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American Ninja Warrior Recap 8/7/17: Season 9 Episode 9 “Daytona Beach City Finals”

The show is set in Daytona Beach, FL tonight and Matt and Akbar welcome an excited crowd at the Speedway. Contestants will compete for a chance to move on to the finals in Las Vegas. Kristine introduces the ten obstacles tonight and they are: the Floating Steps, Wingnuts, the Rolling Pin, the Broken Bridge, Rolling Thunder, the Warped Wall, the Salmon Ladder, the Giant Cubes, the Circuit Board and finally the Elevator Climb. If a contestant can finish all ten obstacles they will be guaranteed a spot in Las Vegas. Tonight’s episode is dedicated to never giving up. 34 athletes will compete tonight and give everything they have got to move on to the national finals. Eddy Stewart is a 34 year old firefighter from Hueytown, AL and will be the first contestant to tackle the course. Eddy almost falls into the water on his dismount from the Broken Bridge but is able to save himself at the last minute. Unfortunately, the eighth obstacle proves to be too much for Eddy and he falls into the water on the Giant Cubes. It is highly likely that Eddy’s performance will land him a spot in the finals in Las Vegas. Time will tell based on the other competitor’s performance. READ MORE...

American Ninja Warrior Recap 7/31/17: Season 9 Episode 8 “San Antonio City Finals”

It is the San Antonio city finals tonight and Matt and Akbar welcome an enthusiastic crowd. Contestants will compete for a chance to move on to the finals in Las Vegas. Kristine introduces the ten obstacles tonight and they are: the Floating Steps, Tic Toc, the Spinning Bridge, the Sky Hooks, the Pipefitter, the Warped Wall, the Salmon Ladder, the Hourglass Drop, the Spin Ball Wizard and finally the Elevator Climb. If a contestant can finish all ten obstacles they will be guaranteed a spot in Las Vegas.Nate Burkhalter is the first to attempt the course. Nate is a Nate Burkhalter is the first to attempt the course. Nate is a 31-year-old engineer from Stavanger, Norway. Nate starts enthusiastically but can’t make it passed the Hourglass Drop and falls into the water. His fans are devastated at his failure. During the commercial break Victor Juarez and Brittany Hanks both attempted the course but were unsuccessfully. Sam Ballard is up next. He is a 32-year-old Warehouse Manager from Bartlesville, OK. He doesn’t consider himself an athlete but he has a spark for life and watches the show every week with his father. He father was recently diagnosed with leukemia and Sam wants to complete the course to honor his father. Unfortunately, the Pipefitter proves to be too much for Sam and he falls into the water. His father is proud of Sam for trying. Abel Gonzalez is a 33-year-old gym owner from Edinburg, TX and started the course while the show as at a commercial. He easily completes the first seven obstacles but the Hourglass Drop was more than he bargained for and Abel falls into the water. The next athlete to attempt the course is 36 year old, personal trainer, Karsten Williams who is from McKinney, TX. He is a familiar name to American Ninja Warrior as he has made it to the national finals in the last three seasons of the show. He gets the furthest then any other contestant but the Spin Ball Wizard is too much for Karsten. He may make it to the finals if the other contestants also are unable to complete the course. READ MORE...

American Ninja Warrior Recap 7/24/17: Season 9 Episode 7 “Los Angeles City Finals”

The city finals start tonight and two more obstacles have been added to the course. The show is back in Hollywood tonight and filming at Universal Studios. Matt and Akbar welcome an enthusiastic crowd. Twenty-two contestants will compete for a chance to move on to the finals in Las Vegas. Kristine introduces the course for tonight. It is made up of ten obstacles including the salmon ladder, the swinging peg board, stair hopper, elevator climb, floating steps, cannonball drop, fly wheels, block run, battering ram and the warped wall. Nick Hanson is 29 years old, works as a coach and is from Alaska. His sister and mom are on hand to cheer Nick on. Nick finishes the first five obstacles in less than a minute than takes almost a full minute to complete the battering ram. Nick falls into the water on the eighth obstacle. The swinging peg board was just too much for him. Scott Wilson, Sander Odish and Ben Humphreys all attempt but fail the course. Up next is Natalie Duran. Natalie is a 25 year old Youtuber and failed on the battering ram in the qualifying event. Again the battering ram is too much for Natalie and she falls into the water. READ MORE...

American Ninja Warrior Recap 7/10/17: Season 9 Episode 5 “Cleveland Qualifiers”

Tonight’s Monday, July 10 episode of American Ninja Warrior recap begins now – Refresh Page often to get the most current updates! The fantastic four return to the show. They are strong women who are role models for girls and women who hope to compete on American Ninja Warriors. The show is in Cleveland, Ohio tonight and Matt and Akbar welcome a huge crowd. Kristine introduces the course for tonight. It is made up of the floating steps, the rolling log, the razor’s edge, ring jump, the I-Beam gap, and finally the warped wall. The top finishers will move on to the finals. The first contestant of the night is Michael Nowoslawski, a 22-year-old marketing student. He does a great job on the first three obstacles but falls as he attempts to dismount on the ring jump. Next up is Shanon Paglieri who is a 47-year-old physical therapist. READ MORE...

