With hundreds trying out for American Ninja Warrior at Venice Beach, the group of competitors ranges from chiseled athletes to these ridiculous characters. Now that's good television!
In a very dramatic run, Ryan Stratis, a US Army soldier, fights through a potentially serious injury to conquer our course's obstacles.
Jake Smith is a parkour expert, but will that freerunning training lead him to victory over the "American Ninja Warrior" course? It definitely has helped other competitors.
It takes more than just nimble skills and good balance to compete on "American Ninja Warrior." You also have to prove your worth in an audition video! Check out how some applicants set themselves apart from the competition.
Some participants get to stay and train on the course, while others complete their punishment. But it looks like just about everybody is getting beat up at today's boot camp.
Alison Haislip gets to go where few others have gone--all the way to the top of the tower that is the final stage of Mt. Midoriyama on the Ninja Warrior course. And the view looks pretty good! Check it out.
Sara Underwood, Alison Haislip and Pat Romano from Stunts Unlimited break down the obstacles in the "American Ninja Warrior" qualifying course: Temple Steps, Log Grip, Bridge of Blades, Jump Hang, Warp Wall and more.
Julie Hopper is a gymnast and a PhD, but can she use that athleticism and cunning to finish the "American Ninja Warrior" course? It'll be a steep order!
"American Ninja Warrior" veteran Brent Steffensen sits down with Kevin Pereira to talk about what it takes to master the hardest obstacle course known to man.
Alison Haislip shows what it takes to put together the Ninja Warrior course for competition. Find out how more than 200 crew members make sure it goes off without a hitch.
Robert Mullinix receives a bloody gash on his forehead when attempting to pass the Bridge of Blades. This season's crop of competitors are going all out. Who qualifies and who goes home?
The "American Ninja Warrior" competitors arrive in Tokyo to run Mt. Midoriyama and are immediately thrust into the busiest intersection in the world, Shibuya Crossing.
The boot camp course is fraught with trouble--as the Red Dragons find out during their run. Will a couple crucial miscues cost them in the end?
In this clip, the remaining contestants get briefed on the Bungie Rope Climb, an obstacle that no one has ever even attempted, but one which waits at Mt. Midoriyama.
G4 is on the search for the next American Ninja Warrior, and Nicole Daboub was there to check it out. Watch as she visits the trials in Venice Beach, CA and tries her hand at the course!