In the first Qualifying Round from Los Angeles, California, competitors must tackle 6 obstacles, including Cannonball Drop and Battering Ram, which are new this season. Ninja veterans Kevin Bull and Grant McCartney return for another shot at completing the course.
In the second Qualifying Round from San Antonio, Texas, competitors face 2 new obstacles: the Spinning Bridge and Sky Hooks. Ninja veterans Kacy Catanzaro, Daniel Gil, and Brent Steffensen return. Newcomers include Indy car driver Conor Daly and Olympic Gold Medalist Jonathan Horton.
In the Qualifying Round from Daytona Beach, Florida, competitors tackle 6 obstacles including the brand new Rolling Pin and Wingnuts. Veteran Ninja fan-favorites Jessie Graff, Drew Drechsel, and JJ Woods return. NASCAR driver Ben Kennedy also takes on the course for the first time.
Kansas City, Missouri is the next stop for competitors to give it their all on the obstacle course. Competitors face 6 challenging obstacles in the city qualifier, including 3 new ones: Hang Glider, Broken Pipes, and Crank It Up. Ninja veterans Lance Pekus, Brandon Mears, and Dan Polizzi return, while Olympic decathlete Jeremy Taiwo takes on the course for the first time.
Cleveland, Ohio hosts the next qualifying round where competitors tackle 2 new obstacles: Razor's Edge and I-Beam Gap. Cleveland also features the return of last season's "fantastic four" women - Alyssa Beird, Rachel Goldstein, Jesse "Flex" Labreck, and Michelle Warnky, as well as Ninja veterans Jon Alexis Jr., Mike Bernardo, Joe Moravsky, and Jamie Rahn.
The Mile High City hosts the final qualifying round where competitors tackle 3 challenging new obstacles: Bouncing Spider, Rail Runner, and Ninjago Roll. Denver features the return of Ninja veterans Jake Murray, Sam Sann, Meagan Martin, and Brian Arnold.
The top competitors from the Los Angeles Qualifier tackle the finals course with a chance to move on to Las Vegas. The back obstacles are the Salmon Ladder, Swinging Peg Board, Stair Hopper, and Elevator Climb.
Competitors will face the Salmon Ladder, Hourglass Drop, Elevator Climb, and new obstacle Spinball Wizard; veteran ninjas Kacy Catanzaro, Daniel Gil, and Brent Steffensen return.
The top 30 competitors from the Dayona Beach Qualifier tackle the finals course with a chance to move on to Las Vegas. The back obstacles are the Salmon Ladder, Circuit Board, Elevator Climb, and new obstacle Giant Cubes. Top ninjas Jessie Graff, Drew Drechsel, and Travis Rosen will compete.
The top 30 competitors from the Cleveland Qualifier tackle the finals course with a chance to move on to Las Vegas. Returning Ninjas include Alyssa Beird, Jesse "Flex" Labreck, Michelle Warnky, as well as Ninja veterans Jon Alexis Jr, Mike Bernardo, Joe Moravsky, and Jamie Rahn.
The competition returns to Kansas City, Missouri for the city finals. The top 30 competitors from the City Qualifier include returning Ninjas Lance Pekus, Brandon Mears, and Dan Polizzi.
The Mile High City hosts the final stop before the competition heads to the national finals in Las Vegas. The top competitors from the Denver City Qualifier compete, including returning Ninjas Meagan Martin, Ian Dory, and Sam San.
ANW arrives in Las Vegas, Nevada where the season's top competitors tackle the 4-stage course. Ninja veterans Lance Pekus, Allyssa Beird, Joe Moravsky, and Jesse "Flex" LaBreck are scheduled to compete.
The National Finals continue in Las Vegas, Nevada where the season's top competitors tackle the 4-stage course. Ninja veterans Kacy Catanzaro, Jessie Graff, Najee Richardson, and Sean Bryan are scheduled to compete.
The Las Vegas Finals come to a close as the remaining 41 athletes tackle Stage 2, and possibly Stages 3 & 4. The redesigned Stage 2 features the Giant Ring Swing, Criss Cross Salmon Ladder, Wave Runner, Swing Surfer, Wingnut Alley, and Wall Flip. Stage 3 includes the Floating Boards, Key Lock Hang, Nail Clipper, Ultimate Cliffhanger, Curved Body Prop, Peg Cloud, Time Bomb, and Flying Bar. If anyone conquers Stage 4, they will claim ,000,000 and the title of "American Ninja Warrior".
The "Olympics of Ninja Warrior", this competition, held on Las Vegas' Mt. Midoriyama, once again puts teams from all over the globe against each other on the challenging four-stage course. This time, four teams will be battling it out, although they are reduced in size.
Team USA includes Joe Moravsky, Najee Richardson, Sean Bryan, and Drew Drechsel.
Team Europe features Sean McColl, Alexander Mars, Sergio Verdasco, and Øssur Eiriksfoss.
Team Latin America consists of Danee Marmolejo, Karl Fow, Marco Jubes, and Sebastian Preito.
Team Asia includes Tomohiro Kawaguchi, Yusuke Morimoto, Thuc Lee, and Yosua Zalukhu.
Top ninjas, including Drew Drechsel, Jessie Graff, Najee Richardson and Flip Rodriguez, climb, sprint and fly through a special course and supersized obstacles as they compete in crazy feats of strength, skill challenges and a team relay for the ages...