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    Mid-Winter Tournament

Every year in March, nearly 1,000 athletes compete in basketball, basketball skills, powerlifting, gymnastics and cheerleading during the Mid-Winter Tournament. Venue hosts are the University of Iowa, Iowa City West High School and Iowa Gym-Nest. 

Event Date Location Registration Deadline  
Mid-Winter Tournament March 14, 2015 Iowa City Feb. 20, 2015  
Basketball Skills (Area) & Team Basketball  March 13-14, 2014  Iowa City Friday, December 12, 2014  

Schedule of Events, 2015 Mid-Winter Tournament

Coaches Handbook

Map showing route between U of I and Iowa City West HS
Basketball Divisions/Schedules for Mid-Winter Tournament

*Special Olympics Iowa has decided, after further review and discussion, to reinstate gymnastics competition as part of the Mid-Winter Tournament for 2015.  Gymnastics registration forms are above, but please be aware that there are other forms from the Mid-Winter Tournament registration packet that must be submitted for gymnastics athletes to be registered for participation in the Mid-Winter Tournament. Due to the low number of athletes currently training and competing in gymnastics our staff will be conducting a review over the course of the next year to determine the competition status of gymnastics for 2016 and beyond using a soon to be defined set of criteria for the addition to or removal of sports from state competition status.  This review process document, when completed, will be available to all delegations for their review via our website and will apply not only to gymnastics, but to all sports offered by Special Olympics Iowa.  The review criteria will also be shared directly with those delegations with athletes participating in sports under review for changes in state competition status.


An athlete may be in one sport

Basketball & Basketball Skills
  • Team competition
  • Half court 3 on 3 competition
  • Basketball Skills
  • Developmental Speed Dribble
Basketball Rules
last update 2014
  • Yell Cheers
  • Dance Cheers
No SOI rules available.
  • Artistic Gymnastics
  • Male Events
  • Floor Exercise Level I, II and III
  • Vault Level I and II
  • Parallel Bars Level I
  • Female Events:     
  • Balance Beam Level I, II and III      
  • Floor Exercise Level I, II and III     
  • Vault Level I and II
  • Uneven Bars Level I
  • Level A Developmental
  • Level A – Vaulting
  • Level A – Balance Beam
  • Level A – Floor Exercise
  • Rhythmic Gymnastics 
  • Hoop Level I and II
  • Ribbon Level I and II
  • Ball Level I and II

Artistic Gymnastics Rules
last update 2014


Rhythmic Gymnastics Rules
last update 2014

  • Bench Press
  • Dead Lift
  • Combination (total weight of bench press & dead lift)
 Powerlifting Rules
last update 2014


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