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Sunday, January 29, 2023


Ninja U
5911 University Ave #350
Cedar Falls, IA 50613



8:00 am – 8:00 pm (or until competition is over)


Scott Behrends & Jacob Pauli
Gym: 319-224-0836



2024 State Games of America
Qualifying Event

2024 State Games of America

Competition Format

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.

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 the 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. 

The day will start with the youngest age group first, then on up from there.

Specific start times for each age group are posted in the schedule tab. Schedules are subject to change.

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. 



UNAA rules are followed: Click here for complete set of rules

Age Determining Date

January 1, 2023


Athletes will receive a colored T-shirt for their entry fee. 


Medals sponsored by Grinnell Mutual

Gold, Silver and Bronze medals in each age division.


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
Amateur Men
Amateur Women
Pro Men
Pro Women
Over 40 Men
Over 40 Women


Tentative Schedule (to be updated after registration ends)

Sunday, January 29

7U Athletes – 8:00am
9U Athletes – 10:00am
11U Athletes – 12:00pm
13U Athletes – 2:00pm
15U Athletes – 4:00pm 
Adults – 5:00pm

Registration Deadline

Event 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! 

Cost is $5 at the door.
Spectators must sign a waiver. It is best to do this ahead of time. Young kids spectating may play in our Little Ninjas area or upstairs in our party area. 


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