American Ninja Warriors made a strong showing in Australian competition

They flew thousands of miles to take part in the Ninja Challenge League Finals. Nothing can keep a Ninja away from a competition. Not even a measly few thousand miles. Several American Ninja Warrior competitors flew all the way to Australia to take part in the Ninja Challenge League Finals. The Challenge featured Ninjas from all over the planet, including six from the US. The winners received cash prizes and qualified for the Ninja League World Championship, which will take place in February at the XL Center in Hartford, CT. You can read the full results here: View this post […]

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Casting is open for season 11 of American Ninja Warrior

Get your application in as soon as you can! Is 2019 the year you become a Ninja Warrior? If you said yes, get ready because casting is now open for season 11 of American Ninja Warrior! You have until January 2, 2019 to apply. You can start your application here. View this post on Instagram Season 11 is coming… are you ready to be a @ninjawarrior??? A post shared by Matt Iseman (@mattiseman) on Nov 6, 2018 at 1:58pm PST Everyone has to submit an application to be considered for the show, which means thousands of submissions are about to […]

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What’s it like to be a Ninja Warrior for a decade?

10-time competitors Brian Kretsch and David Campbell take a look back at the experience. When American Ninja Warrior began filming in Los Angeles for its tenth year, it felt like a pretty big deal to the viewers, but it was an even bigger deal for a small group of Ninjas. Ryan Stratis, Lorin Ball, Brian Kretsch, and David Campbell have participated in every single season of the show. Both Brian and David have frequently had the Los Angeles location as their home base for Qualifiers and City Finals. David is often referred to as the “Godfather.” In those ten years, […]

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How a flight with Selena Laniel calmed my flying nerves

Looking back on special memories from traveling with the show. Undoubtedly, one of the biggest perks of being the editor of American Ninja Warrior Nation is traveling with the show each season. From exploring new locations, working alongside an incredible crew, and watching those jaw-dropping runs in person, it’s always a memory-making experience. Since we’re all slogging through the “off-season” together, I thought I’d share a couple of my favorite Ninja Warrior travel memories that aren’t related to the shows. Times that I’ve had a conversation or experience with a Ninja Warrior that showed me something about them, but had […]

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Should the “Last Ninja Standing” automatically advance in the next season?

Take our poll and share your opinion! One of the trademark aspects of American Ninja Warrior is how it’s wildly unpredictable. Every year brings us breakout runs from faces we haven’t seen before. And shocking falls from people we thought were almost invincible. One year, a Ninja can be on top. They can go the farthest the fastest and be declared the “Last Ninja Standing.” But that title lends them no benefits in the following season. Just like the rookies, they need to take down the Qualifiers and City Finals before getting back to Las Vegas. Now, we’re not saying […]

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Ninja Warrior fan art is just wonderful

These projects are all creative, expressive, and great! American Ninja Warrior fans are one creative and talented group! Over the years of the show, some individuals have been expressing their love for the Ninja Warriors through creative art pieces. We think it’s fantastic whenever we run across these gems. Take a look at just some of the unique ways American Ninja Warriors have used their skills! Check out PaperChopShop on Instagram to see the close ups on these figures. They’re actually all made out of carefully cut and layered paper. View this post on Instagram Wanted to share how these […]

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This family was almost an entire Ninja Warrior course for Halloween

They were a four-piece set! American Ninja Warrior fans did NOT disappoint this Halloween season. We saw so many adorable, inspired, and creative costumes. We tried to capture a lot of them here but there were dozens more we didn’t get to share. This family took things to a whole new level! Grant Gorski and his family went all in on their coordinated Halloween costume. Grant Gorski They had a Jessie Graff and a Morgan “Moose” Wright in their midsts. Grant Gorski But mom and dad rounded it out with a buzzer adorned Warped Wall and a tricky Salmon Ladder. […]

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Which Ninja has the best Halloween costume?

There’s some stiff competition in the creativity department! Happy Halloween, American Ninja Warrior fans! You know our Ninja Warrior’s aren’t exactly shy, which means they go ALL out when it comes to dressing up. Check out how some of your favorite Ninjas decided to celebrate the holiday. View this post on Instagram Trick or ( fried spider ) Treat! #AmericanNinjaWarrior A post shared by Ninja Warrior (@ninjawarrior) on Oct 31, 2018 at 8:17am PDT Which Ninja do you think had the best costume? Okay, Maggi Thorne’s doll get-up is giving us chills. View this post on Instagram Would you wear […]

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Check out these Ninja Warrior Halloween Costumes

The Halloween Ninjas are here and we couldn’t be more excited! Welcome to one of the greatest days of the year. It’s that magical day when the little Ninjas come out for Halloween! Every year the costumes get better and better and it’s nothing but pure joy to look at these little wonders! We’re going to try to keep updating this through the day as we spot more costumes. If you’ve got a little Ninja we need to see, tag us on Instagram using @ANWNation in your post or your story! This tiny Daniel Gil NAILED the hair. View this […]

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Jon Stewart on season 10: ‘This year, I feel better than I have the past 56 years.’

Jon talks about the mental game that keeps him a contender on the course. Jon Stewart was been taking on American Ninja Warrior since season five. In his six seasons, he’s made history a few times. In season six, he became the oldest competitor to finish a City Finals course. In season seven, he became the oldest competitor to scale the Warped Wall. However, Jon broke that record himself in season 10, when, at 56 years old, he completed the Dallas Qualifiers course. To get there, he took down the Bouncing Spider that ended his Denver run in season nine. […]

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