‘Wonder Woman 1984’ is almost here and it’s a shining moment for Jessie Graff

Jessie Graff/Instagram Congratulations, Jessie! We’re so darn happy for you! After years of work and waiting, a huge moment for American Ninja Warrior Jessie Graff has arrived! We’ll finally get to see her work as a professional stunt person in the latest Wonder Woman film this week. To provide a little context, I’m going to write the next passage of this article from my personal perspective (Hi. Nikki. Editor around here). Jessie has always been incredibly kind to me and has always been willing to take the time to do an interview or even just chat and catch up on […]

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What were the biggest shocks of season 12?

Elizabeth Morris/NBC Which plot twists left you gobsmacked? American Ninja Warrior is one of the few shows that has completely unplanned plot twists. No one knows that’s going to happen in a given season. No one knows what’s going to happen in a given episode. It doesn’t matter how much we love a competitor or how skilled they are, the course will deal out the shocks regardless. What do you think were the biggest shocks of season 12? There are always multiple moments during the taping of a season where the crew falls dead silent as someone they predicted would […]

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Breaking down the moment we all knew Jesse Labreck would be a legend

We walk through her Philadelphia City Finals run moment by moment. During season 12 of American Ninja Warrior, Jesse Labreck added a few more items to her list of accomplishments by completing a second 10-obstacle course, making the top eight for the entire season, and advancing to the Power Tower playoffs. This was just the latest gem in her Ninja Warrior crown. So where did all this success begin? The season eight Philadelphia Qualifiers has introduced us to rookie Jesse Labreck. Her run to the Rolling Thunder raised eyebrows. We might have something on our hands here. Jesse became part […]

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Ever wondered what American Ninja Warrior would look like as an animated film?

Micheal_Learns_Art Michael_Learns_Art creates incredible Ninja Warrior fan art. Have you ever wondered what American Ninja Warrior would look like as a Disney feature film? That’s the vibe we’re getting from Instagram user Michael_Learns_Art’s amazing Ninja Warrior fan art! The Instagram account reflects Michael’s process of honing his artistic skills. Through a series of posts, Michael documents the process for each new piece of art. “I have been watching ANW for the past four seasons,” Michael shared. “And I made the first fan art piece of Matt and Akbar because they’re so fun to watch when they get excited, I just […]

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We just felt like showing some love for the Warped Wall

Elizabeth Morris/NBC Long live the most iconic obstacle! Is there any obstacle more iconic on American Ninja Warrior than the Warped Wall? It used to be a massive roadblock for so many competitors. Today, it’s almost standard operating procedure in the Ninja manual. We just wanted to take a second to pay some respect and show some love for the Warped Wall, the obstacle that has always been there for us. In case you need this explained, the Warped Wall is the halfpipe-looking obstacle that has been around since day one on American Ninja Warrior. Over the seasons, it has […]

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American Ninja Warrior has new individual runs up on YouTube

Elizabeth Morris/NBC They’re not never-before-seen, but they are fun to revisit! Pickings are slim when it comes to new American Ninja Warrior tidbits this time of year. Season 12 is all wrapped up and season 13 has just entered the casting process. It’s going to be a while before we have new runs to analyze and study. However, it looks like NBC is trying to help us out where they can. In recent weeks, they’ve been publishing previously unreleased runs on their YouTube page. When we say “unreleased,” that doesn’t mean we haven’t seen the runs before. They were broadcast […]

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Fan-favorite Ninjas waited until the last second to apply to season 13

Elizabeth Morris/NBC Hey, at least they got it in on time! In a sport that’s all about timing, Ninjas love a last-second move! Applications for season 13 of American Ninja Warrior were due by 11:59 pm PST on December 14. Judging by social media this morning (December 15), it seems like a LOOOT of the veteran competitors decided to wait until the last moment to hit that submit button. Hey, at least they got their homework in on time! Looking through these posts fills us with hope and optimism for the new year. So many big-name competitors are throwing their […]

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Which American Ninja Warrior ‘guest run’ is your favorite?

Take our poll for the best surprise or guest run! We all know that American Ninja Warrior lives to entertain its audience. In recent seasons, an annual “guest” run on the course has become a tradition. It’s just a fun, light-hearted moment amidst all the action of the season. But we want to know, what’s your favorite American Ninja Warrior “guest” run? Not all fun-runs are created equal. There’s the not-so-family-friendly streaker, the viral T-Rex, the confounding “old man” Ninja, an international DJ, Bigfoot him or herself, and the NBC Peacock. Below you can watch all the runs. Under that, […]

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How did your season 12 predictions shape up?

Elizabeth Morris/NBC Many of you thought this would be Joe Moravsky’s year. Remember the exciting anticipation of waiting to discover the winner of season 12? Who would take the top title? Who would fall early? It was a nail-biter for sure! After we saw part one of American Ninja Warrior’s season 12 Finals, we asked for your predictions. At that point, we had a temporary top eight, with 11 Ninjas left to run the 10-obstacle Finals course. Using votes cast through a poll, you shared your opinions on who would win the season. Here are those rankings! (We had quite […]

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Apply now to the first-ever American Ninja Warrior family competition

Photo by: Elizabeth Morris/NBC Who will be the reigning relatives of Ninja Warrior? Have we got news for you! American Ninja Warrior has always been a family affair. Now it’s going to be a family competition. American Ninja Warrior is currently taking applications for a brand new family special! The ANW producers are looking for teams of three who are ready to show the world that they are the reigning relatives of Ninja Warrior. While the finer details are still being discussed, they’re looking to record this special competition in 2021. Each team must have at least one teenager between […]

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