Ninjas Making a Difference: Jimmy Choi

Photo by: Fernando Leon/NBC/NBU Photo Bank This series will highlight a Ninja each week who is making a difference in their community. Jimmy Choi has competed on seasons 9, 10, and 11 of American Ninja Warrior, failing in the Qualifiers each time. But what’s impressive about Jimmy is that he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease (PD) when he was 27, which is a neurodegenerative disorder that often affects motor or movement-related functions. It can result in tremors, especially in the hands, limb rigidity, and balance issues. Which means that the ANW obstacles are even more of a challenge. Now in […]

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Watch Barclay Stockett’s first aired ANW run

Photo by: Felicia Graham/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images via Getty Images She became the shortest athlete to ever make it up the Warped Wall that night. Barclay Stockett’s first experience on American Ninja Warrior was Oklahoma City Qualifiers, but her run was cut. Barclay came back in season 9 and made a huge impact. She failed on the Pipe Fitter in Qualifying, but came in the women’s top 5 plus the overall top 30, which meant she was moving on to the City Finals. In the City Finals, the 5-foot-tall Barclay not only got her revenge and completed the […]

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Travis Rosen reflects on the memories & emotions after 10 years of American Ninja Warrior

Photo by: David Becker/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images via Getty Images Retirement was harder than he thought, but he’s hoping for bigger and better adventures to come. Travis Rosen is a face and presence we will miss in season 12. After announcing his retirement during the National Finals this year, Travis stayed pretty quiet as he took time to “sift through the emotions and memories of 10 years of being on American Ninja Warrior.” Yesterday, Travis made an appearance on social media with a video sharing his thoughts on a decade of Ninja seasons and the mixed emotions he […]

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How Quest O’Neal learned to love herself

Photo by: Cooper Neill/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images via Getty Images “Freckles for me, was my insecurity. Kids are mean.” Earlier this year, Quest O’Neal was on the American Ninja Warrior Nation podcast and talked about how she “always wanted to do something great in life. I always wanted to go out and showcase my skills through motivational speaking and also to my human strength. I didn’t know how soon, or later, that opportunity will come and Ninja Warrior made it happen a lot quicker than I expected on a very, very large platform.” If you’ve seen Quest on […]

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Chris Warnky on his Ninja book series, competing on ANW, and being the parent of a popular Ninja

Photo by: Duane Prokop/NBC/NBU Photo Bank We caught up with Michelle Warnky’s dad. Chris Warnky has only appeared once on American Ninja Warrior (so far!), but his experience in season 9 left quite an impression. He’s since written five books and has another coming out in December. I caught up with Chris, who spends his days as a life coach, to find out more about his books, what it’s like to be the parent of Michelle Warnky, and whether or not we will see him on the course again anytime soon. American Ninja Warrior Nation: What inspired you to write […]

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Need some #MondayMotivation? Check out the Wolfpack Ninjas

Photo by: Adam Bettcher/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images via Getty Images The Wolfpack Ninjas are on a mission: To make the world healthier one kid at a time. The Wolfpack Ninjas are on a mission: To make the world healthier one kid at a time. This group of elite Ninjas have come together to compete in special Wolfpack Ninja Tour events, teach and mentor young Ninjas, and inspire all of us to get healthy and maybe have a little fun along the way. Co-founded by Colorado climbers and Ninjas Dr. Noah Kaufman and Ian Dory, the Wolfpack demonstrate their […]

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American Ninja Warrior costumes were a part of Halloween celebrations everywhere

instagram/rosecityninja Grant McCartney, The Kid, Eskimo Ninja, Drew Drechsel, and so many more all had look-alikes this year Your American Ninja Warrior costumes were a giant success, as usual. Halloween never disappoints us! We had plenty of tried-and-true favorites, and well as some sensational rookie costumes. Enjoy this collection of some of the fun and creative costumes we saw this year. Please drop us a picture in the comments if there’s another Ninja look-alike we need to see! Who doesn’t want to dress up as this year’s American Ninja Warrior Champion – the winner of it all, the winner of […]

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Ninjas Making a Difference: Kevin Carbone

Photo by: David Becker/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images via Getty Images This series will highlight a Ninja each week who is making a difference in their community. Kevin Carbone has competed on three seasons of American Ninja Warrior: 9, 10, and 11. His first year, he made it to the National Finals, failing on the Jumping Spider; the following year, he didn’t make it past City Finals; and in season 11, he made it all the way to Stage Three and failed on Cane Lane. But what’s even more interesting about Kevin is that he designed an obstacle each […]

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#ThrowbackThursday: Watch Joe Moravsky’s first ANW submission video

Photo by: David Becker/NBC Joe Moravsky has been competing on American Ninja Warrior since season 5. Check out his first submission video! Joe Moravsky has been competing on American Ninja Warrior since season 5 in 2013. Over the years, the Weatherman has made it to Vegas every season and was the last man standing in Stage 3 twice. He also competed on USA vs. the World and is known as one of the fastest and most consistent Ninjas. Watch his very first submission video: https://www.americanninjawarriornation.com/2019/10/31/20942105/throwbackthursday-watch-joe-moravskys-first-anw-submission-video

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Ethan Swanson’s #BackflipEveryday Challenge is still going strong

Ethan Swanson How many days in a row can he possibly go? Back in the summer of 2018, Ethan Swanson began his #BackflipEveryday challenge. That was well over a year ago, and he’s still going strong! Here are his first 30 backflips… View this post on Instagram #BackflipEveryDay after 1 month!!!! . Thanks to everyone who put up with me stopping and recording a backflip while we were hanging out. And thanks EVEN more to those that jumped in!!! . Do you think I can make it a year??? . @peopleareawesome @superhumanspower @amazing.vidss @wolfpackninjas A post shared by Ethan Swanson […]

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