2022 Ninja World Cup & US National Championships Announced
Indianapolis to host the championships in October
Colorado Springs, CO (June 21, 2022) – The ATS Team, Ninja USA, the Ninja Passport, and World Obstacle announced today the 2022 US Ninja National Championships and Ninja World Cup USA will be held October 7th through 9th at the Grand Park Sports Complex in Westfield, Indiana, USA.
The National Championships and World Cup are being produced by Fitness Innovations and The ATS Team in collaboration with the Ninja Passport, Ninja USA, the National Governing Body for Ninja Sport, a member of USA Pentathlon Multisport and World Obstacle. Discover event details and registration by visiting theninjapassport.com.
“I’m excited to be part of the team producing the first Ninja World Cup in the United States,” said George O’Dell. “There is strong demand from athletes who want to see the sport progress and have a pathway to the highest level of international sport competitions. As the US Championships, we provide qualification for the national team to represent the United States in international sport competitions.”
The Ninja World Cup series will include races in Asia, Africa, Europe, and Oceania and culminates in the 2023 Ninja World Championships. Dates and locations will be announced in the coming months.
“The Ninja World Cup series is an opportunity for athletes to compete around the world in this innovative speed format.” Said Nate Moore, CEO of the ATS Team. “We have spent several years working on this with World Obstacle, including development of the course and obstacles designed to be fun for the athletes, exciting to watch, and great for broadcast.”
The World Cup format is a 100m head-to-head speed competition like Ninja versus Ninja and Team Ninja Warrior television shows.
“World Obstacle is thrilled that the Ninja World Cup series is launching this year,” said President Ian Adamson. “We are excited to be collaborating with top international producers in sport, television, and event production to deliver the series. Timing is excellent considering the recent news regarding an obstacle event being tested for inclusion on the Olympic program in Modern Pentathlon after 2024.”
About Ninja USA
NinjaUSA is the is the national governing body for Ninja sport in the United States of America. It is a technical committee of USA Pentathlon Multisport (USAPM), which is a member of the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee (USOPC), and a member of World Obstacle. Ninja USA is a volunteer based non-profit that exists to represent the needs of Ninja athletes through voice and vote in the United States and provide the pathways to the highest levels of international competition.
About the Ninja Passport
The Ninja Passport is a one-stop ninja resource. Get free open gym at more than 170 Destinations. Forums, Leaderboards, Event Calendar & so much more!
About The ATS Team
The ATS Team is a Production Company and Set Shop based in Los Angeles specializing in creating original formats, designing, and constructing television competition obstacles and sets. The company is famously known as the course builders for American Ninja Warrior and Ninja Warrior global franchise.
About World Obstacle
World Obstacle, the Fédération Internationale de Sports d’Obstacles (FISO), is a Swiss based not-for-profit independent international sports organization made up of volunteers to develop obstacle sports and events worldwide. FISO provides governance, systems, and structure to represents the needs of its member national federations and their athlete communities in over 100 countries. FISO was granted Observer Status of GAISF (the Global Association of International Sports Federations) in 2021, a critical step toward a sport’s potential Olympic recognition.