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First Air Date: December 12th, 2009
Last Air Date: July 16th, 2018
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Aired On: NBC, USA Network, G4, Esquire Network
Episode Runtime: 60 minutes
Total Seasons: 10 Seasons
Total Episodes: 147 Episodes
Type: Reality
Status: Returning Series
Homepage: NBC - American Ninja Warrior

Last Updated: Wed, 18 Jul 2018 09:52:31 +0000

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American Ninja Warrior


Follow competitors as they tackle a series of challenging obstacle courses in both city qualifying and city finals rounds across the country. Those that successfully complete the finals course in their designated region move on to the national finals round in Las Vegas, where they face a stunning four-stage course modeled after the famed Mt. Midoriyama course in Japan. The winner will take home a grand prize of $1 million.

Seasons and Episodes

Specials (10 Episodes)

1: USA vs Japan - Aired: 2014-01-13

The top five American competitors go up against the most accomplished Japanese contenders on all four stages of the finals course in Las Vegas.

2: Countdown to American Ninja Warrior 2014 - Aired: 2014-05-26

Counting down the most exciting moments in the series.

3: USA vs the World 2014 - Aired: 2014-09-15

Five of the top competitors from "American Ninja Warrior" go head-to-head against competitors from Japan and Europe in a high-stakes competition on the show's famed four-stage finals course. (180 minutes) Representing Team USA are competitors Brian Arnold, Elet Hall, Paul Kasemir, Joe Moravsky and Travis Rosen. All of these worthy athletes are veterans of "American Ninja Warrior" and have made it to the show's Las Vegas finals in past seasons. Team Japan will include a formidable collection of both seasoned and up-and-coming athletes: Kazuma Asa, Hitoshi Kanno, Ryo Matachi, Shingo Yamamoto and Yusuke Morimoto. Yamamoto has competed in every season of Japan's "Sasuke." Team Europe will be represented by Stefano Ghisolfi, Vadym Kuvakin, Sean McColl, Tim Shieff and Miska Sutela. Ghisolfi and McColl are both champion rock climbers, and McColl won the rock climbing World Cup in 2012. Kuvakin is a former Olympian for the Ukraine in gymnastics and is a current member of the Cirque du Soleil cast for "Le Reve" in Las Vegas. Shieff, a successful competitor on several seasons of "American Ninja Warrior," is a world champion free runner.

5: All Stars - Aired: 2016-05-29

After a history-making 7th season, “American Ninja Warrior” celebrates with its first-ever All-Star special edition. Hosts Matt Iseman and Akbar Gbajabiamila have each selected their own teams comprised of 5 competitors, including one rookie and one female competitor. The teams will go head-to-head for bragging rights and the championship trophy. The show features 5 “supersized” skills and obstacles competitions: a giant peg board, a 40-foot Salmon Ladder, the Flying Shelf Grab, Jump Hang, and the “Mega Wall.”

7: All Stars - Aired: 2017-02-20

ANW celebrates the 8th season with the second All-Star special. The team competition now is a relay race, and features Team Kristine, with Flip Rodriguez, Jessie Graff, and Nicholas Coolridge. Team Matt features Chris Wilczewski, Najee Richardson, and Jesse Labreck, and Team Akbar consists of Neil Craver, Grant McCartney, and Meagan Martin. The skills competition also returns with seven tough challenges - the Endless Invisible Climb, Super Salmon Ladder, Striding Steps, Big Air Grab, Mega Wall, Thunderbolt, and Supersonic Shelf Grab.

12: USA vs the World 2016 - Aired: 2016-01-31

Three separate teams from America, Europe, and Japan compete in Las Vegas on the first three stages of Mt. Midoriyama, the famed four-stage finals course featured in “American Ninja Warrior.” Team USA includes winner Isaac Caldiero and runner-up Geoff Britten, along with veteran competitors Kevin Bull, Drew Drechsel, Ian Dory, and alternate Joe Moravsky. Team Europe features Sean McColl, Stefano Ghisolfi, Tim Shieff, Tim Champion, and Alexander Mars. Team Japan consists of Yusuke Morimoto, Ryo Matachi, Kenji Takahashi, Tomohiro Kawaguchi, and Masashi Hioki. Matt Iseman and Akbar Gbajabiamila host and Kristine Leahy co-hosts.

14: Father's Day Special - Aired: 2016-06-19

American Ninja Warrior Highlights from previous seasons feature the stories of fathers and sons and their remarkable efforts to conquer the challenging course.

