A New Era of Women's Fitness: The Galaxy Competition
A new type of women's competition is redefining the way the world looks at the fit female. The contest is the NOVA. A unique combination of beauty pageant and obstacle course competition. The result is a new venue for the fit and active woman who wants to retain and celebrate her beauty and femininity, while having a field on which to compete based on her strength, speed, coordination and mental focus.
Evolution of the GALAXY
Confusion regarding female athletes was never more apparent than in the 1970's. When women's bodybuilding made it's debut. At the center of the sport was George Snyder, creator of the first professional women's bodybuilding contest, the Miss Olympia. In those early days, the first 4 years, the field of competitors were hand-picked, to assure a group of contestants who presented good and attractive role model images of the fit and active woman.
In 1993 Snyder introduced the first Galaxy competition. The Galaxy is unique in that is consists of two basic components, athleticism and beauty. The athletic portion of the contest is judged by the time clock on a military-style obstacles course. The course requires strength, speed, agility, and coordination. The beauty portion of the contest is judged similarly to the Miss America contest, with a panel of judges scoring the women on physical proportions, body-tone, shape and beauty. Ties are broken by scores on a written test on fitness and health knowledge, so that final determination of a winner guarantees one who is athletic, beautiful and knowledgeable about fitness.
The Early Years: 1993 - 1994
The Galaxy was an instant Success. The first contest in Kissimmee, Florida had 17 competitors. Alphie Newman became the firstGalaxy winner.
The Galaxy contest caught on like wildfire. Editors from magazines clamored for coverage and action photos of the contest. The inquiries flooded into Snyder's Orlando office, and he was forced to expand the 1994 contest. So it was then that a second Galaxy contest in 1994 drew 100 back to Kissimmee for a week of preliminaries that eventually narrowed the field to 48 competitors in the finals.
Interestingly, it wasn't the winner of the obstacle course or swimwear round that took first overall. The title of Miss Galaxy 1994 went to Ursula Sarcev, who bested the entire field with the two most consistent scores in each event: Third in Swimwear and Ninth in the obstacle course.
A Powerful Force: 1995
Once again, the Galaxy exceeded all the expectations in the terms of popularity and contestants. More than 180 women entered the preliminaries for the 1995 contest, held at Disney World, Florida. A more eclectic group of women you couldn't ask for. There were models, actresses, Olympic Athletes, doctors, lawyers, moms, grandmothers and students. They ranged in age from 14 to 41 and came from as far away as France and Australia.
The most amazing thing was that many of them had never competed in anything before. The Galaxy was clearly attracting women who previously had no outlet for their competitive dreams. The Galaxy was creating its own niche in the fitness field.
Not all competitors were first-timers. There were some professionals, including: Mia Finnegan, a former Natural Miss Universe and Fitness America winner and eventual winner of the 1995 Galaxy; Gea Johnson, a world ranked heptathlete in training for the 1996 Olympics; Cari Hutchinson, a 1994 world champion high-diver; and Sandy Riddel, a professional women's bodybuilder.
As with every year past, 1996 was bigger than any contest before. More than more than 8500 women from around the world requested entry forms and 300 of them showed up at Venice Beach, California to compete. The field in the finals consisted of 100 qualifiers and 28 returning champs, while the judging panel included fitness experts and celebrities from film and sports. Taking the title of 1996 Miss Galaxy was none other than two-time swimwear winner Brandi Carrier, a personal trainer from Florida, who took third in swimwear and 15th in the obstacle course.
1997 GALAXY in Cancun, MEXICO
In 1997 the Galaxy ascended to a grand operation. In its fifth year the Galaxy licensed its name to promoter Jose Garcia and associates, to kick-off a new era in fitness internationally. Other countries will hold Galaxy contests within the next few years. The climax of these contests will be a grand finale - the Galaxy Nova International Championships.
The 1998 Galaxy competitions were off and running. In June, Idaho's beautiful Torrie Wilson captured the regional Galaxy title in St. Petersburg, Florida. Maryland's Kara Dallesandro captured the Ohio Galaxy title in August.
In September, 25 of the Galaxy's best competitors debut on the Baywatch television series, participating in a scripted Galaxycompetition with Baywatch stars. The Grand Finale- the Galaxy Nova International Championships took place late October in California and Cynthia Berkley became Ms. Galaxy 1998.
Galaxy Owner George Snyder & NOVA Owners David Newingham and Kim Hill have dedicated themselves to making Galaxy events the standard by which the industry measures successful fitness competitions. There are copies and there are imitations, but there is only one true Galaxy. It remains the original obstacle course and physique event of the fitness community.
