LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) -

More than 100 area students are testing their skills in robotics.

It's part of the Seven Rivers Robotics Coalition's annual robotics competition in La Crosse.

Students are first presented with a challenge in the form of a game. They then have to design, program, and build a 120 pound robot to complete the challenge.

However, the event isn't all about competition. Students also work to help other teams that they’re competing against to succeed.

“It's called ‘coopertition’ and it's where one team you can be helping in one match and then you're against each other in the next match. You want each other to succeed to be the best on your alliance, but also for better competition so it makes a really good game,” said La Crescent High School Senior Marina Hafnera.

Unlike other high school sports many of the teams in Monday's competition compete all year around.