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American Ninja Warrior: USA vs. The World was the second installment of American Ninja Warrior's international tournament, which was premiered on September 15th, 2014, shortly after American Ninja Warrior 6's season finale.

Competitors

Among the 5 members of Team USA from the previous tournament, 3 of them (Brian Arnold, Paul Kasemir, and Travis Rosen) returned for this tournament. The last 2 men standing from American Ninja Warrior 6 (Joe Moravsky and Elet Hall) joined those 3 competitors, making up Team USA.

Team Japan only replaced Urushihara Yuuji in favor of Morimoto Yūsuke.

Team Europe made their debut in this tournament, with 2 of them (Tim Shieff and Vadym Kuvakin) had competed on American Ninja Warrior before. 2 members of Team Europe (Stefano Ghisolfi and Sean McColl) were also the professional rock climbers.

Team USA Team Japan Team Europe

Competition Format

Unlike on the previous tournament, due to there were 3 teams competed, the competition worked as followed:

  • From Stage One to Stage Three, there were 3 heats in each stage.
  • Each heat consisted of 3 competitors (1 competitor from each team).
  • In each heat, the competitor who completed the course (or made the furthest) in the fastest time would receive points for his respective team: 1 point for each heat in Stage One, 2 points for each heat in Stage Two, and 3 points for each heat 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 were at least 2 teams who got the same highest points, those 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

Piston Road
Giant Ring
Silk Slider
Jumping Spider
Half Pipe Attack
Warped Wall
Spinning Bridge
⑧ Final Climb (Tarzan Rope + Rope Ladder fusion)

Results

Heat 1

Team Name Result Notes Winning Team
Team USA Joe Moravsky Clear (1:12.72) Team USA
Team Japan Yamamoto Shingo 4. Jumping Spider
Team Europe Vadym Kuvakin 8. Final Climb Timed out, because he failed to beat Joe Moravsky's time.

Heat 2

Team Name Result Notes Winning Team
Team Japan Kanno Hitoshi 6. Warped Wall Withdrew after 4 attempts due to fatigue. Team Europe
Team Europe Tim Shieff Clear (1:02.70) American Ninja Warrior's Stage One Speed Record.
Team USA Elet Hall 3. Silk Slider His hand touched the water.

Heat 3

Team Name Result Notes Winning Team
Team USA Paul Kasemir Clear (1:17.21) Team USA
Team Europe Miska Sutela 6. Warped Wall Timed out, because he failed to beat Paul Kasemir's time.
Team Japan Asa Kazuma 4. Jumping Spider

Standings After Stage One

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

Stage Two

Obstacles

Rope Jungle
Double Salmon Ladder
Unstable Bridge
Butterfly Wall
Metal Spin
Wall Lift

Results

Heat 1

Team Name Result Notes Winning Team
Team Japan Morimoto Yūsuke 4. Butterfly Wall Failed to reach and grab the wall. Team USA
Team Europe Stefano Ghisolfi 2. Double Salmon Ladder Fell at the second rung of the first ladder.
Team USA Brian Arnold Clear (2:55.57)

Heat 2

Team Name Result Notes Winning Team
Team Europe Tim Shieff 5. Metal Spin His feet skimmed the water. Team USA
Team Japan Matachi Ryo 1. Rope Jungle Digest. Spent more than 53 seconds at the obstacle.
Team USA Travis Rosen Clear (1:48.00)

Heat 3

Team Name Result Notes Winning Team
Team Japan Kanno Hitoshi 1. Rope Jungle Digest. Spent more than 90 seconds at the obstacle. Team Europe
Team USA Elet Hall Clear (2:06.32)
Team Europe Seam McColl Clear (1:46.51)

Standings After Stage Two

Place Team Total Points
1st Team USA 6 points
2nd Team Europe 3 points
3rd Team Japan 0 points

Stage Three

Obstacles

Cannonball Incline
Doorknob Grasper
Floating Boards
Ultimate Cliffhanger
Propeller Bar
Hang Climb
Spider Flip
Flying Bar

Results

Heat 1

Team Name Result Notes Winning Team
Team Japan Asa Kazuma 1. Cannonball Incline Fell at the third ball. Team Europe
Team Europe Vadym Kuvakin 6. Hang Climb
Team USA Paul Kasemir 1. Cannonball Incline Fell while trying to make the transition to the Doorknob Grasper.

Heat 2

Team Name Result Notes Winning Team
Team Japan Morimoto Yūsuke Clear (5:38.91) First competitor to complete American Ninja Warrior's Stage Three. Team Europe
Team USA Joe Moravsky 6. Hang Climb
Team Europe Stefano Ghisolfi Clear (4:46.89)

Heat 3

Team Name Result Notes Winning Team
Team Japan Matachi Ryo Clear (5:04.67) Team USA
Team Europe Sean McColl 8. Flying Bar
Team USA Brian Arnold Clear (4:39.90) First American competitor to complete American Ninja Warrior's Stage Three.

Standings After Stage Three

Place Team Total Points
1st Team USA 9 points
1st Team Europe 9 points
3rd Team Japan 0 points

Stage Four

Obstacles

Rope Climb (77 feet)

Results

Team Name Result Notes Winning Team
Team USA Travis Rosen Clear (0:35.77) Team Europe
Team Europe Sean McColl Clear (0:35.46) Reached the top of the tower in the fastest time.
American Ninja Warrior: USA vs. The World champion: Team Europe