23: Celebrity Ninja Warrior - Aired: 2017-05-25

In the first celebrity edition, 9 brave stars tackle the course in the name of charity. Each will be paired with an elite ninja who serves as both coach and cheerleader. The celebrities include Stephen Amell, Erika Christensen, Jeff Dye, two-time Olympic gold medalist Ashton Eaton, Nikki Glaser, Derek Hough, Natalie Morales former New York Yankees outfielder Nick Swisher, and Mena Suvari.

24: USA vs the World 2017 - Aired: 2017-06-04

Three separate teams of six from the US, Europe, and Latin America compete in Las Vegas on the first three stages of Mt. Midoriyama, the famed four-stage finals course featured in “American Ninja Warrior.” Team USA includes Drew Drechsel, Daniel Gil, Jake Murray, Brian Arnold, Josh Levin, and Jessie Graff. Team Europe features Sean McColl, Stefano Ghisolfi, Tim Shieff, Alexander Mars, Owen McKenzie, and Bjarke Tønnesen. The all-new Team Latin America consists of Karl Fow, Diego Gonzalez, Wid Eriksen, Santiago de Alba, David Saikin, and Danee Marmolejo. Matt Iseman and Akbar Gbajabiamila host and Kristine Leahy co-hosts.

25: Red Nose Day: Celebrity Ninja Warrior - Aired: 2018-05-24

Akbar Gbajabiamila takes on the Ninja Warrior course for the first time along with Derek Hough, NE-YO, Nikki Bella, Colton Dunn, Scott Evans, Gregg Sulkin and Olympic gold medalist Nastia Liukin in support of Red Nose Day.

Season 1 (8 Episodes)

1: Episode 1 - Aired: 2009-12-12

The search is on for 10 Americans who will travel to Japan and show that they have the strength, stamina and the guts to make the ultimate ascent to total victory.

2: Episode 2 - Aired: 2009-12-12

The search is on for 10 Americans who will travel to Japan and show that they have the strength, stamina and the guts to make the ultimate ascent to total victory.

3: Episode 3 - Aired: 2009-12-12

The search is on for 10 Americans who will travel to Japan and show that they have the strength, stamina and the guts to make the ultimate ascent to total victory.

4: Episode 4 - Aired: 2009-12-12

The search is on for 10 Americans who will travel to Japan and show that they have the strength, stamina and the guts to make the ultimate ascent to total victory.

5: Episode 5 - Aired: 2009-12-19

The search is on for 10 Americans who will travel to Japan and show that they have the strength, stamina and the guts to make the ultimate ascent to total victory.

6: Episode 6 - Aired: 2009-12-19

The search is on for 10 Americans who will travel to Japan and show that they have the strength, stamina and the guts to make the ultimate ascent to total victory.

7: Episode 7 - Aired: 2009-12-19

The search is on for 10 Americans who will travel to Japan and show that they have the strength, stamina and the guts to make the ultimate ascent to total victory.

8: Episode 8 - Aired: 2009-12-19

The search is on for 10 Americans who will travel to Japan and show that they have the strength, stamina and the guts to make the ultimate ascent to total victory.

Season 2 (10 Episodes)

1: Episode 1 - Aired: 2010-12-08

Contestants face the qualifying round in Venice Beach, Cal., in the 2nd-season premiere.

2: Episode 2 - Aired: 2010-12-08

Contestants face the qualifying round in Venice Beach, Cal.

3: Episode 3 - Aired: 2010-12-08

The qualifying round in Venice Beach, Cal., ends.

4: Episode 4 - Aired: 2010-12-15

Semifinals from Venice Beach, Cal.

5: Episode 5 - Aired: 2010-12-15

Boot camp on Day 1.

6: Episode 6 - Aired: 2010-12-15

Day 2 of boot camp.

7: Episode 7 - Aired: 2010-12-22

Day 3 of boot camp in the mountains of California.

8: Episode 8 - Aired: 2010-12-22

Day 4 of boot camp in the mountains of California.

9: Episode 9 - Aired: 2010-12-23

Finals begin at Japan's Mount Midoriyama.

10: Episode 10 - Aired: 2010-12-23

Finals conclude at Japan's Mount Midoriyama.

Season 3 (9 Episodes)

1: Episode 1 - Aired: 2011-07-31

Competitors face the qualifying round in Venice Beach, Cal., in the Season 3 premiere.

