Local Miami Athlete to Compete on NBC’s American Ninja Warrior Finals

Parkulture co-founder Jared “JJ” Woods, who earned the top time in the regional finals, will now face one of the toughest obstacle courses known to man in Las Vegas along with competitors from all five regions.

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Jared JJ Woods Headshot

Jared JJ Woods Headshot

I wouldn’t have been able to make it this far without all the support of my students, family and friends.

Miami, Florida (PRWEB) August 18, 2014

Parkulture co-founder, professional stuntman and parkour instructor, Jared “JJ” Woods, will be competing in the Las Vegas finals of NBC’s highest rated primetime extreme sports competition show, American Ninja Warrior. The show will premiere on local affiliates starting Monday, August 18th at 9PM and will rerun on the new Esquire Network starting Tuesday, August 19th at 8PM.

Woods who works as a professional stuntman and coach at the Miami Freerunning and Parkour Academy finished with the top time in the Miami finals and guaranteed himself a spot to compete in the Las Vegas finals.

“It feels amazing to know I’ll be competing in the finals with so many great athletes, I wouldn’t have been able to make it this far without all the support of my students, family and friends," Woods said, after finishing the Miami finals course.

Woods along with the other top 15 athletes from each of the five regions will face the Las Vegas finals course and try to earn the title of the first ever American Ninja Warrior by completing all 4 stages. Each stage combines obstacles that test competitors agility, strength, balance and mental toughness, progressively getting more difficult as they advance from stage to stage.

“It’s an honor, only 3 people have ever completed the course in its 20 years of existence.” Explained Woods, “No one gets there alone, if I complete all 3 stages it will be because of my students, they supported me the whole way.”

To see if Woods’ completes the Las Vegas Finals course, tune in to your local NBC affiliate starting Monday, August 18th, or watch it on the new Esquire Network starting Tuesday, August 19th at 8PM.

About Parkulture:
Parkulture is the world’s largest parkour and freerunning community with over half a million members and is dedicated to the promotion and safe practice of the disciplines at the amateur level. Parkulture operates as a Public Benefit Organization and is based in Miami, Florida. To find out more visit http://parkulture.com or follow them on https://www.facebook.com/parkulture and Twitter- @parkulture