This event is hosted by Ninja U in Ankeny, Iowa and is sanctioned by NCNS (North Central Ninja Series). You must reside in Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, Wisconsin, South Dakota, or North Dakota to register. Residents of one state can compete in another as long as they live in one of the six states within the region.
About the North Central Ninja Series
We are striving to promote local athletes in the region (IA, MN, WI, NE, SD & ND) by providing a competition exclusive to residents of those states. Our different brackets allow you a more accurate placement in the region!
All you need to do is compete in one of our qualifiers this season to see if you have what it takes to make it to the finals! The NCNS Finals will be at 605 Ninja in Sioux Falls, South Dakota on November 11-12!
***Exact schedule will be determined based on registration numbers and sent out the Thursday before the competition so that we can run an efficient competition for all involved!
2pm - 7U
5pm - 9U
9am - 11U
11am - 13U
1pm - 15U
2pm - Amatuer & 40+
4pm - Pro
$50 Early Bird Competitor
$60 after Friday, October 13th
Registration ends at midnight on the Wednesday before the competition.
***There will be no refunds.
Basic Format of Competition
- 4-minute time limit
- Points for each obstacle completed
- Half points for halfway on each obstacle.
- If you fail an obstacle, you continue to the next and receive 0 points or the halfway points, whichever applies. Your points still accumulate throughout the course
- More info: https://thencns.com/
* Based on age as of January 01, 2023
7 & under female
7 & under male
8 & 9 female
8 & 9 male
10 & 11 female
10 & 11 male
12 & 13 female
12 & 13 male
14 & 15 female
14 & 15 male
16+ amateur female
16+ amateur male
40+ masters male
40+ masters female
12+ pro male
12+ pro female
Need To Know
Cost is $5 at the door.
Spectators must sign a waiver. It is best to do this ahead of time. www.ninjau.com/waiver
The Final Schedule will be emailed out on Thursday before the competition.
The course walk-through will be a video. We will share videos with everyone the night before the competition via email.
General climbing chalk and general athletic tape are allowed. We recommend liquid chalk as it is alcohol-based so also acts as a sanitizer. Ninja\U does sell small liquid chalk bottles for $6 and large for $18.
Awards & Prizes
Email us if you or your company is interested in sponsoring an obstacle on the course or donating prizes!
Juli Camarin Photography will be on site taking action photos of each ninja!
We will livestream the competition on Ninja U's YouTube page.
1604 NW State St, Ankeny, IA 50023 (across from the Prairie Ridge Sports Complex.)
Any questions? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org