Iron Star Games

The Iron Star Games – a CrossFit, Powerlifting, and Olympic lifting Competition. The Iron Star Games spreads across 20 Days, 14 Scored Events, 5 Dedicated Recovery Workouts, and an Awards Ceremony.  Coached in small classes, you’ll be taught how to properly complete each event.  The Games features a beginner scaling for newer lifters and elite scaling for more seasoned athletes. We will crown 12 total champions: Iron Star, Rising Star, Strongest Male & Female, Elite and Beginner-level CrossFit Champions, plus a Spirit Award.

We’ll be awarding over $3,000 in gift certificates and prizes. The Iron Star Games Start on February 1, 2021. Early Bird Pricing is now in effect.

Iron Star Games 2020 Champions

Iron Star
Top Female Athlete

Ashlee Bennet

Iron Star
Top Male Athlete

Jason Kanno

Rising Star
Top Beginner Female

Nicole Rocha

Rising Star
Top Beginner Male

Mursleen Mumtaz

All Star Coach: Top Coach

Katy Oblinger

All Star Spirit Award

Yosvany Rodriguez

Strongest Man

Douglass Lightfoot

Strongest Woman

Laura Ibrahim

CrossFit Elite
Top Female Athlete

Tamsin Green

CrossFit Elite
Top Male Athlete

Tim Reynolds

CrossFit Champion
Top Female Beginner Class

Holly Adamson

CrossFit Champion
Top Male Beginner Class

Sean Dumphy

Leaderboard*

NameTotal ScoreStrength Total LBSWilks ScoreCrossFit Total TimeCrossFit ScoreRewards Points to Add
Paul12482245.565786:36:00591
Katy1223122359970:59:0062420
Ashlee1190122061467:03:00576
Jason1142195059697:14:0054634
Yosvany1020168553482:44:0048630
Tim1011156550486:43:0050720
William980201058454:25:0039610
Murseleen970150552977:23:0044120
Louis9541491.547785:48:00477
Nicole95094056684:29:0038426
Tamsin946117052694:30:0042040
Douglass898146558982:22:00309
Sean857145543173:06:0042640
Laura79692039786:08:0039910
Kati704109545265:06:0025223
Damaris635680386101:34:0024930
Holly613730301100:41:0031220
Christopher562112539177:51:00171
Walid53486027073:11:002645
Julia46465125787:23:0020721
Melanie42475331086:25:00114
Janel40784531472:00:00935

*Coaches can only win the All-Star Coach Award and are excluded from winning any other final trophy.  A single person can only win one award.

Champion
Tamsin Green

Tamsin Green

@tamsin.v.green
  • 315 Current Score
  • 205 1 Rep Max Back Squat
  • 12:31 Diane
Elite
Paul-Roberts

Paul Roberts

@paul_sscf
  • 265 Current Score
  • 415 1 Rep Max Back Squat
  • 9:19 Fran Time
Champion
Nicole Rocha

Nicole Rocha

@nicolerocha22
  • 198 Current Score
  • 160 1 Rep Max Back Squat
  • 12:27 Fran Time
Champion
Yosvany Rodriguez

Yosvany Rodriguez

@rodri_yosvany
  • 218 Current Score
  • 315 1 Rep Max Back Squat
  • 9:13 Fran Time

Event Videos

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Updates to Iron Star Games

Prepare for the Unknown and Unknowable
Iron Star Games

Prepare for the Unknown – CrossFit

To all of my athletes … your dedication and preparation for the Iron Star Games have been nothing short of fantastic. You have practiced the workouts and honed your technique. You have all won great victories and sampled the bitter taste of defeat. The Iron Star Games will determine who wins and who is second-best. So I’ll leave you with some words of wisdom … those that read the closest will rise above the rest. – Coach Paul

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Iron Star Games Event Makeups
Iron Star Games

Video Submission Standards for Iron Star Games

Need to miss a scheduled event during the Iron Star Games?  No sweat, here’s what you need to do.  If you need to miss an event because of personal reasons, work, the class is full at your desired time, etc., you have two options to have your score counted.