Multiple events and International events were added to the competition for the first time ever to make Galaxy history. Starting off the season the first competition was held in April in California. Danielle Edwards won the title of Ms. California Galaxy. Followed by the Florida Competition in June, which was won by Mocha Lee. In August the Galaxy was held in Texas and the winner was Debra Pugh. The Galaxy Nova International Championship was held in Florida, November 5-7. Mocha Lee walked away with the overall title of Ms. Galaxy 1999.
Galaxy Nova 2000
Galaxy events held in California, Florida and Texas.
Galaxy Nova 2001
With the merger of UPC, Inc. and Nova Fitness, a whole new approach to fitness and sport competitions has lead to create the newNova Championship Series. This joint venture will include the Nova Fitness Federation (NFF), the International Nova Fitness Federation (INFF), the International Nova Strength Association (INSA) and the Nova Martial Arts Association (NMAA). The platform of these new events will be to combine fitness competitors, strength athletes and martial arts under one roof. The focus and importance of the Nova Series is to reinvent positive role models for society. The Nova is about encouraging women, men and children to make a difference, not only in their lives, but also in the lives of those around them.
The Nova Championship Series of events will be a refreshing change loaded with fun for everyone-competitors and spectators alike. The Trade show will feature everything from nutrition, exercise equipment, sportswear and accessories plus much mor
2002 Nova Fitness Championship Series
Welcome to the 2002 Nova Fitness Federation. We have once again added a new venue to the organization. At this year's Nova World Championship in October, the Nova Fitness Federation will be adding a FITNESS ROUTINE DIVISION. This event will be held as a demonstration only. There will be a select number of competitors chosen to compete in this division. If all goes according to planned, we will make the Fitness Routine Division a permanent part of the overall competition in the 2003 season. Rules & Regulations for this division will be posted soon. The Nova Fitness Federation will continue to host the original concept of the Obstacle Course and physique competitions.
Another change taking place in this 2002 season is a separation of the "Galaxy" name with the Nova Fitness Federation. George Snyder, the creator of the Miss Galaxy Competition will be changing its direction. Mr. Snyder has decided that a new venue is needed to include many attractive and popular women who do not feel they can compete due to the athletic skills required in events such as the Nova Fitness Championship series. The new "Galaxy Beauty and Figure Competition" will be the arena for these women. Under George Snyder's new Galaxy Competition, there will not be any athletic requirements such as the obstacle course or fitness routine. It will focus on soft feminine posing stage routines
2003 Nova Fitness Championship Series
Welcome to the 2003 Nova Fitness Federation. We have again added a new event to our venue. This year the Nova Fitness Federation has added a New "Ultimate Fitness Challenge". The Ultimate Fitness Challenge will consist of 6-8 stations, designed to truly test the complete level of fitness based on an athletes individual ability. With no specific equipment needed, the Fitness Challenge gives everyone an equal opportunity of training. (Read more about the Ultimate Fitness Challenge under "Competitions".)
2004 Nova Fitness Championship Series
Welcome to the 2004 Nova Fitness Federation. This year we are again changing, to attract even more competitors and spectators. The 2004 season will see a change in the event formats. This year, due to the huge success of the Ultimate Fitness Challenge, we will hold out the Obstacle Course competition until the World Championship. By doing this, we will be able to expand our events to more local and International sites. The new Fitness Challenge will consist of more stations and has been designed to truly test the complete level of fitness based on an athletes individual ability. With no specific equipment needed, the Fitness Challenge gives everyone an equal opportunity of training.
All Regional and National Competitions will consist of Swimwear, Ultimate Fitness Challenge and Evening Gown. The World Championship will consist of Swimwear, Ultimate Fitness Challenge, Obstacle Course and Evening Gown.
The New Competition Format and Divisions:
2005 Nova Fitness Championship Series
I would like to invite you to participate in the 2005 Nova Championship Series. This year Nova Fitness will continue the competition format. Due to the huge success we had with the New Ultimate Fitness Challenge last year, we will have the Obstacle Course only at the USA and World Championship. By doing this, we will be able to expand our event to more local and International locations. The new Fitness Challenge will consist of more stations and has been designed to truly test the complete level of fitness based on an athlete's individual ability. With no specific equipment needed, the Fitness Challenge gives everyone an equal opportunity of training.