2: Episode 2 - Aired: 2011-07-31

Competitors face the qualifying round in Venice Beach, Cal.

3: Episode 3 - Aired: 2011-08-07

The qualifying round concludes in Venice Beach, Cal.

4: Episode 4 - Aired: 2011-08-07

The semi-finals in Venice Beach, Cal.

5: Episode 5 - Aired: 2011-08-14

Day 1 of boot camp in the California mountains.

6: Episode 6 - Aired: 2011-08-14

Day 2 of boot camp in the California mountains.

7: Episode 7 - Aired: 2011-08-21

Day 3 of boot camp in the California mountains.

8: Episode 8 - Aired: 2011-08-21

Day 4 of boot camp in the California mountains.

9: Episode 9 - Aired: 2011-08-22

The competitors go to Japan, where they face obstacles on Mt. Midoriyama, in the Season 3 finale. Matt Iseman and Jimmy Smith host, with reports from Alison Haislip.

Season 4 (32 Episodes)

1: Southwest Qualifying Round (1) - Aired: 2012-05-20

People from the Southwest compete for a chance at the world's most difficult obstacle course.

2: Southwest Qualifying Round (2) - Aired: 2012-05-20

People from the Southwest compete for a chance at the world's most difficult obstacle course.

3: Southwest Regional Finals - Aired: 2012-05-22

The top 30 finishers from the Southwest qualifying round take on an even more challenging obstacle course to advance to the national finals.

4: Midwest Regional Qualifying Round (1) - Aired: 2012-05-27

Midwest competitors try to qualify for the national contest.

5: Midwest Regional Qualifying Round (2) - Aired: 2012-05-27

Midwest competitors try to qualify for the national contest.

6: Midwest Regional Finals - Aired: 2012-05-21

The top 30 qualifiers compete for a chance to move on to the national finals and tackle a harder course in hope of getting the $50,000 prize.

7: Northeast Regional Qualifying Round (1) - Aired: 2012-05-28

Athletes from the Northeast compete.

8: Northeast Regional Qualifying Round (2) - Aired: 2012-05-29

Athletes from the Northeast compete.

9: Northeast Region Finals - Aired: 2012-06-03

The top 30 Northeast finishers take on a more challenging course.

10: Northwest Regional Qualifying Round (1) - Aired: 2012-06-03

Contestants from the Northwest compete.

11: Northwest Regional Qualifying Round (2) - Aired: 2012-06-04

Contestants from the Northwest compete.

12: Northwest Regional Finals - Aired: 2012-06-05

The top 30 Northwest finishers compete.

13: Midsouth Regional Qualifying Round (1) - Aired: 2012-06-10

Competitors from the Midsouth region.

14: Midsouth Regional Qualifying Round (2) - Aired: 2012-06-10

Competitors from the Midsouth region.

15: Midsouth Regional Finals - Aired: 2012-06-11

The top 30 Mid-south competitors compete.

16: Southeast Regional Qualifying Round (1) - Aired: 2012-06-12

Athletes and everyday people compete for a chance to take on the World's Most Difficult Obstacle Course.

17: Southeast Regional Qualifying Round (2) - Aired: 2012-06-17

Athletes and everyday people compete for a chance to take on the World's Most Difficult Obstacle Course.

18: Southeast Regional Finals - Aired: 2012-06-17

The top 30 Southeast finishers compete on a more challenging course..

19: Las Vegas Finals (1) - Aired: 2012-06-18

One hundred competitors attempt the most-difficult obstacle course.

20: Las Vegas Finals (2) - Aired: 2012-06-19

Stage 1 of the most-difficult obstacle course continues.

21: Las Vegas Finals (3) - Aired: 2012-06-24

Stage 1 of the most difficult obstacle course continues.

22: Las Vegas Finals (4) - Aired: 2012-06-24

Stage 1 of the 8 obstacle course will challenge even the most skilled competitors.

23: Las Vegas Finals (5) - Aired: 2012-06-25

Top finishers challenge Mount Midoriyama.

24: Las Vegas Finals (6) - Aired: 2012-06-26

Ultimate challenges including the Spider Flip and the Double Salmon Ladder.

25: Best of Southwest - Aired: 2012-07-08

Previously unseen footage includes top finishers from preliminary rounds tackling a challenging obstacle course.

26: Best of the Midwest - Aired: 2012-07-08

Competitors face a challenging obstacle course in hope of landing a spot in the finals.

