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Athlete Warrior Games held national finals event in Plymouth, Michigan, last weekend

We spy Phillip Scott and Devin Harrelson on that podium!

Philip Scott

We saw a couple of big Ninja names atop the podium of the Athlete Warrior Games National Finals last weekend! Held in Plymouth, Michigan, the event attracted Ninjas from across the country, who competed in divisions ranging from ages 6/7 to 40+. In the Men’s Pro Division, the top 5 competitors on the podium were:

1st – Cameron Baumgartner

2nd – Sam Folsom

3rd – Philip Scott

4th – Eric Sheppard

5th – Devin Harrelson

Season 11 ANW rookie Cameron Baumgartner has participated and found success in the AWG league for two years in a row.

After making it all the way to the Las Vegas Finals last season, sensational rookie Philip Scott has been tearing it up in local competitions and now has scored 3rd place in the AWG National Finals as well.

Five-time ANW competitor Devin Harrelson snagged 5th place in the Pro Men’s event, but he also joined forces with two other North Carolina Ninjas to earn 1st place in the Pro Team Finals.

For the women, the top 5 names on the podium were:

1st – Tegan Roobol

2nd - Allison Greff

3rd – Brittany Holterman

4th – Kat Butler

5th – Liz Edelman

Allie Greff

Brittany Holterman was a season 11 ANW rookie, but we haven’t yet had the pleasure of seeing Tegan, Allison, Kat, or Liz on American Ninja Warrior. It looks like their skills are top notch, so maybe this podium is a sign of things to come!

Athlete Warrior Games is a Ninja league that surfaced in the Chicago area in 2017 and has been gaining popularity in other regions of the United States. It was created by three-time ANW National Finalist, Tyler Yamauchi, Patrick Losch, and Jeffrey Losch. According to their website, AWG’s main goal is to “provide all of our athletes a competitive and unique ninja course where they can build and sharpen their skills.” Athlete Warrior Games holds qualifying competitions throughout the year. A competitor’s top three performances are measured against the other competitors in their division to determine who moves on to the regional competitions. Top regionals performers move on to the final event. Ninjas ages 6+ are eligible to compete. For official results for all of the age groups from last weekend’s national AWG event, click here.

The next AWG season will begin in May, kicking off at with a qualifying event at Tri County Ninja in Fenton, Michigan.

In the meantime, the National Ninja League (NNL) is finishing up its season, but there are still many qualifying events left before the final event in Greensboro, North Carolina on February 21-23.

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Did you know that the NNL has an amazing prize package for NNL Worlds 2020 and for Season V?!?! In addition to the Cash Prizes listed above, we have also partnered with Rostrevor Hotel Barbados and Barbados Ninja Throwdown to present a tropical escape package for the 1st place Adult Male/Female winners! The prize is 7 nights' accommodation (2 rooms for 2 people per room) inclusive of breakfast. The dates are May 5-12, 2020 and the Barbados Ninja Throwdown is May 9th, so there is plenty of time to relax before and after the competition! The Barbados Ninja Throwdown is the first NNL qualifier for Season VI. Get a jump start on Worlds 2021 by attending this amazing event. Since 2016 the Barbados Ninja Throwdown has provided local and international competitors with a world class obstacle racing facility to demonstrate their skills for a range of prizes. In 2018, through a partnership with the National Ninja League, our top four (4) competitors received an automatic qualification to the semi-finals of the World Championships. Through this partnership, Ninjas from across the world have made this an important stepping stone to advancing their careers. We were very excited in 2019, to have announced an increase in the amount of people being able to qualify, in that the top 15 adults (male and female) qualified for the 2020 National Ninja League World Championships as well as the top 5 thirteen (13) – seventeen (17) year olds. #rostrevorhotelbarbados #rostrevorhotel #nnlworlds #worldchampionship #prizes #prizepackage #nationalninjaleague

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And the Ultimate Ninja Athlete Association (UNAA) is also in full swing, with competitions going on most weekends from now until their final event in August, happening in Las Vegas.

If you’re looking for more ninja in your life, you’re in luck! Ninja is a growing sport. Gyms, leagues, and events are popping up all over!