Poll: What was your favorite obstacle from the Season 12 Qualifiers?

Photo by: Elizabeth Morris/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images We’re loving the Finals, but let’s take a look back at the obstacles the Ninjas faced in Qualifiers. Okay, American Ninja Warrior fam. We’re digging the Finals, but let’s take a look back at the obstacles the Ninjas faced in Qualifiers. We saw many familiar faces, and as it goes with every season, we saw some of them go out earlier than anyone would have liked thanks to some new obstacles. Some of the obstacles repeat, but watch all of the Qualifying runs below and then vote in our poll for […]

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Can you guess which Ninja is behind the Peacock?

Take a look at the evidence and leave us your guess! Just in time for Halloween… Guess the Ninja Warrior behind the costume! Sometimes, American Ninja Warrior likes to have a special guest on the course. For example, maybe a T-Rex, or perhaps a Bigfoot. The latest costumed competitor to take the course was none other than the NBC peacock! Who knew that a peacock could fly through the NInja course like that? #AmericanNinjaWarrior is now streaming for FREE on @peacocktv! pic.twitter.com/698VasXvga — Ninja Warrior (@ninjawarrior) October 29, 2020 We think all of us here are old enough to understand […]

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Here are the four women who made it to the Finals in Season 12

Photo by: Elizabeth Morris/NBC Congrats to Jesse Labreck, Sandy Zimmerman, Jessie Graff, and Jeri D’Aurelio! The COVID-19 pandemic has shaken up most (if not all) aspects of our lives. American Ninja Warrior was not immune from the effects and producers had to get a little creative with the format in order to get the whole season filmed. One of the changes was that two women were guaranteed to make it to the Finals. The top 12 Ninjas from each episode advance to the finals and the top two women advance. If there weren’t two women in the top 12, the […]

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Preview of Najee Richardson’s run teases a brutal Finals course

This thing is… Yikes. American Ninja Warrior just released a first look of Najee Richardson’s Finals run. .@NajeeRichardson is flying higher and higher! Catch him in the #AmericanNinjaWarrior Finals WEDNESDAY 9/8c on @nbc! pic.twitter.com/miSGb9a1U7 — Ninja Warrior (@ninjawarrior) October 26, 2020 Holy smokes. This course is brutal! Najee quickly bounds through the first few obstacles, but then faces a new contraption, the Falling Shelves. He must leap from tiny ledges to the next X, but as he grabs on, they fall into place with a jolt. The last X includes a blind grab. Najee, who’s enjoying quite a comeback season, […]

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How to watch American Ninja Warrior: Night one of the Finals

Elizabeth Morris/NBC There’s no turning back now. (FYI – The photo above isn’t a spoiler. It’s just a nice photo from the Semi-Finals.) American Ninja Warrior season 12 is hurdling towards its conclusion. The next episode introduces us to the Finals. Over two nights, the remaining 27 competitors will run a 10-obstacle course. The top eight will advance to an ending like we’ve never seen: The Power Tower playoffs. The top Ninjas will race side-by-side in an attempt to take the title for the season, and the $100,000 prize that’s on the line. This first episode will bring back a […]

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Full list of American Ninja Warrior’s season 12 Finalists

Elizabeth Morris/NBC 27 Ninjas will take on the Finals course with eight advancing to the Power Tower. Here we go! American Ninja Warrior season 12 started with about 150 competitors. Through the Qualifiers and Semi-Finals, the field has been whittled down to just 27 Ninjas. Those Ninjas will take on the Finals, starting on Wednesday, October 28 at 9pm EST/PST. The Finals will consist of another 10-obstacle course. The top eight from that leaderboard will advance to the Power Tower where they will face one another in side-by-side races. When the dust settles, the Last Ninja Standing will receive $100,000. […]

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Devin Harrelson refuses to quit on the course

Elizabeth Morris/NBC He was SO close to qualifying for the Finals! Every time we see Devin Harrelson on the American Ninja Warrior course, his flashy outfights and light up shoes stand out. But what you should be noticing is this Ninja’s determination. Season 12 is Devin’s sixth season on the show. He has yet to hit a buzzer. None of that deters him from his training or the joy he takes in his place in the community. In the Qualifiers, he fell on the Ferris Wheels, placing 11th overall and securing a spot in the Semi-Finals. In the Semi-Finals, he […]

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Watch Amir Malik fight to the very end during his Semi-Finals run

Elizabeth Morris/NBC You can’t get much closer to the buzzer! We LOVE watching a good breakout star! There’s nothing quite like watching a competitor go from the unknown to the top of the pack every time they step on the course. This year, Amir Malik is living that dream. The baker from Vermont took a bite out of the Qualifiers course, placing fifth overall for the night. He proved that wasn’t just a fluke when he returned for the Semi-Finals. He faced a course that was tossing seasoned veterans left and right, and he turned it into his playground. You […]

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Jeri D’Aurelio’s joyful run concealed a balancing act behind the scenes

Elizabeth Morris/NBC She’s running the course one minute, and running to court the next. No one knows how to have fun quite like Jeri D’Aurelio. Whether it’s her antics with Ninja friends like Meagan Martin or Barclay Stockett, or just having a blast on the course, she knows how to enjoy herself. That was more than apparent during her Semi-Finals run on American Ninja Warrior season 12. With a huge grin on her face, Jeri hopped, swung, and bounced through the obstacles. Her run ended on the fifth obstacle, Slingshot, but it earned her the second spot on the women’s […]

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Grant McCartney, JJ Woods, and Ethan Swanson imagine life without Ninja

Elizabeth Morris/NBC They answered an “alternate universe” question for us. While we were on set for the taping of American Ninja Warrior’s season 12, we checked in with as many competitors as we could. When time allowed, we veered away from focusing on the competition to ask them more hypothetical questions. One of our favorites was asking the Ninjas what they would be doing if there was NO American Ninja Warrior (sport or show). We already shared with you what Jamie Rahn would be up to in this alternate universe. While we wait for Ninja Warrior to return on Wednesday, […]

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