How to watch American Ninja Warrior: Night two of the Semi-Finals

Elizabeth Morris/NBC It’s the last chance to make the Finals After introducing us to the Corkscrew and The Dungeon in night one of the Semi-Finals, American Ninja Warrior is off to night two. The rest of the Semi-Finalists will attempt the extended course, including some of the biggest Ninja names around. They will all be trying to crowd into the top 12 and not everyone is going to be able to make that cut. Who will move on to the Finals and who will head home? This episode is the first to air in the show’s new time slot: Wednesdays […]

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For Sandy Zimmerman, getting a Finals buzzer is a family affair

Elizabeth Morris/NBC The mom has everyone in the family helping her prepare for the next challenge. Sandy Zimmerman is not a Ninja who gives up on goals. The mom competed on two seasons of American Ninja Warrior, seasons eight and nine, and exited the competition early both times. She returned in season 11 to become the first mom to clear the Warped Wall and hit a buzzer. The moment launched her to Ninja stardom. Back for season 12, Sandy’s determination is on display again. In the Qualifiers, she made her way to the fifth obstacle, Slingshot, which advanced her to […]

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Is Jake Murray unstoppable this season?

Elizabeth Morris/NBC It seems like nothing can slow this guy down. Jake Murray must be loving season 12 of American Ninja Warrior. He snagged the fastest time in the Qualifiers. Then he won the Power Tower. In the Semi-Finals, he did it again and raced to buzzer faster than anyone else. So, it begs the question – Will Jake Murray take it all this season? THAT’S how you do it @amurraycan ! pic.twitter.com/mm3WpYlq7f — Ninja Warrior (@ninjawarrior) October 13, 2020 The now six-time competitor is known for his wild antics on and off the course. That sometimes overshadows a very […]

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Donovan Metoyer set out to prove himself – with style

Elizabeth Morris/NBC After two seasons away, he set out to make a lasting impression. Okay, there’s style and then there’s STYLE. There’s wearing a three-piece suit on an American Ninja Warrior course. Then there’s nailing a 360-degree spin as you complete the Warped Wall in a three-piece suit. THEN, there’s making the top 12 and advancing to the Finals. The only Ninja who can pull that off is Donovan Metoyer. Twist and SHOUT @DMKFlash! pic.twitter.com/XqyQhunbOj — Ninja Warrior (@ninjawarrior) October 13, 2020 Donovan has competed on five previous seasons of American Ninja Warrior. He wasn’t on seasons 10 and 11, […]

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Tyler Gillett on competing in a very different type of season: ‘This year, I want to push my limits.’

Elizabeth Morris/NBC A new format and a new motivation have set Tyler up for a year unlike any other. Tyler Gillett has a pretty enviable American Ninja Warrior career. In his three seasons on the show, he’s made it to the National Finals three times. He’s never fallen on Stage One, and in season 11, he got his hands on Stage Three. Right out of the gate, he’s been a successful Ninja and we’re used to seeing him at the buzzer. But in his fourth season on the show, season 12, we saw a different side of Tyler in the […]

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We’ll be seeing more from Ninja Cameron Baumgartner

Elizabeth Morris/NBC He’s at the start of a very promising Ninja Warrior career. Watching the first night of the Semi-Finals on American Ninja Warrior, there was a moment when you might have asked yourself, “Where did THIS guy come from?” That guy would be Cameron Baumgartner. The young athlete trains with the Chicago-area Ninjas. Ethan Swanson referred to him as “monster” on the course. Cameron demonstrated his skills in the Qualifiers with a course finish that put him just behind Daniel Gil on the leaderboard. In the Semi-Finals, he shared that he actually grew up with a heart condition that […]

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Watch Allyssa Beird close out her season

Elizabeth Morris/NBC Her run was a reminder that the course has no forgiveness for even tiny errors. After a strong start to her season, we had to say goodbye to Allyssa Beird in the American Ninja Warrior Semi-Finals. Her run was not what any of us wanted to see. Allyssa simply made a small timing miscalculation on the third obstacle, a new contraption called Clockwork. On the obstacle, moving one bar moved all three sprockets simultaneously. That meant the Ninjas needed to carefully time their lachés. Once they let go of one bar, the next bar would begin moving to […]

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Sandy Zimmerman gives us our first look at the Semi-Finals course

Elizabeth Morris/NBC She introduces us to a a few new obstacles in this preview of her run. American Ninja Warrior is just days away from the start of the Semi-Finals! The show moves into the second half of the season on Monday, October 12 at 8pm EST/PST. The Semi-Finals will be a 10-obstacle course similar to the City Finals courses we’d normally see on the season. Only the top 12 competitors from each night will advance to the finals (along with the top two women if there are not two in the top 12). Now, Sandy Zimmerman is giving us […]

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How to watch American Ninja Warrior: Night one of Semi-Finals

Elizabeth Morris/NBC The season moves into its second half. All four of the Qualifying rounds are wrapped up and American Ninja Warrior is ready to kick off the Semi-Finals! Just over 60 Ninjas made the cut, one way or another. They’ll get to try their hand at the extended course this time around. The competition is going to quickly be whittled away. Only the top 12 (and top two women if there are not two in the top 12) from each Semi-Finals episode will advance into the Finals. This first episode will set the tone. Will it be a struggle […]

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Preview pics from night one of Semi-Finals tease which Ninjas we’ll see

Elizabeth Morris/NBC We should see a mix from nights one and two of Qualifiers. How in the world are we already half way through season 12 of American Ninja Warrior? Time is flying and we’re swinging into night one of the Semi-Finals! The Semi-Finals will consist of a 10-obstacle course. Like in the Qualifiers, only the top 12 from each episode advance, and the top two women if two women are not in the top 12. The Semi-Finals will take place over two episodes. On the first segment of the Semi-Finals, we should see the competitors from the first two […]

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