Competition Regulations for Competitors

For all people competing in an IOWA event


When racers register for the event or when they check-in for the event, they will register under a board class and a rider class. They will then be assigned a racing number with identification they are required to wear during the race so that the Timers can clearly see it.  

Event organizer should provide a formatted excel sheet for registration. 

The Host of the event will determine which classes of boards will be allowed during the race and if there will be a Grom (U-14 class)

  • This should be announced prior to the race so people can come prepared with the correct board specifications for their preferred class
  • This does not mean there will be a separate race for each class of boards, it does mean there will be separate leaderboards



Rider Classes

Grom U-14 Class 

  • Anyone who is 13 years old or younger qualifies for this class

Women’s Class 

  • Anyone who wants to identify with this class of racers, is under 215 lbs. and is 14 years or older may race with this class. (Worded so as to include androgenous/gender queer people that would like to race with this group)

Men’s Class 

  • Anyone who wants to identify with this class of racers, is under 215 lbs. and is 14 years or older may race with this class. (Worded so as to include androgenous/gender queer people that would like to race with this group)


  • Anyone who weighs more than 215 lbs. qualifies for this class of riders

Master Class  

  • Anyone 40 years old or older qualifies for this class of riders


All classes

  • All riders must wear at least hand protection and a helmet

Grom class

  • In addition to hand protection and a helmet, all Groms are required to wear elbow and knee protection
  • All genders race here, we won’t separate girls or boys who are 13 years old or younger. 
  • The Host will announce if there will be a Grom race, not every event is required to have this class but IOWA fully supports the next generation of One Wheelers 
  • Groms do not race against adults. There will be a separate race for the Grom Class. The Host will determine the course the Groms will race on
  • If there is only one grom at an event they should still have their time recorded for their national ranking


  • The finish line will be clearly distinguished
  • A camera will be recording the entire race at the finish line to determine close winners. This will be used to help validate times just in case things get crazy
  • Flash finishes are determined by the nose of the racer’s board across the finish line, not body parts
  • If there are multiple laps in a race, the laps will be clearly distinguished for both the racers and recorders. Examples include: white and checkered flags during motocross events, the big lap number signs used during track/ cross country events or just some whiteboards/signs with numbers on them

IOWA Street Competition Regulations

Depending on the amount of racers participating you can decide if you want a qualifier round and a final or you can just have one competition that determines your winners

General Regulations 

  • Women’s class, Men’s class, Groms Class and Masters Class. (All inclusive to gender identity)
  • You can decide how many riders you want in heat at a time. You can do everyone at once or break it up into multiple heats so the riders stay warm
  • Initial order should be randomly assigned (IE random number generator through Excel).  
  • Everyone needs at least a helmet and hand protection
  • No flight fins but other mods are okay (I.E. float plates, fangs, fishbones, sidekicks, specialized tails, other concave additions, any tire)
    • Unless you decide to have a Stock Class trick competition. We suggest riders use float plates regardless
    • This must be an XR or Onewheel + event. Pints are too different to be allowed in the same competition. Feel free to do a separate event though! 

The Competition Format

This competition is broken up into two parts – two 45 second runs and then 5 best trick attempts. 

There is only one rider on the course at a time. This makes judging fair and allows the riders to find their flow without worrying about hitting another rider or messing anyone up. It’s also generally safer. 

We will be providing a formatted excel sheet for you to use while judging.  

Two 45 second runs

  • Judges will score each run between 1.0-10.0 points (all of the judge’s scores are averaged for one final score) and then after the second run, the total is added up. (1.0 – 20.0 total points)
  • Order is random, everyone goes once, and then everyone goes a second time
  • After this is done we put riders in order from average highest to lowest score. This will determine the order for the best trick competition

Five best trick attempts

The order is assigned from lowest to highest. The lowest score goes first, the highest score goes last and this order stays locked in for the entirety of the 5 rounds (the purpose of this is #pressure) Everyone goes once, then twice, etc.

  • Again for each round, the judges average their numbers for one score. (1.0 – 10.0).

Final Score

  • At the end of the competition, the top 4 scores out of 7 are added together for a final score. 
    • These scores contribute to an overall season ranking. (This score does not carry on to the final if you chose to have a final) 
    • If you do choose to do a final, the top four riders move on to a final (which can be at a later date or at least a couple of hours later?) 
    • The final is the same format
  • The highest total score is the winner
  • The total scores from this are counted towards the overall season score

Notes on the Judges

  • There should be 3 judges and one recorder working on the excel sheet. The judges must be unbiased (aka no significant others or parents of competitors)
  • They should have a good grasp on tricks/ talent. Can be a pro but they cannot be actively competing in the season
  • Scores are open to discussion between judges
  • The average score between the three is assigned after each rider completes their round (1st 45-second run gets a score right after it’s finished)
  • These scores are announced via a scoreboard (maybe a large whiteboard or projector) so every rider and audience member can see
    • We keep track of all ongoing scores and rankings as they go on. The excel sheet provided needs to be reported to an IOWA representative at the end of the competition

What the judges should look for when scoring 

We understand judging is hard. Below are suggestions for what the judges should look for but at the end of the day it is their overall impression that will decide their final score. 

Important factors for the 45 second runs

  • Speed, how many features did they use, did they stay on their board, did they add little combos after big tricks, did they do something creative no one is doing.

Important factors for the Best tricks

  • Did they do something for the first time, was there diversity in their attempts (curbs, drops, flatland, bonks, grabs, balance beams, 180s/360s on features) 

Overall Factors

  • Intensity:
    • Going big should be rewarded but there should be checks and balances that ensure 1 huge trick in a 45 second run does not overpower someone’s clean run in the first stage
    • If they throw that huge trick in the best trick stage and land it then yes, score them huge
    • But we have to keep in mind that there are different stages for a reason
  • Composition: 
    • This is what the run and the tricks are made of. Creative, Clean, and Style 
  • Execution: 
    • This is the technical aspect
    • Keep it clean. Things that will lose you points but still get some points: tail scraping, incomplete rotations, was the rider smooth after completing the trick, how far did they slide
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