Get to Know the Ninja Warriors of Team Europe

Pictured: (l-r) Anton Fomenko, Magnus Midtbo, Steffi Noppinger, Damir Okanovic, Thomas Hubener, Kesu Ahmed | David Becker/NBC These Ninjas have done everything from Cirque du Soliel to Freeride Skiing to being the lead singer in a band. Team Europe will be competing in USA vs The World for the 5th time in a row on Sunday, January 26, at 9 p.m. on NBC. And just like last year, their team is full of all-new members. Five of the six team members have competed in Ninja Warrior competitions in various other countries, but being a part of Team Europe will be […]

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Ninja Warrior Champion Drew Drechsel is back on Stage Three

Only he and Daniel Gil defeated the course in season 11. Our reigning #AmericanNinjaWarrior, @RealLifeNinja_, is back to show us how it’s done. Don’t miss USA vs. The World SUNDAY 9/8c on @nbc! pic.twitter.com/gyQTpNNBP2 — Ninja Warrior (@ninjawarrior) January 24, 2020 American Ninja Warrior’s USA vs The World special offers the Ninjas a chance at redemption each year. The members of Team USA get to face obstacles that may have taken them out in the regular season. This year, however, Team USA’s captain doesn’t need to worry about that. Drew Drechsel completed every single stage of the Las Vegas National […]

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How to Watch: Team USA vs. the World

David Becker/NBC Sunday, January 26 at 9 p.m. ET/PT Team USA vs. the World is back for it’s 7th season and we couldn’t be more excited! The 2-hour special is airing on Sunday at 9 p.m. and Team USA will take on competitors from Team Australia and Team Europe. The big question on our minds is: Will Team USA keep the trophy or will Team Europe take it out from underneath them, as we saw in season five? OR will Team Australia pull off an upset? Tune in on Sunday to find out! Episode: Team USA vs. the World, season […]

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USA vs. the World is back on January 26!

David Becker/NBC The competition will be aired on Sunday, January 26, from 9-11 p.m. ET/PT. If you’ve been craving American Ninja Warrior action, we’ve got good news! USA vs. the World is back and will be aired on NBC on Sunday, January 26, from 9-11 p.m. ET/PT. Representing Team USA is ANW season 11 Champion Drew Drechsel, runner-up Daniel Gil, and several other talented Ninjas: Karsten Williams, Jesse Labreck, Adam Rayl, and Michael Torres. Karsten Williams recently sat down with NBC Dallas-Fort Worth to talk about the competition and representing the U.S. The clip also includes a sneak peek, which […]

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The positive spirit of Ninja is alive and well in the next generation

David Becker/NBC We love the Ninja community! During an ANWN interview in September, Jessie Graff told us that one of the questions she gets the most is, “Everyone seems really warm and supportive on the show. Is that true?” According to Jessie, it is absolutely true. She took it a step further, saying, “It doesn’t even capture the level of love and support that we have in this community.” Jessie went on to discuss the heartwarming experiences she had as a coach on the set of American Ninja Warrior Junior this summer. Watching kids who have grown up in the […]

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Watch these super fast runs from American Ninja Warrior Junior

Photo by: Tyler Golden/Universal Kids/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images This kids are getting after it! We love speedy runs on American Ninja Warrior, and in last season of ANW Junior, we saw some very fast kids take on the course. Watch the 10 fastest runs of last season while waiting for season 2 to start next month! The second season of American Ninja Warrior Junior will premiere on Saturday, February 22, at 7 p.m. ET/PT. Hosts Matt Iseman and Akbar Gbajabiamila are joined by new co-host Paralympian Gold Medalist Victoria Arlen and the season premiere will be available on […]

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Abel Gonzalez helps kids “gain knowledge and experience in movement and mindset to awaken the warrior within.”

https://www.facebook.com/abelgonzalezninja #WeAreAllAbel Abel Gonzalez recently said in an Instagram video, “Gotta have goals. Gotta have stuff written down if you wanna get stuff done.” What a great outlook. No wonder this guy gets stuff done! His accomplishments are many. Abel Gonzalez is a seven-time competitor on American Ninja Warrior, first appearing on the show as a walk-on rookie who made it all the way to Stage Two of the National Finals. Overall, he has made it to the National Finals in Vegas four times. People who have followed Abel know that his life hasn’t always been easy and he has […]

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Drew Drechsel felt confident going into season 11

Photo by: David Becker/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images via Getty Images “…there should be no reason I can’t physically hit all four buzzers in the Las Vegas finals.” Season 11 was Drew Drechsel’s ninth time competing on American Ninja Warrior. He’s been training—physically and mentally—for almost a third of his life. Heading into Qualifiers, Drew spoke to Nikki about his motivation: “I am currently looked at and towards being one of the top ninjas right now—I’m at the top of my game where I want to remain there. I like being where I’m at. I like having the exposure […]

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When Ninjas get together, training gets creative

Maggie Thorne Ninjas love to workout together and the result is great! You wouldn’t think that a sport that involves flying through the air, balancing on crazy objects, and traversing across tiny ledges with your fingertips would be such a social sport. But Ninja really is! Ninjas absolutely love all the athletic components that go into the sport of Ninja, but there’s no question that they also love the people who are on this Ninja Warrior journey with them. We see it on the show, as the Ninjas cheer their hearts out for each other. We also see it in […]

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#ThrowbackThursday: Watch Grant McCartney’s season 7 submission video

Photo by: Ryan Tuttle/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images via Getty Images Island Ninja Grant McCartney made his debut in season 7 and immediately became a fan favorite with his fun personality. He was just one of seven competitors to finish the course at Venice Qualifiers that year. Grant also advanced to Las Vegas from City Finals, but failed in Stage Two. He has advanced to Stage Two of the National Finals two other times, most recently in season 11. In his season 7 submission video, we see Grant’s personality and skateboard and surf skills on full display—no wonder the […]

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