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Iron Star Games: Official Rules
Iron Star Games

Iron Star Games: Official Rules

Official Rules for the Iron Star Games. Please review all the exercise standards for all 25 exercises that comprise the Iron Star Games. Read about which equipment is allowed and which is not. Additionally, you’ll find special rules for the Powerlifting and Olympic events such as your warm-up time and the 3 lift rule. For CrossFit, we’ll be working in two heats and with special judging standards.

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Iron Star Games Update
Iron Star Games

Iron Star Games Update

Making the Iron Star Games More Approachable to Everyone. Based on member feedback, we have adjusted scoring and workouts weights.

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Iron Star Games Excuses Opt
Iron Star Games

Top 10 Reasons Not to Join the Iron Star Games

Have you registered for the Iron Star Games Yet?  No?  Well, your coach will be asking you to register soon.  So I’ve compiled the top excuses you can use as a basis for saying no.  Hint, I’ve also explained why each reason isn’t reflective of the reality of the Iron Star Games. 🙂

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Event Schedule
Powerlifting   CrossFit   Olympic Lifting

There are 20 Days of the Iron Star Games.  There are 14 Scored Events, 5 dedicated recovery days, and 1 Awards Ceremony.

Max Effort Squat or Power Clean

  • 10:00 Minute Warmup
  • 3 Attempts – Max 1:00 Minute per Attempt
  • Weights Can Only Be Increased Once Selected.
  • Elite: For time: 21-15-9 reps of thruster (95/75lb) and pull-ups.
  • Champion: 21-15-9 reps of thruster 75/55; Banded Pullups or 3x Ring Rows
  • Note: Elite Class is the CrossFit Rx for Fran

Max Effort Barbell Squat

  • 10:00 Minute Warmup
  • 3 Attempts – Max 1:00 Minute per Attempt
  • Weights Can Only Be Increased Once Selected.

Yoga with Ira and Kinstretch with Paul

  1. Elite: For time: 21-15-9 reps of squat cleans (115/80lb) and ring dips.
  2. Champion: For time: 21-15-9 reps of hang power cleans (95/65lb) and band assisted ring dips or 2x Box Dips.
  3. Crossfit Rx for Elizabeth is 135/ 95
  • Elite: For time: 21-15-9 reps of deadlifts (225/155lb) and handstand push-ups (head on abmat with plates to level out the height.)
  • Champion: For time: 21-15-9 reps of deadlifts (185/125b) and 42-30-18 ACFT Hand Release Pushups with Arm Extension.
  • Elite Class: is the CrossFit Rx for Diane

Coach Ira guides you through a restorative Yin Class.  Coach Paul helps you with mobility in the recovery clinic

Max Effort Bench Press

  • 10:00 Minute Warmup
  • 3 Attempts – Max 1:00 Minute per Attempt
  • Weights Can Only Be Increased Once Selected.

The main rules are associated with keeping your head, shoulders, and buttocks in contact with the bench, and your feet flat on the floor. Furthermore, you must pause the weight on your chest before pressing and have a constant forward motion of the barbell.

  • Elite: For Time: complete 100 Total reps alternating on 1 Minute Rounds: Jump over Burpees, 75/55 pound Power snatch, Box jump, 24″ box, 75/55 pound Thruster, Chest to bar Pull-ups, Rest. This a variation of Hope, modified for time.
  • Champion: 100 Total reps alternating on 1 Minute Rounds: Three rounds of: Jump Over Burpees, 45 pound Power snatch, Box jump, 18” box, 55/45 pound Thruster, Banded Pulllups.   This a variation of Hope, modified for time.
  • Elite is the CrossFit Rx for Hope

Max Effort Barbell Deadlift

  • 10:00 Minute Warmup
  • 3 Attempts – Max 1:00 Minute per Attempt
  • Weights Can Only Be Increased Once Selected.