American Ninja Warrior Recap 7/3/17: Season 9 Episode 4 “Kansas City Qualifiers”

The first competitor of the night was a familiar face because it was Chris Lange. He had tried out a couple seasons back and missed out on his chance to take on the Finales. But Chris was back this year to redeem himself and unfortunately, there were a few new obstacles. The course was separated into six obstacles with the familiar Floating Steps being the first however then moved on to the Hang Glider, the Broken Pipes, the Crank It Up, the Bar Hop, before it ends with the Warped Wall. So Chris had hoped he would make it through all six obstacles and the high school teacher ended up falling prey to the Broken Pipes. The Broken Pipes was when the floor was shifting underneath the competitor and so it knocked down Chris before he knew it. However, the next competitor had an easier time on the same obstacle. Derrick Pavoni grew up making pizzas and would have normally been written off because of his small stature yet he used that same weight too quickly propel himself through the first three courses before he too was wiped out. Derrick sadly couldn’t keep the same stamina that had gotten him through the beginning on the Crank It Up. So that obstacle also claimed its first victim of the night. READ MORE...

American Ninja Warrior Recap 6/26/17: Season 9 Episode 3 “Daytona Beach Qualifiers”

Tonight the show is in Daytona Beach, Florida. Matt and Akbar are excited to welcome racing fans to the show. Kristine introduces the obstacles for the night and they are the floating steps, the rolling pin, wingnuts, broken bridge, rolling thunder and finally the warped wall. Both the rolling pin and wingnut are new to the show tonight. The first contestant is Halei Jo Fuller who is a 21 year old student from Winter Park, Florida. Unfortunately, she falls on the second obstacle the rolling pin and is out for the night. Casey Suchocki is a 25 year old student from Alabama. He tackles the first two obstacles easily but falls on the wingnuts. Once he gets out of the water he goes directly to his girlfriend and proposes. She accepts and the couple gets engaged on national television. The next contestant is 40 year old Otis Hooper who is a pilot with the National Guard and lives Maryland. He fails on the second obstacle of the race, the rolling pin. Bree Widener is a 23 year old makeup artist from Georgia and she thinks she has what it takes to finish the course easily. She makes it further than any other competitor of the night but fails on the rolling thunder. READ MORE...

American Ninja Warrior Recap 6/19/17: Season 9 Episode 2 “San Antonio Qualifiers”

This week the show is in San Antonio, Texas. Matt and Akbar welcome a huge crowd and it is the first time the show has been filmed in San Antonio. Kristine introduces the course for tonight. It is made up of the floating steps, the tic toc, spinning bridge, sky hooks, pipefitter and finally the warped wall. The top finishers will move on to the finals. The first contestant is Rynel Gervacio and the crowd goes wild cheering him on. He easily makes it through the floating steps, the tic toc and the spinning bridges but misses the first ring on the sky hook and is out of the game. Kaiti and Cara Hightower are twin sisters who will both compete tonight. Kaiti goes first and easily finishes the floating stairs but almost falls on the tic toc. Her foot just missed the water but she can’t make it through the spinning bridge and she is out of the race. Our next contestant is Conor Daly who is an Indy race car driver. Conor falls on the first obstacle after reporting he didn’t have much time to train. READ MORE...

American Ninja Warrior Premiere Recap 6/12/17: Season 9 Episode 1 “Los Angeles Qualifiers”

Tonight’s Monday June 12 episode of American Ninja Warrior recap begins now – Refresh Page often to get the most current updates! The contestants on the show have all had to overcome adversity. We meet Artis Thompson from Texas, Jimmy Choi from Illinois, Rich Talavera from Kansas, Kyle Schulze from Illinois, Anna Christiansen from Washington, Brandon and Erika Mears from Illinois, Kevin Bull from California and Joe Heiden from Oregon. All the contestants have a dream that they have never given up on. Their hope and determination has led them all to victory just by competing on the American Ninja Warrior. Kristine Leahy starts the show by introducing new and tougher obstacles. First it is the Floating Steps, then the Cannonball Drop, the Flying Wheel, the Block Run, the Warped Wall and finally the Battering Ram. The road to Vegas is outlined. The 6 city qualifiers move to the 6 city finals, then the national finals in Vegas in September. Mike Ibasco, age 35, starts off the competition. He struggles to complete the Floating Steps and falls during the Cannonball run and is out of the completion. Kevin DeBruin, age 27, is the next person to attempt the course. He easily finishes the first two challenges but has trouble with the Flying Wheel and crashes on the landing. He is out of the completion. READ MORE...

American Ninja Warrior Recap: The Circle of Life

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American Ninja Warrior Recap: The Dog Days

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