As the single largest event of its kind in the eastern United States, and the third largest event of its kind on the entire North American continent, reputations are EARNED at the GymRat CHALLENGE. The GymRat CHALLENGE has become a rite of passage for today and tomorrow’s NCAA and WNBA stars. From WNBA All-Star and scoring champ Epiphany Prince to reigning WNBA MVP and four-time U.CONN National Champion Breanna Stewart, since 1998, the greatest players on the planet have come to the GymRat CHALLENGE to prove themselves against top competition. With unparalleled coverage from college coaches, scouting services, and basketball publications, more players are recruited out of the GymRat CHALLENGE than any other event in the nation.
Huge demand combined with lingering COIVD restrictions will result in the largest Waiting List in the 24 year history of the GymRat CHALLENGE. We are re-configuring our format and schedule to allow as many teams as possible into the event, but even with those measures, the Waiting List is likely to be in excess of 146 teams.
- With that being said, PLEASE do NOT call our office to tell us why your team deserves to be in this year’s event. That’s not necessary, because WE ALREADY FULLY AGREE WITH YOU and would like to have ALL registered teams competing in the event. Unfortunately, some very strange and restrictive decisions by college campuses last week will cause our Waiting List to be 2-3 times its normal size. It’s another important reminder to always register as early as you can to secure your spot in the GymRat CHALLENGE.
- COVID restrictions are causing us to have to eliminate the Championship Round from this year’s event. Because we love the competitiveness of the Championship Round format, this will NOT be a permanent change. PLEASE do NOT call our office to tell us why the Championship Round should remain in the event. That’s not necessary, because WE ALREADY FULLY AGREE WITH YOU! This is simply a modification that we need to make as some COVID policy restrictions continue to linger. When COVID is fully behind us in 2022, the Championship Round will return with it’s full level of intensity.
- All teams will receive a three game guarantee. We are working diligently to balance each pool in order to provide the most competitive match-ups during the event, so that our Evaluation Team can view players in the proper competitive alignments.
- Games will begin as early as 8:00 AM on Saturday and run one hour and five minutes apart with the last tip on Saturday coming at 10:05 PM. The first tip on Sunday will be at 8:00 AM with the final games of the event tipping off at 5:45 PM on Sunday.