This event is hosted by Ninja U in Cedar Falls, Iowa and is sanctioned by UNAA. It will be all day on Sunday, January 30, 2022.
Top 3 or 50% of each class will advance to UNAA Regionals. New this year - no UNAA membership is needed! $10 out of your registration goes to UNAA this year. Learn more about UNAA here!
**Based on age as of January 1, 2022
7 and Under Boys
7 and Under Girls
9 and Under Boys
9 and Under Girls
11 and Under Boys
11 and Under Girls
13 and Under Boys
13 and Under Girls
15 and Under Boys
15 and Under Girls
Over 40 Men
Over 40 Women
You must be 6 or older to compete in UNAA. Age is determined on how old they are on January 1, 2022 for ALL age groups. This is in coordination with Ninja USA, the NGB to meet the requirements of Olympic inclusion.
All athletes for the 2021-22 Season 7 shall compete in their appropriate class. Any athletes in the Age group classes may move up to the next age group if they so choose. Once they have moved up to that class, they MUST remain in that class for the duration of the year. Each course is age appropriate and if an athlete competes up – no accommodations will be made for height adjustments.
Athletes must CHOOSE ONE Class to compete in and will remain in that class for duration of the season. 13+ may compete in Amateur or Pro class if they so choose, but will HAVE to remain in the that class for duration of season.
Competing in multiple classes in NOT allowed!
Prices (before processing fees)
$55 for all competitors (includes $10 that goes to UNAA)
$60 after January 16th
$65 after January 23rd
Registration includes an Iowa Games shirt. Size requests will be emailed out as the event gets closer.
Registration ends at midnight on Wednesday, January 26th. There will be no refunds.
Two waivers must be signed!
Tentative Schedule (to be updated with final athlete numbers on Thursday, Jan 27th)
Sunday, January 30th
7U Boys - 8:00am
7U Girls - 9:00am
9U Boys - 10:00am
9U Girls - 11:00am
11U Boys - 12:00pm
11U Girls - 1:00pm
13U Boys - 2:00pm
13U Girls - 3:00pm
15U Boys & Girls - 4:00pm
Amateur - 5:00pm
40+ - 6:00pm
Pros - 7:00pm
Need To Know
Cost is $5 at the door.
Spectators must sign a waiver. It is best to do this ahead of time. www.ninjau.com/waiver
. Young kids spectating may play in our Little Ninjas area.
Please do not come to the gym if you or your child are coughing, sneezing, have a temperature, or are feeling sick. If you have been around someone who is Covid positive we also ask that you stay home. If you have underlying health conditions or are 60+ years old, we encourage you to stay home.
Everyone must use hand sanitizer when entering the building. Liquid chalk is recommended for competitor use due to its high alcohol content for sanitizing. We will be selling small bottles of liquid chalk for $6 or large bottles for $18.
The course walk-through will be a video instead of in person. We will share videos with everyone the night before the competition via email.
General climbing chalk and general athletic tape are allowed. We recommend liquid chalk as it is alcohol-based so also acts as a sanitizer. Ninja\U does sell small liquid chalk bottles for $6 and large for $18.
Awards & Prizes
All podium spots get 2 medals and can pick a prize from our prize table!
Pros win $200 for 1st, $150 for 2nd, & $100 for 3rd!
We will have our usual snacks & beverages for sale at the front desk. There are many awesome restaurants surrounding our location.
We will livestream the competition on Facebook. Like & Follow NinjaUGym
for a post with the link as each age group begins.
Participants may attend open gym on the day before (Saturday) anytime between 10-3pm for $12 admission. (No open gym appointments are necessary! Just have your Ninja\U waiver done & come on in!) We will be closing at 3pm on Saturday to begin cleaning & set up for the competition.
Any questions? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org