Devin Harrelson on having fun while chasing his goals

He hasn’t hit a buzzer yet, but that doesn’t stop him from enjoying the journey. Devin Harrelson (AKA: Dougie Fresh) is a big part of the American Ninja Warrior community even though he hasn’t had his shot at the National Finals just yet. He’s an example of how heart and determination matter more than buzzers in this sport. Devin has appeared on the show for the past four consecutive seasons. Seasons 7 and 8 both ended early in the Qualifiers for Dougie. In season 9, he made it to the Warped Wall in the Kansas City Qualifiers, but his flashy […]

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Would you change this ranking of the ‘top 30 Ninjas’?

It’s a pretty comprehensive video, but do you agree with all of it? We’ve shared some of Universal Tuber’s comprehensive American Ninja Warrior analyses before. The super-fan is back with a new video detailing the top 30 American Ninja Warriors (taking all the seasons of the show into account). It’s a bit of a lengthy watch at just over 30 minutes, but hey, that’s the time you need to really break things down. The episode also features commentary from Rich and Bijan of the Armchair Ninja Podcast. Basically, it’s the type of intense discussion only those who REALLY know their […]

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Josh Levin discusses the combination of skills that make up a Ninja

As the rock climber knows well, it takes much more than just strength. Josh Levin is quickly building up the kind of consistency that is rare to see on American Ninja Warrior. Out of the thousands of athletes who take part every season, only a handful will become familiar and expected faces at the National Finals. We think it’s safe to say Josh is one of them now. His Ninja career started back in season 8. Where, as a rookie, he was only competitor to complete the Los Angeles City Finals course. He advanced to Stage Two and earned a […]

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Ninja Warrior Jr is offering a chance to attend the season 11 National Finals

They’ve put together a “Watch and Win Sweepstakes.” View this post on Instagram Want to GO to the American Ninja Warrior FINALE?? Watch #ANWJR on #UniversalKids every Saturday through 2/17 for a chance to win a trip to Las Vegas to see the @ninjawarrior finals live, AND exclusive #ANWJR swag! A post shared by Universal Kids (@universalkids) on Dec 21, 2018 at 12:00pm PST It’s been three long years since an American Ninja Warrior champion has been named. Will season 11 break that streak? Whatever ends up happening in Las Vegas during 2019, you’re going to wish you saw it […]

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Michael Johnson on the ‘ups and downs’ of his second season

We spoke with Michael the day before his Stage One run. Michael Johnson left an impression on the American Ninja Warrior audience during his debut. At the Daytona Qualifiers in season nine, Michael scaled the Warped Wall and yelled out, “I have ice in my veins.” The phrase was a reflection of how Michael felt undisturbed by the obstacles and it was just a small taste of his big character and personality. In his submission video for that season, Michael shared the powerful story of his upbringing. Born in Brooklyn, his mother passed away when he just six. Michael and […]

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We’re pretty sure Santa is Ninja training with Geoff Britten

We MIGHT be wrong, but we doubt it. It makes sense that Santa would be a pretty nimble guy. He’s got to have some grip strength and agility to climb around homes all over the globe in one night. So while the reindeer are working on their endurance training, Santa has to get in the gym as well; the Ninja Warrior gym. Watch the video above to see Santa take on a Jumping Spider in boots and gloves. There is some slackline-ing and laché attempting in there was well. With a ho, ho, ho, he flies up the Warped Wall. […]

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Fan creates superhero movie inspired Ninja Warrior art

The attention to detail is meticulous. One American Ninja Warrior fan has created some seriously heroic art. Mary Rose, who goes by @_marysshi on Instagram is an artist who took some cinematic inspiration and brought it to the Ninjas. Back in November, Mary Rose released this glorious drawing of a whopping 24 American Ninja Warrior competitors. View this post on Instagram when ANW hits you hard. got so obsessed with anw lately. it’s so fun, exciting and inspiring. and it inspired me to do this. got em the Avengers Infinity War – ANW version. well they’re superheroes too .. first […]

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Build your own Ninja Warrior Lego course with these videos

YouTube user Brickophile walks through how to create tons of obstacles. Legos and American Ninja Warrior just seem to be a natural alliance. There’s even a video from Lego that officially celebrates the course. If you do a quick search on YouTube, you’ll come across dozens of fan videos building different obstacles and creating Lego characters of their favorite Ninjas. The creativity and ingenuity that goes into building with Legos translates well to the constant adaptability of the obstacles and the competitors. Currently, there isn’t an official American Ninja Warrior Lego set. Although, there are a lot of cool builds […]

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‘Fuller House’ includes an American Ninja Warrior course

Everywhere you look… there’s a Ninja Warrior reference. One sure fire way to know a show has become ingrained in pop culture is when other shows make references to it. This has happened a few times for American Ninja Warrior, with the inclusion of a skit on “Saturday Night Live,” passing mentions on “Two Broke Girls,” and, of course, the addition of the Salmon Ladder to the lair on “Arrow.” It looks like Netflix’s “Fuller House” wants in on the action too. In the trailer for season four, we caught a glimpse of some familiar exercise equipment. There’s no way […]

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After 15 videos, Ryan Stratis has advice for your Ninja Warrior application

Between the American Ninja Challenge and ANW, he has a wealth of knowledge on making an eye-catching submission. The end of each year means two things: Tax season is about to begin and American Ninja Warrior applications are due. If you have any intention of taking your shot at the course in 2019, you have to submit your application by January 2 at 11:59 pm PST. The process of becoming an American Ninja Warrior begins with that online portal. There’s a lengthy questionnaire that needs to be sent in along with a video that shows off who you are as […]

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