Watch Olympic gymnast Laurie Hernandez run the course with Barclay Stockett

Laurie is the sideline host of the new show, American Ninja Warrior Junior. When America Ninja Warrior Junior needed a sideline host, they tapped Laurie Hernandez. Honestly, we’re pretty sure it was one of the best decisions ever. Laurie is a gold medal winning Olympic gymnast, as well as the winner of season 23 of ‘Dancing with the Stars,’ and she’s just 18 years old. Youth, athletics, and winning? Yeah, Laurie knows a thing or two. In order to fully immerse herself in the Ninja Warrior experience, Laurie took on the course and it’s just a sunny delight to watch. […]

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Look back at season 10: The National Finals

Season 10 closed with some incredibly difficult new obstacles. American Ninja Warrior capped off season 10 with a heart-stopping National Finals. Stage One knocked out fan-favorite competitors left and right with obstacles like the Double Dipper. Stage Two slashed the field down to just two Ninjas with Deja Vu and Wingnut Alley. Just Drew Drechsel and Sean Bryan attempted Stage Three, with Drew taking home $100,000 for going the farthest the fastest. You can walk through the three episodes with these articles. Stage One: Archer Alley Propeller Bar David Becker/NBC Double Dipper David Becker/NBC Jumping Spider Jeep Run David Becker/NBC […]

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Look back at season 10: The Minneapolis course

The last stop on the qualifying tour. American Ninja Warrior closed its tour of the country with Minneapolis. Qualifiers was an emotional night, with Lance Pekus hitting the buzzer while his wife, Heather, looked on. Abby Clark was the only woman to complete the course. City Finals saw Jake Murray roar back to life and Meagan Martin make it back to National Finals. Five more Ninjas became City Finals finishers, including Joe Moravsky and Jon Alexis Jr. Refresh yourself on the action with these obstacles: The course: Floating Steps (Qualifiers) Adam Bettcher/NBC Archer Steps (City Finals) Adam Bettcher/NBC Double Twister […]

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Look back at season 10: The Philadelphia course

The city delivered great moments in Qualifiers and City Finals. American Ninja Warrior fans were in for big things from Philadelphia. In the Qualifiers, three women, Michelle Warnky, Casey Rothschild, and Allyssa Beird, completed the course. Chris Wilczewski and Najee Richardson made it up the Mega Wall. In the City Finals, the new Captain’s Wheel debuted. Chris Wilczewski, Najee Richardson, and Jamie Rahn completed the course. The course Floating Steps (Qualifiers) Bill McCay/NBC Archer Steps (City Finals) Bill McCay/NBC Spinning Bowties Bill McCay/NBC Broken Bridge Wingnuts Bill McCay/NBC Lightning Bolts Warped Wall/Mega Wall Salmon Ladder Bill McCay/NBC Captain’s Wheel Bill […]

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Look back at season 10: The Indianapolis course

Cane Lane wasn’t playing nice. Indianapolis was a memorable city again for American Ninja Warrior this year. The Qualifiers saw the return of the Ninja Warrior champion Isaac Caldiero. Jesse Labreck tried the Mega Wall and then completed the course. In the City Finals, Isaac’s early exit reminded us that anything can happen on a balance obstacle. Cane Lane proved to be a formidable new obstacle. Three Ninjas reached the buzzer. The course: Floating Steps (Qualifiers) Michael Hickey/NBC Archer Steps (City Finals) Michael Hickey/NBC Cannonball Drop (Qualifiers) Michael Hickey/NBC Fly Wheels (City Finals) Michael Hickey/NBC Wheel Flip Michael Hickey/NBC Block […]

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Look back at season 10: The Miami course

The City Finals course was so tough that only three Ninjas reached the buzzer. American Ninja Warrior’s Miami episodes were thrilling. Jessie Graff completed the Qualifying course. 10 year veteran Ryan Stratis claimed the Mega Wall prize. In the City Finals, we were shocked as 10 Ninjas fell on the second obstacle, Cannonball Drop. Jessie made it to the ninth obstacle and little did we know that was the last time we’d see her this season. While Drew Drechsel didn’t hit the buzzer, surprisingly, he was through the National Finals. Only three Ninjas would complete the course in this City […]

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Look back at season 10: The Dallas course

We saw the Mega Wall conquered for the first time. American Ninja Warrior kicked off its 10th season in Dallas, TX. During the Qualifiers, Daniel Gil showed us that the Mega Wall was possible. Mathis Owhadi proved the 19-year-olds were out to make a name for themselves. In the City Finals, the Nail Clipper returned with a vengeance. Five Ninjas made their way to the buzzer. Go through all the action with these articles: The course: Floating Steps (Qualifiers) Cooper Neill/NBC Archer Steps (City Finals) Catch and Release Cooper Neill/NBC Bouncing Spider Cooper Neill/NBC Tuning Forks (Qualifiers) Cooper Neill/NBC Broken […]

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Look back at season 10: The Los Angeles course

The city featured nine finishers and some extra dinosaurs. American Ninja Warrior’s visit to Los Angeles was definitely a Hollywood affair. The Qualifiers had an epic Jurassic World theme, complete with dinosaurs stalking the course. The first of the City Finals episodes to debut, LA introduced us to the new finale obstacle, the Spider Trap. The City Finals also included a new obstacle, the Baton Pass that required precision just as muscles were reaching fatigue. Nine Ninjas completed that course, the highest of the season. Review all the action with these articles: The course: Floating Steps (Qualifiers) Tyler Golden/NBC Archer […]

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Jesse Labreck: ‘This is what Ninja is. Falling, getting back up’

Her Stage One run closed her Season 10 as the farthest advancing woman and as a top Ninja once more. Jesse Labreck stepped up to Stage One of the American Ninja Warrior National Finals with the absolute intention of going as far as possible. In seasons eight and nine, Jesse Graff and then Allyssa Beird cleared the first stage of the National Finals. This year, the fans hoped more than one woman would make an appearance on Stage Two. Jesse, as one of the strongest Ninjas since her debut in season eight, was an easy pick for one of those […]

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Who does Apple call in a crisis? A Ninja Warrior, duh

They tapped Cassie Craig to save their presentation. Tech lovers live for days like September 12. When huge giants like Apple host lavish events to debut new phones and gadgets that we’ll all be clamoring for shortly here. Apple started its most recent event off with a bit of drama. CEO Tim Cook seemingly sent an accidental Tweet saying, “No. Who can get it here quickly?” In reality, it was a little ploy to lead into their presentation’s intro. The video featured an Apple employee sprinting with the all-important briefcase across the Apple campus. We shrieked a little when we […]

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