What was the most emotional run of season 10?

Admit it, you cried at least once this season. Do you ever watch something on purpose because you KNOW it’s going to make you emotional? You’re just craving that cathartic release (Looking at you, ‘This is Us’ viewers). American Ninja Warrior can have a similar effect. Between the epic moments of athletic accomplishments, there’s some genuine heart and emotion in there. During season 10, we cried A LOT. Anyone else feel the same way? What did you think was the most emotional run of the season? We gave you a hefty batch of inspiration below, but we want your thoughts. […]

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Some of the best Ninja things that happened off-screen this season

While we focused on the episodes, the Ninjas were still hard at work competing. We have a confession to make. When American Ninja Warrior is on the air, things get BUSY around here. While we love it (hey, it IS the name of the website after all), it does mean that we can miss covering some cool stuff while the show is on. So we’re doing a little circling back. A lot of people will already know this info. But it’s still worth mentioning, just for sheer awesome-ness, as well as to get it out there to those that might […]

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The Moose looks to bring Ninja Warrior into P.E.

Morgan Wright has developed a new program he thinks should replace mandatory physical testing. Ahhhhh, P.E. class. The best part of your school day, right? From realizing you forgot your change of gym clothes and will be receiving a zero for the day, to gazing up at the mandatory rope climb while someone snickers in the background, it was just FABULOUS. Okay, maybe some of you had a great time in gym class. We did not. But apparently we weren’t totally alone in that feeling because one Ninja Warrior has set out to change P.E. classes forever. Morgan ‘Moose’ Wright […]

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‘Stage Five Ninja Awards’ results are in. Do you agree?

The Armchair Ninja Podcast, ANW Fantasy, and Ninja Warrior RHAP Up put together their picks. We’ve done a lot of reflection on the results of American Ninja Warrior’s tenth season and we’re not the only ones. Ninja Warrior’s avid fan community has been hard at work creating some awesome additional content for anyone who’s ready to keep the conversation going. The Armchair Ninja Podcast, one of the most thorough and dedicated fan podcasts out there, just turned in their second annual “Stage Five Ninja Awards” results. Hosts Rich and Bijan were joined by Taran and Lita, the masterminds behind the […]

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Watch season 10 full episodes: All your options

Missed an episode? Just need to see it again? We’ve got you covered. American Ninja Warrior might be wrapped up for season 10, but that doesn’t mean our passion for obstacles has waned in the least. If you missed any episodes, or you just need to re-live those unforgettable moments, we’ve rounded up the places you can look for Ninjas. NBC.com Some of the episodes, like the National Finals, can be viewed directly from the website. You just hit play! Other episodes, like those from earlier in the season are now ‘locked.’ So to watch those, you’ll need to sign […]

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Zach Day, season 10’s youngest rookie, reflects on his year

His debut season was physically strong and emotionally trying. If there’s anything American Ninja Warrior reminds us of, it’s that the greatest obstacles aren’t on the course and they’re not always visible. Season 10 was stacked with talented rookies. Many of them were the 19-year-old wunderkinds who got their shot with the new lower age limit. Four of those young athletes would advance to the National Finals, including Zach Day. (Matthew Day, Mathis Owhadi, and Lucas Reale are the other three.) Zach is technically the youngest competitor ever to make it to Las Vegas. Zach’s appearance in the National Finals […]

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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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