27: Best of Northeast - Aired: 2012-07-08

Top contenders tackle a challenging obstacle course in hope of moving to the final round.

28: Best of Northwest - Aired: 2012-07-09

Competitors face a challenging obstacle course in hope of landing a spot in the finals.

29: Best of Midsouth - Aired: 2012-07-10

Athletes face the eight obstacles of Stage 1 in Las Vegas.

30: Best of Southeast - Aired: 2012-07-16

Finalists take on a four-stage course. Challenges include a "jumping spider" and a "spinning bridge."

31: Best of the Finals (1) - Aired: 2012-07-17

Athletes compete in the finals in Las Vegas.

32: Best of the Finals (2) - Aired: 2012-07-24

Top finishers from the regionals advance to the final round.

Season 5 (21 Episodes)

1: Venice Qualifying Part 1 - Aired: 2013-07-01

Part 1 of 2. The fifth season opens with a qualifying round in Venice Beach, Cal., and features obstacles such as the Frame Slider, Domino Hill, Chain Swing and Flying Nun Chucks.

2: Venice Qualifying Part 2 - Aired: 2013-07-02

The conclusion of the two-part Season 5 opener features a qualifying round in Venice Beach, Cal., with obstacles such as the Frame Slider, Domino Hill, Chain Swing and Flying Nun Chucks.

3: Baltimore Qualifying Part 1 - Aired: 2013-07-08

Part 1 of 2. A qualifying round in Baltimore features obstacles such as the Downhill Jump, Prism Tilt, Swing Jump and Circle Cross.

4: Baltimore Qualifying Part 2 - Aired: 2013-07-09

Conclusion. A qualifying round in Baltimore features obstacles such as the Downhill Jump, Prism Tilt, Swing Jump and Circle Cross.

5: Miami Qualifying Part 1 - Aired: 2013-07-14

Part 1 of 2. A qualifying round in Miami featuring the Utility Pole Slider, the Balance Bridge, the Slider Jump and the Monkey Peg. Contestants include Olympic medalist Dee Dee Trotter.

6: Miami Qualifying Part 2 - Aired: 2013-07-16

Conclusion. A qualifying round in Miami featuring the Utility Pole Slider, the Balance Bridge, the Slider Jump and the Monkey Peg. Contestants include Olympic medalist Dee Dee Trotter.

7: Denver Qualifying Part 1 - Aired: 2013-07-21

Part 1 of 2. A qualifying round in Denver featuring obstacles such as the Rolling Log, the Rotating Bridge, the Jump Hang Kai and the Grip Hang. Contestants include professional snowboarder Graham Watanabe.

8: Denver Qualifying Part 2 - Aired: 2013-07-23

Conclusion. A qualifying round in Denver featuring obstacles such as the Rolling Log, the Rotating Bridge, the Jump Hang Kai and the Grip Hang. Contestants include professional snowboarder Graham Watanabe.

9: Venice Finals Part 1 - Aired: 2013-07-28

Part 1 of 2. Thirty contestants compete in the Venice Finals. The course features obstacles such as the Salmon Ladder, the Rope Maze, the Cliffhanger and the Spider Climb.

10: Venice Finals Part 2 - Aired: 2013-07-30

Conclusion. Thirty contestants compete in the Venice Finals. The course features obstacles such as the Salmon Ladder, the Rope Maze, the Cliffhanger and the Spider Climb.

11: Baltimore Finals Part 1 - Aired: 2013-08-05

Part 1 of 2. Participants compete in the Baltimore finals. The course features 10 obstacles, including the Rumbling Dice and Body Prop.

12: Baltimore Finals Part 2 - Aired: 2013-08-06

Conclusion. Participants compete in the Baltimore finals. The course features 10 obstacles, including the Rumbling Dice and Body Prop.

13: Miami Finals Part 1 - Aired: 2013-08-12

Part 1 of 2. The Top 30 competitors attempt the Miami Finals course, which includes two new obstacles: the Ledge Jump and the Rolling Steel.

14: Miami Finals Part 2 - Aired: 2013-08-12

Conclusion. The Top 30 competitors attempt the Miami Finals course, which includes two new obstacles: the Ledge Jump and the Rolling Steel.

15: Denver Finals Part 1 - Aired: 2013-08-19

Part 1 of 2. Thirty competitors attempt the Denver Finals course, which includes two new obstacles: the Floating Stairs and the Pole Grasper.

