Mid-Winter Tournament

mid-winter-powerlifting-benchpress The Mid-Winter Tournament is Special Olympics Iowa’s own version of March Madness. Held annually in Iowa City, more than 1,000 athletes and Unified Sports partners can be seen competing at the University of Iowa Field House, Iowa City High School, Iowa City West High School, and Pro-Fit Gym.

Healthy Athletes screenings will also be provided to athletes by healthcare professionals for eyesight, dental, hearing, overall health and fitness and more.


Event Details

Date: March 15-16, 2019
Registration Deadline: February 18, 2019
Location: Iowa City (University of Iowa, Iowa City West High School, Iowa City High, Pro-Fit Gym)

2018 Mid-Winter Tournament Handbook

*Please note: powerlifting has moved to a new location for the 2018 Mid-Winter Tournament.

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Mid-Winter Tournament Competitions

An athlete may compete in one sport at Mid-Winter Tournament (click on the sport name for official rules):

  • Basketball (Basketball competition at University of Iowa Field House, Basketball Skills at Iowa City High)
    • Basketball Skills
    • Team Competition
    • Half court 3 on 3 competition
  • Cheerleading (Iowa City West High School)
    • Cheer
    • Dance
  • Gymnastics – Artistic (University of Iowa Field House)
    • Female Events:
      • Balance Beam Level I, II and III
      • Floor Exercise Level I, II, III and IV
      • Vault Level I, II and III
      • Uneven Bars Level I, II and II
    • Male Events:
      • Floor Exercise Level I, II and III
      • Parallel Bars Level I and II
      • Vault Level I and II
      • Horizontal Bar Level I
      • Pommel Horse Level I
      • Rings Level I
    • Male and Female Events:*
      • Level A and B Vaulting
      • Level A and B Balance Beam
      • Level A and B Floor Exercise
      • Level A and B Single Bar

*Level A and B competitors may need manual assistance to perform these routines.

  • Gymnastics – Rhythmic (Male and Female)
    • Ball Level I and II
    • Hoop Level I and II
    • Ribbon Level I and II
  • Powerlifting (Pro-Fit Gym)
    • Bench Press
    • Dead Lift
    • Combination (total weight of bench press and deadlift)