Yoga with Ira and Kinstretch with Paul

  • Elite: For time: 30 clean-and-jerks (115/80lb).
  • Champion: 30 ground to overhead (85/55lb)

Grace is usually done at 135/ 95 for CrossFit Standards (most likely, we’ll change this workout for the next iron games.)

• 60 Cal Echo Bike / 85 Cal Row
• 60 OH Plate Walking Lunges Lunges 65/55 ♦ 45/35
• 60 Bench Press at 1/2 BW ♦ 1/3 BW

Max effort push press, squat jerk, push press, or spilt jerk:

  • 10:00 Minute Warmup
  • You’ll choose two of the four lifts.
  • 3 Attempts – Max 1:00 Minute per Attempt
  • Weights Can Only Be Increased Once Selected.
  • Press from the squat rack – remove safeties before lifting.

Coach Ira guides you through a restorative Yin Class.  Coach Paul helps you with mobility in the recovery clinic

  • Elite: It wouldn’t be a true CrossFit Competition Without some Unknown Elements.  This a Workout from your past — come back to haunt you.
  • Champion: No help here — an easier version — just as ruthless.

Max Effort Barbell Front Squat

  • 10:00 Minute Warmup
  • 3 Attempts – Max 1:00 Minute per Attempt
  • Weights Can Only Be Increased Once Selected.

Yoga with Ira and Kinstretch with Paul

Max Effort Sumo Deadlift Max

  • 10:00 Minute Warmup
  • 3 Attempts – Max 1:00 Minute per Attempt
  • Weights Can Only Be Increased Once Selected.

Awards Ceremony will be at 10AM.  Breakfast to be provided.

Iron Star Games Registration Form

Iron Star Games Registration

Registration Form
Countdown to the Iron Star Games
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Games Begin January 4, 2021

When is the Iron Star Games?

The Iron Star Games will run from February 1 - February 20. It is not necessary for you to attend every day to win or participate. View the schedule.

Iron Star Competition Overview

The Iron Star Games is Comprises of 14 Events: 7 CrossFit, 4 Powerlifting, and 3 Olympic Lifting. The Iron Games takes place over 20 consecutive days, 1 workout per day. The event features an Elite Class and a Beginner Class. Plus separate brackets for men and women. Scoring is also normalized by age.

How Does It Work?

Class Members: will do each of the events one day after the other. To avoid overtraining problems, we will continue our Yoga & Mobility training on the fourth day.

Personal Training: members may compete in the games by scheduling the workouts with their coach starting today. As long as you complete all 14 events by February 19, you are good.

Open Gym Members: may compete by filming and posting their workouts. If through Instagram, please use IGTV and tag @sandandsteelfitness. If through Youtube, please make sure you use the Sand and Steel Fitness Location Tag when you upload.  Please see the FAQ for video submission standards.

Registration Rules

Existing Members: In order to enter the competition, you have to register below, and you have to log all your time or load into our SugarWOD Tracking System.

New Members: register using the registration form below and then book a gym tour, so we can show you in person what to do. 

20 Days

From CrossFit Girls to a Mystery Workout at the end, this is a full featured competition
20 Days
There are 20 Days of the Iron Star Games.  There are 14 Scored Events, 5 dedicated recovery days, and 1 Awards Ceremony.
Event Schedule

14 Scored Events

Powerlifting, Olympic Lifting, and CrossFit
The Strongest and Fastest Shall Win
14 Strategic Events to Determine the Best of the Best
Events Schedule

1 Iron Star Winner

1 Male and Female Winner in Elite and Champion Classes.
12 Total Winners
Additional Prizes for Strongest Male and Female Athletes, All Star Coach, Fittest Elite and Beginner Level CrossFitters
View Prizes

Table of Contents

Pricing & Registration

Current Member Pricing

Early Bird Pricing
$ 31
49
Registration Closes Jan 30
  • 14 Workouts
  • 5 Recovery Workouts
  • Trophies & Prizes
Early Enrollment

New Member Pricing

Includes Class Membership
$119 Open Gym & Classes
  • 14 Workouts
  • 5 Recovery Workouts
  • Trophies & Prizes
  • Open Gym Membership Included
  • Fitness Class Membership Included
Early Enrollment

FAQ

Participation is Optional.  We’ll be doing the Iron Star Games during the normally scheduled times.  If you’d like to eligible to win prizes, you should register asap.

