Watch Sandy Zimmerman’s first run from the Women’s Championship

Elizabeth Morris/NBC The gym teacher and mom got the job done once again! Sandy Zimmerman made a name for herself on American Ninja Warrior when she became the first mom to hit a buzzer back in Season 11. Since then, she’s continued to be a powerhouse on the course. Nothing changed about that during the show’s first-ever Women’s Championship. During round one of the competition, Sandy took on the six-obstacle course like the pro she is. She chatted with the women on the sidelines. She enjoyed herself. And she got the job done. Ninja Warrior is important to both Sandy […]

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Stage One of the National Finals: A side-by-side comparison through the years

Photo by: David Becker/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images via Getty Images A lot has changed since season four, and yet a lot has stayed the same. American Ninja Warrior will bring back the National Finals for season 13. The show needed to skip those final four stages back in season 12 when the pandemic prevented the production from traveling. For 2021, the classic finale to the show is back on! In fact, we’re heading out very soon to cover the recording of the National Finals in Las Vegas. We were just thinking about how the National Finals have changed […]

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American Ninja Warrior Junior heads to Peacock for season three

Trae Patton/Universal Kids The show will move to the NBCUniversal streaming service. Here’s some exciting news! The highly anticipated third season of American Ninja Warrior Junior will debut on NBCUniversal’s streaming service, Peacock! Currently, we don’t have a release date for the new season. We know that casting for the show closed back on April 30. That means the show is probably still heavily in production. Seasons one and two of ANW Jr aired on Universal Kids. We knew a few people were having trouble accessing that channel, so the move to the streaming service could be a great solution! […]

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Poll: What are you looking forward to the most about season 13?

There are a lot of reasons to love American Ninja Warrior. What’s yours? There are 18 days and a handful of hours left until the premiere of American Ninja Warrior season 13. The Women’s Championship gave us a little taste of our beloved action and we’re so ready for more. This season, there’s a lot to look forward to seeing. The show has added some promising teen competitors. We’re heading back to the National Finals and we’ll see those finals four stages again. The veterans will be back to continue their stories and the rookies will be aiming to make […]

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These photos exemplify the skills of the Women’s Championship competitors

Elizabeth Morris/NBC We’ve included some shots you haven’t seen yet. If you want to find out what happened during the American Ninja Warrior Women’s Championship, you can read our recap here. We also have an interview with the new champion, Meagan Martin. But if you just want examples of how great these competitors were, look no further. We’ve gathered together some photos from the competition that you may not have seen before. Each one showcases that competitor’s style, story, or personality. It’s a quick way to get to know these incredibly talented women. Take a look! Sure, the pictures of […]

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Our top 10 favorite moments from the Women’s Championship

Elizabeth Morris/NBC It was hard to narrow it down to just 10! The first-ever American Ninja Warrior Women’s Championship aired on Mother’s Day and we loved every second of it. The goal was to give the women of Ninja time to shine, and they made every moment matter. You can read a full recap of the episode here. You can read our follow-up interview with champion Meagan Martin here. The show was two solid hours of memorable runs. We’ve selected 10 of our favorite moments/themes from the night. Share your favorites with us in the comment section below! 1. Meagan […]

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American Ninja Warrior Women’s Championship: By the numbers

Elizabeth Morris/NBC Here’s a quick breakdown of the episode. The 2021 American Ninja Warrior Women’s Championship was everything we could have asked for and more. We saw the women celebrate each other while destroying the course. In every round of the competition, the women set the bar high and rose to meet it. We saw multiple buzzers. It all culminated in the final match-up on the Power Tower that was a true clash of the titans. Meagan Martin and Jesse Labreck, two incredibly experienced and talented athletes, faced off in a head-to-head, breathless battle. Meagan Martin became our first-ever Women’s […]

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New photos from the Women’s Championship tease the action of Sunday’s episode

Elizabeth Morris/NBC Okay. We’re excited. Sunday can’t come fast enough! The American Ninja Warrior Women’s Championship is so darn close! At 7 pm on Sunday, May 9 (which is also Mother’s Day), we’ll get to see 12 of Ninja Warrior’s top female competitors take on a brand new challenge. They’ll face two rounds of competition before the top athletes move on to the Power Tower playoffs. The winner will take home $50,000. We had the chance to watch Jesse Labreck take on her first run of that night. Now, NBC has released some teaser photos ahead of the episode. Take […]

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Jessie Graff and Jesse Labreck give their thoughts ahead of the Women’s Championship

Elizabeth Morris/NBC We had a chance to speak to them a few days before the special was recorded in 2020. Way back in July of 2020, we were on set in St. Louis for the taping of American Ninja Warrior season 12. Things were certainly different. We were setting up to film just eight episodes with around 150 Ninjas for an abbreviated season. We were also preparing to record the first-ever Women’s Championship, which will finally hit our TVs this coming Sunday, May 9. In St. Louis, We ran around gathering interviews whenever a spare moment with a Ninja presented […]

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Celebrating Akbar Gbajabiamila for his birthday

Photo by: Maarten de Boer/NBCUniversal/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images We look back at photos through the years in honor of his big day. It’s Akbar Gbajabiamila’s birthday!!! The energetic, enthusiastic, pun-loving host of American Ninja Warrior is 42 today and we’re taking a moment to celebrate him. Akbar joined American Ninja Warrior as a host back in season five. He brought an infectious sense of wonder and awe to the show as he called the runs. He was truly impressed by the competitors at every turn and it showed. Since then, he’s become the king of the puns, and […]

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