Ninja Mickayla

Milford Middle School eighth grader Mickayla Dube is again ready to take on the world.

The 13-year-old has qualified for this month’s National Ninja League World Championships in North Carolina.

It is Dube’s third time qualifying for the World Championships in a physically-demanding sport that is often dominated by men.

“I have always looked up to and admired powerful women like Jessie Graff, Meagan Martin and Jessie “Flex” Labreck.” Dube says. “I want to inspire the future of the sport and show them that women can be strong, fit and fierce.”

Dube is a member of the Stealth Squad competition team at USA Ninja Challenge in Manchester. She recently qualified at Vitality Ninja fitness in Fall River, Mass., and has recently competed at a regional competition held at the gym of American Ninja Warrior Champion Drew Dreschel. Dube will compete in the action packed teenage division.

Dube trains hard three to five days a week at her gym in Manchester as well as many others.

“USA Ninja Challenge has given me a chance to hone my skills and continue to train my body to compete at a world class level,” said Dube.

She is also a regular at just about every ninja gym in New England. Her family travels in some instances up to 100 miles each way to train for a few hours.

The World Championships will take place in Greensboro, North Carolina, on February 21-23 and are conducted by the National Ninja League, which is overseen by founding ninja gyms across the country and competitors of the hit television show “American Ninja Warrior.” More information can be found at https://www.nationalninja.com/worlds.html.

The family has set-up a fundraiser page to help cover travel and other costs for the competition. Donations can be made at