GETTING STARTED

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

River's Edge Convention Center | St Cloud, MN

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Hi. WE'RE Aaron Barker + Andrew Dahlen. Your MN ROBOTICS COMPETITION COORDINATORS!

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.

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO START ALL IN ONE PLACE

Organizations will need to register teams on RobotEvents.com 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 RobotEvents.com.  Below is a link to a handy team registration guide from REC.

DOWNLOAD TEAM REGISTRATION PDF

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 list below or Download Full Event List of Events 2020-2021 for MN.  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.  

THREE LEVELS OF VEX COMPETITION

VEX IQ CHALLENGE

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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+

Minnesota Robotics COMPETITION SCHEDULE

NOTES: Last updated on 12.30.2020.  For most current schedule, click HERE.  ES = Elementary School, MS = Middle School, HS = High School

NAME DATE LOCATION
VEX MN January Skills - REMOTE ONLY  01.02.2021 St. Cloud, MN
Fisher Public School VRC Skills ONLY  01.09.2021 Fisher, MN
NW Minnesota REMOTE SKILLS ONLY  01.16.2021 East Grand Forks, MN
VEX MN February Skills REMOTE ONLY 02.06.2021 St. CLoud, MN
Southland VEX Robotics MS/HS Tournament-RESCHEDULED 02.20.2021 Adams, MN
Kimball Area Schools Super Mega VRC Tournament – Middle School Only – Change Up 01.16.2021  Kimball, MN
Kimball Area Schools Super Mega VRC Tournament – High School Only – Change Up 01.16.2021 Kimball, MN
Windom VEX Robotics Tournament 01.30.2021 Windom, MN



MN State VEX Robotics Championship – High School Only 03.04 & 03.05
2021
St. Cloud, MN
MN State VEX Robotics Championship – Middle School Only 03.04 & 03.05
2021
St. Cloud, MN

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