That’s a Wrap! Season 4 UNAA World Series Championship & State Games of America

That’s a Wrap! Season 4 UNAA World Series Championship & State Games of America
August 20, 2019 Bob Clark

What an exciting couple of month’s we’ve had! From Season 4’s World Series Championship Finals to State Games of America, it’s been a ninja-packed summer with TWO Huge UNAA events, over 1000 athletes and 2500 spectators! Over $50,000 in cash and prizes at UNAA World Series Championship Finals and STATE GAMES of America Ninja Challenge

In case you’ve missed anything, we’ve rounded up some highlights for you here.

The Summer of Ninja

UNAA World Series Championship Finals, July 26-28, Mystic Lake Casino

Season 4 Finals did not disappoint! Hosted by Conquer Ninja Gyms and housed at the stunning facility of Mystic Lake Casino, ninjas from around the world made their way to Minnesota to tackle the course and take home a cash prize.

With three courses in two stages, amateurs and pros alike were challenged. Winners for each division are as follows:

Pro Male

  • Jake Murray
  • Kaden Lebsack
  • Jason Kotzin

Pro Female

  • Ashley McConville
  • Isabella Wakeham
  • Olivia Vivian

40+ Male

  • Samuel Rivera
  • Mike Brown
  • Scott Carslaw

40+ Female

  • Sandy Zimmerman
  • Jennifer Geiger
  • Emma Teede

Amateur Male

  • Danny
  • Ryan Chow
  • Anthony Eardley

Amateur Female

  • Mady
  • Jessica Helmer
  • Catherine Malette

15U Male

  • Nathan Haney
  • Hudson Humphries
  • Nate Walleen

15U Female

  • Lacy Langer
  • Sophia Beaulier
  • Anabella Heinrichs

13U Male

  • Elijah Browning
  • Tyler Smith
  • Benjamin Drake

13U Female

  • Molly Haywood
  • Princess Ninja
  • Addy Herman

11U Male

  • Hans Hertz
  • Luke Beckstrand
  • Ryan Richardson

11U Female

  • Rebekah Cornwall
  • Taylor Greene
  • Sami Schuh

9U Male

  • Marty Mannion
  • Darren Elwood
  • Nathaniel Honvou

9U Female

  • Kenzie Hughes
  • Sydney Smith
  • Lindsey Zimmerman

For UNAA World Series Championship Finals we want to thank Conquer Ninja Gyms for setting up incredible obstacle courses and most of the staffing for the event! These guys approached us after Season 3 and wanted to Title sponsor UNAA and provide the staffing and obstacle courses for the Finals and they REALLY stepped up and delivered as promised!!

Thinking of opening a Gym, be SURE to contact them for Franchise opportunities!!

State Games of America, August 3, Lynchburg, VA

Next up, we were excited to host ninja obstacle course racing for the VERY FIRST TIME in the State Games of America!! This was a one-course, one-stage competition directed by the amazing Maggie Thorne, with help from Tyler Gillett and Jake Murray.

Maggie stepped up in a BIG way and organized the SGA event and did all the PR and ground work to get it set up. We then reached out to all the States and were able to get 11 to hold a Ninja event. We have more than double that in states interested for next year!

Here are the top three from each class:

Pro Male

  • Tyler Gillett
  • Jeshuah Lewis
  • Jeremiah Lewis

Pro Female

  • Fait Folster
  • Julia Bainbridge
  • Jessica Barnard

40+ Male

  • Mark Wood
  • Storm Sims
  • James Brague

40+ Female

  • Aimee Flint
  • Kimberly Saguinsin

Amateur Male

  • Brandon Stenta
  • Henry Katrek
  • Anthony Eardley

Amateur Female

  • Carrington Osborne
  • Cori Porter
  • Meg Bradshaw

15U Male

  • Christian Youst
  • Aidan Wood
  • Xavier Nocito

15U Female

  • Elena Borges
  • Liberty Nocito
  • Ashlynde Dupont

13U Male

  • Elijah Browning
  • Josiah Pippel
  • Tyler Smith

13U Female

  • Aubriella Hairston
  • Ava Long
  • Angelica Glasgow

11U Male

  • Hans Hertz
  • Nikko Sohn
  • Samuel McCarthy

11U Female

  • Fiona Thorne
  • Miranda Lajevic
  • Deborah Jackson

9U Male

  • Caleb Tucker
  • Blake Hohn
  • Ian Quinn

9U Female

  • Sydney Smith
  • Liesl Hetzel
  • Sophia Foister

This event also went very well and just being at State Games of America felt like being at the Olympics!! It was overall an incredible experience! We were told that we had one of the highest attendance of any of the other individual sports and that it was a big hit at the Games. Ninjas make an impact wherever we go!

I think we ALL discovered that TEAMS is really fun and would be a great addition to the UNAA Season. We were very pleased how both events turned out!

Thanks to everyone who was a part of these amazing events and ALL of you that compete in UNAA Events! We thank our Lord Jesus Christ for this opportunity to reach so many in this new sport we call NINJA! WE WILL SEE YOU ALL NEXT SEASON!!

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