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The making of a ninja | FOX61 Student News

Bomengen has been competing in ninja events for most of his life but this year he will be competing against the best in the country.

CROMWELL, Conn. — Story Taylor Mooney, Cromwell High School

The idea of the ninja warrior originated in Japan in 1997 and later was transformed into an American sports entertainment reality show, featuring obstacles that put the competitor’s balance, grip and upper body strength to the test. 

Ninja Warrior Evan Bomengen got started around 2014, “I was watching the show that season and immediately was just hooked on it. I started out by actually, I had a playscape in my backyard and I was just doing the monkey bars , climbing up the slide, basically doing everything you shouldn't do on a playscape. And it grew from there into this course behind me.” 

Bomengen states that, “It feels like you're flying in the air almost, which I find really cool.” 

Bomengen has been competing in ninja events for most of his life but this year he will be competing against the best in the country.

Lynn Hall, Ninja Warrior in Training says “ there are many obstacles in Ninja Warrior where you have to try it many, many times to get it.  It’s a bunch of different skills put together.  Hall has been training with Evan for about a year, training at the same Ninja gym working on obstacles together trying to push each other to do their best. 

"I'm really grateful to have this opportunity to be on the show Ninja Warrior, it means the world to me. It's been my goal since I was a little kid." 

"A message to other kids watching if you wanted to do ninja warrior i'd say go for it. That's how I got into it, I wasn't really into other sports like baseball, basketball, and soccer, I didn't really feel like I fit in and Ninja Warrior was a place where I felt I could fit in. You just need to find your sport whether it's baseball, basketball, or Ninja Warrior. If you're on the edge of doing Ninja Warrior, go for it! 

Rising to the ultimate test of strength and will- we are wishing Red Bom Warrior the best of luck in his competition.

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