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Cape Coral Teacher Competes in 'American Ninja Warrior'

Jul 13, 2017 04:57PM ● By Melanie Heisinger

(Photo: Fernando Leon/NBC)

Cape Coral teacher Morgan Wright recently competed in the ever-popular reality TV show 'American Ninja Warrior' and succeeded. His signature moose hat was prominently on his head as he competed. 

Wright is a teacher at Diplomant Elementary School and teaches Physical Education. It comes to no surprise that he went on to compete in the reality show. In August, the final show will be in Kansas City where Wright will join other winning competitors. 

At 43, Wright is relieved at his dominance of the game, according to a News-Press article. He is also excited to bring his success back to the classroom. "That’s one of the best things about this,” he says. “I have to be more interesting than YouTube or funnier than SnapChat. I need kids to buy into physical fitness. And by competing like this, I don’t have to sell myself. I have a media buy-in." 

Wright has been training for the past year, but has always been athletic, competing in mud runs, studying 
Brazilian jiu jitsu, boxing, and more. He is also a retired U.S. Army first lieutenant. 

Congratulations, Morgan! 

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Diplomat Elementary School teacher Morgan Wright Talks 'American Ninja Warrior.' Video and interview by Charles Runnells/