16: Denver Finals Part 2 - Aired: 2013-08-20

Conclusion. Thirty competitors attempt the Denver Finals course, which includes two new obstacles: the Floating Stairs and the Pole Grasper.

17: Las Vegas Finals - Stage 1 Part 1 - Aired: 2013-08-25

The top finishers from the regional finals face a course modeled after Mount Midoriyama in Japan. Competitors try stage 1.

18: Las Vegas Finals - Stage 1 Part 2 - Aired: 2013-08-27

The top finishers from the regional finals face a course modeled after Mount Midoriyama in Japan. Competitors try stage 1.

19: Las Vegas Finals - Stage 1 Part 3 - Aired: 2013-09-02

The top finishers from the regional finals face a course modeled after Mount Midoriyama in Japan. Competitors try stage 1.

20: Las Vegas Finals - Stage 2 - Aired: 2013-09-09

The top finishers from the regional finals face a course modeled after Mount Midoriyama in Japan. Competitors try stage 2.

21: Las Vegas Finals - Stage 3 - Aired: 2013-09-16

The top finishers from the regional finals face a course modeled after Mount Midoriyama in Japan. The remainen competitors try stage 3.

Season 6 (14 Episodes)

1: Venice Beach Qualifying - Aired: 2014-05-26

Season 6 opens with a qualifying round in Venice Beach, Cal., and features obstacles such as the Slack Ladder, the Jumping Bars Into Cargo, and the Cannonball Alley. Contestants include Olympians Susan Francia and Kate Hansen.

2: Dallas Qualifying - Aired: 2014-06-02

Competition in Dallas includes Tilting Table, Ring Toss and Swinging Frames.

3: St. Louis Qualifying - Aired: 2014-06-09

New obstacles in St. Louis include Rope Junction Into Cargo, Double Tilted Ladder and Crazy Cliffhanger. Competitors include X-Games athlete Kevin Robinson, motorcycle racer Domonic Anderson and Nick Groff ("Ghost Adventures").

4: Miami Qualifying - Aired: 2014-06-16

A qualifying round in Miami featuring the Dancing Stones, the Downhill Pipe Drop and the Mine Field. Contestants include wakeboard champions Rusty Malinoski and Shaun Murray; Olympians Fabien Lefevre and Preston Griffall; and former Las Vegas finalists Joyce Shahboz, Drew Drechsel and David "Flip" Rodriguez.

5: Denver Qualifying - Aired: 2014-06-23

The final qualifying round takes place in Denver and features the never-before-seen Cat Grab and Spikes into Cargo obstacles. Contestants include former competitor Brian Arnold; mixed-martial-arts fighter Michelle Waterson; Bull Bullard of the Harlem Globetrotters; BMX champ Morgan Wade; and fitness blogger Drew Manning.

6: Venice Beach Finals - Aired: 2014-07-07

The Top 30 contenders from the Venice Qualifier compete in the Venice Finals course, which includes obstacles such as the Salmon Ladder, Cannonball Alley, Body Prop and Spider Climb.

7: Dallas Finals - Aired: 2014-07-14

The Top 30 contenders from the Dallas Qualifier compete in the Dallas Finals course, which includes obstacles such as the Salmon Ladder, Swinging Frames, Pole Grasper and Spider Climb.

8: St. Louis Finals - Aired: 2014-07-21

The Top 30 contenders from the St. Louis Qualifier compete in the St. Louis Finals course, which includes obstacles such as the Salmon Ladder, Rumbling Dice, Crazy Cliffhanger and Spider Climb.

9: Miami Finals - Aired: 2014-07-28

Top competitors from the Miami qualifier face the finals course, which includes Salmon Ladder, Floating Stairs, Mine Field and Spider Climb.

10: Denver Finals - Aired: 2014-08-04

Competitors face the finals course in Denver.

11: Best Runs of the Season - Aired: 2014-08-11

Highlights from the season focus on the competitors that provided the most impressive or entertaining runs through what many consider to be the world's most difficult obstacle course.

12: National Finals in Vegas - Stage 1 (1) - Aired: 2014-08-18

Top finishers from the regional finals tackle stage 1 of the four stage finals course in Las Vegas.

13: National Finals in Vegas - Stage 1 (2) - Aired: 2014-09-01

Top finishers from the regional finals continue to tackle stage 1 of the four stage finals course in Las Vegas.

