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UNAA will send top competitors to the Ninja OCR World Championships in Russia

The top two men and women from the UNAA World Championships will qualify for Team USA.

As the sport of Ninja Warrior continues to grow, more and more international competitions are rising in prominence. Now, a league that’s local to the USA has become a qualifier for an World Championship.

Both the State Games of America and the UNAA World Series Finals are official qualifiers for Ninja OCR World Championships held in Moscow, Russia, August of this year.

World OCR is, “the international governing body and sole competent authority for obstacle sports and related disciplines worldwide. We are an independent association composed of national member federations in more than 80 countries.”

There are two ways Ninja OCR athletes can qualify for the Ninja OCR World Championships.

One is taking part in the State Games of America, which recently added Ninja Warrior-style competitions to their roster.

Ninjas can also qualify for the international competition through the UNAA (Ultimate Ninja Athlete Association) World Series Finals. The top two Pro Men and Women will qualify for Team USA at the Ninja OCR World Championships, and 3rd place will become an alternate.

The UNAA World Series was recently announced for July 26-28, 2019. It will be held at the Mystic Lake Event Center in Minnesota. You can learn more about the UNAA World Series Finals here.

Past winners of the UNAA Championships include big-name American Ninja Warrior competitors like Jesse Labreck, Adam Rayl, Jake Murray, Jessie Graff, and Rebekah Bonilla.

Between the two events, six total athletes and six alternates will represent Team USA in Russia.

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