2023 Championships

Ninja Championship Logo

We cannot wait to return to the electrifying atmosphere of the Greensboro Coliseum Complex! This year we are opening up the doors and expanding the event to the West Wing B! This additional space brings the total floor space to almost 100,000 square feet! The additional space provides more opportunities for obstacles and experiences the entire family can enjoy.  

The championship will take place June 23rd, 24th and 25th. Registered athletes will be automatically enrolled in five different championship events. This year looks to be the biggest and most exciting championship yet! Learn more about everything the event has to offer through the links below.

Partners

The 2023 Championship will take place at the Greensboro Special Events Center. The competition will be held in the Coliseum Centers East and West Wing B. The venue features stadium seating, climate control and a professional atmosphere for ninja’s most exciting competition! 

This year we’ve expanded the event to offer more experiences for the entire family! Check our activities page to see everything the event has to offer, or keep reading to learn more about local restaurants, hotels and venue policies. 

stadium seating

Group Hotels

Sleep Inn & Suites

Hot Breakfast Included!

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Doubletree

Breakfast for 2 included

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Courtyard Greensboro

(336) 294-3800

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La Quinta

Complimentary Breakfast Included!

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Wyndham Garden

336-299-7650

Call for availability

Venue

Address: 1921 W Gate City Blvd, Greensboro, NC 27403

Phone: (336) 373-7400

Bag Policy

Competitors may bring reasonable quantities of outside food and/or beverages for their individual needs with them in their bags. 

Spectators will not be allowed to bring outside food and/or beverages into the venue.

Dining

Wet 'n Wild Water Park

wet and wild water park

This family friendly water park is located less than 10 minutes from the Coliseum Center.  The park features over 40 water rides, slides and attractions! Families can learn more through the park’s website!

Greensboro Children's Museum

This museum features a massive outdoor playground! This location is perfect for little ninjas to burn off energy. Learn more about this exciting exciting experience by heading to their website.

Greensboro Science Center

Looking for something educational? This aquarium, museum and zoo is the perfect place for kids the learn and have fun! The center features outdoor ziplines, immersive shows and spectacular creatures. Head to the Science Center website to learn more.

Safari Nation

This indoor playground has become widely popular because of its clean, safe and secure environment. The playground offers bounce houses, bumper cars, ziplines and more. Head to their site to learn more.

Every year, this championship competition has determined who the best ninja athletes in the world are. Only the best qualify to compete at our Championships and only the best will prevail! 

All athletes registered will compete in a minimum of five championship events. These events will test the athlete’s technique, efficiency, endurance and ability to perform under pressure. 

This world class competition awards over 20k in prizes and awards. There are are also over 600 medals or trophies awarded at this over the course of the weekend. Check back for official rules or continue reading to learn more. 

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General Info

The championship features 7 distinct championship events. Athletes will automatically be enrolled to compete in the following events:

Stage 1

Obstacle Dash

Obstacle Endurance

Obstacle Power

Obstacle Tech

 

Athletes can also become eligible for two additional events based on their performance on the previous stage:

Stage 2

Stage 3

 

All athletes will compete on the championship’s Stage 1 flow course. However, only the competitions best athletes will advance to Stages 2 and 3. Athletes hoping to advance can do so by ranking in the top percentage of athletes from their division.* Continue reading more to learn about each event and the different prizes and awards athletes can earn from the championship. 

Seven Championship Events

Stage 1 is the ultimate test of an athlete’s speed, efficiency, control and technique. This stage will feature an incredibly tight time limit with no room for error. The stage will have a good blend of lower body, foot dexterity obstacles and upper body dynamic campusing movements. Only the most technical ninjas will clear this competitive course.

Historical Data

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Obstacles

16.50%

Avg Clear Rate 2022

1:30

Average Time Limit

Stage 2 will test the athlete’s power, technique, grip and control. This stage will feature a tight time limit with little room for error. The stage will have a mix of moving with obstacles elements, static and dynamic campusing obstacles and occasional foot dexterity movements.

Historical Data

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Obstacles

28.75%

Avg Clear Rate 2022

2:30

Average Time Limit

Stage 3 will test the athlete’s endurance and grip to the max. This stage will focus on efficient rest and muscle recovery. The stage will have a mix of static campusing obstacles, moving with obstacles elements and climbing.

