In the 1st Qualifying Round from Venice Beach, California, competitors must tackle 6 obstacles, including three brand new ones: the Mini Silk Slider, Spin Cycle, and Hourglass Drop. Contestants include "Ninja" veterans Kevin Bull and David Campbell. First timers include former Baltimore Raven Brendon Ayanbadejo and Seattle Seahawk Jon Ryan. Matt Iseman and Akbar Gbajabiamila return as hosts, and Kristine Leahy co-hosts.
Qualifying comes to Kansas City, Missouri where competitors face new obstacles, including the Big Dipper, Floating tiles, and Stretch Hold. Veteran contestants include Meagan Martin (the first woman to complete the Jumping Spider last season), Brian Arnold and the "Wolfpack" rock climbing team.
Qualifying comes to Houston, Texas where competitors tackle 6 obstacles, including the brand new Tilting Slider, Cargo Crossing, and The Swinging Spikes. Returning veterans include Brent Steffensen and Sam Sann, along with season 6 breakout star and fan-favorite Kacy Catanzaro.
Orlando, Florida is the next stop for competitors to give it their all on the obstacle course, this time from the grounds of the Universal Orlando Resort. There they will face several new obstacles, including the Paddle Boards and Tire Swing. Returning veterans include pro-wakeboarder Sean Murray, William "Spartan" Brown, and rivals Flip Rodriguez & Drew Dreschel.
Pittsburgh, PA's historic Carrie Furnace will host the fifth qualifying round where competitors tackle two new obstacles, the Snake Crossing and the Wind Chimes. Returning veterans include Michelle Warnky and "Captain NBC" Jamie Rahn, while Olympian and Pittsburgh local Brianne McLaughlin and Harlem Globetrotter Flip White will take a shot at the course, along with University of Pittsburgh "vampire" professor Joel Brady and Team USA members Joe Moravsky and Elet Hall.
The qualifying rounds continue with a very special all-military cast competing on the pier in San Pedro, California in front of the historic battleship USS Iowa. Competitors, including both active duty and retired military members, will tackle the six stage city qualifying course featuring two never-before-seen obstacles - the Log Runner and the challenging I-Beam Cross. Former Army National Guard Caption and six-time Ninja veteran Ryan Stratis and active Navy Lieutenant Junior Grade Dustin McKinney return for another shot at the course.
The top 30 competitors from the Venice Qualifier tackle the Venice Finals course, which includes such obstacles as the Salmon Ladder, Rumbling Dice, Clear Climb, and Invisible Ladder.
The top 30 competitors from the Kansas City Qualifier tackle the Kansas City Finals course which includes such obstacles as the Salmon Ladder, Flying Shelf Grab, Body Prop, and Invisible Ladder.
The top 30 competitors from the Houston Qualifier tackle the Finals course, which includes the Salmon Ladder, Walking Bar, Crazy Cliffhanger, and Invisible Ladder. Top competitors and fan-favorites Brent Steffensen, Sam Sann, and Daniel Gil.
The top 30 competitors from the Orlando Qualifier tackle the Finals course, which includes the Salmon Ladder, Cannonball Alley, Helix Hang, and Invisible Ladder.
The top 30 competitors from the Pittsburgh Qualifier tackle the Finals course, which includes the Salmon Ladder, Floating Monkey Bars, Door Knob Arch, and Invisible Ladder. Top competitors include Elet Hall, Michael Bernardo, Joe Moravsky, and Michelle Warnky.
The top 30 competitors from the Military Qualifier tackle the Finals course, which includes the Salmon Ladder, Arm Rings, Doorknob Arch, and Spider Climb. Top competitors include Army National Guard Caption Ryan Stratis, active Navy Lieutenant Junior Grade Dustin McKinney, and Coast Guard Aviation Survival Technician Robin Pietschmann.
Re-live the best moments from the season so far during this original, jam-packed special chronicling the best runs of this season.
For the start of the finals in Las Vegas, Nevada, the top finishers from the regional finals tackle a four stage course modeled after Mount Midoriyama in Japan. Competitors attempt Stage One, with new obstacles the Sonic Curve and The Double Shock.
The finals continue in Las Vegas, Nevada, where the remaining finalists take on Stage 1. Those that finish move on to Stage 2.
Those who completed Stage 1 now tackle Stage 2, and possibly Stages 3 & 4. Stage 2 features Rope Jungle, Double Salmon Ladder, Unstable Bridge, Butterfly Wall, Roulette Row, and Wall Lift. Stage 3 includes the Psycho Chainsaw, Doorknob Grasper, Floating Boards, Ultimate Cliffhanger, Pole Grasper, Hang Climb, Area 51, and Flying Bar. If anyone can reach Stage 4 and conquer it, they'll earn ,000,000 and the title of "American Ninja Warrior".
Three separate teams from America, Europe, and Japan compete in Las Vegas on the first three stages of Mt. Midoriyama, the famed four-stage finals course featured in "American Ninja Warrior".
"American Ninja Warrior" celebrates the 7th season with the first All-Star Special, with a team and skills competition.