Akbar’s top five moments from season 12

Elizabeth Morris/NBC The host reveals the moments that turned into memories for him. No one has a better seat for American Ninja Warrior than the hosts. Akbar Gbajabiamila, Matt Iseman, and Zuri Hall are up close with every single run as it happens. That’s a lot of Ninja-action! We asked Akbar to tell his his top five moments from season 12. We’re absolutely sure he could have made a list of 20 or more moments, but these are the very special memories that rank right up at the top for the seasoned host! Akbar’s Top 5 Moments Season 12 ANW […]

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Sandy Zimmerman shares where she finds purpose outside of Ninja Warrior

Elizabeth Morris/NBC She’s been teaching for 21 years and she still loves it. Sometimes, something stops and makes us really remember how much we respect the people who become heroes on American Ninja Warrior. Today, while looking over an interview with Sandy Zimmerman, we were reminded that she’s not just inspiring moms on the show, she’s shaping young lives. Sandy rose to prominence on American Ninja Warrior with her season 11 completion of the Seattle/Tacoma Qualifiers course. She was the first mom to hit the buzzer, an important milestone. During season 12, we asked Sandy what she would be doing […]

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Flip Rodriguez’s season 13 application is all about the ‘FlipFam’

Elizabeth Morris/NBC It’s his mission to encourage an open dialogue. Yes, even a great competitor like Flip Rodriguez needs to apply to American Ninja Warrior every season. Flip recently released his season 13 submission tape and he’s taken a new angle this time around. Flip has previously shared his application videos. Usually, the story he wants to tell is something about himself. Something he’s gone through, or how he’s changed in the past year. For season 13 though, it’s all about his “FlipFam.” The FlipFam is the community Flip has built through his live streams on Twitch. While there is […]

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Even veteran Ninja Warriors take part in application season

Elizabeth Morris/NBC They want another shot but first, they have to apply. We say this every year, but it’s worth repeating. Everyone who wants a chance to run the American Ninja Warrior course has to fill out an application every single year. Every. Single. Time. That means that for a short time each year, rookies and veterans alike are in the same boat. They’re getting training clips together, looking back at their year for interesting updates, and attempting to make the submission deadline. American Ninja Warrior is now taking applications for season 13 and the window to apply closes on […]

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Chris Wilczewski’s 10 steps to a great application video

Photo By: David Becker/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images via Getty Images The veteran has spelled it out step by step! Right now, at this moment, there is only ONE WEEK LEFT to submit your application to season 13 of American Ninja Warrior (applications are due by December 14). That means it’s crunch time for anyone who wants a chance to run the course in 2021. Over the past weeks, we’ve shared all the application advice we can find to help everyone feel confident in presenting themselves to the production team. We’ve published advice from the casting director, advice from […]

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We answered your Ninja Warrior application questions

Elizabeth Morris/NBC You asked. We answered. Ready to be an American Ninja Warrior? Now’s your time! Season 13 casting is well-underway and we don’t want anyone to miss out because they feel intimidated by the application process. Recently, we asked the readers to share their questions regarding getting on the show. Below, you’ll find some answers! We only took questions on the application process. We did not address the questions regarding season 13’s format, because, well, we’re not psychic and can’t tell you what the next few months will bring. We will say the producers have a plan. They’ll announce […]

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Which Ninja Warrior podcasts are you listening to lately?

Elizabeth Morris/NBC Who’s on your playlist? In the past, we’ve done round ups of the Ninja Warrior-themed podcasts that have caught our attention. You’re probably sick of hearing our opinions. So let’s get your thoughts instead! Which Ninja Warrior-themed podcasts are on your playlist? There wasn’t an official American Ninja Warrior podcast (this year), but we know there’s a ton of quality content out there. The field has changed a lot as well. We know some podcasts have retired and others have sprung to life. Give us your recommendations and we’ll give shoutouts in an upcoming article. Be sure to […]

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All of season 12’s episodes, ranked by fan votes

Elizabeth Morris/NBC Your votes decided the most popular episodes of the season. The fans have spoken. We asked you to rank your favorite episodes from season 12 and here is the list! Although the episodes are ranked using the votes, it’s kind of like picking a favorite chocolate. You like them all, you just like some a little more. If you click on the title of each episode, it will bring you to the full episode on NBC.Com. However, you do need to sign in with a cable provider to watch it there. You can also sign up for a […]

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These are the top 5 most watched Ninja Warrior videos on YouTube

Jessie Graff has three of the top five spots. We took a break from playing season 12 videos on repeat to take a bit of a deeper dive in American Ninja Warrior’s official YouTube account. Out of curiosity, we wanted to know which videos in the archive had the most views. We were both surprised and not surprised by the results. Here we go! (Yes, these are views from JUST the official YouTube account. We are aware that results might be different if we factored in Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram views. We’re also aware that for a time, there were […]

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What questions do you have about applying to American Ninja Warrior?

Elizabeth Morris/NBC We’ll try to get answers to your questions about the submission process. It’s submission season! American Ninja Warrior is currently taking applications for season 13 and time is running short. Applications need to be in by Monday, December 14. Applying to be on the show is a big deal. A lot of people want a shot at the course. Only a relative few are going to get that shot. The application process can be lengthy and intimidating if you’ve never made a submission video before. And it’s not just rookies in this position. Everyone, veterans included, need to […]

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