The greatest buzzers in history: Season eight, round three

Will one name dominate the next round? Ready for round three? We’re looking for the best buzzer in season eight of American Ninja Warrior and one name is coming up… a lot. Drew Drechsel has four runs in this round. That includes the fact that two of his runs are facing one another in the last round of the baby bracket. So it’s safe to say that ONE of Drew’s runs will be in the final round. But will we be debating Drew vs Drew? There are six other strong contenders. Jessie Graff has two runs in this round, as […]

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Moments we could never forget: Zach Gowen’s Ninja Warrior run

His first steps on the course took our breath away. It was 2016, my first year traveling with American Ninja Warrior in preparation to launch this very website to coincide with season eight’s premiere on NBC. I was excited to be in Indianapolis, somewhere I’d never been before. The course was smack dab in the middle of the city which gave it a festival vibe. Businesses around us were running Ninja Warrior specials and fun-loving bar patrons would stop by to cheer from the sidelines as they ventured out to head home. The atmosphere was upbeat and vivacious. And then […]

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American Ninja Warrior Junior season two: Results of the third quarterfinal

We didn’t even think it was possible to set a faster pace! The third quarterfinal of American Ninja Warrior Junior featured breathless race after race. These athletes might still be growing, but they’re already powerhouses on the course. Each relentlessly pursued their goal of staying in the competition. Reigning champ Vance Walker secured his return to the finals by setting the fastest time of the season, and then promptly beating that time. Check out the full results below! 9-10 year olds Mentor: Barclay Stockett Course: Shrinking Steps Little Dipper Spider Walls Block Run Flying Squirrel 13-foot Warped Wall with handholds […]

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Ninjas support Ninjas through Support Our Sport auction

The Ninja Passport Jessie Graff, Lorin Ball, Michelle Warnky, Tyler Gillette & Jamie Rahn are among those who have donated. The Ninja Community is at it again! Ninja Warriors & Ninja supporters everywhere are rallying to support their fellow Ninjas. During a time when many Ninja businesses are negatively impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, the Ninja community has found a way to help. Support Our Sport is an online silent and live auction that is running now through Sunday, May 17th, and will benefit both donors and the buyer’s Ninja organization of choice for emergency relief. The effort is being […]

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Help us build a list of the ‘essential’ Ninja Warrior runs

Dennis Mong/NBC Which historic runs would you recommend to new fans? There are a LOT of great runs in American Ninja Warrior history. Understanding the importance of those runs can be the key to the context around big occasions on the show. We want to know which runs you think are the American Ninja Warrior essentials. Which runs should any new fan watch in order to appreciate where the show is now? You can’t value the importance of Jesse Labreck and Michelle Warnky beating the Cincinnati City Finals course in season 11 if you don’t know that no woman had […]

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The greatest buzzers in history: Season six, round three

It’s going to be hard to beat Kacy’s historic runs. Which run will claim the championship position for season six of American Ninja Warrior? We’re into round three of this “greatest buzzer” bracket. The season contains two juggernaut runs that are going to be hard to beat as we move forward. Kacy Catanzaro’s Dallas Qualifiers and City Finals runs made history as she reached the buzzer twice. Both of those runs had strong wins in round two of voting. But there are some other contenders still in the running: Michelle Warnky’s first buzzer, Kevin Bull going upside down during his […]

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The greatest buzzers in history: Season five, round three

Four match ups remain. Our pursuit of the “greatest buzzers” in American Ninja Warrior history now heads into the later stages. After your votes knocked eight buzzers out of the running, season five is moving into round three of voting with four more match ups. Drew Drechsel and Brian Arnold each make two appearances in this round, proving fans adoration for these long-time veterans of the show. But will that carry them all the way to championship? Cast your votes now! There’s still time to vote on the other seasons of the show! David Campbell – 2013 Venice Qualifiers vs […]

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Happy birthday, Akbar!

Photo by Rachel Luna/WireImage It’s Akbar Gbajabiamila’s birthday! Join us in wishing a very happy birthday to American Ninja Warrior’s Akbar Gbajabiamila! Happy Birthday to the man who ALWAYS has a smile on his face, @Akbar_Gbaja! Let’s drop some birthday love below! pic.twitter.com/wl7napON7q — Ninja Warrior (@ninjawarrior) May 6, 2020 What would the show be without Akbar up in the host tower with Matt Iseman? Would anyone ever be seen without Akbar there to see them? How would L’s be maintained without his rallying cries to “Keep those L’s!” But in all seriousness, Akbar brings an authentic joy and excitement […]

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The greatest buzzers in history: Season four, final round

Who will take home the bragging rights? You’ve cast your votes and American Ninja Warrior season four is in its final round! It’s time to decide who had the best buzzer of the season. This is going to be a three way vote between: Elet Hall – 2012 Northeast Regionals Bull Bullard – 2012 Southeast Regionals Drew Drechsel – 2012 Finals Wondering how we got here? You can review the results of the second round of voting here. The winner of this season has major bragging rights on their own. Later on, that run will come up once again when […]

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Jessie Graff joins season two of The Titan Games

Art Streiber/NBC Look out, Mount Olympus! Look out, Mount Olympus, American Ninja Warrior is coming! Ninja Warrior Jessie Graff will be on season two of Dwayne Johnson’s The Titan Games. From the announcement released by NBC: Host and Executive Producer Dwayne Johnson said, “this season of ‘The Titan Games’ is going to be even bigger than last season. We created an incredible new Titan arena with new insane challenges, and we’ve gone out and selected some of the fiercest competitors we’ve ever seen. For the first time ever, our everyday Titans will go head to head with elite athletes from […]

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