Fitness Class Membership Info | Open Gym Membership Info

Your Iron Star Games Membership will expire on the last day of the games.   At which time, your membership will roll into our Combo Unlimited Membership.  You can cancel or request a hold on your membership though at any time.

Yes, beginners are welcome in our Beginner Class.  Additional modifications will be provided as needed.

Elite Class is approximately in between the Advanced & Expert levels in Sand and Steel’s normal Classes.

Champion Class is approximately in between the Beginner and Intermediate level in Sand and Steel’s normal Classes.

For more on our class levels, see our workout of the day page.

https://www.sandandsteelfitness.com/event-makeups-for-the-iron-star-games/

Scoring the Events

Iron Star Scoring

Iron Star Trophy goes to the man and woman having the highest Strength Score + CrossFit Score.  

Rising Star Scoring

Rising Star Trophy goes to the man and woman having the highest Strength Score + CrossFit Score in Champion class.

All Star Coach

The top coach performing coach will be awarded.  Both the CrossFit and Strength events will be normalized to be fair for female and male coaches.

Strongest Man and Woman

Strongest Man and Woman: Your strength score is the combined total of your 4 powerlifting lifts and your 3 Olympic lifts multiplied by the Wilks Coefficient. The Wilks Coefficient takes into account your age, weight, and gender to normalize the scoring for all athletes.

All Star Spirit Award

Our All Start Spirit Award will be decided based on social media posting and stories, plus overall energy and positivity during the competition. 

CrossFit Elite & Champion

CrossFit Elite Men and Women: Your CrossFit score will be 3 x your placement. So if there are 24 people who participate in the Iron Star Games and you place first, you get 72 points. Since there are 7 events, your maximum score, if you complete all the Elite level events, is 504 points.  A person doing the Champion Scaling cannot finish ahead of someone doing the Elite Scaling,  unless that person did not finish the WOD under the time cap.  So if 6 people do the Elite Scaling, the highest place you could get competing in the Champion Scaling is 18 points for a 7th place finish.  

The rationale for this rule is to encourage people who can complete the Elite scaling to do the Elite scaling.  If you cannot complete the Elite scaling safely then you should scale down to the Champion Scaling. 

12 Recognized Winners

A single person may only win one trophy in the games.  If a single person is winning more than one category, he or she will be assigned a winner by the most dominant victory margin.

Iron Star Gold Award
  1. Iron Star: Top Male Athlete
  2. Iron Star: Top Female Athlete
  3. Rising Star: Top Male Athlete
  4. Rising Star: Top Female Athlete
  5. All Star Coach: Top Coach
  6. All Star Spirit Award: Gym Spirit
  1. Strongest Man
  2. Strongest Woman
  3. CrossFit Elite: Top Male Athlete
  4. CrossFit Elite: Top Female Athlete
  5. CrossFit Champion: Top Male Beginner Class
  6. CrossFit Champion: Top Female Beginner Class

At a Glance

Technique and Instruction

All workouts include professional instruction. If an exercise is unfamilar to you, we will teach you how to do it safely.

Yoga and Mobility Classes Included

Thursdays and Sunday are mobility and recovery days. Optional, but highly recommended.

Weigh-ins

Because this is a Strength Competition, we need to have weigh-ins on the first the day. Our scoring is adjusted to take into account your weight.

Male and Female Winners

Women's Workouts are scaled so that they are equally challenging + our lifting comps take into account gender in the scoring. The result, while we have prizes and awards for both genders, we will find out who is the Strongest Overall.

Scoring

In order for your score to be counted, it must be logged into SugarWOD.

Elite and Beginner Level Scaling

If you are new to CrossFit or you just out of shape, you'll still be able to safely compete in our beginner class. The beginner class features the same style workouts with lower weights and less technical exercises.

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