This year we witnessed a Ninja win a million dollars. In other competitions, we’ve seen Ninjas win smaller sums of money, trophies, medals, Ninja holds, and even a car. We’ve never seen a Ninja win this though…
Thanks to ANW fans who gave them the heads-up, Grant McCartney and Nate Burkhalter found out about a local competition called “The Worlds Serious Obstacle Course”. Held at Jumping World in Houston and hosted by The New 93Q, whoever had a clean run in the fastest time would win tickets to Game 2 of the World Series, featuring the Houston Astros and the Washington Nationals!
Grant and Nate must’ve known their chances would be good. They made a pact that whoever won would bring the other one to the game. They walked into Jumping World with hoodies up, in an attempt to blend in. Clearly, their cover was blown at some point, because they were being interviewed by local radio personalities before they even ran the course!
They were the last two contestants to run. Nate thundered through the course with a time of 27.34, beating the previous record by 7.17 seconds.
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♂️into 1st place to win World Series tickets for tonights Houston @astrosbaseball game!! ⚾️ ⚾️ See stories for bts! ️ ️ ️ ️ ️ ️ ️ ️ ️ ️ ️ ️ ️ ️ Annnnnd then @islandninja beat out my time and got the tickets, but I'm runner up & he's taking me! We took 1st & 2nd, out of the 30 or so competitors who ran. Great contest this morning that was hosted & sponsored by @thenew93q @papajohnshouston @jumpingworld @ericarico93q @tim_tuttle93q @ Kevin Kline Special thanks to @shaaland , who is a ninja fan that follows me and gave me the heads up about the competition! @joel_burk . . . #HoustonCity @houstonlifetv #HoustonLifeTV #HoustonAstros #sportscenter #Houston #anwnation @anwnation #worldseries #GoStros #hypedcrew #thenew93q #spacecity #ighouston #ninjawarrior #ninjacourse #jumpingworld
Then it was Grant’s turn. He made it look a bit too easy, shaving another 5 seconds off the course record, and winning himself World Series tickets—a pretty sweet prize for 22 seconds worth of work!
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How I won tickets to the World Series... ⚾️ Watch my IG stories for more details! ⚾️ This is my winning run from @thenew93q ninja contest for 2 tickets to the World Series. Thanks @papajohnshouston for the #IslandNinja #NinjaWarrior #AmericanNinjaWarrior #OCR #ObstacleCourseRacing #Ninja #ninjas #TrampolinePark #WorldSeries #astros #race #radiocontest #radiocontestwinner
Many fans know that Grant has an extensive bucket list. We’re not sure if “using Ninja skills to win World Series tickets” was on it, but either way he can check that one off!
For the full video/edit of his winning experience, keep an eye on Grant’s Instagram account. It will be posted soon!