Since 2014, the Iron Wood Classic has been one of the top throws-only competitions for USA Olympians, Olympic hopefuls, and the best High School level throwers in the nation under the NSAF national governing body. The Iron Wood Throwers Center is privileged to host this meet in late Spring every year. The meet features all 4 throwing events: Shot Put, Hammer, Discus and Javelin. The Classic was created to give national level throwers a world class event to compete in, and all top 3 professional event placers receive prize money to help assist their quest to USA World and Olympic Teams.
For 2023, we are pleased to announce that our Saturday meet will be a World Athletics Bronze-level meet. World rankings points, as well as a $30,000 total purse will be up for grabs!
2023 IRON WOOD CLASSIC
THURSDAY, JUNE 15th FRIDAY, JUNE 16th (No Competition) SATURDAY, JUNE 17th
ENTRY FEE INFORMATION There will be an entry fee of $25 per athlete and all entry fees are non-refundable and non-transferrable. If you are competing both days, the entry fee is $40. You can submit payment through VenMo (@tjcrater-IWTC) or by cash/check on meet day(s).
***If you are funded by USATF you must still pay your entry fee and enter yourself for the meet(s). ENTRY INFORMATION The Iron Wood Classic is an elite-level meet (See entry standards below). Shot put, discus, javelin, and hammer will be contested on both days. Thursday will be a USATF-sanctioned meet. Saturday will be a World Athletics Bronze (C level) meet as part of the Continental Tour. Prize money will be awarded for the SATURDAY meet only ($30k purse). Prize structure TBA.
To enter, email TJ Crater and give your NAME, AFFILIATION, and ENTRY MARK. Performances from the 2022 and 2023 Seasons will be accepted. Marks will be verified by meet management.
2023 IRON WOOD CLASSIC ENTRY QUALIFYING STANDARDS: (Senior/International Implements)
2023 IRON WOOD CLASSIC COMPETITION SCHEDULE (Tentative) THURSDAY, JUNE 15th, 2023 11am Hammer Men 11am Shot Put Women 1pm Hammer Women 1pm Shot Put Men 3pm Discus Men 3pm Discus Women 5pm Javelin Women 5pm Javelin Men
FRIDAY, JUNE 16th, 2023 No Competition The Throwers Center will be open to all athletes for training. There be a hosted cookout for all athletes Friday evening! Details TBA.
SATURDAY, JUNE 17th, 2023 11am Hammer Men 11am Shot Put Women 1pm Hammer Women 1pm Shot Put Men 3pm Discus Men 3pm Discus Women 5pm Javelin Women 5pm Javelin Men
2021 Iron Wood Classic Results:
2021 Iron Wood Throws Festival Results:
"Iron Wood coaches push you to became a better athlete than what you were before you entered."
"...the coaching I received at Ironwood developed not only my athletic ability, but my work ethic. I have been able to succeed in many aspects of life in part because of the lessons learned at IWTC."