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"Eskimo Ninja" Nick Hanson stops in Wrangell on motivational speaking tour


February 20, 2020

Caleb Vierkant/ Wrangell Sentinel

Nick Hanson, the "Eskimo Ninja" of American Ninja Warrior, was in Wrangell last week to talk about his life and how he wound up on television. He is pictured here at the Wrangell High School gym, sharing his story.

Hailing from the village of Unalakleet, Nick Hanson is probably best known as the "Eskimo Ninja," a regular contestant on American Ninja Warrior. He has competed on the TV show, running through a series of obstacle courses and physical challenges, since its seventh season in 2015. His most recent participation in the show last year, season 11, saw him make it to the first stage of the finals in Las Vegas, Nevada. In his four years on the show, going on five, Hanson has represented his family, his town, and the state of Alaska on national television.

He stopped in Wrangell last week to talk...

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