14: National Finals in Vegas - Stage 2+ - Aired: 2014-09-08

The National Finals in Vegas continue with stage 2 and beyond.

Season7 (16 Episodes)

1: Venice Qualifying - Aired: 2015-05-25

No overview available.

2: Kansas City Qualifying - Aired: 2015-06-01

Qualifying comes to Kansas City, Missouri where competitors face new obstacles, including the Big Dipper, Floating tiles, and Stretch Hold. Veteran contestants include Meagan Martin (the first woman to complete the Jumping Spider last season), Brian Arnold and the "Wolfpack" rock climbing team.

3: Houston Qualifying - Aired: 2015-06-08

Qualifying comes to Houston, Texas where competitors tackle 6 obstacles, including the brand new Tilting Slider, Cargo Crossing, and The Swinging Spikes. Returning veterans include Brent Steffensen and Sam Sann, along with season 6 breakout star and fan-favorite Kacy Catanzaro.

4: Orlando Qualifying - Aired: 2015-06-22

Fearless competitors tackle obstacles, including the new Tire Swing and Paddle Boards.

5: Pittsburgh Qualifying - Aired: 2015-06-29

Pittsburgh, PA's historic Carrie Furnace will host the fifth qualifying round where competitors tackle two new obstacles, the Snake Crossing and the Wind Chimes. Returning veterans include Michelle Warnky and "Captain NBC" Jamie Rahn, while Olympian and Pittsburgh local Brianne McLaughlin and Harlem Globetrotter Flip White will take a shot at the course, along with University of Pittsburgh "vampire" professor Joel Brady and Team USA members Joe Moravsky and Elet Hall.

6: Military Qualifying - Aired: 2015-07-06

The qualifying rounds continue with a very special all-military cast competing on the pier in San Pedro, California in front of the historic battleship USS Iowa. Competitors, including both active duty and retired military members, will tackle the six stage city qualifying course featuring two never-before-seen obstacles – the Log Runner and the challenging I-Beam Cross. Former Army National Guard Caption and six-time Ninja veteran Ryan Stratis and active Navy Lieutenant Junior Grade Dustin McKinney return for another shot at the course. This round will be the last of the city qualifying rounds before the show heads to the city finals rounds.

7: Venice Finals - Aired: 2015-07-13

The top 30 competitors from the Venice Qualifier tackle the Venice Finals course, which includes such obstacles as the Salmon Ladder, Rumbling Dice, Clear Climb, and Invisible Ladder.

8: Kansas City Finals - Aired: 2015-07-20

The top 30 competitors from the Kansas City Qualifier tackle the Kansas City Finals course which includes such obstacles as the Salmon Ladder, Flying Shelf Grab, Body Prop, and Invisible Ladder.

9: Houston Finals - Aired: 2015-07-27

The top 30 competitors from the Houston Qualifier tackle the Finals course, which includes the Salmon Ladder, Walking Bar, Crazy Cliffhanger, and Invisible Ladder. Top competitors and fan-favorites Brent Steffensen, Sam Sann, and Daniel Gil.

10: Orlando Finals - Aired: 2015-08-03

The top 30 competitors from the Orlando Qualifier tackle the Finals course, which includes the Salmon Ladder, Cannonball Alley, Helix Hang, and Invisible Ladder.

11: Pittsburgh Finals - Aired: 2015-08-10

The top 30 competitors from the Pittsburgh Qualifier tackle the Finals course, which includes the Salmon Ladder, Floating Monkey Bars, Door Knob Arch, and Invisible Ladder. Top competitors include Elet Hall, Michael Bernardo, Joe Moravsky, and Michelle Warnky.

12: Military Finals - Aired: 2015-08-17

The top 30 competitors from the Military Qualifier tackle the Finals course, which includes the Salmon Ladder, Arm Rings, Doorknob Arch, and Spider Climb. Top competitors include Army National Guard Caption Ryan Stratis, active Navy Lieutenant Junior Grade Dustin McKinney, and Coast Guard Aviation Survival Technician Robin Pietschmann.

13: Best Runs of 2015 - Aired: 2015-08-24

Re-live the best moments from the season so far during this original, jam-packed special chronicling the best runs of this season.

14: Vegas Finals - Aired: 2015-08-31

No overview available.

15: Vegas Finals 2 - Aired: 2015-09-07

The finals continue in Las Vegas, Nevada, where the remaining finalists take on Stage 1. Those that finish move on to Stage 2.

