by BRETT MARSHALL, CSU Public Relations Assistant
One of the Student Events Team’s most popular events is slated to return to the University’s Taylor Center for its third consecutive year.
Check this highlight reel of last year’s Kato Ninja Warrior below.
Kato Ninja Warrior, a spinoff of the popular TV show, “American Ninja Warrior” will be Thursday, April 11, from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m in Bresnan Arena. A minimal fee is charged to compete. Admission to the a 8 p.m. final event is free to students and the general public .
Once again, the course provided largely by Conquer Ninja Athletics tests the limits of Kato’s best.
“The course will change up a little bit. [Conquer] told us they’re bringing some new obstacles,” said Miranda Magnuson, special events chair for the Student Events Team.
Other “staple obstacles” like the Warped Wall and Salmon Ladder will still be a part of the course along with inflatables.
Magnuson hopes this year’s third annual event will attract regional as well as student spectators.
“We’re hoping to see a lot of people there,” she said. “It’s a way for students, the community and the public to all intertwine with each other in a competitive way.”
Competition time trials will run from 4 to 7 p.m. with the top 15 times advancing to the final round starting at 8 p.m. Between 7 and 8 p.m., anyone interested can take a “Fun Run” of the course for no charge. A second “Fun Run” is available after the finals.
All 15 finalists will receive an exclusive Kato Ninja Warrior t-shirt and the best time will also receive a medal and the title of “Kato Ninja Warrior.”
Event registration is open and is free for all Minnesota State Mankato students. Cost is $5 for general public participants. The event is free to spectate for all.