The community has rallied behind ‘Ninja for a Cure’ after theft

$2000 worth of merchandise was stolen. There is an outstanding community surrounding American Ninja Warrior. This is a fact noted over and over again. It’s Ninjas facing the obstacles together, not competing with each other, and they carry that attitude into their day-to-day lives. Many of the Ninja Warrior competitors have started their own organizations to benefit the causes that mean the most to them. One of those organizations is “Ninja for a Cure.” Henry Ferrarin started the organization after his mother’s battle with breast cancer inspired him to try out for American Ninja Warrior. He raises donations and sells […]

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The Titan Games will include two American Ninja Warrior competitors

Melody Schofield and Cole Wadsworth will participate in the new show. Dwayne Johnson’s upcoming show, The Titan Games, recently released the full roster of all 64 competitors who will try to outlast the physical challenges. We’ve already gone over how the show is related to American Ninja Warrior, but we now know there will be a small cross-over in athletes. Two of the Titan Games competitors are also two-time American Ninja Warriors. Melody Schofield has taken part in seasons nine and ten of Ninja Warrior, as well as the second season of Team Ninja Warrior. She hasn’t made it to […]

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Travis Rosen follows his ankle update with a BACKFLIP

Travis shared some incredibly positive updates on his ankle injury. In case you missed it, one of the scariest moment’s we’ve seen on American Ninja Warrior came on Stage One of the Season 10 National Finals. Nine-time accomplished veteran Travis Rosen dismounted off the Double Dipper, slamming his foot into the landing pad. The impact dramatically broke his ankle and removed him from the competition. After the episode aired, Travis updated the fans on his condition. In a series of tweets, he said it was the worst injury he’d every had, and that he’d required surgery in Las Vegas. We […]

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American Ninja Warrior Junior: Full video and results of episode eight

This week, you can watch the full episode on YouTube. Determination was on display in the latest episode of American Ninja Warrior Junior. The 9-10 year olds and the 11-12 year olds put up runs that were fast and fearless, linking obstacles in a way that only some of the speediest adult athletes can do. In the 13-14 age bracket, the Ninjas had to fight to the finish, driving themselves over and over again to complete the Warped Wall. You can find the results of episode nine below. 9-10 year olds Coach: Barclay Stockett Course: Sonic Swing Tic Toc I-Beam […]

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Neighborhood Ninjas’ scholarship will send little Ninjas to the NNL World Championship

They hope to help 45 young competitors afford the travel costs. American Ninja Warrior as a show, while great, can only represent a thumbnail of the much larger community. Leagues and contests are popping up all over the country, allowing everyone to pursue their ambitions to be a Ninja. The National Ninja League is one of the best examples of this. They facilitate dozens of competitions each season, culminating in their World Championships. In 2019, the National Ninja League Championships will take place February 15-18 in Hartford CT. Some of the qualified competitors will need to travel across the country […]

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Working with Matt and Akbar is as much fun as you think it is

Just a few of my favorite memories with these guys. When I recently started sharing some of my favorite memories from traveling with American Ninja Warrior, I knew I wanted to share some behind-the-scenes perspective on the hosts. Matt Iseman and Akbar Gbajabiamila are beloved by the fans and the Ninjas for their genuine excitement for every competitor. It’s not just an over-caffeinated act for the cameras. Those two LOVE Ninja Warrior, and they love the crew that makes it possible. Last season, they even brought in massage therapists for the hard-working crew in Las Vegas on their own dimes. […]

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Are the Titan Games’ obstacles similar to Ninja Warrior’s?

We took a closer look at Mount Olympus. We got a look at some of the obstacles that will be featured on Dwayne Johnson’s new show, The Titan Games. The Ellen Show sent Average Andy over to the arena to take on Mount Olympus, which is kind of an ascending obstacle course that two competitors will take on at a time. Now, we’re not here to critique Andy’s performance (he’s called “Average Andy” for a reason). We were more curious about getting a closer look at the obstacles. The Titan Games is almost a relative of American Ninja Warrior. They […]

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Grant McCartney won Ninja Warrior Germany’s celebrity edition

He raised over $30,000 for children. Grant McCartney, American Ninja Warrior’s dancing Island Ninja, took a trip abroad for a good cause. He was asked to join in on Ninja Warrior Germany for their celebrity edition to benefit Wir Helfen Kindern (Helping Children). The concept is similar to American Ninja Warrior: Celebrity Ninja that we’ve seen for the past two seasons on Red Nose Day: Take on the course to raise money for children. In the US, celebrities run the course with a Ninja trainer, earning money for each obstacle they complete. In the German version, the celebrity athletes are […]

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Donate to your favorite Ninja’s choice charity

For Giving Tuesday, the hosts and Ninjas are sharing the causes close to their hearts. Sometimes, we all need a little nudge that while it’s the season of giving, it’s also a great time to give back. So when American Ninja Warrior Josh Levin’s mom sent us a note asking if we’d help share some of the Ninjas’ favorite charities, we thought Giving Tuesday was the perfect time. Giving Tuesday is a day to remind us of all the wonderful work being done by charities all over the country. Work that depends on donations. The hosts and some of the […]

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American Ninja Warrior Junior: Results of episode eight

There was a second helping of Ninja Junior on Thanksgiving weekend. Ever sat around on a Sunday night and thought, “Ugh, I wish it was Saturday again”? American Ninja Warrior Junior fans got a little taste of that fantasy over Thanksgiving weekend. Instead of just one episode on Saturday, we got two episodes, with the additional episode on Sunday. Three more Ninjas battled their way into the semi-finals. You can find the results of the episode below. Episode eight 9-10 year olds Coach: Drew Drechsel Course: Sonic Swing Tic Toc I-Beam Floating Tiles Spin Cycle 13 foot Warped Wall (hand […]

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