16: Vegas Finals 3 - Aired: 2015-09-14

In the last night of the Las Vegas finals, competitors tackle obstacles that include Psycho Chain and Area 51.

Season 8 (13 Episodes)

1: Los Angeles Qualifier - Aired: 2016-06-01

In the Season 8 premiere features four new obstacles, including the Floating Steps, Tic Toc, Escalator and Ring Jump

2: Atlanta Qualifier - Aired: 2016-06-08

On the Atlanta course competitors tackle six obstacles, including the brand new Floating Steps, Block Run, and Pipe Fitter. Veteran Ninjas Drew Drechsel and Neil “Crazy” Craver return, along with seven-time competitor Travis Rosen.

3: Indianapolis Qualifier - Aired: 2016-06-13

On the Indianapolis course competitors tackle six obstacles including the brand new Floating Steps, Fly Wheels, and Disk Runner. Veteran Ninjas Meagan Martin and Brian Arnold return to represent “The Wolfpack,” while Indianapolis 500 Champion Hélio Castroneves and NASCAR’s Ricky Stenhouse Jr. take on the course for the first time.

4: Oklahoma City Qualifier - Aired: 2016-06-20

No overview available.

5: Philadelphia Qualifier - Aired: 2016-06-27

No overview available.

6: Los Angeles Finals - Aired: 2016-07-11

American Ninja Warrior Season 8 Finals

7: Atlanta Finals - Aired: 2016-07-18

No overview available.

8: Indianapolis Finals - Aired: 2016-07-25

No overview available.

9: Oklahoma City Finals - Aired: 2016-08-01

No overview available.

10: Philadelphia Finals - Aired: 2016-08-22

The top 30 competitors from the Philadelphia Qualifier tackle an even more challenging course. The 4 added obstacles are: the Salmon Ladder, Flying Shelf Grab, Pipe Pyramid, and Invisible Ladder. For the first time in ANW history, four women will compete in a City Finals: top female ninjas Michelle Warnky, Rachael Goldstein, Jesse La Breck, and Alyssa Beird take on the course, along with fan-favorites Geoff Britten, Joe Moravsky, Jamie Rahn, and Ryan Stratis.

11: National Finals Week 1 - Aired: 2016-08-29

ANW travels to Las Vegas where the top competitors from the City Finals tackle the 4-stage course. Competitors take on Stage 1, with 4 new obstacles: Snake Run, Giant Log Grip, Broken Bridge, and Flying Squirrel.

12: National Finals Week 2 - Aired: 2016-09-05

The National Finals continue in Las Vegas where the top competitors from the City Finals tackle the 4-stage course. Competitors continue to take on Stage 1, with 4 new obstacles: Snake Run, Giant Log Grip, Broken Bridge, and Flying Squirrel.

13: National Finals Week 3 - Aired: 2016-09-12

No overview available.

Season 9 (17 Episodes)

1: Los Angeles Qualifiers - Aired: 2017-06-12

In the first Qualifying Round from Los Angeles, California, competitors must tackle 6 obstacles, including Cannonball Drop and Battering Ram, which are new this season. Ninja veterans Kevin Bull, Flip Rodriguez, and Grant McCartney return for another shot at completing the course.

2: San Antonio Qualifiers - Aired: 2017-06-19

In the second Qualifying Round from San Antonio, Texas, competitors face 2 new obstacles: the Spinning Bridge and Sky Hooks. Ninja veterans Kacy Catanzaro, Daniel Gil, and Brent Steffensen return. Newcomers include Indy car driver Conor Daly and Olympic Gold Medalist Jonathan Horton.

3: Daytona Beach Qualifiers - Aired: 2017-06-26

In the Qualifying Round from Daytona Beach, Florida, competitors tackle 6 obstacles including the brand new Rolling Pin and Wingnuts. Veteran Ninja fan-favorites Jessie Graff, Drew Drechsel, and JJ Woods return. NASCAR driver Ben Kennedy also takes on the course for the first time in front of the vibrant, energetic crowd.

4: Kansas City Qualifiers - Aired: 2017-07-03

Kansas City, Missouri is the next stop for competitors to give it their all on the obstacle course. Competitors face 6 challenging obstacles in the city qualifier, including 3 new ones: Hang Glider, Broken Pipes, and Crank It Up. Ninja veterans Lance Pekus, Brandon Mears, and Dan Polizzi return, while Olympic decathlete Jeremy Taiwo takes on the course for the first time.

