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April 13: 'Kato Ninja Warrior' Obstacle Course Competition

Event is in Bresnan Arena, located in the Taylor Center.

Minnesota State University, Mankato Media Relations Office News Release, 4-6-2013

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Mankato, Minn. – Minnesota State University, Mankato’s Student Events Team is holding a “Kato Ninja Warrior” obstacle course competition event Friday, April 13 from 8-9 p.m. in Bresnan Arena, located in the Taylor Center on the University campus.

This event is free and open to the public with general admission seating.

The competition is patterned after the TV show, “American Ninja Warrior.” Similar as in the TV show, 15 contestants will test their physical abilities by attempting to navigate various obstacles in front of a live audience. Some of the obstacles include “quintuple steps,” “salmon ladder,” “wipeout,” and a “warped wall.”

The winner of the evening competition will be crowned “Kato Ninja Warrior.”

After the competition concludes, the audience will have the opportunity to run the course. Cost is $5 per family. Cost is free for Minnesota State Mankato students.

Time trials held from 4-7 p.m. the day of the event will determine the 15 evening competitors. Sixty time trials slots are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Cost to compete in the time trials is $20 for Minnesota State Mankato students and $40 for the general public. Those wishing to participate may sign up online at Spectators may watch the time trials at no cost.

For more information on the event, contact Bailey Hofmeister from the Student Events Team by email at or by phone at 507-389-6076.

Conquer Ninja Gyms will provide the obstacles for the event.

The Student Events Team is a student-led organization that produces fun, interactive, educational events where students make lifelong memories and celebrate their Maverick pride.

Minnesota State Mankato, a comprehensive university with 14,712 students, is part of the Minnesota State system, which includes 30 colleges and seven universities.

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