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American Ninja Warrior: USA vs. Japan was the first ever American Ninja Warrior's international tournament, which was premiered on January 13th, 2014.

Competitors

Team USA Team Japan

Competition Format

The competition worked as followed:

  • From Stage One to Stage Three, there were up to 5 matches in each stage.
  • Each match consisted of 2 competitors (1 competitor from each team).
  • In each match, the competitor who completed the course (or made the furthest) in the fastest time would win the match for his respective team.
  • The first team to win 3 matches in each stage would receive points: 1 point for winning 3 matches in Stage One, 2 points for winning 3 matches in Stage Two, and 3 points for winning 3 matches in Stage Three.
  • The points would be cumulated among those three stages, and the team who got the highest points would be the champion of the tournament.
  • If there was a tie, those 2 teams would send one member each to scale the Stage Four tower. Whoever reached the top of the tower in the fastest time, his respective team would be the champion of the tournament.
  • There was no time limit to complete the stages (Stage One to Stage Four).

Stage One

Obstacles

Timbers
Giant Cycle
Rope Glider
Jumping Spider
Half Pipe Attack
Warped Wall
Spinning Bridge
⑧ Final Climb (Tarzan Rope + Rope Ladder fusion)

Results

Match 1

Team Name Result Notes Winning Team
Team USA James McGrath Clear (1:16.67) Team USA
Team Japan Yamamoto Shingo 6. Warped Wall Timed out after losing his shoe while trying to reach the landing platform at the Half Pipe Attack and failed to reach the top of the Warped Wall within James McGrath's time.

Match 2

Team Name Result Notes Winning Team
Team Japan Kanno Hitoshi Clear (1:25.43) Team USA
Team USA Paul Kasemir Clear (1:24.80)

Match 3

Team Name Result Notes Winning Team
Team USA Brent Steffensen Clear (1:14.53) Team USA
Team Japan Asa Kazuma 2. Giant Cycle Fell after hitting his shoulder and head at the Giant Cycle.

Standings After Stage One

Place Team Total Points
1st Team USA 1 point
2nd Team Japan 0 points

Stage Two

Obstacles

Hang Slider
Double Salmon Ladder
Unstable Bridge
Balance Tank
Metal Spin
Wall Lift

Results

Match 1

Team Name Result Notes Winning Team
Team Japan Matachi Ryo 2. Double Salmon Ladder Missed the jump to the third rung of the first ladder. Team USA
Team USA Brian Arnold Clear (1:14.63)

Match 2

Team Name Result Notes Winning Team
Team USA Travis Rosen 5. Metal Spin His feet skimmed the water after failing to stick the landing. Team USA
Team Japan Urushihara Yuuji 2. Double Salmon Ladder Missed the jump to the fourth rung of the first ladder.

Match 3

Team Name Result Notes Winning Team
Team Japan Asa Kazuma 2. Double Salmon Ladder Missed the transition to the second ladder. Team USA
Team USA James McGrath Clear (1:15.00)

Standings After Stage Two

Place Team Total Points
1st Team USA 3 points
2nd Team Japan 0 points

Stage Three

Obstacles

Roulette Cylinder
Doorknob Grasper
Floating Boards
Ultimate Cliffhanger
Bungee Rope Climb
Hang Climb
Spider Flip
Flying Bar

Results

Match 1

Team Name Result Notes Winning Team
Team Japan Matachi Ryo 8. Flying Bar The grip gave out at the third cradle. Team Japan
Team USA Brian Arnold 8. Flying Bar Missed the jump to the third cradle. Completed the jump to the second cradle about 1.5 seconds slower than Matachi Ryo.

Match 2

Team Name Result Notes Winning Team
Team USA James McGrath 3. Floating Boards Fell while making the transition to the second board. Team USA
Team Japan Urushihara Yuuji 3. Floating Boards Fell while making the transition to the second board. Reached the second board about 2 seconds slower than James McGrath.

Match 3

Team Name Result Notes Winning Team
Team Japan Yamamoto Shingo 3. Floating Boards Fell while making the transition to the second board. Team USA
Team USA Brent Steffensen 6. Hang Climb

Match 4

Team Name Result Notes Winning Team
Team USA Paul Kasemir 8. Flying Bar The grip gave out at the third cradle. Team USA
Team Japan Kanno Hitoshi 4. Ultimate Cliffhanger Transition to the fifth ledge.

Standings After Stage Three (Final Standings)

Place Team Total Points
1st Team USA 6 points
2nd Team Japan 0 points
American Ninja Warrior: USA vs. Japan champion: Team USA

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