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Nick Hanson aka “Eskimo Ninja” coming to Ketchikan

Seize the opportunity to meet the American Ninja Warrior competitor


November 13, 2021

(SitNews) Ketchikan, Alaska  –The seven-time competitor on the American Ninja Warrior series, Nick Hanson aka Eskimo Ninja, is coming to Ketchikan.

PIERS, a task force of the Ketchikan Wellness Coalition, is hosting multiple “Strength of You” community events with the inspiring speaker and athlete, including special sessions in the schools and obstacle course challenges at Ketchikan High School and Ketchikan Gymnastics Center.

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Nick Hanson, aka Eskimo Ninja

Hanson, an Inupiaq from Unalakleet, Alaska, is also a World Eskimo-Indian Olympics and Arctic Winter Games competitor. As a motivational speaker he has made his goal in life “to reach as many youth as possible with the message - "Know Who You Are"”. He has a passion for promoting community health, especially around preventing substance use and suicide, and will be sharing that message while speaking with students in their classes and with the broader community at various public events.

Events have limited space based on Covid levels and will require masks, and the special obstacle course competition sessions on Saturday will require registration.

The Ketchikan High School event will include a presentation from Hanson followed by fun strength and obstacle fitness challenges that the audience can opt to participate in. Names will be randomly drawn from those who wish to challenge him.

There are two Meet & Greet opportunities: a special session on Friday 19th for high school age youth (3:30-5:30 PM) and a session open to the general public on Saturday 20th (12:00-2:00 PM) both hosted at the Youth Space in the Plaza Mall (upstairs room 203). Come meet Nick Hanson, aka Eskimo Ninja, and get an autograph and photo snapped.

The competition will heat up Saturday night with four separate “Ninja Obstacle Course” sessions hosted at the Gymnastics Center. Participants will be randomly drawn, and one person will be crowned “Ketchikan Ninja” at each session with a special prize.

All events are free to attend.

Current schedule of community events

Friday November 19, 2021

What: Meet & Greet for High School aged youth.

Time: 3:30 -5:30 PM

Location: The Plaza Youth Space, (#203 upstairs)

What: Community Event

Time: 6:30 PM

Location: Ketchikan High School gymnasium

Saturday November 20, 2021

What: Community Meet & Greet

Time: 12:00 - 2:00 PM

Where: The Plaza Youth Space (#203, upstairs) - Photographs and autographs

What: Community Obstacle Course Competitions Registration Only Sessions:

Time: 3:30 - 10:00 PM

Where: Ketchikan Gymnastics Center 6841 North Tongass Hwy
(Driveway to the left just before the Ward Cove bridge if driving from town.)

Community Obstacle Event registration: There are 4 sessions to choose from by registration only :

3:30-5:00 PM

5:15-6:45 PM

7-8:30 PM

8:45-10:00pm (Adults only session)

Seats limited (max 60 people each session)

Edited By Mary Kauffman, SitNews

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Ketchikan Wellness Coalition

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