The UNAA made an exciting announcement today. Both the State Games of America and the UNAA World Series Finals are official qualifiers for Ninja OCR World Championships held in Moscow, Russia this fall.
World OCR, institutional name Fédération Internationale de Sports d’Obstacles (FISO), is the international governing body for obstacle sports and related events. Disciplines include Obstacle Racing (similar to American Ninja Warrior) and Obstacle Course Racing (OCR). Headquartered in Lausanne, Switzerland, it sanctions world and continental level events. (Wikipedia)
The Ninja OCR World Championships are scheduled for August 2019
UNAA is the Official Ninja league of USAOCR and World OCR/FISO which are the governing bodies for obstacle sports for meeting the requirements for the Olympics.
How to Qualify for Ninja OCR World Championships
There are two ways Ninja OCR athletes can qualify for the Ninja OCR World Championships.
State Games of America
The State Games of America is a biennial amateur multi-sport event organized by the National Congress of State Games.
Because we are currently considered a Participation Sport, all athletes are granted permission to register. However, athletes in states which conduct any Ninja Competitions must at least participate in their local State Games event to be eligible for the 2019 State Games of America. If your state does not hold a Ninja Competition, you can just register directly with the SGA.
The State Games of America will be held in Lynchburg, VA, July 31- Aug 4. The Winner of the Pro Men’s and Pro Women’s class each qualify to represent TEAM USA. The 2nd and 3rd place Pro Men and Pro Women will qualify as Alternates for TEAM USA.
Learn more about the State Games of America here.
UNAA World Series Finals
The UNAA World Series Finals is ALSO a qualifier for Ninja OCR World Championships. The Top 2 Pro Men and Women will qualify for TEAM USA and 3rd place as an alternate.
The UNAA World Series was recently announced for July 26-28, 2019. It will be at Mystic Lake Event Center in Minnesota.
Learn more about the UNAA World Series Finals here.
Between the two events, six total athletes and six alternates will represent TEAM USA.
For more info on Ninja OCR World Championships in Russia, go to www.worldocr.org