The "American Ninja Warrior" TV show has arrived in Kansas City.

The Kansas City Star reports that the first group of competitors will take on the show's obstacle course Friday night at the city's Union Station. The top 30 or so will move on to what's known as the city finals on Saturday night. The best of the batch will go to the finals in Las Vegas.

Twenty-seven-year-old Donovan Metoyer, of Kansas City, is making a return appearance. He says he considers himself a "classy ninja," meaning he dresses up to run the course.

Twenty-one-year-old Lars Hanson of Olathe, Kansas, runs summer athletic camps. The Kansas State University student says he's competing after some of the camp participants cajoled him into applying and helped him make his application video.

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