Tyler Yamauchi is one of those Ninja names that’s been flying under the radar. Last year in Indianapolis, he qualified for the City Finals and the National Finals. He fell on Stage One, but he’s an impressive, consistent competitor.
However, in the Kansas City Finals, Tyler had a chance to really take over the spot light for a moment. In his thoughtful but light-hearted run, Tyler made it farther than almost any other competitor. Only one Ninja, Mitch Vedepo, would make it to the Elevator Climb.
In fact, everyone was shocked when Tyler fell. He’d looked like he still had plenty of energy. It was a tiny tactical error that had ended his run.