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The Iron Star Games – a CrossFit, Powerlifting, and Olympic lifting Competition. 20 Days, 14 Events, $2500 in Prize Money, & a Lifetime of Memories

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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 Registration

Registration Form
Countdown to the Iron Star Games
Days
Hours
Minutes
Seconds
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. 

Table of Contents

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/

Leaderboard 2020

*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.

Event Schedule & Registration

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 Beyond Stretch 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 Stretch 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 Stretch 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

Event Videos

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

Read More »
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.

Read More »
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.

Read More »
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.

Read More »
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. 🙂

Read More »

Scoring the Events

Iron Star Games

Prizes and Awards

Prizes will be awarded on Sunday morning, February 20, 2021.

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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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 Registration

Registration Form
Countdown to the Iron Star Games
Days
Hours
Minutes
Seconds
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. 

Table of Contents

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/

Leaderboard 2020

*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.

Event Schedule & Registration

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 Beyond Stretch 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 Stretch 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 Stretch 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

Event Videos

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

Read More »
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.

Read More »
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.

Read More »
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.

Read More »
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. 🙂

Read More »

Scoring the Events

Iron Star Games

Prizes and Awards

Prizes will be awarded on Sunday morning, February 20, 2021.

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.