American Ninja Warrior is an action-packed series that follows competitors as they tackle a series of challenging obstacle courses in both qualifying and finals rounds across the country. Those that successfully complete a course in their designated region move on to the national finals round in Las Vegas, where they face a stunning four-stage course modeled after the famed Mt. Midoriyama in Japan.
Type: Game Show
Runtime: 120 minutes
American Ninja Warrior - American Ninja Warrior (season 9) - Netflix
The ninth season of the reality competition series American Ninja Warrior premiered on June 12, 2017 on NBC. Hosts Matt Iseman and Akbar Gbaja-Biamila returned for their respective eighth and fifth seasons, alongside sideline reporter Kristine Leahy who returned for her third season. In addition prior to the ninth-season premiere, NBC aired a special ANW Celebrity, Red Nose Day edition featuring nine celebrities, each coached by nine elite ninjas on May 25 before airing USA vs. The World III on June 4. This year for the first time, the top five women in each city qualifying course qualified for the city finals course, and the top two women in each city finals qualify for national finals, regardless of their placement overall. Also, the show introduces ANW Obstacle Design Challenge, where from over 2500 fan-submitted obstacles, seven chosen obstacles are introduced in the show.
American Ninja Warrior - Kansas City Finals - Netflix
The Kansas City finals round had a new obstacle, the Iron Maiden. The round concluded without any finishers, making it the second time in ANW history that a course has gone unfinished. Ethan Swanson and the Towers of Power all fell on the third obstacle. Maggi Thorne became the first woman to defeat Crank It Up. Obstacles used, in addition to those during the qualifiers, for the Kansas City Finals are listed below. Salmon Ladder Floating Monkey Bars Iron Maiden Elevator Climb
American Ninja Warrior - References - Netflix