC MS
MN State VEX IQ State Championship – Elementary School 3/4/23 St. Cloud VIQC ES
SCTCC VEX U Regional Qualifying Tournament in Minnesota 3/4/23 St. Cloud VEX U

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