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Current American Underground Record: 5.35m
Current World Underground Record: 5.80m

Man Versus Nature

The second Battle for the Underground, Man Vs Nature, represents the tenacity to overcome a flooded facility and will be held days before a total solar eclipse. It will be hosted at Crystal City Underground, a former sand mine in Crystal City, Missouri, by the Motley Crew Vault Club on August 19, 2017. At the present time, there is no prize money. It's just a straight up bragging rights competition to see who can lay claim to the underground.


Interested in competing? Registration is now open at: The entry fee is $75 to help us cover rebuilding costs and includes a t-shirt. Those wishing to mail in an entry form can shoot us an email at Athletes wishing to compete in the Elite category should also email us. Follow us on Facebook for the most current updates.


Our host hotel will be the Quality Inn (1200 W. Gannon Drive Festus, MO 63028 \ Phone: 636-933-1999). Depending on your room needs, it’ll be $74.99-79.99 a night. Make sure to use “Battle for the Underground” when you call to get this event room rate.


If you need poles for the event or would just like to try some of the new UST-ESSX vaulting poles while you’re at the meet, will have a full set there from 10’-15’. Whether you want to save on shipping costs for poles you already planned on ordering or you try one there, like it, and want to buy it afterwards, they will extend a special offer for those poles. If you would like to take advantage of the special offer or for more details about the poles, contact Jamie Steffen at


Curious about the last Battle for the Underground? Check out the links below:

2014 Summary and Results
2014 Pictures on SmugMug
2014 Champions and Stats
Overall Stats and Rankings


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