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Overview:

The first annual Iron Games takes places at Ford Park and features four competitions that will run concurrently: Powerlifting, Olympic Weightlifting, Functional Fitness and the Roughneck (Strongman). Athletes have the option to compete in a single event or, those that are interested testing themselves in all events, will compete in the Iron Games overall.

Powerlifting: 

Each athlete will get 3 attempts at each lift in the following order. 
1. Back Squat
2. Bench
3. Deadlift
* IPF Rules will apply (no lifting suits required).

Olympic Weightlifting:

This competition will begin approximately 1 hour after the first group of powerlifters complete the deadlift.
Each athlete will get 3 attempts at each lift in the following order.
1. Snatch
2. Clean & Jerk
* IWF rules will apply.

Roughneck (Strongman):

The Roughneck competition will run all day and feature 5 different challenges. Athletes will be pulling, pushing, & carrying lots of heavy things across the arena. Athletes not competing in the Powerlifting or Olympic Weightlifting events will start the Roughneck at approximately 9:00am. Scoring will be based on strength exhibited relative to bodyweight. Therefore, a male athlete weighing 185 pounds that moves the same weight the same distance as a 205 pound athlete will be ranked higher.

Functional Fitness & Endurance:

Athletes that sign up for the Functional Fitness competition will also complete the challenges in the Roughneck competition. The Roughneck challenges will be completed first and all Functional Fitness athletes (Overall and solo), will begin the Functional Fitness competition at the same time. This will be the event finale.

Similar to the Roughneck, athletes bodyweight and anthropometric data will be used to calculate total Power Output for the tests. Athletes will be ranked by total power produced over the endurance event. Athletes should be prepared for anything. This workout will not be revealed until the day of the competition. All athletes will complete the entire workout. If there are high skill movements being tested, there will be an option to complete a scaled movement instead. Athletes completing the workout as prescribed will be ranked higher than any athlete that must choose a scaled movement in order to keep going.

Prize Pool:

The total prize pool for the event will be at least $10,000. The Iron Games Overall Male and Female champion will receive $1,500 each. Cash prizes will be awarded to the 1st place finishers in each event & weight class. These awards will be announced on competition day as we tally our final sponsorship numbers. The more sponsors we are able to get the higher the prize pool.

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Iron Games
  • 5115 Interstate 10 S
  • Beaumont, TX 77705
  • to October 8, 2016
  • Ford Park Event Center