We have also merged with a new company, UPC Talent.com. This company is offering a unique way for individuals and company's to promote and market their unique talent or service to an international audience. UPC Talent.com is the only public access portfolio hosting site that will combine a multitude of various forms of talent from around the world. UPC Talent.com has partnered with various Fitness Events, Magazines, Trade Shows, Custom Vehicle Shows and many other Real World Events that will provide maximum exposure.
UPC Talent.com will be hosting a Model Search at this years Nova USA and World Championship. There will be more information about entry and the specifics of these competitions soon.
Content INFF & GNF Rules /Regulation
Section I: General Provisions
A.) The International Nova Fitness Federation™ (INFF™) and the Galaxy Nova Federation™ (GNF™), are subsidiary's of Unlimited Potential Concepts™ (UPC™) a Florida Partnership, 4515 Plaza Way, St. Pete Beach, Florida, 33706, Phone: (727) 363-3727, Fax: (727) 363-6711,E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
B.) The headquarters for the INFF and GNF are located at the office's of Unlimited Potential Concepts (UPC).
C.) Unlimited Potential Concepts (UPC), will appoint all Members of the Board of Directors and regulate all rules and formats for the INFF and GNF.
D.) UPC will regulate all judging criteria and event production formats for all INFF and GNF competitions.
E.) UPC will regulate all promotions, and sanction all potential promoters for any and all INFF and GNF competitions.
F.) The sole authority for stating and enforcing all rules and regulations for the INFF and GNF will be the Board of Directors of UPC. This includes but is not limited to, all disciplinary action against any individual member or sanctioned promoter. The Boards decision shall be deemed final.
Section II: Sanctioned Promoters
A.) Any individual or company interested in becoming a promoter for a INFF or GNF competition must adhere to all rules and regulations set forth by UPC.
B.) Any person(s) interested in promoting a sanctioned INFF or GNF competition may not use the Official INFF or GNF name for their event. The promoter must show proof of ownership to the name of their competition. UPC will only allow the promoter to be sanctioned by the INFF or GNF.
C.) Any promoter that fails to adhere to all INFF or GNF rules and regulations will have their sanction immediately withdrawn. If this happens, all sanction fee's paid by the promoter will become non-refundable.
D.) All interested promoter's must send a full biographical background on the following information: 1.) City, State and Country event will be held. 2.) Biography sheet on individual or company that is applying for sanction. 3.) Three optional dates that the event can be held. 4.) List of experience, if any, on promoting this type of event. 5.) Brochure's, pictures and any written material about the location for the event.
E.) All sanctioned promoters are responsible for all financial risk associated with their event.
F.) The sanctioned promoter agrees to provide a liability insurance policy in an amount of no less than One Million Dollars ($1,000,000.) covering the sanctioned event. This policy must name UPC, the INFF and GNF as additional insured. This policy must be received by UPC no later than Sixty (60) days prior to the event date. If the promoter fails to comply within this time frame, the sanction will be immediately withdrawn. The sanctioned promoter must maintain all precautions necessary to protect all competitors and spectators.
G.) Any and all material used for promotion of an INFF or GNF sanctioned event must be approved by UPC prior to usage. All material must state "Sanctioned by the INFF and GNF". The INFF and GNF will always be allowed to place their title sponsor banner at all sanctioned events.
H.) The sanctioned promoter may seek and solicit sponsors and vendors for their event. All moneys solicited for said event will belong to the promoter.
I.) All competitors competing in a sanctioned event must have a current membership with the GNF or INFF. These fee's will be stated in the promoter contract agreement.
J.) No competitor of a sanctioned event may be related to, or in business with, the sanctioned promoter of said event. If any such competitor wishes to compete, it must be in association with another sanctioned event.
K.) The sanctioned promoter must use official release forms from UPC for all competitors and press attending each sanctioned event.
L.) UPC has the exclusive rights to negotiate any and all broadcast, video, production and ancillary rights to any sanctioned GNF and INFF competitions. Any sanctioned promoter that is working with or is offered any broadcast, video, production or ancillary rights must first contact UPC for negotiating contracts. UPC may be contacted at UPC 4515 Plaza Way, St. Pete Beach, Fl., 33706, Phone: (727) 363-7331, Fax: (727) 363-6711.
M.) Any and all fee's due for sanction of a GNF or INFF competition will be listed in the Official Sanction Contract. Before receiving this contract, any potential promoter must first adhere to all requirements set forth in section "D" of this form, and must sign a non-disclosure agreement with UPC.
