For those that attended our NNL competition in January, it’s important to note that we’ve changed our league affiliation. We have switched to another league called the UNAA (Ultimate Ninja Athlete Association). The UNAA is similar to the NNL, in that you can qualify for larger competitions. There are some important differences between the leagues however. Most notably, the UNAA is not a “one-and-done” timed run format. Instead, you get points for each obstacle completed. If you fail an obstacle, you don’t get the point for that obstacle, but you’re allowed to continue your run to get as many more points as possible. Ultimately, we decided this rule format is much more FUN and less stressful, especially for athletes new to the sport of ninja. For those curious about the rest of the rules, you can read up on them here.
The top 50% from each age division (listed below) will qualify for our regional competition. At the regional competition, the top three (or top 20%) athletes from each age division will qualify for the UNAA World Championship. It is the athlete’s responsibility to purchase a World’s ticket, and book accommodations and travel to attend World’s.
Our event age groups are listed below (the participant’s age as of Aug. 1, 2019 determines which age category they fall into). It’s important to note that competitors in the 6-9, 10-11, 12-13, and 14-15 are allowed to compete in older age categories. For example, if a 13 year old wanted to compete in the adults 16-39 age division, they are permitted to do so. This allows kids to push themselves and stiffen their competition if they see fit. There is one exception to this: only masters are allowed to compete in the masters category (40+).
6 – 9, 10-11, 12-13, 14-15, 16-39, 40+
The adult age divisions (16-39 and 40+) are split into amateur men/women, and pro men/women. Any athlete (15 or older) may compete in pro class class but must compete in pro if athlete, in the last three years, has been to Las Vegas Finals on ANW, been in the top 10 pro class at UNAA Finals, NNL Finals, Rockford Ninja Finals or WolfPack Ninja Tour Finals. If you meet any one of these requirements you are considered pro.
Regional Qualifier: Saturday, 7/25 schedule (all divisions)
Only athletes qualified in top 50% from their division in an area qualifier competition are permitted to compete in the regional qualifier.
- Rules and course walkthrough 7:00am – 7:30am
- Course runs 7:45am – 8:30am
- Rules and course walkthrough 8:45am – 9:15am
- Course runs 9:30am – 10:15am
- Rules and course walkthrough 10:45pm – 11:15am
- Course runs 11:30am – 12:30pm
- Lunch Break
- Masters 40+ Men/Women
- Rules and course walkthrough 1:30pm – 1:45pm
- Course runs 2:00pm – 2:15pm
- Rules and course walkthrough 2:45pm – 3:00pm
- Course runs 3:15pm – 3:30pm
- 16-39 Amateur Men/Women
- Rules and course walkthrough 4:00pm – 4:30pm
- Course runs 4:45pm – 5:30pm
- Pro Men/Women
- Rules and course walkthrough 6:30pm – 7:00pm
- Course runs 7:15pm – 8:00pm
- Awards ceremony 8:15pm – 8:30pm
- No redemption time, however, we will offer a complimentary open gym pass for those who want to come back on Sunday open gym to play!
Medals are awarded to the top three male and female athletes within each age group for both competitions.
Registration for this event is CLOSED!