Ultimate Ninja Athlete Association
Bob felt the sport of Ninja lacked a nationwide series that anybody could enter and that judged competitors solely on their performance, on the course. They also felt that the top athletes in the sport deserved a chance to make a livelihood doing what they loved on a grand stage. So, they went about putting together the league they envisioned for the sport. To this day, it is still a work in progress, but they and the ninja community are excited to see it continue to grow!
Bob Clark – CEO
Bob grew up skiing, windsurfing, rock climbing, and racing Motocross. But once he discovered Ninja obstacles, he was hooked. He and his son would watch Sasuske and then ANW every week and always wanted to try it. So he built his own course in his backyard. He then joined a Ninja gym and talked with the owners about starting a competition series where athletes could compete in qualifiers and then to a big Final and win cash and prizes.
So he started the UNAA. The first UNAA Finals in 2016 had 126 athletes, and as of 2022 Finals have grown to over 1500 athletes competing for World Champion!
Bob has been an entrepreneur for most of his career, owning a trucking company, a stage, sound, and light company, a Uhaul Franchise, a Motocross track, a Ninja Fitness Gym, and now UNAA.
Bob has a wife and three kids who all grew up playing sports and were always very active in fitness. He currently works at PlayWell, selling and designing playgrounds for parks and schools along with being CEO at Ultimate Ninja Gym in Albuquerque, the home of UNAA.
Bob has won the Ninja Park Crossfit Team challenge and was the first Over 50 competitor to win the Titan of Texas Challenge in Dallas, TX.
He has a Coaching Level 2 certification from New Mexico State University, with studies in Nutrition, health science, Action Personal Trainer Certification, and sports officiating, and helped create the first Ninja Coach Certification program.
Bob wants to see Ninja obstacle competition become a real certified worldwide sport and pursue Ninja obstacle competition inclusion in the Olympics and has a desire to use UNAA as a platform to help accomplish that.
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