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Obstacles

3.62%

Avg Clear Rate 2022

Unlimited

Average Time Limit

Obstacle Endurance

Grip and Endurance
Challenge

Our Obstacle Endurance Skill will put athletes through an intense grip circuit that has been engineered to burn out you out! This skill will determine the best endurance athletes in the world!

Training

Campusing Movements

Climbing

60s

Practice All Hang Circuits

Obstacle Dash

Technique and Efficiency
Challenge

Our Obstacle Dash Skill puts ninja’s speed, technique and agility to the test. This skill should feel more like a speed course than a skill! Athletes will run, swing and jump their way through this electricfying event.

Training

Foot Dexterity

Generating Swing

45s

Practice Speed and Efficiency Circuits

Obstacle Power

TBD

Ninja features some incredibly explosive movements. Our Obstacle Power Skill will decide who the most powerful ninjas are. 

Training

ANY

15s

Practice High Intensity Obstacles

Obstacle Tech

TBD

Only the most dedicated athletes master all of the different obstacle techniques and Mechanics. The Obstacle Tech Skill will have athletes thinking twice before they step up to this skill. 

Training

ANY

30s

Practice Highly Technical Obstacles

Format & Prizes

World Champion

The World Champion Bracket tests both the physical and mental strength of the athletes. This bracket uses ninja’s flow course format where athletes scoring is only tracked up to the first obstacle they fail on one of our stages. In this bracket, when an athlete fails to complete a stage or is ranked lower then the advancement cut-off they will be eliminated from scoring eligibility in all later stages.*

 

At the end of the competition, athletes will receive an over all ranking in the World Championship bracket based their furthest progress through the Stages before their first fail on any of the Stages.

 

This bracket only applies to the three stages and does not consider skills performance.

 

*The team is currently reviewing the advancement cut-off to determine if the advancement rate can be expanded to include a greater percentage of athletes. 

World's Strongest Ninja

The World’s Strongest Ninja Bracket tests the athlete’s consistency across all of their performances. This bracket uses a cumulative approach to calculate which athletes performed the best on the courses and the skills. In this bracket athletes are eligible to advance to later stages if they remain in the top percent of athletes after all athletes have attempted the current stage*.

Athletes will receive a individual placements for every course (stage) and skill. If an athlete does not compete on a skill or is eligible for a later stage, they will receive one rank below the last place athlete.

Athletes World’s Strongest Ninja Ranking will be a sum of each of their placements. Athletes will be sorted by lowest total sum of placements. The athletes in each division with the lowest sum of placements will be crowned the WORLD’S STRONGEST NINJA! 

*The team is currently reviewing the advancement cut-off to determine if the advancement rate can be expanded to include a greater percentage of athletes. 

Skills Overall

Our skills format pushes athletes to their limits! All athletes are automatically enrolled in all 4 of our skills events! Athletes will receive an individual rank from each skill. The ranking system  will vary depending on the skill.

Athletes can expect to see two skill types at Worlds, Traditional and Challenge. Traditional Skills track athletes progress till they fail. Challenge Skills allow athletes multiple attempts to achieve their best result! Read more about skills on our Skills Info page.

After all athletes complete skills, athletes will receive an overall skill ranking based on the sum of the athletes placement from each individual skill. Athletes will then be sorted by the lowest sum of placements. The athlete with the lowest sum of placements will be the skills overall champion.

Skills Overall Champion Medals will be awarded to the top three in each division.

Course Overall

Athletes will receive a ranking for each stage(course). If an athlete fails to advance they will receive one rank below the last place athlete.

Athletes will then receive a sum of placement that reflects their performance across all championship courses. The athlete with the lowest sum of placements will be recognized as the Course overall champion. 

Individual Medals

The top three athletes who perform the best on any individual course or skill will receive a championship medal recognizing best in division for that particular skill or stage.  

*Athletes who have not fallen in a previous Stage will be considered first when considering which athletes will advance to the next stage. 

Stats from season VII include all courses and skills. Including challenge skills where athletes were allowed multiple attempts.

Disclaimer: This page consists of marketing material intended to present the rules in a reader friendly manner. However, the materials listed here are not intended to substitute the official rules and regulations for the competition. Additionally,  changes or modifications may be made to this page as the event draws near. Please reference the official rulebook for all rule related inquires. 

