2022-23 Ninja World Cup Series Announced
July 16, 2022
Manila, Philippines, and Indiana, USA hosting first two stops
Lausanne, Switzerland /OUTDOOR SPORTSWIRE/ – World Obstacle announced today the launch of the 2022 Ninja World Cup Series, starting with World Cup No. 1 in the Philippines, and World Cup No. 2 in the USA
The World Cup format is a 100m head-to-head speed competition similar to the mega-hit television shows Ninja versus Ninja, Team Ninja Warrior, and American Ninja Warrior Junior.
The first Ninja World Cup is being hosted by Bridge Towne and Robinsons Land and produced by Pilipinas Obstacle Sports Federation in collaboration with World Obstacle. The event will be held on August 6 and 7th in Bridgetowne Central Park, Barangay Rosario, Pasig City, Metro Manila. Register here.
Ninja World Cup USA is being hosted by Grand Park in a collaboration between Ninja Passport, the ATS Team, and NinjaUSA, a member of USA Pentathlon Multisport, and World Obstacle. The event will be a qualifier for Ninja Team USA, held October 7th through 9th at the Grand Park Sports Complex in Westfield, IN. Register here.
The Ninja World Cup series include stops in Africa / Middle East, Europe, and Oceania, and culminates in the Ninja World Championships which will return to the Grand Park Sports Complex in 2023. Dates and locations will be announced for all Ninja World Cup stops in the coming months.
“World Obstacle is thrilled that the Ninja World Cup series is launching this year” said FISO President Ian Adamson. “We are relieved to re-launch the Ninja World Championships after postponements due to the global pandemic and world events. Delivering the World Cup series in collaboration with top international producers in sport, television, and event production will provide the most exciting Ninja race format catering to competitive athletes across the globe. Timing is excellent considering the recent news regarding an obstacle event being tested for inclusion on the Los Angeles 2028 Olympic program.”
About Pilipinas Obstacle Sports Federation
Pilipinas Obstacle Sports Federation is the national governing body for Ninja, Obstacle Course Racing, Adventure Racing and Parkour in the Philippines. It is a member of the Philippine Olympic Committee, the Philippine Sports Commission, and World Obstacle.
About Ninja USA
NinjaUSA is the is the national governing body for Ninja and events in the United States of America. It is a technical committee of USA Pentathlon Multisport (USAPM), which is a member of the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee (USOPC), and a member of World Obstacle. It is a not-for-profit organization that exists to give voice and vote to Ninja athletes in the United States and provide the pathway to the highest levels of international competition.
About The ATS Team
The ATS Team is a Production Company and Set Shop based in Los Angeles specializing in creating original formats, designing, and constructing television competition obstacles and sets. The company is famously known as the course builders for American Ninja Warrior and Ninja Warrior global franchise.
About World Obstacle
World Obstacle, the Fédération Internationale de Sports d’Obstacles (FISO), is a Swiss based not-for-profit independent international sports organization made up of volunteers to develop obstacle sports and events worldwide. FISO provides governance, systems, and structure to represents the needs of its member national federations and their athlete communities in over 100 countries. FISO was granted Observer Status of GAISF (the Global Association of International Sports Federations) in 2021, a critical step toward a sport’s potential Olympic recognition.