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Zach Day & Adam Burnett build Mega Wall for lucky winner

Their goal is to help make ninja dreams possible for youth.

Zach Day

Two-time American Ninja Warrior competitor Zach Day discovered his love for Ninja at the age of 15. There was a problem though – Ninja gyms were hard to find – there were only a few across the country. Zach was still determined. He convinced his dad to help him build a backyard Ninja course. It was this course that allowed Zach to build strength, skills, speed, and endurance. It was also this course that prepared Zach to compete on season 10 & 11 of American Ninja Warrior, even becoming the youngest competitor to hit a (Stage 1) buzzer in Vegas during season 10.

These days, Zach’s success has come full circle. Zach credits achieving his Ninja dreams to having a backyard course to train on in his early Ninja years. Now he’s making dreams possible for many other young Ninja kids.

He has teamed up with Adam Burnett, fellow Ninja and top ANW course tester, to create Send City, a company dedicated to building Ninja courses in backyards and basements across the east coast. In February 2020, Zach and Adam took it a step further, announcing a contest for youth at the National Ninja League finals in Greensboro, North Carolina.

They offered up a free Ninja build to whoever had the most exciting course run of the three-day event. Every Ninja competitor from ages 6 to 17 was eligible. Voting was held on Send City’s Instagram and Facebook accounts. After 670 votes were tallied, 12 year old Jackson Erdos, from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was declared the winner. It was quite the weekend for Jackson. Not only did he win a Ninja build, he also won the World Championship in the 11-12 year old age division!

A Ninja Warrior since the age of 7, and a 4-time National Ninja League finalist, Jackson is serious about Ninja training, and already had an impressive collection of Ninja obstacles in his backyard. After serious deliberation, Jackson decided that the best addition to his backyard course would be a unique and super challenging staple of American Ninja Warrior…the Mega Wall. And that’s what he got!

Zach and Adam showed up at Jackson’s house last week. Here’s a peek at what went down:

Zach Day
Zach Day
Zach Day

Just as you’d expect, Jackson got to work immediately, making it up to 16 feet in a matter of days. As all good Ninjas do, Jackson has a goal: Make it up the 18 foot Mega Wall by the end of the summer.

As for Zach Day, he is thrilled to play a part in the success of young Ninjas. Zach and Adam have 10-11 Ninja builds under their belt, and they are booked out halfway through the summer with more. They’re looking forward to a summer filled with building adjustable lache bars, Cliffhangers, Devil Steps, and Warped Walls.

Zach Day
Zach Day