Nick Hanson, aka The Eskimo Ninja, is a coach from the small village of Unalakleet, Alaska.
Nick first competed in Venice in American Ninja Warrior 7 where he was one of the many competitors that failed the Hourglass Drop. He just missed out on advancing to the city finals as he placed 31st overall.
Nick returned to compete in Los Angeles in American Ninja Warrior 8 where he cleared the qualifying course placing 13th.
In the city finals, Nick made it to the back half of the course, where he just barely completed the Salmon Ladder, and ultimately lost his grip on The Wedge, but his performance did place him 14th in the top 15. In the National finals, Nick unfortunately timed out at the top of the rope ladder on the final obstacle, the Flying Squirrel.
Nick returned to compete in LA again in American Ninja Warrior 9. His run was digested but he finished the qualifying course placing 7th.In the city finals, he was the first runner of the night and failed the Swinging Pegboard when he missed the grab to the second pegboard, but he placed 14th overall, making his second trip to Vegas. On Stage 1, Nick became the first competitor that hit the buzzer on Stage 1 that season, finishing with 5.03 seconds to spare. His run on Stage 2 was digested but it was shown he struggled with the course and failed the Criss-Cross Salmon Ladder when he lost his grip after the final transition.
Nick returned to compete in LA in American Ninja Warrior 10, In qualifying, he became just the second competitor to scale the Mega Wall and take home $10,000. He finished the course in 9th place.
In the City Finals Nick's run was put in the corner to watch during advertisements. He managed to get to the Baton Pass before failing, and placed 12th.
He returned in Tacoma for his fifth season. His qualifying run was digested, but he became one of many to fail the Lightning Bolts, making it his first time since four years ago in ANW 7 where he failed to complete the qualifying course. He still placed 20th overall at the end of the night.
In the City Finals, Nick was the first runner of the night. Nick manage to get revenge on the Lightning Bolts where it took out many competitors and manage to get to the 8th obstacle, the Floating Monkey Bars before falling. However, Nick manage to qualified to Vegas, placing 11th.
In the national finals, Nick's season ended yet again at the final obstacle on stage 1, Twist and Fly. This time, however, he actually fell on the obstacle, in comparison to his timeouts in ANW 8 and ANW 10.
|ANW 8||Flying Squirrel (Stage 1)||Timed Out|
|ANW 9||Criss Cross Salmon Ladder (Stage 2)|
|ANW 10||Twist and Fly (Stage 1)||Timed Out|
|ANW 11||Twist and Fly (Stage 1)|