Event description

**UPDATE - ALL DIVISIONS ON SATURDAY MAY 22nd

***INDIVIDUALS HAVE BEEN CANCELLED FOR 2021***

Who: Masters Individual Athletes (35+), Masters Teams of 3 (Only 2 athletes can be from the same age division and total age must equal 115 or more) ex) 35, 35 ,45, RX Teams of 3 (MMM/FFF), Intermediate Teams of 3 (MMM/FFF) and scaled Teams of 3 (MMM/FFF)

What: The Cactus Games is a premier functional fitness competition held in Phoenix, Arizona. This competition highlights Individual Masters, Team Masters, RX athletes on Teams of 3 (MMM/FFF), Intermediate (new) and scaled athletes on Teams of 3 (MMM/FFF).

When: The 2021 Cactus Games is set to for Saturday May 22nd from 8:00am - 5:00pm.

***Should signups be low in the Individual division we will make age group adjustments.

Where: Blade Method Fitness - 1614 W. Whispering Wind Drive Phoenix, Arizona 85085

Why: We hold a special place in our heart for our Masters and have the vision of creating a platform the best masters in the world will one day come to showcase their skills. This is why The Cactus Games will be host to those Masters ages 35+ to compete in their age groups for the title of the Southwest Masters Champion 

Our goal of The Cactus Games is to provide a platform for competitors of all ages, genders, and ability levels to compete and showcase their talents in a world class event. Fitness has brought us together as a community and we value it as something we will be able to do for the rest of our life and promote a long healthy life.

FAQ: 

Registration/Cost: 

Early Bird Registration: March 1 - March 31st

- Must use code EarlyBirdCG21 to get the discounted rate

Early Bird Team Fees: $250
April 1st: $280

Early Bird Individual Fees: $120 
April 1st: $150 

Free Shirt with registration will close April 22nd. Registration without a free shirt will close on May 11.

Refund Policy: We do not allow refunds, but if an athletes is unable to compete due to injury we will allow them to find a replacement to take their spot. 

What to bring: Please bring your own water, food, chairs, and tents for Athlete Village. We also ask you bring your own mobility tools, and workout gear for the event. There is no food allowed inside the gym, and no drinks allowed on the turf, please keep all of that outside to helps us keep the inside of the gym clean during the competition.

Pets: Please do not bring your pets into the competition, we do not want to risk any animals getting hurt from equipment or people. Although we are pet lovers, not everyone is and we must respect that. 

Parking: The parking lot will be reserved for volunteers, Vendor Village and Athlete village, no cars will be allowed into the parking lot. Please park along the street, but not in other businesses parking lots (you will be at risk of being towed). It is encouraged to try and carpool to reduce on the amount of cars in the area. Drivers can drop off athletes at the front, but must park out on the street. 

We will monitor COVID-19 and make adjustments as needed. 

Divisions/Standards:

Scaled Team

Working Weights:

Snatch: 75/55

CJ: 115/75

DL: 155/105

Proficient in: Kipping knee raise | 44/26# KBS | 35/20 DB Work.

One or more athletes able to do Pullups and TTB

*** These loads and skills are recommendations. Cactus Games reserves the right to change or program heavier or lighter if desired.

Intermediate Team and Masters Team

Working Weights:

Snatch: 115/75; Masters 50+ 115/75 60+ 75/55

CJ: 135/95; Masters 50+ 135/95 60+ 115/75

DL: 185/125; Masters 50+ 185/125 60+ 155/105

Proficient in: Pull Ups, Double Unders & Toes to Bar, 50/35# DB work, 53/35# KBS; 50+ 40/25#

One or more athletes able to do C2B, HSPU and HS Walk. 

*** These loads and skills are recommendations. Cactus Games reserves the right to change or program heavier or lighter if desired.

RX Team

Working Weights:

Snatch: 135/95

CJ: 225/185

DL: 275/185

Proficient in: C2B PU, DU, TTB, BMU, HSPU, Rope Climbs. 50/35# DB, 53/35# KB

One or more athletes should be able to do Ring Muscle Ups, HS Walking, Strict HSPU

*** These loads and skills are recommendations. Cactus Games reserves the right to change or program heavier or lighter if desired.

Masters Team

Working Weights:

Snatch: 135/95

CJ: 185/125

DL: 225/155

Proficient in: Pull Ups, Double Unders & Toes to Bar, 50/35# DB work, 53/35# KBS

One or more athletes able to do C2B, HSPU and HS Walk. 

*** These loads and skills are recommendations. Cactus Games reserves the right to change or program heavier or lighter if desired.

Individual - Men & Women Masters

RX weights Ages 35-49 Ages 50+ Weights will be lighter

Masters skills ages 35-49 - Ring Muscle Ups, Bar muscle ups, rope climbs, toes to bar, Chest to Bar, HSPU

50+ - Toes to bar and chest to bar pull ups, Assisted HSPU

Men’s/Women’s age 35-39

Men's/Women age 40-44

Men's/Women age 45 - 49

Men's/Women 50 - 54

Men's/Women 55 - 59

Men's/Women 60+

**Should we have less than 3 people in a division, we will combine age groups and allow for proper loading should that be an issue

Cash and Prizes:  Cash Prizes for Masters Individual and RX Team of 3. Prize Bags for Intermediate, Masters and Scaled Teams of 3