Impact Ministries hosts Ninja Warrior champions at Platte County Fairgrounds

Known for his appearance in the American Ninja Warrior television series, Daniel Gil who is competing once again this year in American Ninja Warrior 14 performed in a Nina Warrior competition at the Platte County fairgrounds June 12.

WHEATLAND – 20 professional Ninja Warriors came to Wheatland to compete at the Impact Ninja Warrior course that was set up at the Platte County fairgrounds.

“I was having Daniel Gil back to help at our Ninja camp,” Pastor Jeremy Haroldson of Impact Ministries said. “It so happened that the Ninja Warriors were doing a competition in Colorado and it worked out to have them piggyback at our venue.”

There were two rounds with Caleb Parrish of Laramie eeking out the win over champion Gil by six tenths of a second.

Gil, known also as Kingdom Ninja leads worship in Houston, Texas, and also is a trainer at Sam Sann’s Iron Sports Gym. According to Gil’s website, he writes, “I was born and raised in Houston, Texas. I have always been a fun-loving adventurer, and as a kid I always loved playing outside, climbing trees and participating in team sports. In high school I began to focus my attentions on new passions such as singing, dancing and the performing arts. During that time, I also began leading worship at my home church, Dwelling Place Church.”

The church that is bringing Gil in is Impact Ministries, Inc. which is an Assembly of God church located at 956 Maple Street, Wheatland, pastored by Jeremy and Lori Haroldson. The reason for bringing Gil in is described by Haroldson as a focus on the community.

“Community has got to be the focus of the church,” Haroldson said. “The church doesn’t survive inside the walls, it survives outside the walls, and so my thought is, what’s our biggest issue in Platte County? We just don’t have enough for kids, so I said, ‘let’s start doing something different.”

Haroldson said that 10 years ago the church started implementing activities for Platte County kids around Octoberfest. The past few years, the plans were updated and tweaked.

“In 2019, I said, ‘let’s build a warrior course,’” Haroldson said. “At that time, we built about 65 feet of the warrior course and set it up for Octoberfest right in the middle of Main Street and ran it for the kids. We had over 300 kids that went through the course.”

It was a “hurdle jump” to their vision of going bigger in 2020. At Impact’s summer day camp to be held June 14-17 at the fire training center, the kids will be meeting from June 14-17 from 6 p.m.-8:30 p.m. each night at the Wheatland Fire Training Center at 759 E. Cole St.

Impact Ministries is a full gospel fellowship pastored by Jeremy Haroldson.   Impact exists to serve and support our community and to share the good news of Jesus Christ.

The goal and mission of the camp is to bring awareness that in addition to running the course, the kids must be not only physically fit, but also spiritually fit and emotionally fit. Their message is to be in the best shape they can be in spirit, soul and body.

We hold services and weekly events at 956 Maple St, in Wheatland.  Additional church information and an event calendar may be found at ImpactWY.org

Participating Ninja Warriors bios

Jaelyn Bennett

Jae, Ninja Nation, been training about 3 years now, competitor on American Ninja Warrior season 14

Caleb Bergstrom

Caleb Bergstrom from jungle gym in Tampa. He got the mega wall on season 11 of American ninja warrior! He is also the 2022 NNL champion! He comes from a family of 9 and he gets to train with his sister and also his wife Ashley.

Ashley Bergstrom

She trains at Jungle Gym in Seminole, Florida, and competed on seasons 11 and 12 of American Ninja Warrior and was the 10th woman ever to hit a qualifying buzzer.

Nate Burkhalter

No Limits Nate
7x ANW competitor
Champion of Exatlón USA
Iron Sports Houston Gym
Live 2 illumiNate Jesus!

Max Feinberg

Max “Amaxing” Feinberg.
ANW Jr season 1
American Ninja Warrior seasons 13 and 14
Trains at Dexterity Depot in PA and Ninja Intensity in CO.

Sam Folsom

ANW 13
UNX champion 2020
Has ninja barn

Jennifer Geiger

Colorado ninja.  ANW tester.

Daniel Gil

Kingdom ninja, 7-time national finalist and winner of season 12.

Jon Gosselin

Ninja Name: Monkey King
LEAP Ninja Gym, Laramie WY
Pro Ninja since 2020, Competed at UNAA Worlds last year, and planning to go again this year! I compete in Pro competitions in the CO/WY area, looking forward to this one!

Austin Gray

3x ANW finalist

Taylor Greene

Taylor is a 14 year old ninja who began competing at the pro level at the age of 11. Taylor trains all over Colorado. She's been on AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR JUNIOR 3 SEASONS. LAST GIRL STANDING, AND 3RD PLACE SEASON 3
UNAA 2021 pro female champion
Ninja Sport Challenge pro female champion 2022
Hans Hertz

Hertz loves the sport of ninja and helping others train and compete. He has been a proud member of Team Ninja Intensity for four years and a ninja coach for a little over a year.  He is also part of Bucket of Chalk. He began his ninja journey at local competition in 2017 at Ninja Intensity and has been competing ever since.  He was very fortunate to have competed on ANWJR season 1. I compete in every ninja league and was fortunate to become the 2019 and 2021 UNAA World Champion, the 2019 State Games of America champion and the 2021 FINA World Champion.

Andrew Keck

Andrew Keck is a construction worker for A Mack construction. He’s a very active person and has always been the athletic and competitive type.

Emily Keener

Gym: In The Core
History: ANWJR season 2, Colorado Ninja League Pro Female Champion 2021, National Ninja League 2021 second Place

Andrew Maue

The Worship ninja, Andrew loves serving others, be it in an emergency response capacity or playing for his churches worship team. He loves spending time training horses, climbing, and taking His keep to the mountains.

Caleb Parrish

Flying Tiger.
LEAP NINJA Warrior Fitness in Laramie, WY.
1st year in pro, been competing for almost 3 years.

Tyler Smith

Trains at danger zone ninja gym

Sydney Smith

Trains at danger zone gym

Alex Weber

2x Host for NBC American Ninja Warrior
2x Competitor NBC American Nina Warrior

Known for his appearance in the American Ninja Warrior television series, Daniel Gil who is competing once again this year in American Ninja Warrior 14 performed in a Nina Warrior competition at the Platte County fairgrounds June 12.

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