5: Cleveland Qualifiers - Aired: 2017-07-10

Cleveland, Ohio hosts the next qualifying round where competitors tackle 2 new obstacles: Razor’s Edge and I-Beam Gap. Cleveland also features the return of last season’s “fantastic four” women – Alyssa Beird, Rachel Goldstein, Jesse “Flex” Labreck, and Michelle Warnky, as well as Ninja veterans Jon Alexis Jr., Mike Bernardo, Joe Moravsky, and Jamie Rahn.

6: Denver Qualifiers - Aired: 2017-07-17

The Mile High City hosts the final qualifying round where competitors tackle 3 challenging new obstacles: Bouncing Spider, Rail Runner, and Ninjago Roll. Denver features the return of Ninja veterans Jake Murray, Sam Sann, Meagan Martin, and Brian Arnold.

7: Los Angeles City Finals - Aired: 2017-07-24

The top 30 competitors from the Los Angeles Qualifier tackle the City Finals course, which features the Salmon Ladder, Stair Hopper, Swinging Peg Board and Elevator Climb.

8: San Antonio City Finals - Aired: 2017-07-31

Competitors will face the Salmon Ladder, Hourglass Drop, Elevator Climb and new obstacle Spinball Wizard; veteran ninjas Kacy Catanzaro, Daniel Gil and Brent Steffensen return.

9: Daytona Beach City Finals - Aired: 2017-08-07

Contestants tackle obstacles including the Salmon Ladder, Circuit Board, Elevator Climb and new obstacle Giant Cubes.

10: Cleveland City Finals - Aired: 2017-08-14

The top 30 competitors from the Cleveland city qualifier compete on one of the the world's most challenging obstacle courses.

11: Kansas City City Finals - Aired: 2017-08-21

The top 30 competitors from Kansas City, Mo., vie for a chance to compete in the national finals.

12: Denver City Finals - Aired: 2017-08-28

The top competitors from the Denver qualifiers compete one more time before the national finals in Las Vegas.

13: Las Vegas - Finals Night 1 - Aired: 2017-09-04

The season's top competitors compete in the national finals in Las Vegas.

14: Las Vegas - Finals Night 2 - Aired: 2017-09-11

National finals continue in Las Vegas, where the season's top competitors tackle a four-stage course.

15: Las Vegas Season Finale - Aired: 2017-09-18

It's the final night of the National Finals, where the season's best Ninjas tackle the last stages of "Mount Midoriyama."

16: USA vs. the World - Aired: 2018-03-11

Sean Bryan, Drew Drechsel, Joe Moravsky and Najee Richardson represent Team USA against top athletes from Asia, Europe and Latin America in a battle for worldwide ninja domination.

17: All-Stars Special - Aired: 2018-05-17

Top ninjas, including Drew Drechsel, Jessie Graff, Najee Richardson and Flip Rodriguez, climb, sprint and fly through a special course and supersized obstacles as they compete in crazy feats of strength, skill challenges and a team relay for the ages...

Season 10 (7 Episodes)

1: Dallas City Qualifiers - Aired: 2018-05-30

The new season kicks off with some big changes, including a lower age limit and an 18-foot Mega Warped Wall, as veterans Daniel Gil, Barclay Stockett, Brent Steffensen, Jon Stewart and more join newcomers to take on the qualifying course in Dallas.

2: Los Angeles City Qualifiers - Aired: 2018-06-06

Dinosaurs from “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” invade the course during the Los Angeles qualifier along with a special appearance by the film’s stars, Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard. The competition features six obstacles, including the new “Jumper Cables” and “Doorknob Drop.”

3: Miami City Qualifiers - Aired: 2018-06-13

Drew Drechsel, Jessie Graff, Ryan Stratis, Jessica Clayton, Gabe Stewart and more take on the Razor's Edge, Ring Turn and other daunting obstacles as they run to qualify in Miami.

4: Indianapolis City Qualifiers - Aired: 2018-06-18

No overview available.

5: Philadelphia City Qualifier - Aired: 2018-06-25

A qualifying round in Philadelphia.

6: Minneapolis City Qualifiers - Aired: 2018-07-09

Competitors in the Minneapolis qualifiers face obstacles, including Double Twister and Diamond Dash.

7: Los Angeles City Finals - Aired: 2018-07-16

No overview available.