The greatest buzzers in history: Season 11 – The final round

Brian, Drew, or Drew? Welcome to the last round of voting for season 11! We made a small adjustment to the process for this season, which you can read about below. But essentially, it’s Brian Kretsch, Drew Drechsel, and Drew Drechsel. Originally, we were going to put the bracket winner up against Drew’s Stage Four completion in a bonus round. But we’re now rolling the three runs into one poll. Brian Kretsch – Los Angeles City Finals vs Drew Drechsel – National Finals – Stage Three vs Drew Drechsel – National Finals – Stage Four Brian Kretsch is one of […]

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The greatest buzzers in history: Season 10 – The finals

Abby Clark or Daniel Gil? Well, season 10’s wild journey is coming to a close. This “greatest buzzer” bracket has seen some fierce battles resulting in thousands of votes. There’s been some online campaigning and lead changes. We’re finally at the championship round and two runs remain. Abby Clark – Minneapolis Qualifiers vs Daniel Gil – National Finals – Stage One Season 10 was Abby’s sophomore year on American Ninja Warrior. Her rookie year ended on the Ring Jump in Cleveland. That’s what made her Minneapolis run so poetic. Abby faced and defeated the Ring Jump and then moved on […]

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Ninja Warrior creator Kent Weed believes failure is the precursor to success

Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images “When more & more people share the stories of how they became successful, we realize we’re all the same. No one gets there unscathed.” Do you guys remember the digital series “Crashing the Course” with Alex Weber from three and four years ago? The series gave us an inside look into the courses, the Ninjas, and all sorts of entertaining and insightful behind-the-scenes tidbits. According to Alex, that opportunity was absolutely transformative in his life. And it led to him becoming a Ninja himself! Last week, on his podcast, Brick by Brick, Alex took a […]

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The Titan Games recap: Mount Olympus stays strong in the West

Steve Dietl/NBC Here are the results of part three of the West’s competition. The West Region of The Titan Games is quickly approaching its finale. Tonight’s episode featured the last four competitors to enter the arena in this segment. The West has been known for its tumultuous Mount Olympus match ups, with the reigning Titans frequently turning over. That changed tonight. Noah Palicia defended his Titan for the second time. Margaux Alvarez, who rose to the top last week, kept her place as a Titan. Both will need to keep their wits about them as the runner ups return next […]

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How to watch The Titan Games: West Region – Part three

Steve Dietl/NBC Which Titans will lead us into the regional finals? Noah Palicia and Margaux Alvarez are two tough Titans, but can they hold their titles heading into the regional finals? The third part of the West’s Titan Games competition will bring four new challengers. Two of which will be gunning for Mount Olympus. This is the last chance to become a Titan before the regional finals. Then, we’ll see all the runner ups return to clash once more before declaring the West Region Champions. Episode: Season two, episode sevenWest Region – Part three Start time:8pm EST/PST on Monday, June […]

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The greatest buzzers in history: Season eight – The Final Round

It’s down to Jessie and Drew. We’re almost ready to close out season eight! There’s just one vote left to cast to determine the greatest buzzer (or run) of the year. Two huge-name Ninjas are going head-to-head. It’s down to runs from Jessie Graff and Drew Drechsel. (For anyone who’s confused and hasn’t been on this long voting journey with us, we included “Last Ninja Standing” runs when we needed to even out the bracket. They don’t always result in buzzers.) Jessie Graff – National Finals – Stage One vs Drew Drechsel – National Finals – Stage Three (Last Ninja […]

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Ninjas tackle tough issues through meaningful conversation

Felicia Graham/NBC Jessie Graff is joining in on one of those conversations tonight. Members of the Ninja community have been joining together to have honest conversations about what is happening in our world today. The Ninjas are sharing personal experiences, as well as listening intently to the experiences of others. Over the past couple weeks, the Rainbow Ninja, Jaysen Saly, a season nine and 10 ANW competitor, has hosted several Ninja Talks via Zoom, while broadcasting on Facebook Live. The discussions have featured the thoughts and experiences of Sean Darling-Hammond, Najee Richardson, Joe Moravsky, Barclay Stockett, Jessica Clayton, Enedina Stanger […]

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The greatest buzzers in history: Season six winner and bonus round

One more poll? Sure! Why not? Season six of American Ninja Warrior featured an abundance of historic buzzers. That made the rounds of voting in this “greatest buzzer” bracket especially fascinating to watch. But the dust has settled and one run remains! Winner: Kevin Bull – Venice City Finals This run was a career-defining moment for Kevin. He’d gotten a chance at the course after going through the walk-on line. Kevin finished the Venice Qualifying course and faced the daunting City Finals course. Cannonball Alley seemed totally impossible, until… Kevin’s famous upside-down move is obviously still revered amongst fans of […]

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The greatest buzzers in history: Season five’s winning run

The Last Ninja Standing is the last run standing. Season five of American Ninja Warrior has declared its greatest buzzer! After five rounds of voting, the runs dropped away. In the end, the Last Ninja Standing was the last run standing. Brian Arnold was tantalizingly close to completing Stage Three at the National Finals. His run gave us hope that one day a Ninja would achieve Total Victory. It was also a testament to the difficulty of the National Finals. Brian Arnold is a top Ninja and rock climber. These obstacles drained even his strength. Brian Arnold – 2013 National […]

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The greatest buzzers in history: Season 11 – The semi-finals

Yup! We’re STILL at it! You know, we’ll be honest, when we started this “greatest buzzer” bracket idea, we did not fully process what a marriage of commitment it would be. But here we are and we’re going to see it through to the end! Up next, we have the semi-finals for season 11! The baby bracket has declared one of Drew Drechsel’s runs the winner. Now, we just need to decide what run will go up against it. Then, THAT winner will face Drew Drechsel – National Finals – Stage Four. Let’s get right to it! Jessie Graff – […]

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