Section III: Competitor Rules and Regulations for Competing in a Galaxy Nova Federation Competition (GNF™)
The Galaxy Nova Federation Competitions are the Amateur Level of the INFF™. This includes but is not limited to any and all GNF™ sanctioned competitions.
A.) The following ages pertain to the different levels of GNF competition:
1.) Junior Division (Boys and Girls): 8-17 years of age. (Obstacle Course Only)
2.) Men's Division: 18 years of age and up. (Obstacle Course Only)
3.) Women's Obstacle Course Only Division: 18 years of age and up. (Obstacle Course Only)
4.) Women's Master Division: 35 years of age and up. (Obstacle Course and Swimwear)
5.) Women's Open Division: 18 years of age and up. (Obstacle Course and Swimwear) Note: Any women over the age of 18 may compete in the Women's Open Division. Women over 35 do not have to compete in the Masters Division. However, anyone 35 and over may enter both the Masters and Open Division of any event.
B.) Any and all competitors of a GNF sanctioned competition must adhere to all rules and regulations set forth by UPC. UPC has the sole and final authority for any and all decisions pertaining to individual member qualification.
C.) A competitor must have a current membership and be in good standings with the GNF. The membership fee will usually be included in the entry fee of a competition. The membership fee will be accessed to each competition entered.
D.) All GNF competitions are by invitation only. All members must adhere to all rules and regulations to be invited to a competition. All entry deadlines and event rules must be met for invitation.
E.) All individual members must adhere to good sportsmanship on and off the stage. Members must also maintain good ethical standings in their community. The GNF is strongly concerned with creating positive community role models and expect their members to act accordingly. Any member giving false information on their entry form, biography sheet or breaking any of the above mentioned rules, will immediately be suspended from the GNF. A suspension will last for a period of one (1) year, unless otherwise noted.
Qualifying for GNF National and International Competitions:
A.) Individual members may qualify for an invitation to a National event by competing at an official GNF training camp, an official sanctioned GNF event or by special invitation.
B.) Individual members may qualify for an invitation to the Galaxy Nova International Finals by competing in a GNF National or GNF sanctioned event.
C.) All invited members to a GNF National or International event must be in good standings with the GNF. (All entry's are by invitation only)
Section IV: Competitor Rules and Regulations for Competing in an International Nova Fitness Federation Competition (INFF™)
The International Nova Fitness Federation™ is the Professional level of the Galaxy Nova Federation. This includes, but is not limited to, all sanctioned GNF competitions.
A.) The following are the different levels of INFF Competitions.
1.) Women's Open Division: 18 years of age and up. (Obstacle Course and Swimwear)
B.) Any and all competitors of an INFF sanctioned competition must adhere to all rules and regulations set forth by UPC. UPC has the sole and final authority for any and all decisions pertaining to individual member qualification.
C.) A competitor must have a current membership and be in good standings with the INFF. There are no membership fees for INFF competitors.
D.) All INFF competitions are by invitation only. All members must adhere to all rules and regulations to be invited to a competition. All entry deadlines and event rules must be met for invitation.
E.) INFF members may not compete in, endorse or represent any other Fitness competition. Further rules and regulations will be given to the potential INFF competitor in their official INFF membership agreement.
F.) All individual members must adhere to good sportsmanship on and off the stage. Members must also maintain good ethical standings in their community. The INFF is strongly concerned with creating positive community role models and expect their members to act accordingly. Any member giving false information on their entry form, biography sheet or breaking any of the above mentioned rules, will immediately be suspended from the INFF. A suspension will last for a period of one (1) year, unless otherwise noted.
Qualifying for INFF™ National and International Competitions:
A.) Individual members that place in the top five of the Open Division of any National Level GNF competition will qualify for an invitation to become an INFF member. Only one of these five members will be given their INFF Pro Card.
B.) Individual members that place in the top Ten of the International Galaxy Nova Finals qualify for an invitation to become an INFF member. Only three of these ten members will be given their INFF Pro Card.
C.) All members invited to become a INFF member must be in good standings with the GNF.
D.) The Board of Directors of UPC have the final decision on INFF members. The final decision is not based solely on the competitors performance at the competition, but also their active role in their community and to their peers as a role model.
E.) After each event, the Board of Directors of UPC will take up to two weeks to research community involvement of the members that qualify for INFF status. At the end of these two weeks, the members will be notified by mail of their status. The members will be given priority based on their placing. (All entry's are by invitation only)
Section V: Judge Criteria
A.) All GNF and INFF events must be scored using the Official UPC Scoring Software.
