Najee Richardson is now the laché world record holder

Elizabeth Morris/NBC He sealed his place in history with an 18’ 3” laché. We didn’t get to see Najee Richardson on season 13 of American Ninja Warrior when an injury forced him to sit out the season. But the world still took note of his skills this year! UPDATE: Well, now Najee has TWO world records, so an amendment is in order! He recently posted on Instagram that he added a second Guinness World Record to his collection. Najee set a record for the farthest laché to cat grab at 16 feet and one inch. He even shared a video […]

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Grade Stage Four of the National Finals

Elizabeth Morris/NBC The stage consists of one iconic obstacle. But is it awesome? We feel like this one might be a doozy. Let’s grade Stage Four of the National Finals. You probably know what’s going on here, but we’ll explain anyway. We’re going through the stages of the National Finals and using reader polls to give them a letter grade. Readers grade each obstacle on the course, and then we calculate an overall score for the stage. Stage Two received a B+. Stage Three received an A-. You can still vote on Stage One here. It’s time to start the […]

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Poll: Which new city should American Ninja Warrior visit?

Elizabeth Morris/NBC Our Instagram followers suggested some great new stops. Which one would you pick? Will American Ninja Warrior return to traveling for season 14? We don’t know. But we do know more news will be on the way soon. The impending closure of the calendar year means 2022 Ninja Warrior news should be coming in a few weeks. Before 2020 wrecked everything everywhere, American Ninja Warrior would tour the country to record the Qualifiers and Semifinals, making stops in many cities. It’s something many Ninjas and audience members miss. We asked our Instagram followers to weigh in with their […]

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Stage Three scored a strong A- from the readers

Elizabeth Morris/NBC Seems like the reviews were mostly positive! The grades are in! And Stage Three of the season 13 American Ninja Warrior National Finals faired pretty darn well. It seems like viewers enjoyed it. We asked our readers to vote on each obstacle of Stage Three. We pulled together the scores and calculated a final grade. Looking at how the votes spread out, we adjusted the grades, and we did it in a slightly different way than when we looked at Stage Two. (Hey, we’re just making this up as we go along!) If the percentage of votes above […]

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Six Ninja Warrior submission examples from veterans and rookies

Elizabeth Morris/NBC Get inspired to make your video the best it can be! The close of the submission period for American Ninja Warrior season 14 is quickly approaching. Before we know it, December 10 will be here. We’re on a mission to do as much as we can to help everyone put their best foot forward. We have… Advice right from the head of the casting department (Seriously, read this. You’ll find out exactly what they’re looking for). Advice from fellow competitors. Our advice on what to do next. But maybe you’d prefer some visual learning tools. Below, we’ve pulled […]

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Grade Stage One of the National Finals

Elizabeth Morris/NBC We’re going out of order, but we think it’s worth it! Let’s Grade Stage One of the American Ninja Warrior season 13 National Finals. (Okay, we apologize for going out of order here, but we think it’s worth it.) It all started when we asked a question on Instagram. We asked our followers which obstacle they would remove from Stage One if they could. The feedback pointed to the Dipping Birds. We enjoyed the dialogue so much that we started on our “grade the courses” journey. Stage two earned a B+. We are working on Stage Three’s grade […]

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Grade Stage Three of the National Finals

Elizabeth Morris/NBC A, F, or something in between? Ready to judge some more obstacles? We’re having fun taking a more critical look at American Ninja Warrior’s season 13 courses! Right now, we’re “grading” the National Finals. Stage Two earned itself a solid B+. Now Stage Three is up! Four Ninajs attempted Stage Three during season 13. Kaden Lebsack was the only one to reach the buzzer. Kyle Soderman fell on the Ultimate Cliffhanger. Austin Gray and Vance Walker both made it to Eyeglass Alley. Stage Three consisted of seven obstacles. The whole point of this course is to make sure […]

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Dallas is the top pick for a return visit from Ninja Warrior

Photo by: Cooper Neill/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images via Getty Images Daytona Beach came in second in our reader poll. Where will American Ninja Warrior go for season 14? We have no idea, but we’re still going to think about it! Recently, we asked the readers to vote on which city they would like the show to return to in 2022. The votes were, understandably, fairly scattered. American Ninja Warrior has hit a lot of locations since the show started traveling back in season four. Here’s how the results look when you graph them out. Dallas, TX was the […]

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7 tips for a successful application from the head of American Ninja Warrior’s casting team

Elizabeth Morris/NBC Angelou Deign, the head of A. Deign and Co., shared how to stand out from the thousands of applications her team sorts through. Casting for season 14 of American Ninja Warrior will close in just one month, on December 10, 2021. We know that many of you are out there right now working on applications and submission videos. We want you to have your best shot at success. We’re bringing you insider tips on what goes into an application that results in a selection for the show. Ahead of season nine, we did a deep dive into the […]

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‘Best buzzer’ of season 13: Semifinals round one

Elizabeth Morris/NBC We have 11 polls to get you started. Welcome to the next round of the American Ninja Warrior “best buzzer” competition! We’ve already settled on Vance Walker’s run as the winning buzzer for the Qualifiers. That means it’s time for the Semifinals. In case you’re new here, this is a fun competition. There’s no real prize on the line. We are hosting polls and brackets for the Qualifiers, Semifinals, and National Finals buzzers. When we have our three winners, we’ll pit them against one another in a final poll to declare the best buzzer of the season! The […]

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