August 6, 2022

Unbroken Strength Games @UBU Expo PHX


Scottsdale, AZ

Unbroken Strength Games 

Dates & Times:

  • 8am - 4:30/5pm     Saturday, August 6th  2022


Westworld of Scottsdale  - 16601 N. Pima Rd. Scottsdale, AZ 85260 (LINK)

Order of Events:

  • "Unbroken Strength" Overhead Hold
  • Farmers Carry (40ft) + Power Stairs
  • "Grinder Gym" Strongman Squat
  • Hercules Hold
  • Yoke Series 30 ft each run (3x Weight Increase)
  • Stone Series

Please note that the events, order of events, weight of the events are all subject to change. 


  • Trophies & Swag Bag
  • Cash Prizes for overall Open Class Winners 
  • Bragging Rights to Friends, Family and Foes...

Event Rules: 

  • See bottom of page

Social Media Links:



Friday, August 5th 

  • Weigh-Ins / Check-Ins: 8:30-11am & 4-7pm  @ Westworld Scottsdale - North Hall
  • Rules Meeting: 7pm @ Westworld Scottsdale - North Hall (Same as weigh ins)
  • Yoke Heights and Squat Rack & Depth Heights will be taken during the above times

Saturday, August 6th

  • Event Door Open 8:00am
  • Athlete Group Photo 8:15am
  • Athlete Warm Ups: 8:30am
  • 1st Event Starts: 8:45am / 9am

****Please note that there is a cost to park on Saturday, and they only accept CASH!!****


After Party @State 48 Lagerhouse (LINK)

  • Start Time: 6:00pm or as soon as the event ends
  • Full Upstairs and Patio are Reserved with enough space for up to 80 people!!
  • All Athletes that win their weight class get their 1st Beer Free!! (Must be 21 years of age.) 

Host Hotel Information: 

  • Residence Inn Scottsdale North
  • LINK
  • Rate: $95 per night
  • Rate Lock Start: Thu, August 4th
  • Rate Lock End: Mon, August 8th
  • Last date to lock in rates: Fri, July 22nd

Check out the amenities! All rooms/suites are recently remodeled, include kitchenette (full functioning kitchen with stove, microwave, fridge, etc) area, have a gym, pool and hot tub. Conveniently located near grocery shopping, restaurants and the Scottsdale Quarter / Kierland Commons area. Not to mention 5mins from the event site.


Contest Director: Julia Smay & Heather MacDonald

Sponsorship: Please contact unbrokenstrengthgym@gmail.com  / (415)310-9095

Prizes: Custom Prizes, Gift Certificates, Cash, TBD

In addition to event prizes, all 1st Place Winners in each division will receive their 2023 Event Fee Waived. 



Upon receiving "Athlete Ready Command", Athletes will clean and press a mouser block overhead. Once the block has been locked out overhead, a verbal & visual command will be given by the timekeeper indicating time has started. Time will continue until the athlete's arms/elbows drop and they lose overhead control of the block. Athlete has :60 to clean the block before they will receive a "times up". Once the athlete has sucessfully locked out the block, there will be no time cap on the hold. 

The block may not be rested on the head or the belt. If block is rested on the head or belt the block will be returned to the floor and must be cleaned again. Athletes MUST maintain control of the block at all times and control the blocks down crash pads. 

Equipment Allowed: Grip Shirts (Under Comp Shirt), Wrist Wraps, 1 Elbow Sleeve per arm, Receiver Glooves, Chalk, Soft Belt, Hard Belt, Double Belt

Equipment NOT Allowed: Doubled Up Elbow Sleeves, Tacyk of any kind. 



Athletes will start with hands on their Famers Implements. On the "Go Command" Athletes will lift and carry their Farmers Handles 40ft (towards the power stairs) and place the farmers in a designated areas. They will immediately move to the power stairs where they will pick up the 1st implement and proceed to lift it up 4 stairs, making sure that it is standing upright before descending the stairs and moving on to the second implement. Time ends when second implement is on top of the stairs standing upright and both athletes hands are off the handles. Stairs are 18" high.

Equipment Allowed: Soft Belt, Hard Belt, Elbow Sleeves, Knee Sleeves, Wrist Wraps, Compression Shorts

Equipment NOT Allowed: Tacky of any kind, Grip Leggings or Shorts



Athletes will be given an "Athlete Ready Command". Upon receiving the command, the Athlete will lift the axle bar out of the rack on their back and assume their squat stance. Athlete will be given a "Buzzer" command/sound indicating that the :60 time clock has started. Athlete will then begin their squat to the blocks. Athlete will be given a "Good" command at the bottom of their squat indicating that both sides of the implement have simultaneously touched or rested on the blocks/arms. If both sides have not touched down prior to the ascent, athlete will be called for a "No Rep" and the squat will not count. Athletes have :60 to perform as many reps as possible. Athletes do not need to stand all the way back up if they receive a no rep. They can descend back into the squat position to receive a "Good" call before standing back up. Athletes may pause in the bottom of the squat, but as soon as they disconnect (Lift hands off of bar, Remove bar from shoulders, etc), their time is up. 

