Ten Iowans will be on your television screens on Monday, June 20th.

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Earlier this year we shared that ten Iowans would be competing in the 14th season of the competition show, America Ninja Warrior.

Ten locals in total who train on the show Ninja U gym in Cedar Falls will be making appearances on the show. And we just received an official date for when their episode will air.

First, here are the Iowa competitors:

Scott Behrends

Behrends is the owner of Ninja U. He previously competed in season 11 of America Ninja Warrior.

Chris Behrends 

Scott's nephew and a Ninja U coach. He competed in the 13th season of America Ninja Warrior.

Ella Sankey  

This will be Sankey's rookie season!  She is a freshman at UNI and has been training with the gym since the very beginning.                                                                                                       

Jackson Twait

Twait has appeared on the show several times over the past few years. He appeared in seasons 11, 12, and 13 of the show. Last season he even hit the Mega Wall!                                                                                                              

Jon Klippenstein

Klippenstein is another coach from the Ninja U gym. He also is a sophomore at UNI.                                                                                             

Drew Nester

Nester is a former coach at Ninja U and is a first-time competitor on the show.

Levi Enright

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.

Ben Behrends

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.

Isaiah Barney

Barney is a coach at the Cedar Falls Ninja U and previously competed on the show during the 12th season a few years back.

Tim Gallenbeck

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.

You can read more about him here. 


The competitors shared that their episode will air on Monday, June 20nd. This will be the third episode of the season. You can watch the show on NBC at 7 PM central time that evening.

The athletes went out to San Antonio this past spring. In March, during a span of five days, the Ninja hopefuls competed at the regional qualifiers in San Antonio, according to News 4 San Antonio. Those who qualified during the trials from March 20th to the 24th went out to Los Angeles for the next round.

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