American Ninja Warrior to participate in Pirate Plunge


By Charmain Smith
Special to The SUN

Brian Arnold
Brian Arnold

It’s official. Brian Arnold, American Ninja Warrior competitor, will be participating in the Pirate Plunge. Brian has competed in season four and five and is currently competing in season six. He was on the winning U.S.A. team that went head-to-head with the top Japan Ninja Warrior athletes when America took first place. He has made it farther than any American on the course.

The Pirate Plunge Mud Run careens through Pagosa Springs on July 26. It’s a 5K mud run obstacle course where you can compete as a team or race solo. The run is designed for all athletic abilities and is not a “race” in the traditional sense. It is an untimed obstacle course designed to push participants slightly out of their comfort zone, but only as far as they want to go.

The Pirate Plunge Mud Run kicks off at 10 a.m. The Pagosa Springs High School Athletic Booster Club is hosting this event on the grounds of Pagosa Springs High School at Pirate Hill and at Yamaguchi Park. Athletes will be challenged, get dirty and be photographed throughout the 13-obstacle mud run.

Come out and join Brian Arnold in supporting the athletes of Pagosa Springs High School. Register today at

After the race, Brian will be signing autographs and enjoying the live music and great food at Yamaguchi Park. Don’t miss this opportunity to meet such an amazing athlete.