With the guidance of the meet director, athletes will select their rack height. The meet director or judge will deterine their block/arm height (@parallel) during check-in on Friday. Athletes will NOT be able to make any changes to their rack or block height on event day. NO EXCEPTIONS! 

Equipment Allowed: Knee Wraps, 1 Knee Sleeve Per Knee, Elbow Sleeves, Wrist Wraps, Grip Shirts, Chalk, Soft Belt, Hard Belt, Compression Shorts

Equipment NOT Allowed: Squat Suits, Squat Briefs, Tacky of any kind. 



Time begins as soon as weight is released and Athlete "accepts" the weight. Time ends as soon as one or both hands release from the handles. Athletes MAY hook grip the handles. Steel Pipes weigh over 200# each and are 10ft tall. 

Equipment Allowed: Elbow Sleeves, Soft Belt, Hard Belt, Chalk, Knee Sleeves, Wrist Wraps, 

Equipment NOT Allowed: Tack of any kind, Gloves, Taped Fingers. 



Athletes will start behind the yoke with their hands on the yoke. On "Athlete Ready" command, Athletes will pick up yoke #1, carry 30ft and drop once the entire yoke has crossed the line. They will proceed in the same manner picking up and carrying yoke #2 and #3. Each sucessive yoke will increase in weight. There is a  :75 second time cap. Time will stop after the entire 3rd yoke crosses the line. 

Equipment Allowed: Grip Shirts, Soft Belt, Hard Belt, Elbow Sleeves, Knee Wraps, Knee Sleeves, Wrist Wraps, Compression Shorts

Equipment NOT Allowed: Tacky of any kind



On "Athlete Ready" command, athlete will place wrists on crossbar. On go, athletes will attempt to load a series of 5 stones over a bar starting with the lightest stone and proceeding to the heaviest stone, moving from Left to Right. Athletes will be given :75 to complete all 5 stones. If time is called and the athlete has the last stone off the ground/in lap, the athlete will be given additional time to complete the lift until the stone is dropped. 

Bar Heights:
Women: 48"
Men: 52"

Equipment Allowed: Grip Shirts, Soft Belt, Hard Belt, Elbow Sleeves, Knee Sleeves, Compression Shorts, Tacky, Stone Sleeves

Equipment NOT Allowed: Spud Stone Strap


There will be a designated area for tacky application and removal, as well as a "Holding Bin" for athletes that have applied tacky. Athletes will NOT be allowed outside of these areas once tacky has been applied. Immediately upon completing their stone series, all athletes will immediately go to the tacky clean up areas and remove all tacky. We will provide solutions and towels for tacky clean up. Athletes will stay in clean up area until all tacky has been removed. There will be a ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY for spreading tacky in the arena, the bathrooms or around the expo center. Deviation will be a possible DQ from the event, or from the contest depending on the severity. Please don't make us make this call. Thank you! 



WestWorld of Scottsdale
16601 N Pima Rd
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
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Aug 06, 2022

Start Time
8:00 AM
Meet Director
Julia Smay and Heather MacDonald

Sponsored by

Events and Weights
Division Unbroken OH Hold Farmers Carry (40ft) + Power Stairs (2x4)Strongman Squat Yoke Medley (3x30ft) Invictus Strength Hercules HoldStone Series (x5)
Novice W LW (165-)90100#/175# x2175300-350-400ImplementTop 175
Novice W HW (165+)100125#/200# x2200325-375-425ImplementTop 200
Open W LW (132-)100125#/225# x2250400-450-500ImplementTop 200
Open W MW (165-)120150#/250# x2275475-525-600ImplementTop 225
Open W SHW (+)140180#/325# x2300550-600-650ImplementTop 250
Masters W HW (+)120150#/250# x2275450-500-550ImplementTop 225
Teen W LW (165-)5575#/150# x2 150150-200-250ImplementTop 175
Novice M LW (220-)140175#/250# x2325450-500-450ImplementTop 250
Novice M HW (220+)150225#/325# x2375550-600-650ImplementTop 300
Open M LW (181-)170225#/325# x2425575-625-675ImplementTop 300
Open M MW (220-)200250#/350# x2450625-675-725ImplementTop 325
Open M HW (275-)220275#/375# x2475675-725-775ImplementTop 350
Open M SHW (+)250300#/425# x2500725-775-825ImplementTop 395
Masters M MW (220-)170225#/325# x2375575-625-675ImplementTop 300
Masters M LW (220-) 50+170225# /325# x2325575-625-675ImplementTop 300
Masters M HW (+)200225#/350# x2425625-675-725ImplementTop 350

Regular Price
Registration Closes Jul 28, 2022

Refund Policy
No refunds.
This event is limited to 100 athletes.
42 spots remain.