We are striving to promote local athletes in the region (IA, MN, WI, SD & ND) by providing a competition exclusive to residents of those states. Our ten different age brackets allow you a more accurate placement in the region!
The finals event will have $12K in prizes and money. All you need to do is compete in one of our qualifiers this pilot season to see if you have what it takes to make it to the finals.
We want to crown the Regional Champions!
One gym is allowed per state in the region. Currently, launching this pilot season, we have:
Ninjas United (for Minnesota)
605 Ninja Academy (for South Dakota)
Ninja / U (for Iowa)
Residents of one state can compete in another as long as they live in one of the five states within the region. For example: Iowans can compete in Minnesota.
With 3 of the 5 states being represented, residents from all 5 states can still compete in NCNS. For example, Wisconsin athletes can compete even though no current gym in that state is hosting a qualifier.
The basic format of the qualifiers is as follows.
- 5-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.
- You must reside in one of the five states that make the region.
6 & 7 female
6 & 7 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 & 17 female
16 & 17 male
18-34 amateur female
18-34 amateur male
18-34 pro female
18-34 pro male
35-44 masters female
35-44 masters male
45+ masters female
45+ masters male
The top 3 finishers of each bracket, regardless of how many are in each bracket, will receive a “Golden Ticket” to the finals in December. The other competitors (4th place and down) will be ranked against all the other competitors from each different NCNS qualifier. By November 1st, we will list the competitors that ranked high enough throughout the competitive series to get their pass to the December finals. Mark your calendar for Dec 6-8 (one day for your bracket). Your chances are very high that you’ll qualify for finals when all qualifier events have finished and we compare the results.
EXAMPLE: Jon Doe places 5th in his 6-7 boys bracket and so he does not receive a Golden Ticket. However, he did very well against amazing kids his age. He waits until all the other qualifiers are done for the season. He learns his score is high enough among all the other qualifying events that he’s qualified to compete in our (NCNS) finals!
This method of qualifying allows for the pressure of trying for the Golden Ticket, and takes into account that some qualifiers will have much more experienced athletes in some brackets. We really want to highlight the best talent in the entire North Central region. We feel this works to balance out any inconsistencies from qualifier to qualifier.