The National and World Ninja League Championship are currently underway in Marietta, GA at Ninja Quest Fitness. The competition will have more than 250 ninja competitors, amongst them will be some competitors from the well-known NBC show American Ninja Warrior (ANW). The competitors will experience a unique one-of-a-kind fitness experience with parkour and obstacle courses.
Ninja Quest was voted to host the National and World Championship this year by ninja gym owners throughout the country, and was also named one of the best ninja gyms in the country. “It is an honor to be able to host some of the best ninjas in the world for this competition,” said Ninja Quest owner and veteran American Ninja Warrior, Glenn Davis. “The competition will be one of the best, and we are excited for everyone in Atlanta to come and be a part of this exciting event.”
Some of the ninja competitors scheduled to compete include…
- Isaac Calidero – First ANM winner 2015
- Ryan Stratis – 9 time American Ninja Warrior competitor
- Grant McCartney – The Island Ninja
- Jake Murray – Ranked 2 in the world
- Brett Sims – One of this year’s favorites to win ANM
- Team Young Bloods – A team from Team Ninja Warrior, comprised of Tyler Gillett, Bree Widener and Kevin Carbone (Inventor of the wing-nut)
The competitors will be facing three stages, with a very similar set up to the Las Vegas finals of American Ninja Warrior, that will each a unique course. More than 250 competitors are planning to start the competition, with only those who hit the buzzer at the end of stage one, moving on to stage two.
Cost to come and see some of the top American Ninja Warriors compete are $15 per block (3 blocks per day), $30 per day or $45 for the whole weekend. The Saturday, February 24th competition starts at 8:30 a.m. and will conclude around 8 p.m. (Block 1 – 8:30 a.m. – Noon; Block 2 – 12:30 – 4:00 p.m. and Block 3 – 4:30 – 8:00 p.m.). On Sunday, February 25th the competition starts at 9:30 a.m. till 7:00 p.m. (Block 1 – 9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. and Block 2 is 3:00-7:00 p.m.). If you would like to attend or for more information visit the Ninja Quest Fitness website.
-Axel Martinez contributed to this article