Grant McCartney on this season’s challenges: “Physically, I feel great, and my mental game has been lagging”

Dennis Mong/NBC We’ve watched him experience ups and downs on his way back to the National Finals. Grant McCartney had a nail-biting night at the American Ninja Warrior Cincinnati City Finals. After completing the Qualifying course (with the Mega Wall), Grant found himself very nearly “on the bubble” once again. In season 10, Grant missed out on making it to the National Finals when his timing nudged him in the 16th spot overall. He returned this year newly focused on concentrating on the course, antics and dancing aside. However, a small miscalculation caused Grant to miss one of the handles […]

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Hosts confirm Ninja Warrior’s huge season finale ending

Photo by: Evans Vestal Ward/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images Red alert, people, it’s happening! Wait, what? Stop the presses. What did Matt Iseman and Akbar Gbajabiamila just say? Matt and Akbar told People.Com some NEWS today. Right around the eight minute mark in the video above, Matt drops a bomb shell, “For the second time in the show’s history, we crown a winner. This season, someone is taking home the million dollars.” Um. We need a second to process that. To be fair, we’ve had several strong hints that this was coming. First, the National Finals were extended to […]

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How to watch American Ninja Warrior: The Cincinnati City Finals

Dennis Mong/NBC Monday, August 19 at 8/7c on NBC The very last American Ninja Warrior City Finals episode of Season 11 airs Monday, August 19, and it’s our last chance to see some buzzers before the action moves to the National Finals in Las Vegas. It’s also the last chance for one lucky Ninja to win a Safety Pass. We’re trying not to think about the lack of buzzers in Tacoma and Baltimore. Instead, we’re sending every positive thought we can muster to Cincinnati. With super-skilled Ninjas like Grant McCartney, Ethan Swanson, Jesse Labreck, Chris DiGangi, and Michelle Warnky stepping […]

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Michelle Warnky made history at the Cincinnati City Finals

Dennis Mong/NBC It was a moment the fans will never forget. WARNING: This is a full run from the Monday, August 19 episode of American Ninja Warrior. pic.twitter.com/kmuiM1ptRN — Ninja Warrior (@ninjawarrior) August 15, 2019 Michelle Warnky has long been considered a leader in the American Ninja Warrior community. She has inspired women and men over her seven seasons on the show. In season 11, she completed the Cincinnati Qualifiers course even after taking a hit to the face. Michelle hit the buzzer with blood running into her eyes. (You can hear Michelle talk about that moment on the American […]

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This run made Dave Cavanagh the King of Baltimore

He earned the top spot in both the Qualifiers and City Finals When it comes to American Ninja Warrior, Dave Cavanagh is relentless. The “King of the Walk-Ons” spent over 70 days in various walk-on lines over his five previous seasons to gain access to the course. This year, he got “the call” for the first time, and he made the most of it in Baltimore. While the Baltimore City Finals were a little rough, when the dust settled, Dave Cavanagh was on top. He had the fastest time to the eighth obstacle, sending him to the Power Tower for […]

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Karter Ohlson on what it’s like to be a National Finalist in her rookie season

William Gray/NBC The 19-year-old will take on Stage One next. Karter Ohlson is getting a crash course in the rollercoaster of American Ninja Warrior. The 19-year-old rookie’s very first run at the Baltimore Qualifiers was over fairly quickly when she fell on the Dangerous Curves, the third obstacle. However, it did put her into the top five for women and moved her into the City Finals. There, she put the Dangerous Curves behind her and made a run to the fifth obstacle Crank It Up. But the splash down was followed by another high when Karter found out she placed […]

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Watch Lucas Reale’s Baltimore City Finals run

William Gray/NBC His time to the Angry Birds sent him to the Power Tower. Imagine your boss challenges you to a race. Might get awkward, right? That wasn’t the case for American Ninja Warrior Lucas Reale. He made it to the Power Tower in the Baltimore City Finals, and he was there against his friend and boss, Dave Cavanagh. The two were overjoyed and proud to face one another. While Lucas wouldn’t end the night with the Safety Pass, it was a great way to wrap up his Baltimore experience. After completing the Qualifying course in a tidy 2:12.85, Lucas […]

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Jamie Rahn: ‘So you fall, it’s not the end of the world. It’s just the end of the season.’

William Gray/NBC He experience a shocking exit in the Baltimore City Finals that he’s taking in stride. American Ninja Warrior Jamie Rahn looked excited about the Angry Birds. The Baltimore City Finals introduced a new eighth obstacle that no one could figure out. Competitor after competitor hit the water there and the night looked fairly dismal. When accomplished veteran Jamie reached the obstacle, there was no fear or trepidation in his face. He smiled and bobbed his head as he stared down the odd-shaped blocks he’d need to traverse. The attitude gave us all a feeling of hope. However, that […]

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Baltimore City Finals: Preview athlete photos while you wait for the episode to air tonight

William Gray/NBC These sneak peek photos are up close and personal! As we wait for the Baltimore City Finals to air tonight, we’re thinking back to the Baltimore City Qualifiers where we saw zero Mega Wall finishers, and just 9 course completions. A whole lot of Ninjas are coming into the Finals tonight with redemption on their brain. Who will leave satisfied? How many will hit a buzzer? And which deserving Ninja will leave with the peace of mind of the Safety Pass? Chris Wilczewski made it up the Mega Wall in Season 10, but the Mega Wall in the […]

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How to watch American Ninja Warrior: The Baltimore City Finals

William Gray/NBC Monday, August 12 at 8/7c on NBC. American Ninja Warrior moves on to Baltimore as its second to last stop in the regional tour. The National Finals are just a few weeks ahead, beginning on Monday, August 26. That means the remaining chances to make it to the next round are dwindling fast. Baltimore is a star-packed region, to be sure. You have Allyssa Beird, Joe Moravsky, and Najee Richardson stepping up to the start line. But ambitious competitors like Conor Gavin, Chris Wilczewski, and Jamie Rahn also want the chance to earn the Safety Pass. This competition […]

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