|Pacific Ninja Competition|
Sunday August 30, 2020
The Pacific Ninja Competition will not be a sanctioned Canadian Ninja League competition, but we will be using all CNL rules for our in house ninja competitions. Open to residents of Vancouver Island only, this will be a competition for fun and bragging rights. Social distance rules will be in place to keep the competition fun and safe for everyone.
In order to make it easier to social distance, the number of participants will be restricted to five for each age category. Once an age category reaches five a stand by list for each category will be started. If an age category does not reach its limit, we will open up other age categories and allow some participants on the wait list to compete. Only immediate family will be allow in the gym during an athlete’s run time to adhere to new COVID 19 guidelines.
The day before the competition, Saturday August 29th, I will release Stage 1 and Stage 2 videos that will show registered participants the obstacles for each age group as well as the detailed rules for each stage. Athletes will be assigned a morning start time for Stage 1 and an afternoon start time for Stage 2. Varied start times will ensure that participants have ample time to run the course and allow time for cleaning and to reset the course before the next competitor may enter the gym.
Competition fee is $15 to be paid at time of registration, space is limited.
Participants may not compete if they are feeling sick or required to self isolate. Please arrive at your assigned start time ready to compete with clean athletic shoes and your own water bottle.
Canadian Ninja League competition rules are as follows. Each obstacle completed to the judge’s satisfaction is given 1 point, every failed obstacle is 0 points. The participant with the most points wins. In the case of a tie in points, the win will go to the fastest time. Registered participants will run both Stage 1 and Stage 2 BUT only the top 50% at the end of Stage 1 in each age group will be eligible for a spot on the podium. Awards will be given to 1st, 2nd, 3rd place for each age group.
Ryan Cunningham aced both stages and astonished us with his speed! He took 1st in the 13-14 year olds with Noa Gelling in 2nd. We had some tough competition in the 11-12 year olds with 3 perfect scores going into Stage 2. Talon Kempel took 1st place with another perfect run in Stage 2. Tyson Hockley came in 2nd and Sawyer Gelling 3rd.
Caleb Cain came in first place in the 9-10 year olds. Solei Houser won 2nd and Christopher Smith came in 3rd.
For the 7-9 year olds it was nail bitter; Kelly Scroggs won, Adam Wagnor 2nd and Hunter Millman 3rd. There were two challenging stages that tested both balance and strength and even ingenuity. A special mention to Tyson who problem solved our latest obstacle The Broken Bridge.