Want to get a taste of what it’s like to compete on the big stage under the Miami sun? Now is your chance.

The Gauntlet, is WZA’s exciting individual competition format featuring three individual stations. Only the most fit, and most mentally tough will emerge victorious.


February 20-23rd, 2020!

Plan to celebrate your fitness with us! Pick which day and time works best for you, then get ready, because you’re taking on the GAUNTLET!


Starting on Monday, October 7th, athletes will be able to snag their spot to take on the Gauntlet! Once registered, please note the competition starts at 9AM during the 2020 WZA Weekend, and you’ll be emailed your start-time on February 13th, 2020.

Registration costs $95 & includes an exclusive WZA Athlete Shirt.

When registering, please fill out when you’re available to compete on that day either morning (9AM to 11:59AM,) afternoon (12PM to 2:59PM,) or night (3PM to 6PM.)


Athletes will battle through three thrilling stations, all within a single hour. Each station provides a different style workout and challenge. But after the hour, you’ve made it. Mission accomplished. You’ve tackled the Gauntlet.

NEW THIS YEAR –  top finishers from Thursday and Friday heats will advance to the Gauntlet Finals on Sunday!


While there are many athletes on the fence about competing in a full-blown three days of competition, and others who were simply unable to secure a spot to compete over Friday through Sunday, Team WZA wanted to give as many athletes the opportunity to celebrate and test their fitness with us at WZA as possible.

We understand it’s tough to secure a spot, but with the Gauntlet, you’ll get a chance to throw your hat into the ring and get after it.


Whether you’re a local South Floridian, volunteering over WZA weekend, or coming into town to spectate, why not earn your weekend of rest? We’re calling all every-day athletes to come enjoy an hour throw down under the bright lights at WZA Miami. Whether it’s your first time competing, or you’re an experienced veteran looking to earn a spot on the podium, this is for YOU!

The WZA Gauntlet will feature a Scaled, Intermediate, & Rx Individual Division. No teams yet!



For the fire-breather that is able to hit all workouts as prescribed. Be prepared for heavy loads, high skill, and for the highest level of competition as they battle through the Gauntlet.

Clean & Jerk – 275, 185lbs
Snatch – 225, 155lbs

Legless Rope Climbs
Toes to Bar
Chest to Bar


This division is designed for the average to above average athlete whom can hit some workouts as Rx, but has to scale occasionally as well. While hungry to compete, athletes will see moderate weights and levels of gymnastic skill in the mix.

Clean & Jerk – 225, 155lbs
Snatch – 185, 125lbs

Rope Climbs
Toes to Bar
Chest to Bar


If you’re looking to compete for the first time, or maybe you’ve still got some work to do in the gym before competing in the intermediate or Rx division? If so, the Scaled division may be for you.

Clean & Jerk – 185, 125lbs
Snatch – 155, 105lbs

12ft Rope Climbs
Hanging Knee Raises