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Current American Underground Record: 5.50m
Current World Underground Record: 5.80m

Man Versus Nature

The second Battle for the Underground, Man Vs Nature, represented the tenacity to overcome a flooded facility. Held days before a total solar eclipse, it was hosted at Crystal City Underground, a former sand mine in Crystal City, Missouri, by the Motley Crew Vault Club on August 19, 2017. There was no prize money. It was just a straight up bragging rights competition to see who could lay claim to the underground. Seventy vaulters representing 13 states and 2 countries registered. In the end, returning champion Jeff Coover bested his previous height of 5.35m (an American underground record shared with Sam Kendricks) with a vault of 5.50m. On the women's side, Jacqueline Williams tied the overall underground record of 4.10m.

Want to see the competition? The live stream has been archived on Youtube as two parts. Part one is groups 1 and 2. Part two is groups 3, 4, 5, and 6. Shawn Francis of Team Hoot announced for the elite section (Group 4). You can find his thoughts on the Battle here. A brief video summary of the event can be seen here. For the most current updates, follow us on Facebook. Interested more in the stats? A breakdown of the states and countries represented can be found here.

Results can be found below or here as a PDF.

BFTU Results 2017 Page 1 BFTU Results 2017 Page 2


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

2014 Summary and Results
2014 Champions and Stats
Overall Stats and Rankings

2017 Battle for the Underground Man Vs Nature Sponsors

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