2017 Schedule of Events


2017 Heart of America Competition Schedule of Events

Thursday, September 28 at Crossfit Springfield

Early Team Check-In: 5:30-7:30pm
Final Judges Clinic: 6:30pm-7:30pm

Friday, September 29th at Crossfit Springfield

Team Check-In: 11:00am-3:00pm
Mandatory Athlete Briefing 2:45pm
Opening Ceremony: 3:30pm

Welcome by HOA Director Jeremy Mhire, Invocation by Springfield Dream Center Director Jody Glazner, Presentation of the Colors by Greene County Sheriffs Office, National Anthem by Rachael Snow)

Event Kick-Off | First Masters Heat for Event 1 Begins 4:00pm, Scaled 4:35pm, RX 7:05pm*

Saturday, September 30th at Crossfit Springfield

Athlete Briefing for Saturday Events: 7:15am
HOA 2017: 8:00am-9:00pm*

Sunday, October 1st at Crossfit Springfield

Athlete Briefing for Sunday Events: 7:15am
HOA 2017: 8:00am-3:00pm
Closing Ceremony: 3:30pm

*Event and Heat Times are Subject to Change


Registration Info

The format for The 2017 Heart of America Team Competition is 4 athletes – 2 men and 2 women – these athletes are not required to all train at the same facility but will need to choose an Affiliate to compete under.

Masters athletes must be 40+ as of 9/29/17

This is a full 3 day event:

•Team check-in Thursday night & Friday morning at Crossfit Springfield

•We are using RegOnline again this year for registration. Though it will not be live until 5pm (Central Time) Friday, June 23, here is the direct link to register for HOA 2017: http://www.regonline.com/hoa2017

If you are using your same registration email as last year, make sure you know your password from last year or use a new email address or your registration could be delayed.

•Master’s Division Registration will open on Friday, June 23th 5pm (CST)
•Scaled Division Registration will open on Saturday, June 24th 5pm (CST)
•RX’d Division Registration will open on Sunday, June 25th 5pm (CST)

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
– Names of team members (members can be switched out before the weekend of HOA)
– Names and ages of each masters member – will be verified
– 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.

•If it says sold out when you click the link for your team, keep trying. The system places a hold on all spots until they are completed. Some teams are having multiple people trying to sign one team up at the same time, so once their team is in, other spots will open up.

•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.

We look forward to once again hosting a fun, competitive and challenging community event.  We wish you the best of luck and many blessings as you prepare and train for this September 29-October 1!


HOA Planning Committee

2017 Event Details

HOA 2017 Event Details


When: Friday, September 29th – Sunday, Oct 1st 2017

Where: CrossFit Springfield – Springfield, MO

1900 W Sunset Springfield, MO 65807 | Located in The Kansas Plaza Behind Sky Zone

Pre-purchase your weekend passes at a discount at:

Eventbrite Pre-Sale Weekend Passes


Teams must be comprised of 4 members: 2 Men and 2 Women. All 4 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 2017 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 29th-October 1st.

Prescribed & Scaled Divisions

All Athletes must be over the age of 16 as of 9/29/2017

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

Masters Division

All athletes must be age 40+

Nuts & Bolts

Cost per Team: $420 + Tax & RegOnline Fees

* No refunds or Team Name changes after registration

Tiered Registration for HOA 2017

For the past 4 years, when registration has gone live, HOA has sold out immediately. To give more structure to the process, we will again open team registration over the course of 3 days:

Master’s Division Registration will open on Friday, June 23th

Scaled Division Registration will open on Saturday, June 24th

RX’d Division Registration will open on Sunday, June 25th

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 confirms registration 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.

Please email info@heartofamericacompetition.com for details.

Photo Credit (top of page): MetCon Photos

HOA 2016 | Saturday Events 4-7 Released


The 2016 Heart of America Team Competition is off and running! The events for Saturday Oct 8th have been released and are available for viewing HERE.

Briefing for Events 4-7 will take place at 7am Saturday Morning at CFS. This is when you will be able to ask questions and clarify WOD formats, logistics and movement standards. We will not respond to questions until this designated athlete briefing time.

Photo Credit: GinnieColemanPhotography

HOA 2016 | Events 1-3 Released


HOA 2016 | Events 1-3 Have Been Announced!!! You can view them HERE

Competitors: The Mandatory Athlete Briefing for Events 1-3 will be at 11:45am Friday. Briefing for all Saturday Events will be Saturday morning at 7am. Please take note and be advised, THESE ATHLETE BRIEFING TIMES ARE WHEN all event formats, logistics, and movement standards will be clearly demo’d and thoroughly explained. It is also where you will have the opportunity to ask questions and have them answered. HOA will not respond to any event formatting, logistics, or movement standard questions submitted prior to the aforementioned Athlete Briefing times.

Saturday’s Event/s will be published on Friday, Oct 7th. Sunday Event/s will be published on Saturday, Oct. 8th.

Safe travels to all those coming in from out of town and best of luck to all – we’ll see you this weekend!

2016 HOA Schedule of Events


2016 Heart of America Competition Schedule of Events

Thursday, October 6th at Crossfit Springfield

Early Team Check-In: 6:00-8:00pm
Final Judges Clinic and Volunteer Walk Through: 7:00pm-8:00pm

Friday, October 7th at Crossfit Springfield

Team Check-In: 9:00am-1:00pm
Mandatory Athlete Briefing 11:45am
Opening Ceremony (Welcome, Invocation, Presentation of Colors by The Springfield Police Department, National Anthem by Rachael Snow): 12:30pm
Event Kick-Off | First Masters Heat for Events 1 & 2 Begins 1:00pm, Scaled 1:45pm, RX 4:40pm*
Event 3 | First Masters Heat 6:25pm, Scaled 6:45pm, RX 8:20pm*

*Event and Heat Times are Subject to Change

Saturday, October 8th at Crossfit Springfield

Athlete Briefing for Saturday Events: 7:15am
HOA 2016: 8:00am-9:00pm

Sunday, October 9th at Crossfit Springfield

Athlete Briefing for Sunday Events: 7:15am
HOA 2016: 8:00am-3:00pm
Closing Ceremony: 3:30pm