It’s no secret ninjas love to have fun! Last year’s championship featured a movie premier, product giveaways, awesome vendor booths and amazing meet and greets. This year we’ve expanded the event floor space to add attentional activities for both athletes an spectators! 

This year attendees will find exciting new places to play in our Active Zone in addition to some returning fan favorite activities. Continue reading to learn more.   

Active Zone

Ninjas are used to playing all day in the gym. This year we are looking to add to outfit 20,000 sqft of space where ninjas can break from the competition and enjoy just being a ninja! That’s the size of four average ninja gyms! Check back for details as the event gets closer.

Highlights

20,000

Square Feet

Free

Available to everyone!

Meet and Greets

Elite Ninjas

Pictured: Jamie Rahn
Ninja Fame

The worlds most talented and recognized ninjas can often be found on the competition floor getting ready to compete for the ultimate prize of Elite World Champion. Every year we schedule meet-and-greet opportunities with the world’s best. This way athletes and fans have the opportunity to meet their heroes after their course runs. Check beck to see which ninjas are booked for meet and greets! 

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Vendors

Active Space

Historically, the ninja championship has featured the biggest and most innovative products in the community. Attendees can expect to see exciting new obstacles, merch and more from the communities largest gathering of intellectual talent. 

Vendor Inquiry

Vendor spaces are limited. Follow the link to learn more and submit your vendor application today.

Disclaimer: Information is tentative and subject to change.

Our championships have always been a community effort. Every year, we are proud of all of the hard work staff, vendors, sponsors and volunteers put in to make the World Ninja League Championships an amazing experience. On this page, you will find detailed sections covering how to get involved with the event at any level. If you have additional questions or inquires, please direct them to info@worldninjaleague.org. 

Staff

World Ninja League Check in Staff

We are looking for the community’s best to help ensure the best possible experience for everyone at this year’s championship. We are searching for refs, riggers, course managers and many other support roles.

This year we are offering travel incentives and competitive hourly pay for many of the roles found at the event.

If you are interested in learning more please complete the staff interest form.

Vendors

World Ninja League Vendor Line

Our championship creates an electric atmosphere that encourages purchasing and sales. Past vendors have completely sold out of inventory within the opening hours of the event! 

Reach Over 5,000 Attendees

Vendor spaces start at $1000 for the weekend. The spaces are first-come first-serve. Spaces are extremely limited. Please complete the vendor interest form below and someone will contact you.

Volunteers

obstacle volunteers

Worlds can only be made possible by the around-the-clock effort of staff and volunteers. This year we are offering the following incentives to volunteers who work two or more shifts throughout the week.

One Free Spectator Pass

Worlds 2022 Volunteer Shirt

Snacks and Refreshments throughout their shifts

Check back to register as a volunteer.

This year’s Ninja Championships is looking to be the can’t miss family ninja event of the year! Registered athletes will put their abilities to the test in 5 championship events. This exciting championship weekend is jam packed with high level competition, fun activities and so much more! The competition is an experience your ninja won’t soon forget! Don’t miss the opportunity to experience the ultimate ninja weekend!

COACHES

Registration coming soon

All Coaches must purchase their Coaching Registration here! Purchasing a Coach Registration will give you access to the venue during competition hours and will allow us to match you the athletes you are coaching. Matching you to your athletes will ensure you have *floor access when they are on the course!

 

*Only certified coaches will have floor access.

*Registered Athletes do not need a coaching pass.

ATHLETES

Registration coming soon

All athletes must purchase an Athlete Registration. This year we will custom memorabilia only available as ad-on items with your registration! Athlete Registration will *enroll athletes to compete in five championship events! Athlete Registration will grant the athlete venue access during competition hours. Registered athletes do not need to purchase a Coaching Pass. 


*Only Qualified Athletes can Register

SPECTATORS

Registration coming soon

Last year COVID restrictions impacted capacity limits and forced some to miss out on this amazing weekend! This year we’ve expanded the event to provide more room for spectators! Spectator passes are still limited but we hope to accommodate everyone this year! 

Purchase your registration asap to ensure you don’t miss your ninja’s World Championship performance! 

Limited Quantity available. Spectator registration will grant access to the venue during competition hours! Spectator Tickets will cost ~$10 more at the door.

Interest Form

Our Ninja Championship wouldn’t be possible without the support of amazing community members like you! We appreciate your interested in getting involved.

Please complete the interest form below and our team will be in touch with more information. 

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