Blue Ridge Brawl - Off-Season FRC Event - October 7-8, 2022 @ Roanoke College, Salem VA

The second annual Blue Ridge Brawl will be held on October 8th, 2022, in Salem, VA! In this FRC Off-Season event, we will be playing the 2022 FIRST Rapid React game! There are tons of hotels and restaurants close to the venue, which is Roanoke College’s Cregger Center. Setup and optional early load-in will be on Friday, October 7th and the full event will take place on Saturday, October 8th.

The registration fee is $300 per robot. There will be a 32 team field, and we plan to have a full round of qualification and playoff matches. The winning alliance will be awarded BRB banners.

All CDC and local public health guidelines at the time of the event will be followed. We currently anticipate that spectators will be allowed, in which case it will be free for spectators and open to the public! More information about public health protocols will be released closer to the event.

We hope you will consider joining us!

Event website: Blue Ridge Brawl | Spartan Robotics - Team 5724 (

Team registration is available here: Blue Ridge Brawl - 2022 Team Registration

Additionally, we are in search of volunteers to help with both setup Friday and during the competition Saturday! If you would like to volunteer, please register here: Blue Ridge Brawl - 2022 Volunteer Registration


401 is excited to compete at BRB again! Hopefully with a few upgrades! :wink:


Thanks to 5724 and Roanoke College for hosting a great event! Both of the 401 teams had a lot of fun and it was an excellent first event and learning experience for our new students. I hope the event continues to be this much fun in future years.

It was great to get to work with 5724 on our alliance again, thankfully this time it worked out a bit better than district champs!

It was fun getting to see the well driven shenanigans of 9998 Tex Mex Lizard’s tiny 50 pound KOP drive base as it bullied most of the competition around the field. If that robot comes back heavier for any of the other Chesapeake offseasons it could be scary.

Lastly I’d like to give a special shout out to brand new 401 students who designed, built, modified, maintained, and drove the 9999 robot for this event. It was super impressive how well you all did, congrats on making finals!

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