Is this a list of every Ninja Warrior nickname?

Updated to 128 names! A few weeks ago, you helped us out with a request from Matt Iseman. He wanted to take a look at a list of every Ninja Warrior nickname that’s ever been used. Yeah. That’s a lot of names. So we asked you to help us out and share the names that came to your mind. We just dug through those comments and compiled them into the list below. When we removed duplicates, it came down to 89 nicknames. There is some give and take in this list. For example, we did decide to include nicknames that […]

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You can now Ninja on the beach thanks to Westley Silvestri

After being denied permits for his own gym, he created a pop-up version. Westley Silvestri is a two-time American Ninja Warrior competitor who doesn’t take no for an answer. After being denied permits to open his own Ninja gym seven different times, Westley came up with a pretty picture-perfect solution: Let people get their Ninja on in a stunning location right on the Pacific Ocean. He built his own obstacles and brought them down to the Original Muscle Beach in Santa Monica, CA. Every Sunday, Westley sets up his course from noon to four and encourages anyone and everyone to […]

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Barclay Stockett taught me a vital lesson about expectations

In just a few words, she captured years of experience and growth. I’ve been traveling along with American Ninja Warrior since season eight. Over the course of those years, I’ve collected some really amazing experiences that have stayed with me long after. I’ve decided it might be fun to share some of those with you. Today, I’d like to tell you a bit more about Barclay Stockett. Cooper Neill/NBC I first met Barclay Stockett in season nine, before she ran the course in San Antonio. While she’d taken part in the Oklahoma City Qualifiers during season eight, we hadn’t crossed […]

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Watch a team of Ninjas pull off an incredible trick shot

Teamwork at its finest! View this post on Instagram Keep your on the ‼️#donttrythisathome #teameffort #oshaisthisok Joey, man I’m so glad you didn’t miss the hoop at the end. . WITH ⚠️ @michael_greatness_johnson @graceless_sims @jessicabarnard5 @nicojjlong @christinagambino72 @hcsuchocki @mr.brettsims @ninjanickythumbs @ninjajessclay @mikeyp31 @shawn_thehammerninja @joeydesocio @ashleysuchocki and lastly me on the Wingnut.. ‍♂️ A post shared by K E V I N C A R B O N E (@themakerninja) on Nov 11, 2018 at 1:30pm PST Ninjas have to be so NINJA about everything. Check out this casual, backyard pool party. Nothing to see here, right? WRONG. 1.) How many […]

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Jessica Clayton on staying strong no matter what obstacle you’re handed

The mom of three has faced challenges on and off the course. “All of this has not been in vain.” That’s one of the powerful statements Jessica Clayton made in her application video for season 10 of American Ninja Warrior. The single mom of three kids is a member of the Army National Guard and, as we learned over the season, had been living in the car with her family. What was most important to Jessica was showing her kids strength and perseverance. She’s done that both in life and on the Ninja Warrior course. Her first season on the […]

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Poll: Should the National Finals change location each season?

What if the final stages moved around, just like the Qualifying cities? Ever since season four of American Ninja Warrior, the National Finals have taken place in Las Vegas. It’s such an ingrained part of the show that saying someone made it to Vegas is synonymous with saying they made it to the National Finals. Fans are familiar with the backdrop of the Vegas lights providing the ambiance for the looming Stage Four climb. But what if it wasn’t that way? We love watching American Ninja Warrior fans have thoughtful discussions about the show, so we like to throw you […]

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American Ninja Warrior Junior: Results of episode five

A new record time was set on the course. The athletes on American Ninja Warrior Junior have all been so impressive this season. But on the fifth episode, the 13-14 year olds delivered some performances that could give the adult Ninjas a run for their money. We saw finishes that came in under 30 seconds, the fastest times so far. The competitors who moved on to the semi finals are going to be very hard to beat. We’ve included the results of the episode below. 9-10 year olds Coach: Barclay Stockett Course: Sonic Swing Tic Toc I-Beam Floating Tiles Spin […]

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Ninjas shared childhood pics for #ThrowbackThursday

These little kids grew into Ninja Warriors! #ThrowbackThursday delivered some gems this week! A handful of American Ninja Warriors felt inspired to dig out photos from their childhood and they are precious. Look at these little faces. The bangs! The cheeks! Little Allyssa Beird looks all dainty, but she grows up into an obstacle killer. View this post on Instagram #tbt 1995. Let’s be real: I’d look exactly like this if I tried putting on makeup today, tbh. #makeup #amidoingitright #littleme #throwbackthursday #throwback #90skid A post shared by Allyssa Beird (@allyssabeird) on Nov 8, 2018 at 6:16pm PST She showed […]

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American Ninja Warrior’s daughter makes her course debut

Jimmy Choi is not the only Ninja in the family. Jimmy Choi has wowed American Ninja Warrior fans in his two seasons on the show. In season nine, we met Jimmy on the Kansas City course where we learned about his Parkinson’s diagnosis. When he returned for season 10, we learned more about the incredible work Jimmy does fundraising for the Michael J. Fox Foundation. While Jimmy is an inspiration to so many, he has a very special inspiration in his own life. His daughter, Karina, is actually the one who got him to start Ninja training and kept him […]

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Everything you ever wanted to know to help you get on American Ninja Warrior

Casting Directer Angelou Deign tells you exactly how to make the perfect application video. Angelou Deign is a familiar face around the set of American Ninja Warrior. She probably knows every single competing Ninja by name, and probably a bunch of other details about them. As the Casting Director for the show and the president of A. Deign and Co., Angelou leads the charge in bringing the audience the most inspiring and talented Ninjas she and her team can find. This isn’t her first rodeo. She has cast for “The Weakest Link,” “The Singing Bee,” and, “Spartan Race.” She’s been […]

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