Alaskan Nick Hanson chats about his experience on American Ninja Warrior, and his life back home.
Hanson uses his “Eskimo Ninja” notoriety to enhance his role as a sports coach. It’s common to see him joined by youngsters on training runs on the beach and through the village. He encourages positive attitudes and determination, despite the challenges young people face growing up in rural Alaska. “Simple goals,” he says, “can change everything.”