Overcoming ('American Ninja Warrior') obstacles


Tristan Poffenberger's "American Ninja Warrior" dream ended not with a bang but a splash during the Baltimore city finals. 

The 19-year-old finished 14th in the qualifying round, also in Baltimore, but the third obstacle in the city final proved too challenging. Poffenberger is one of the handful of Frederick County residents to take on the obstacle courses over the years. 

And he told Frederick Uncut producer Heather Mongilio and Sports Editor Josh Smith that he hopes to come back next year. 

Poffenberger spoke with Mongilio and Smith about his two runs and what it took to get on the show. Poffenberger also shares his story about growing up with parents who had trouble with substance use and how that led to "American Ninja Warrior."

Later, features reporter Kate Masters joins Mongilio to discuss how Frederick's city ordinance makes it difficult for breweries and distilleries to have entertainment. 

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