B.) There must be a minimum of Five (5) judges, and a maximum of Seven (7) judges for an Official sanctioned GNF and INFF Competition.
C.) All judges must be dressed properly. Remember, you represent the GNF and INFF, the competitors and the fitness community. Role model responsibility begins with the judges.
D.) All judges must be seated directly in front of center stage. There must be no distraction or barrier placed in front of the judge's view of the competitors. (ie. no photographers or signs, etc.)
E.) Judges may not talk to each other during the scoring portion of the competition.
F.) Judges may not interact with any competitor before or during the competition.
G.) All scores will be given to the head judge. Only the head judge will be allowed to view and place the scores into the computer for the final analysis.
H.) The head judge must be an official officer of the INFF.
I.) Sponsors and Vendors may not have contact or influence with any judge.
J.) Any judge that does not abide by all rules will be immediately disqualified.
K.) UPC must receive a biography sheet on all potential GNF and INFF Competition judges 7 days before the competition.
Section VI: Judging Rules (Preliminary Swimwear, Winners Circle and Obstacle Course)
A.) All competitors in the Women's Open and Masters Division will compete in the Obstacle Course and Swimwear portion of all GNF and INFF events.
B.) All competitors in any Division will compete in the Obstacle Course portion.
C.) Each competitor will only compete against the other competitors in their division.
D.) Each competitor will be given a placing that depends on their time in the Obstacle Course.
E.) Each competitor will be given a placing that depends on their average score in the Swimwear Round.
F.) Both placing will be added together for a combined score (ie; a Obstacle Course placing of 10 and a Swimwear placing of 4 will give the competitor a combined placing of 14)
G.) In a GNF competition the top 5-15 competitors with the lowest combined placing will make a third and final Winners Circle Round.
In a INFF competition, all competitors will compete in the Winners Circle Round. Preliminary Swimwear:
A.) All competitors will wear a two-piece bathing suit. No thongs or half-backs are allowed. There must be at least a three inch back to the suit.
B.) All competitors must wear some form of heel shoe. No tennis shoes are allowed. Heel height does not matter.
C.) Jewelry should be keep to a minimum. Tattoos and body piercing are not deducted for, however, the competitor should be aware that if a judge has a personal preference toward this issue, it may hurt your score. (The GNF and INFF does not count off for these items)
D.) Each competitor will come to center stage one at a time. When at center stage, the emcee will read a brief biography sheet about the competitor. After the biography is read, the emcee will direct the competitor to do quarter turns to the right. The competitor will complete three turns, facing the judges at the end. The competitor will be judged on the following:
1.) Muscular Development -(30%) Does the competitor have developed and defined muscular tone. Does the muscular line flow even from head to toe. Is the musculature of the competitor in correct proportion. There should be a V-shape from the shoulders to the waist. Is there a reasonable level of body fat. No body part should overwhelm the rest of the body. Muscle size should not look like that of a man. Deductions will be made for muscle too large or too striated. Should be no fat showing on waist, lower back or below buttocks.
2.) Symmetry -(30%) Each competitor should be in proper symmetry. No body part should stand out from the rest. There should be an even flow through the body. Each body part should be looked at for individual weakness. Small body parts, such as calves should be compared to large body parts, such as quads or shoulders. Emphasis should be on comparing body parts to the whole.
3.) Stage Presence -(15%) Does the competitor stand on stage with confidence. Does the competitor shake or stumble when making turns. Does the competitor stand up-right or lean to one side. Are her moves even and with a natural flow. Does she look feminine on stage or masculine. Bodybuilding poses are deducted for. Does she make eye contact with the judges and audience. Deduct for stances with legs apart. Judge for walk on and off stage as well.
4.) Smile -(5%) Did the competitor smile the whole time on stage. Did she look like she was enjoying herself. Did she make contact with the judges and audience with her smile. Was the smile consistent. Deduction for nervous reaction when smiling.
5.) Body Color -(5%) Is the body color even over the entire surface. Are there tan marks. If using body paint, is it applied evenly over entire body. Does the tone flow with the hair and suit color.
6.) Make-Up -(5%) Does the facial make-up look natural. Is the make-up overwhelming and not flow evenly with the body color.
7.) Hair -(5%) Does the hair style look natural on the competitor.
8.) Suit and shoe selection -(5%) Does the suit match the hair and body color. Does the suit fit the competitor properly. Is it too loose or tight. Does it cover or reveal too much. Do the shoes match the suit.
