Event description

Event workouts, heat lists and scoring will be provided by Competition Corner.

Team Check In Details:

Team check in will be at Proximal Strength (CrossFit Springfield) on Thursday, September 23, 6:30-7:30pm and Friday, September 24, 2:00pm-4:00pm.

You will be emailed the athlete waiver. You must PRINT OUT 4 copies and have EACH of your 4 athletes complete and sign the waiver. WE WILL NOT HAVE EXTRA COPIES ONSITE.

You will need to select one team member to register your athletes at team check in. They will need to come with all 4 signed waivers, team name and affiliate name.
If you are competing in 35+ division, you will also be required to either have copies or photo proof of all 4 athletes IDs to give to the registration team

Any athletes under the age of 18 will need to have the below minor waiver filled out and signed by a legal guardian

Schedule of Events

Thursday, September 23 at Proximal Strength (CrossFit Springfield)
Early Team Check-In: 6:30pm-7:30pm (1 athlete checks in the whole team)
Final Judges Clinic: 6:30pm-7:30pm

Friday, September 24 at Proximal Strength (CrossFit Springfield)
Team Check-In: 2:00pm-4:00pm (1 athlete checks in the whole team)
Opening Ceremony: 3:30pm 

Welcome by HOA Director Jeremy Mhire, Invocation by Gregg Mhire, National Anthem by Rachael and Josh Mhire

Mandatory Athlete Briefing 4:00pm 

Event Kick-Off | First 35+ Heat for Event 1 Begins 5:00pm, Scaled 5:36pm, RX 8:05pm*

Saturday, September 25 at Proximal Strength (CrossFit Springfield)

Athlete Briefing for Saturday Events: 7:15am 

HOA 2021: 8:00am-8:00pm*

Sunday, September 26 at Proximal Strength (CrossFit Springfield)

Athlete Briefing for Sunday Events: 7:15am 

HOA 2021: 8:00am-3:00pm*

*Event and Heat Times are Subject to ChangePARKING:

Parking will be limited on Friday until 5pm due to surrounding businesses being open. Please respect any barricade and “No HOA Parking” signs. We highly encourage carpooling or grabbing an Uber.


Info needed for registration:

– Email address
– Team Captain: Name, address, phone, emergency contact, password
– Team Name: To be used during event for team signs and scoring platform (Team Name cannot be changed after registration)
– Team Affiliate (Choose affiliate or independent)
– Names of team members, email addresses and DOB (members can be switched out before the weekend of HOA)
– T-shirt sizes: Specify Unisex Tee or women’s tank (sizes cannot be changed after registration-trades will be allowed after team check in if available)
– Payment info: Credit card type – exp date, 3 digit code, billing address

•DO NOT register your team for another division if the one you want is sold out. You will not be able to switch divisions. THERE ARE NO REFUNDS.

•DO NOT register your team twice. Communicate with your teammates.  If you register your team twice while trying to get through, you will be able to sell your spot to another team, but THERE ARE NO REFUNDS from the Heart of America Competition.


If a division is sold out, email info@heartofamericacompetition.com to be placed on the waitlist.

When: Friday, September 24 – Sunday, September 26, 2021

Where: Proximal Strength – Springfield, MO

1900 W Sunset St, B100, Springfield, MO 65807

Teams must be comprised of 4 members: 2 Men and 2 Women.

Athletes will not be required to be from the same gym.

Team Captains (or whomever registers your team) will still be prompted to input an gym/affiliate that the team is representing based on their own discretion or on the amount of athletes on the team from a particular box.

Fitness is cardiovascular/respiratory endurance, stamina, strength, flexibility, power, speed, agility, balance, coordination, and accuracy. At The 2021 Heart of America Team Competition presented by JUNK | 1st Phorm, every team – regardless of division – will be collectively tested in each of these 10 domains.

Here’s our best piece of advice, train accordingly:

HOA will not be releasing a checklist of movements, modalities, and loads to practice and prepare for. We believe that if you are training regularly and participating at a box with coaches and ownership who subscribe to, encourage, and incorporate performing constantly varied, functional movements at high intensity across broad time and modal domains then you, along with the guidance of those who comprise your gym’s leadership team, are already more than well-equipped to assess your current skill level and ability. Adhere to the aforementioned training method, work hard, attack your weaknesses and you will be good to go this September 24-26.

Prescribed & Scaled Divisions

All Athletes must be over the age of 16 as of 9/24/2021

Athletes under 18 years of age will required a minor waiver signed by a legal guardian.

Masters Division 35+

All athletes must be age 35+ as of 9/24/2021

Masters Division 45+

All athletes must be age 45+ as of 9/24/2021


Nuts & Bolts

Cost per Team: $500 (Registration Fee) + Tax and Competition Corner fees


Registration for HOA 2021

Registration for all divisions will open Friday, July 9 @ 5:00pm


Although we don’t recommend trying to have one person sign up multiple teams, please note that refunds will NOT be given to any team who registers for their team twice. They will be transferable but YOUR TEAM will be responsible for finding another team to take the spot. Please stay tuned to this site and The HOA Facebook Page for upcoming announcements and additional registration instructions.


Refund Policy:

  • Entry fees WILL NOT be refunded for a rescheduled or postponed event
  • No refunds for any other reasons
  • Team registrations may be transferred to another team, payment must be handled privately between team captains

If event is CANCELLED:

  • If the event is cancelled by HOA, your entire purchase, the price and any Competition Corner fees, will be refunded to you by the organizer IF fees have not been incurred for athlete tees/tanks
  • If an event is cancelled by HOA AND athlete tees/tanks have already been sent to the printer, $50 will be deducted from your refund and the shirts will be mailed to the team captain. 

Please email info@heartofamericacompetition.com for details.


What division should I choose? If the majority of your teammates are able to consistently do the RX programming of your box, then choose RX.

Visit https://heartofamericacompetition.com/the-workouts/ for past years programming to view previously programmed weight, skills, volume, etc to help determine your division

Athlete Substitutions: You may subsitute your athletes as much as needed up until the day of the event. If you need to sub a athlete during the event, your team will be disqualified from placing but you may continue to compete for recreation

Parking: Parking is limited on Friday night due to surrounding businesses being open. Please respect the No Parking signs. Saturday and Sunday- Parking will open up but please respect No Parking and restricted areas.

Pets: No pets allowed inside the facility; Pets are permitted outside