So, now we know the rest of the story.
St. Michael’s Kevin Hogan rocked the regional qualifier of “American Ninja Warrior” in the second episode of this season’s run, and last night, the local athlete was featured as he came in 19th overall, just out of the top 15, in the Kansas City Regional Final.
A great run for a guy who trains in an unassuming pole shed outside of Buffalo.
“The Taxinator” – Hogan is an accountant – was hampered a bit by an arm injury that affected his grip. He fell when leaping from one aerial obstacle to another when his left hand slipped off the ledge.
Hogan and a few of his Ninjas United cohorts headed down to Kansas City earlier this year to take their shot at the NBC hit. A few of them made the grade, as the Kansas City regional was featured earlier this season (the premiere, back in June). The local angle also caught the attention of Eric Perkins, local TV personality, who came and spent time with the crew. You can check out that clip here.
Here are a couple of quick looks at Kevin’s final runs, shown last night on NBC (KARE 11)
My Kansas City, MO Regional Qualifier run. Season 7, Episode 2! Short 17secs
Posted by Taxinator – Kevin Hogan on Monday, June 1, 2015
They skipped the first four obstacles, but I’m still glad they showed my regional finals run! Hats off to the top 15. I landed in 19th, so you can bet I’m training harder and smarter! Shout out to my ninja buddies who supported me down in Kansas City!#TheTaxinator #Minnesota #NinjaWarrior #DoYourTaxes #NinjasUnited #Taxinator
Posted by Taxinator – Kevin Hogan on Monday, July 20, 2015
To keep tabs on Hogan and his training, you can follow his “Taxinator” Facebook page right here, or check out the Ninjas United training facility, which Hogan helps facilitate, also on Facebook.