Ninja Teens

Clarksville has always been a strong community. But with Ninja Warriors in town, it’s even stronger.

     Chris Behrends and Levi Enright, known as the “Ninja Teens,” competed in their first Ultimate Ninja Athlete Association (UNAA) event at the Ninja U obstacle training gym in Cedar Falls on Saturday, March 9. Enright finished second, and Behrends finished fourth in the amateur men’s division, among more than 30 competitors. Both will advance to the regional competition.

     “It was super fun, and we were both very nervous, but it was so worth it,” Behrends said.

     The teens watched American Ninja Warrior (a TV show where athletes complete difficult obstacle courses) as children. Four years ago, Enright started building obstacles in his basement: balance obstacles, a salmon ladder and a pegboard. Behrends eventually installed a pegboard and climbing holds in his basement as well. But training in the basement isn’t always easy. You’re limited in what you can do.

 

Read more in the March 14 edition of the STAR.

 

 

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