For all motors, I generally find it useful to wire the motors within the "C" of the C-channels as much as possible. If there are gears the wires have to pass around, I would spend extra time rerouting the wires around the gears by a nearby support structure and make sure that the wire is secure with a small, light tug from zip ties in the area. I would generally raise and lower mechanisms and lower the mechanisms slowly if near the wires and change the wires position if you notice that the metal would be in the way or potentially hazardous. Because this is Turning Point, and the season has turned into BattleBots slightly, make sure the wires are as hidden and as hard to get as possible from other robots. And if a lot is exposed, rewire so it isn't or it may be important to get wire sleeves.
If anything, it all comes down to experience. Have someone dedicated to wiring and have they will eventually learn techniques to ensure that the wires don't get in gears, cut by metal, etc.
Hopefully this helps in some way, shape, or form :)