Under Armour has announced the return of the UA COMBINE, a fitness competition aimed at establishing the ultimate athlete performance benchmark. Last year’s event saw 1,200 participants across four countries, and this year’s edition is set to be even bigger, with athletes from diverse sports and training disciplines competing at the iconic Sentul Depot in Malaysia for their shot at a total cash prize pool of RM51,000.
The competition is inspired by Under Armour’s “Protect This House” and will include tests that spotlight teamwork as participants strive to complete different challenges. In addition, Under Armour is lowering the entry age to inspire younger athletes aged 16 to 18 to compete for a chance to win a one-year product sponsorship worth RM4,500.
The UA COMBINE 2023 will take place on 9 September 2023. Registration for the event opens on 8 May 2023 for up to 350 competitors. Each athlete will receive a full Under Armour competitor gear set on the event day.
The competition comprises eight tests that challenge agility, stamina, vertical, power, endurance, strength, speed, and cognition, all designed by Under Armour’s Global Head of Athlete Performance, Michael Watts. Athletes will earn points for each completed test and be ranked based on their final result. The top three athletes in both the men’s and women’s divisions will receive medals and cash prizes of RM15,000, RM7,500 and RM3,000.
The 8 tests will focus on:
- AGILITY: Agility Star Drill
- STAMINA: Pull-up Beep Test
- VERTICAL : Vertical Jump Test
- POWER: 20m Sled Push
- ENDURANCE: 20m Beep Test
- STRENGTH: 3RM Bench Press
- SPEED: 40 Yard Dash
- COGNITION: Reactive Intelligence Wall