American Ninja Warrior: All ‘Last Ninjas Standing’ and winners

Photo by: David Becker/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images via Getty Images Final results of all seasons. This article was published prior to Drew Drechsel’s arrest. NBC and American Ninja Warrior have since cut ties with him. Over the course of American Ninja Warrior’s 11 seasons, only two Champions have been crowned. Those two Ninjas are Isaac Caldiero in season seven, and now, Drew Drechsel in season 11. But over the years, the show has delivered a note-worthy final competitor every year. We’ve listed all those Ninjas for you below! It’s a bit tricky to define a “winner” for every […]

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We dug up American Ninja Warrior’s very first Instagram post

Ninja Warrior/Instagram It’s like opening a time capsule! As our American Ninja Warrior “Firsts and Lasts” theme week approaches its conclusion, we took a trip down memory lane. We wanted to take a look at the very first Instagram post ever published by the official Ninja Warrior account. Why did we think of this? We’re not sure. It popped into our heads and we became attached to finding out what image has that place in history. So we poured a fresh cup of coffee and started scrolling… and scrolling. It was actually a pretty wild trip to watch the history […]

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What American Ninja Warrior firsts are you waiting to see?

Elizabeth Morris/NBC We’ve seen a lot of accomplishments on the show, but there’s still more to come! “Firsts and Lasts” Week here at ANW Nation is rolling right along! Yesterday, we asked you to share which obstacles you hope you’ve seen the LAST of on the course. Today, share your firsts with us! What FIRSTS on American Ninja Warrior are you still anxiously waiting to witness? In the show’s 12 seasons, so much has happened. So many people have triumphed over so many different obstacles to find success on the show, however they define that. But there’s still so much […]

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5 things that happened the last time Ninja Warrior was in Baltimore

Photo by: William Gray/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images via Getty Images Should that trip be the LAST time the show tapes in Baltimore? Today, continuing with our American Ninja Warrior “Firsts and Lasts” theme, we were inspired by the phrase, “Remember the last time that…?” More specifically, remember the last time that the show was in Baltimore? American Ninja Warrior has set up camp in Baltimore, Maryland, twice. First in season five and then in season 11. Remember what happened last time? Whoo, we sure do. First of all, it was freezing. Second of all, it was a hard […]

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Which obstacles do you hope we’ve seen the last of on the course?

Photo by: Brandon Hickman/Esquire Network/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images From any season of the show, which obstacles do you never want to see again? It’s time for you to get involved in our little “Firsts/Lasts” theme week! We have explored a lot of firsts. Help us get into one aspect of “Lasts.” Which American Ninja Warrior obstacles do you hope we’ve seen the LAST of on the course? Now, before you instantly yell, “CORKSCREW!” at your computer screen, take a second to think about it. It can be any obstacle from any season because honestly, you never know what […]

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Kevin Bull’s first City Finals made him an instant legend

His Cannonball Alley move launched him to instant Ninja Warrior stardom. When it comes to American Ninja Warrior, there’s making an entrance and then there’s making a Kevin Bull entrance. Since we’re taking a look a “Firsts/Lasts” this week, today we’re looking at Kevin Bull’s first City Finals run. AKA: The Cannonball Alley incident. Back in season six, Kevin was an unknown rookie. A walk-on, even! In the Venice Qualifiers, he completed the course with a top time, but it was the City Finals that really put this new competitor on the map. He gave us one of the most […]

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American Ninja Warrior was born on December 12, 2009

Photo by: Peter Larsen/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images via Getty Images That’s the premiere date of the show’s first season. It’s “First/Last Week” here at American Ninja Warrior Nation. So we asked ourselves, “When did the show first air?” That answer is December 12, 2009. American Ninja Warrior (not the predecessor American Ninja Challange) made its debut on the G4 channel just in time for the 2009 holidays. Truly, it was a gift to us all. That makes December 12 American Ninja Warrior’s birthday (sort of). We just missed the show’s 11th birthday by a month! (11 years, 12 […]

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Jamie Rahn’s shoeless run is so good that we broke it down obstacle by obstacle

How did he not stub his toes even once? It’s pretty hard to make new history on Stage One of American Ninja Warrior’s National Finals. It’s been around for so many years that a lot of Ninjas have been there and done that. But Jamie Rahn set his own kind record when he nailed that course with no shoes. It’s a run worth watching over and over, so we’re breaking it down moment by moment today. Let’s set the scene. It’s season 10 of American Ninja Warrior. Jamie has completed the Philadelphia Qualifying and City Finals course. He’s on a […]

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You can now watch Meagan Martin’s frustrating Semi-Finals run

Elizabeth Morris/NBC To quote Akbar, “Ffffff…ARGH!” Not that you’d necessarily want to, but you can now watch Meagan Martin’s frustratingly short American Ninja Warrior Semi-Finals run on YouTube. Season 12 was a bit of an off-year for the veteran competitor (But really, who didn’t have a weird 2020?). Injury rehabilitation and quarantine meant Meagan wasn’t able to train as she traditionally would. In the Qualifiers, she made it to the fifth obstacle, which just eeked her into the Semi-Finals. There, she fell on the balance obstacle, Burn Rubber, which brought her season to a screeching halt. Before that run, Meagan […]

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We’d watch all the Ninja Warrior specials you suggested

David Becker/NBC We asked for your ideas and you came through big time! When we asked what kind of American Ninja Warrior specials you’d want to see, you all showed UP with the responses! Across our site and social media platforms, suggestions poured in. In the past, American Ninja Warrior has aired USA vs the World and All-Stars special competitions. It looks like there are plans for a family special in 2021. We wanted to know what other specials the viewers would tune in to watch. The list went on and on! Keep reading to see what great ideas came […]

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