A.) Only at the Galaxy Nova World Championship will GNF competitors wear evening gowns during the final round. At all other GNF sanctioned events, the competitors will wear swimwear during this round. At all INFF competitions, the competitors will wear evening gowns in the final round
B.) Swimsuit will follow the same guidelines as for the Swimwear Preliminary. Evening gowns must be in dress form. Any variety is fine.
C.) The Winners Circle will consist of the top Five to Fifteen (5-15) competitors in all GNF events. In INFF events all invited members will enter the Winners Circle round.
D.) In this round, all competitors will be called on stage in numerical order. After all competitors are on stage, the emcee will go to center stage to begin the question and answer portion of the round. Each competitor will be asked to center stage one at a time, the emcee will ask a question pertaining to fitness, and the competitor will answer.
E.) After all competitors answer their questions, they will be directed to front of the stage for a comparison round. The emcee will have all competitors do quarter turns together. When this is done, the emcee will hand over the microphone to the head judge. The head judge will call out 3 to 5 competitors at a time for comparisons. After each judge is done scoring, the competitors will be asked to leave the stage.
The scoring for this round will be based on the following:
1.) Stage Presentation - (20%) This portion will include confidence, poise and grace while on stage.
2.) Answer - (20%) This score will be based on the competitors ability to speak publicly and with confidence. No shaking in the voice or unnecessary body movements. The answer should pertain specifically to the question asked.
3.) Symmetry and Muscularity - (20%) This is scored the same as in the Swimwear Preliminary.
4.) Complete Package - (20%) This portion of the score will be based on a combination of body color, hair, make-up and suit or dress selection.
5.) Role Model Potential - (20%) This score will be based on the individual judges opinion of the competitor that best represents a potential overall fitness role model to the general public.
Scoring Procedure: (Winners Circle Round)
A.) Each Judge will use a scoring system of 75.0 - 99.5, using half point intervals.
B.) Head Judge will place all scores into the computer. The computer will take out the high and low score for each competitor. The remaining scores will be averaged and given an overall placing. (the highest average will receive 1st place in this round). Each competitor will be given a placing from their average.
C.) The placing from the Winners Circle Round will be added to the competitors combined score of the previous two rounds. The Overall Winner will have the lowest combined score from all three rounds.
Obstacle Course Rules and Regulations:
A.) All sanctioned GNF and INFF events must adhere to all rules and course regulations set forth by UPC.
B.) GNF and INFF Obstacle Courses must consist of the following: 15 foot high cargo net, 10 foot high wall, rope grid, over/under section, weight carry. Any other obstacle to be included must have written approval by UPC prior to use in any event.
C.) All Obstacles must be used for each GNF and INFF division. Only the weight carry may be changed for the different divisions.
D.) The order and placement must be approved by UPC before each event. There are many safety factors included in the placement of the obstacles.
E.) All obstacle course construction must have the written approval of UPC before use in an official event.
F.) All sanctioned promoters must have product liability, as well as, competitor liability insurance for each event.
G.) The length and configuration of the course must have written approval by UPC before each sanctioned event.
H.) There will be only two lanes for each competition.
A.) All competitors will be given verbal and practical instruction on proper procedure and safety features before competing on the obstacle course.
B.) All competitors will be given the opportunity to practice on the official obstacle course of each sanctioned event.
C.) All competitors must sign a release of liability form before being allowed to enter the obstacle course area. No other person(s) may be allowed in the obstacle course area of the event. This must be strictly enforced. Any competitor allowing any person(s) in the obstacle course area will be immediately disqualified from the entire event. The promoter must have a barricade around the obstacle course area and enforce strict security procedure at all times.
D.) All competitors will run against other competitors in their division only. Each division will run in it's entirety before the next division begins.
Scoring Procedure: (Obstacle Course)
A.) All sanctioned events will use the official UPC scoring software. Only an official member of UPC may enter the results.
B.) All competitors will be given two runs on the obstacle course. The competitors will run in order of their official competitor number they are given at registration. The fastest of the two times will be used for their official score. This time will be turned into a placing by the computer. Competitors do not have to take both runs.
C.) All competitors will be timed by either an electronic timing device or by a stopwatch. If a stopwatch is used, the official timer must use two stopwatches for each lane. Only the time given by the official lane judge will be used.
UPC is constantly striving to improve the structure and production of all GNF and INFF events. It is our sincere purpose to maintain a high quality of fairness and professionalism to all our members.