Ninjas shared their favorite memories from season 13

Elizabeth Morris/NBC They range from funny to so touching. Ready for a guaranteed smile? We asked the American Ninja Warriors to share their favorite memories from taping season 13. The responses are so fun and in some cases, so touching! The question was: Ninjas, what’s your favorite behind-the-scenes memory from season 13? Read the replies below with a little commentary from us when it’s needed! Jesse Labreck: “Kevin Carbone saving Peter’s life during the wind storm.” It’s pretty well known at this point that there was a WILD wind storm during the taping of Stage One that halted production. At […]

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Casting is open for season 14 of American Ninja Warrior

Elizabeth Morris/NBC Submit your application by December 10, 2021. We know a lot of you have been waiting for word on this, and it looks like the time has come! Casting is now open for season 14 of American Ninja Warrior! Submit an application by December 10, 2021 to be considered. We noticed a couple of things on the casting page. It does say that the age limit is 19. Does that mean teens won’t be involved next year? Not sure. Selected teens were invited for season 13 so maybe the producers are taking that route again. It also seems […]

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Which Ninja Warriors are having a positive impact on your community?

Elizabeth Morris/NBC Let’s give out some shout outs! It is no secret that one of the very best parts of American Ninja Warrior is the community that surrounds the show and the sport at large. Ninja Warrior is about growth, support, and cheering one another on. Regardless of the obstacles, the Ninja Warrior community faces them together. A lot of the show’s competitors take that idea to heart and make it their mission to improve the world around them. Which Ninja Warriors are having a positive impact on your community? And how are they doing that? We’d love to give […]

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Teens had the ‘first’ buzzer in every round of season 13

Elizabeth Morris/NBC The first buzzer of the Qualifiers, Semifinals, and National Finals all belonged to the teens. Who were the “firsts” of American Ninja Warrior season 13? For some reason, we found ourselves wondering that today. During each round of the competition, which Ninja was the first to reach the buzzer? When we looked back at the results, it was very clear that there was a trend in place. In the Qualifiers, Semifinals, and National Finals, the first buzzer that the viewers saw all belonged to teenagers. In order, those names are Elijah Browning, Max Feinberg, and Isaiah Thomas. Check […]

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Viewers weren’t in love with Stage One’s Dipping Birds

Elizabeth Morris/NBC In our unofficial poll, the obstacle received the most negative attention. Well, it seems like the old statement is true. You can’t please everyone! We asked our Instagram followers to share which season 13 Stage One obstacle they would eliminate and every single obstacle got nominated for the ax. Even the time limit got some hate. View this post on Instagram A post shared by American Ninja Warrior Nation (@anwnation) We scrolled through the comments and kept track of the “votes.” It was fun to see both viewers and the actual Ninjas weigh in! It was also interesting […]

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Watch a costumed Matt and Akbar attempt to lip read, because why not?

We’re sure there’s more context behind this video. American Ninja Warrior hosts Matt Iseman and Akbar Gbajabiamila are good sports. They’re always down for a little fun, whether it’s Bigfoot on the course, lizards in the host tower, or eating some bugs. They’re pretty open to some wacky antics. So, we are sure there’s some context behind this video. However, we don’t know what it is. But it’s almost Halloween, they’re in costume, and we miss them since season 13 is over. That’s our rationale. Enjoy. We present Matt and Akbar, dressed as Mr. Incredible and Frozone, attempting to lipread. […]

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What has Jessie Graff been up to since season 12?

Elizabeth Morris/NBC Um, everything? Do you ever procrastinate by wondering, “I wonder what so and so has been up to lately?” That happened to us this morning. But then we realized we weren’t procrastinating, we were just researching our next article for you! What’s Jessie Graff been up to since season 12 of American Ninja Warrior? Not like any of you need a reminder, but Jessie Graff is a prolific American Ninja Warrior athlete. She’s one of the most successful women in the show’s history, the first woman to clear Stage One of the National Finals, and is one of […]

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The story of Joe Moravsky’s season

Elizabeth Morris/NBC We talked to him during every round of the competition. As we travel with the show each season, we have the unique opportunity to speak with the competitors multiple times. We follow along as their success unfolds or comes to an end. By the time the National Finals roll around, we’re sure some of the Ninjas are sick of seeing us! This gives us the chance to really tell a story over the course of the year. However, if you’re not checking ANW Nation every single day (we’ll forgive you), some of the plot points can get lost. […]

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Season 13 rewind: Five most popular articles

Elizabeth Morris/NBC All the news you loved the most. We’re flashing back this Friday. Well, not too far back. We’re looking at some highlights from season 13 of American Ninja Warrior. The 2021 season brought up a lot of discussion topics. The teens. The twists. The action. So what interested readers the most? We took a look to find out and delved into the five articles with the most traffic during the broadcast season. Obviously, people were very interested in how things shook out during the final episode of the year. Our article discussing Kaden’s trip to Stage Four has […]

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Is this the greatest save of the year?

Elizabeth Morris/NBC Leif Sundberg made an unreal save during the Qualifiers. American Ninja Warrior shared a little #ThrowbackThursday post on Instagram that had us awash in season 13 memories. Back for his fourth season on the show, Leif Sundberg was a new dad who wanted to repeat history. During season 11, he hit the Tacoma Qualifying buzzer in under a minute. 2021 went wildly askew for Leif. However, it might have given us the best save of the season. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Ninja Warrior (@ninjawarrior) We saw this happen in person. We’ve seen it […]

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