Marion Etch-A-Sketch Artist To Go on American Ninja Warrior
But wait! There's more! At least that's what the Ninja U crew in Cedar Falls is thinking right now.
Not too long ago, we told you that 8 athletes who train in Cedar Falls will be heading to 'American Ninja Warrior' this spring. The 14th season of 'American Ninja Warrior' is going to get crowded with even more athletes from Eastern Iowa.
Two more athletes from the well-known Cedar Falls gym, Ninja U, will be on the upcoming season of the show. Ten locals in total who train on the show Ninja U gym in Cedar Falls will be making appearances in the 14th season of the show which is set to begin filming this spring.
Behrends is the owner of Ninja U. He previously competed in season 11 of 'America Ninja Warrior.'
Scott's nephew and a Ninja U coach. He competed on the 13th season of 'America Ninja Warrior.'
This will be Sankey's rookie season! She is a freshman at UNI and has been training with the gym since the very beginning.
Twait has appeared on the show several times over the past few years. He appeared on seasons 11, 12, and 13 of the show. Last season he even hit the Mega Wall!
Klippenstein is another coach from the Ninja U gym. He also is a sophomore at UNI.
Nester is a former coach at Ninja U and is a first-time competitor on the show.
You probably have heard of this Waverly native before. Enright is also a coach at Ninja U and has competed on the 13th season of the show. However, you might remember him as the young man who tried to break a world record for doing the most pull-ups in 24 hours.
Behrends is the youngest competitor in this Cedar Falls bunch. At 15 years old the teenager has proven himself to be a strong athlete. Not only is he the son of the Ninja U gym owner, but he is also a coach. In addition, Behrends already competed on a different form of the show when he appeared on the first season of 'America Ninja Warrior Junior.'
Check out his reaction to getting the call here.
And here are the two new contestants that were just announced!
Barney is a coach at the Cedar Falls Ninja U and previously competed on the show during the 12th season a few years back.
Gallenback is a resident of Marion, but trains in Cedar Falls. One of the newer gym-goers, the Marion man actually just started giving Ninja U a try when he saw the Iowa ninjas competing on the show last year.
So, not only is he a rookie, but he's also well-known for another unique talent of his. Gallenbeck is recognized all across the state for his unique etch-a-sketch artwork. Not too long ago, we told you about the 42-year old who also goes by the nickname Bearded Border on his social media.
Give his Instagram a follow! If you're like me then you'll probably fall down a bit of a rabbit hole of all of his art.
The athletes will be heading to San Antonio this spring. In March, during a span of five days, the Ninja hopefuls will be competing at the regional qualifiers in San Antonio, according to News 4 San Antonio. Those who qualify during the trials on March 20th to the 24th will head out to Los Angeles for the next round.