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This event is hosted by Ninja U in Cedar Falls, Iowa and is sanctioned by UNAA. It will be all day on Sunday, January 29, 2023.
This is a UNAA Area Qualifier AND a Winter Iowa Games Event! Which means 2 awesome medals for our podium winners! The course is designed by Ninja U course designers and veteran athletes in line with the Ultimate Ninja Athlete Association (UNAA) for the best ninja experience possible.
Not from Iowa? You can still compete here IF your state does not have state games in ninja!
Learn about Iowa Games here!
Top 3 or 50% of each class (whichever is greater) will advance to UNAA Regionals. Learn more about UNAA here!STATE GAMES Qualifier
Qualify for the 2024 State Games in San Diego
The UNAA has a point system for scoring. There will be a maximum of 3 fails per course. After 3 fails, the athlete's run is over. They may finish the course but will not receive a score for the remaining obstacles. Their time will end with last obstacle completed. Each obstacle will be worth either 1 point or 2 points for full completion. For more difficult obstacles, each obstacle can be worth 2 points and have a halfway point, which must be clearly marked with a tape mark or other. Completion of halfway is worth 1 point and NOT considered a Fail, but a 1 point completion.
Score is then determined by points gained, and time of full run. Points are the highest priority when determining final score with time being second priority. Most points, with fastest time wins.
**Based on age as of January 1, 2023
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, 2023 for ALL age groups. This is in coordination with Ninja USA, the NGB to meet the requirements of Olympic inclusion.
All athletes for the 2022-23 Season 8 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 Early Bird Competitor (includes $10 that goes to UNAA)
$60 after January 15th
$65 after January 22nd
Registration includes an Iowa Games shirt
Registration ends at midnight on Wednesday, January 25th. There will be no refunds.
Competitor categories will be capped. Please sign up early to guarantee a spot!
Sunday, January 29th
8:00-8:15am Check in
8:15-8:20am Brief Course Walk Through Time with Coaches
8:20am-9:30am Runs for all 7U mixed (70 minutes)
9:30-9:45am Check in
9:45-9:50am Brief Course Walk Through Time with Coaches
9:50am-12:05pm - Runs for all 9U mixed (135 minutes)
12:00-12:15pm Check in
12:15-12:20pm Brief Course Walk Through Time with Coaches
12:20-2:35pm Runs for all 11U mixed (135 minutes)
2:30 - 2:45pm Check in
2:45-2:50pm Brief Course Walk Through Time with Coaches
2:50-4:30pm Runs for all 13U mixed (100 minutes)
4:15-4:30 Check in
4:30-4:35pm Brief Course Walk Through Time with Coaches
4:35-5:35pm Runs for all 15U mixed (60 minutes)
Amateur & Master Adults
5:15-5:30pm Check in
5:30-5:45pm Brief Course Walk Through
5:45-6:45pm Runs for Amateurs & Masters (60 minutes)
6:30-6:45pm Check in
6:45--7:00pm Brief Course Walk Through
7:00-7:40pm Runs for Pros (40 minutes)
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 or upstairs in our party 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 Run Orders & Final Schedule will be emailed out on Friday.
The course walk-through will be a video. 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!
There will be a prize table for 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place in each category to choose from!
- Local favorite sit-down restaurant in Downtown Cedar Falls. Incredible dishes for every eater! 6 minutes away from Ninja U!
- Rolls. Bowls. Salads. Vegan. Gluten-free. Vegetarian. Carnivore. Quick pick up meals to feel good about! 6 minutes away located by the University of Northern Iowa on College Hill!Icon Donuts
- locally owned & operated donuts, sweets, & coffee shop in a beautiful new location just 6 minutes away!
Good Era FilmACES
- IT service for the Cedar Valley
Erica Kuempel Massage Therapy
Email us if you or your company is interested in sponsoring an obstacle on the course or donating prizes!
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
to see the video as the livestream starts.
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.
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