Ultimate Backyard Warrior in Rocky Mount, North Carolina holds competition weekends several times a year. They’ve become a staple of the Ninja Warrior community, with Ninjas coming in from around the country to take part. While the competition is at the highest level, it’s really all about the fun and family for the Ninjas.
The latest competition was held over Memorial Day Weekend. While it saw some fan-favorites doing what they do best, it also held some incredibly special moments. Check it out!
Daniel Gil completed every obstacle on all four stages!
Lindsay Eskildsen took first place in the women’s division.
I had a blast pushing my limits in Stage 3!! We had a 7 minute time limit: • Paddle Boards (3 attempts) • Tramp to Spider jump • Salmon ladder (27 rungs) • Rope Climb (40 ft) • Invisible Ladder (40 ft) • Spider Climb (40 ft) I completed all but the Salmon Ladder in 3 minutes and 25 seconds!! If my ropes didn’t get caught up I think I could have gone even faster. • I was relieved to clear the balance because it was super sketch and intimidating. You had to shift your weight to the left, time out your steps and commit. I’ve never climbed anything that high before so I didn’t know what to expect. The spider jump was a reach so I had to use my fingertips to hop my way up but still managed. • What an awesome course!! Thanks @ubwmikecook Thanks babe @gijo2008 for the AMAZING drone footage!! @the_viking_ninja #UBW #ANW #NinjaLinz #CaliBamaNinja #ANW10 #ANWX #Ninja #Obstacle #Fun #NinjaLife #Stage2
Ninjas like Josh Levin had a great time and tested their skills.
Stage 2 at last weekend’s UBW event was one of the trickiest I’ve been on! Efficiency was key on this 8-obstacle/2:30 time limit course. Stoked to have cleared, but it cost me a few hand rips and quite a bit of chalk Can’t wait for next week’s ANWX LA episode! In the meantime, I’m off to Colorado for some more ninja and Lead WC training. Stay tuned! @vance_walker__nnl
Read this amazing story that Matthew Barclay shared with us about a huge act of kindness that took place:
“A week before Ultimate Backyard Warrior I didn’t know how I was going to get there. My 99 Civic wasn’t starting and I didnt have much to put into getting it on the road. I did get it going though and it made the 4 hour trip.
There was a drawing for a 2012 Kia Soul. Chad Hohn, my coach/mentor, & “The Ninja Builder” won the drawing! Chad is the owner of Level Up in Thomasville NC. Chad and his wife Jennifer decided to give the car to me. He asked me to drive him to the dealer and drive his old car back but once we got there he surprised me with his decision!
Who does that? Everyone hears about the Ninja Community, but what Chad has built at Level Up is straight up family.”
Check out this awesome story ( have some tissue ready ).....Chad Hohn, the winner of this weekend’s Ultimate Backyard Warrior competition and winner of the grand prize, a car from Davenport Autopark!!!Posted by Davenport Autopark on Monday, May 28, 2018
Everyone, spectators and Ninjas alike, looked like they had a very special time.
I’m SO honored to take the 1st place title for the women at the Ultimate Backyard Warrior competition!! There was SO much talent out there and this is by far my BIGGEST win at a Ninja comp. This is my 3rd time competing at UBW and I’ve never made it to Stage 3 before so I was super excited to make it all the way to stage 4!! Stage 1 wasn’t a great run for me but I squeezed into Stage 2. I tied for 1st place in Stage 2. I won Stage 3. And no female cleared stage 4 in the 45 second time limit. I’ll post my runs soon! • • Congrats to @kingdom_ninja for coming out on top for the men and for completing EVERY SINGLE OBSTACLE IN ALL 4 STAGES!! You are on another level!! • • Overall it was a long and hot weekend but I had the BEST time with my Ninja Family getting to surround myself with extremely talented athletes!! • • Thanks again to @ubwmikecook for throwing an incredible event and really taking care of us ninjas!! You have a heart of gold!! • • @gijo2008 @chrischampion @manley1972 @ultimate_ninja_athlete #UBW #Ninja #UNAA #UNAARegionals #ANW #Ninja #NBC #Ninja #NinjaWarrior #ANWX #ANW10 #NinjaLinz #CaliBamaNinja #AmericanNinjaWarrior #Obstacles #NinjaFamily #Athletets
Memorial Day weekend part of our Pro Travel team participated in The Ultimate Backyard Warrior in North Carolina. Team Train Yard repped us to the fullest with 4 of our 6 athletes advancing to stage 3 and one of our females advancing to the final stage 4 and ultimately placing 3rd over all for the women. This course was intense, not only because of the types of obstacles, but because they were run outside in the sun and our team did not disappoint! They gave it their all and left every bit of themselves on that course. We're so proud of everyone's performance and we're so glad to call these athletes ours! : @manley1972 @flashlight3photography @ubwfit #ubw #ultimatebackyardwarrior #teamtrainyard317 #teamtrainyard #ninjatraining #ninjawarrior
Just landed in North Carolina, playing around on @UBWfit #UltimateBackyardWarrior new ninja obstacle gym, and loving I get to squeek up this 100lb punching back using some unorthodox methods... and then riding it down! If you want to zip line, you gotta work for it! & come hang out this weekend at the UBW Competition Saturday AND Sunday. So many ninjas will be competing and hanging out! UBW Gym 2550 N Church St Rocky Mount, NC 27804 United States
You can find out more about Ultimate Backyard Warriors and their schedule here.