The story of Joe Moravsky’s season

Elizabeth Morris/NBC We talked to him during every round of the competition. As we travel with the show each season, we have the unique opportunity to speak with the competitors multiple times. We follow along as their success unfolds or comes to an end. By the time the National Finals roll around, we’re sure some of the Ninjas are sick of seeing us! This gives us the chance to really tell a story over the course of the year. However, if you’re not checking ANW Nation every single day (we’ll forgive you), some of the plot points can get lost. […]

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Season 13 rewind: Five most popular articles

Elizabeth Morris/NBC All the news you loved the most. We’re flashing back this Friday. Well, not too far back. We’re looking at some highlights from season 13 of American Ninja Warrior. The 2021 season brought up a lot of discussion topics. The teens. The twists. The action. So what interested readers the most? We took a look to find out and delved into the five articles with the most traffic during the broadcast season. Obviously, people were very interested in how things shook out during the final episode of the year. Our article discussing Kaden’s trip to Stage Four has […]

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Is this the greatest save of the year?

Elizabeth Morris/NBC Leif Sundberg made an unreal save during the Qualifiers. American Ninja Warrior shared a little #ThrowbackThursday post on Instagram that had us awash in season 13 memories. Back for his fourth season on the show, Leif Sundberg was a new dad who wanted to repeat history. During season 11, he hit the Tacoma Qualifying buzzer in under a minute. 2021 went wildly askew for Leif. However, it might have given us the best save of the season. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Ninja Warrior (@ninjawarrior) We saw this happen in person. We’ve seen it […]

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Season 13’s ‘nicest’ obstacles

Elizabeth Morris/NBC These obstacles showed some mercy! We are fascinated by our list of every obstacle and fall from season 13 of American Ninja Warrior. We can’t stop revisiting it to learn something new! After picking out the 10 most difficult obstacles, we went back in today to find out which obstacles were the easiest. Or, at least which obstacles took out the lowest number of competitors. As usual, we were pretty surprised by how things shaped up. The easiest obstacle has to be the first one, right? No! That tricky little thing is actually fifth on our list of […]

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Top 10 ‘deadly’ obstacles of season 13

Elizabeth Morris/NBC Double Down ended 49 runs. Season 13 of American Ninja Warrior featured 49 individual obstacles this year. We couldn’t survive a single one of them, but many Ninjas got through many obstacles. A few obstacles took out more than their fair share of competitors, though. With Halloween approaching, we dug around to discover the most frightening obstacles of the year. The top 10 most “deadly” obstacles of season 13. Double Down, a new obstacle in the second position on the Qualifying course, ended a whopping 49 runs. Below that, we have V Formation, also from the Qualifiers with […]

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Meagan Martin is married after a gorgeous elopement

Meagan Martin/Instagram, MaryMeckWeddings She and David wore matching comfy shoes! Meagan Martin is now a married American Ninja Warrior! Meagan’s partner, David, proposed while the two were rock climbing back in the summer of 2020. They kept that adventurous, outdoors-loving vibe going with their recent elopement. On October 7, Meagan and David got married at Glacier Point in Yosemite. Yes, it was perfect and stunning. See for yourself. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Meagan Martin (@meaganmartin89) With the most epic backdrop ever behind them, David and Meagan got married while wearing matching comfortable shoes. (Which has […]

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From the NFL to Ninja Warrior, Anthony Trucks uses his story to inspire

Photo by: Tyler Golden/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images via Getty Images “Who we see ourselves to be is not who we actually are. We are who we decide we want to become and who we work to become.” Anthony Trucks is a standout American Ninja Warrior competitor. We’re sure all you Ninja fans are going, “Huh?” But Anthony Trucks is one of the very, very few NFL players who can say they’ve cleared a course. Those are some pretty nice bragging rights, but if you speak with Anthony, the best part of American Ninja Warrior was the opportunity to […]

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The Warped Wall has ended only one run in two years

Elizabeth Morris/NBC Should the obstacle be changed or omitted? Let’s talk about American Ninja Warrior’s most utterly iconic obstacle: The Warped Wall. Earlier today, we took a look at season 13’s obstacle numbers. Who fell where? Which obstacle took out the most competitors? Once again, we found that the Warped Wall was pretty tame for the Ninjas. Remember when we said absolutely no one failed the Warped Wall in season 12. We do need to provide some context here. Season 12 was a unique season in that only 150 Ninjas took part. That’s drastically down from the 600-plus Ninjas that […]

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Every single obstacle of season 13

Elizabeth Morris/NBC By our count, there were 49 obstacle this season. You want some American Ninja Warrior numbers? We’ve got some numbers for you! We took a look back at season 13 and logged every obstacle on every course and listed how many competitors fell there. Okay, we did not include the Mega Wall because it wasn’t really an obstacle that could end a run. If a competitor failed their first attempt on the Mega Wall, they could move to the Warped Wall. If they failed that, it would technically be the Warped Wall that got ‘em. By our count […]

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Season 13 National Finals: Women’s leaderboard

Elizabeth Morris/NBC 12 women made it to Las Vegas. Here are the results! American Ninja Warrior season 13 came to an exciting conclusion when Kaden Lebsack gave Stage Four his best effort. The later stages of the National Finals historically turn into a leaderboard for the male competitors. While season 13 saw the show’s third-ever woman advance to Stage Two (Go Jesse Labreck!), no woman has made it to Stage Three yet. That means as the episodes go on there are fewer and fewer mentions of the female Ninjas. We wanted to put together a women’s leaderboard for the National […]

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