A. Smith & Co. Chairman Arthur Smith discussed the Ninja Warrior teen invasion: ‘We said now is the time.’

Patrick Wymore/Peacock The Chairman of A. Smith & Co. Productions and Executive Producer of American Ninja Warrior Junior and American Ninja Warrior gave us his perspective on the evolution of the sport. You cannot talk about season 13 of American Ninja Warrior without bringing up one subject: The teens. The latest season of the show featured a group of invited competitors between the ages of 15 to 18. They stormed the competition, raking in prizes and accolades left and right. Most notably, 15-year-old Kaden Lebsack became the season’s Last Ninja Standing as the sole competitor to reach Stage Four of […]

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‘Best buzzer’ of season 13: Qualifiers round five

Elizabeth Morris/NBC Only four buzzers remain! We are so close to discovering the “best buzzer” of the American Ninja Warrior season 13 Qualifiers! Your votes have whittled the field down to four remaining course completions. This time, Jake Murray’s speedy run is up against Kaden Lebsack’s first buzzer of a historic season. Enzo DeFerrari Wilson’s first buzzer as the youngest competitor ever faces off with Vance Walker’s trip up the Mega Wall. Who will get your votes? After that, we’ll finally reach the championship round and know who the winner is! Then, we’ll move on to the buzzers of the […]

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So you want to be on American Ninja Warrior. What’s next?

Elizabeth Morris/NBC You’re ready. Here’s what to do next. Every year, a new crop of Ninjas arises. They are people who’ve decided they want to share their stories, people who’ve trained long and hard and are ready to prove it, people who’ve waited years for this opportunity. They’re the future rookies. The news recently broke that casting is open for season 14 of American Ninja Warrior. Every year, we think about this new group of could-be competitors and we want to help as much as we can. So, you’ve decided you’re ready to be on American Ninja Warrior. What do […]

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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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