Minnesota State University, Mankato’s Student Events Team is holding a “Kato Ninja Warrior” obstacle course competition this week.

It’s patterned after the TV show, “American Ninja Warrior.” Similar to the TV show, 15 contestants will test their physical abilities by attempting to navigate various obstacles in front of a live audience. Some of the obstacles include “quintuple steps,” “salmon ladder,” “wipeout,” and a “warped wall.”

Time trials held from 4-7 p.m. the day of the event will determine the evening competitors. Sixty time trials slots are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Cost to compete in the time trials is $20 for Minnesota State Mankato students and $40 for the general public. Those wishing to participate may sign up online at www.mnsuevents.com. The winner of the evening competition will be crowned “Kato Ninja Warrior.”

After the competition concludes, the audience will have the opportunity to run the course. Cost is $5 per family, and it’s free to MSU students.

This event on Friday is free and open to the public with general admission seating. It takes place   from 8-9 p.m. in Bresnan Arena in the Taylor Center.