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Woodward Copper hosts inaugural WreckTangle Championship Sept. 16

Open to all ages, contestants can run against friends, meet professional ninja athlete Natalie Duran, and compete for the coveted title of WreckTangle Champion.

Photo by Tripp Fay, Copper Mountain Resort. Photo by Tripp Fay, Copper Mountain Resort.

The Woodward WreckTangle is made up of 10 obstacles designed to test balance, agility and athleticism in participants of all ages.

To celebrate the inaugural summer of Woodward Coppers wildly popular WreckTangle challenge course, ninjas of all ages are invited to compete for the title of WreckTangle Champion at Copper Mountain on Sept. 15 and 16.

The WreckTangle has been an overwhelming attraction at Copper Mountain this summer, said Chris Stellato, regional marketing supervisor for Woodward. Weve seen kids who make running through the WreckTangle part of their weekly routine right alongside adults who may be first time visitors to Copper and just want to try it out. Its a very approachable and fun experience for all ages and we cant wait to see the level of competition for the championship.

The Woodward WreckTangle is a ninja obstacle course designed to test athleticism, agility and amusement in both kids and adults. Inspired by Woodward, the WreckTangle leverages the brands experience in youth lifestyle and action sports like skateboarding, parkour, gymnastics, skiing and snowboarding.

The format for the Woodward WreckTangle Championship consists of two attempts of completing the course as fast as possible with an electric course timing system used to record individual times. If a participant fails to complete an obstacle and chooses to walk around the obstacle, a one-minute penalty will be added to their time. The top three contestants with the fastest times from each division will advance to the final round where participants will complete another two attempts for the fastest overall time.

A special guest to the championship event is Natalie Duran, an American Ninja Warrior competitor from 2012 and 2016. Duran, a professional rock climber and fitness model was one of the first women to advance to the Los Angeles finals last year.

I wish I had something like the Woodward WreckTangle when I was a kid, said Duran. Before I would get in so much trouble climbing trees, or jumping fences when all I really wanted was a playground like the Woodward WreckTangle to run, jump, climb, and just play to my hearts content.

Participants of the Woodward WreckTangle Championship must be at least 8 years of age by Dec. 31, 2017. For competitors between the ages 8 and 17, there will be a male and female division in each age group. Contestants who are 18 years or older will compete in an open division. Additionally, a Parent+Child Team division invites parents to get in on the action and compete against other parent-child pairs for the best cumulative time.

Registration check-in and WreckTangle warmup will take place on Friday, Sept. 15 from 5-7 p.m. The championship event kicks off at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 16 with an awards ceremony to follow. Individual registration is $39 and includes a 2017 WreckTangle Championship t-shirt. For more information and to register, visit