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American Ninja Warrior: USA vs. The World 3 was the fourth installment of American Ninja Warrior's international tournament (after USA vs. Japan and 2 previous USA vs. The World tournaments), which was filmed on June 17th, 2016, and premiered on June 4th, 2017 (8 days before American Ninja Warrior 9's season premiere).

Competitors

For the first time ever, Team Japan would not participate in this tournament. Instead, Team Latin America would make their American Ninja Warrior's international tournament debut. Also, there were 6 members for each team instead of 5.

Among the 6 members of Team USA for this tournament, 4 of them made their American Ninja Warrior's international tournament debut, including the first female competitor to be member of Team USA, Jessie Graff. Also, among the 6 members of Team Europe for this tournament, 2 of them made their American Ninja Warrior's international tournament debut (Owen McKenzie from United Kingdom and Bjarke Tønnesen from Denmark).

Team USA Team Europe Team Latin America

  • Karl Fow (Venezuela)
  • David Saikin (Argentina)
  • Santiago de Alba (Mexico)
  • Diego Gonzalez (Mexico)
  • Danee Marmolejo (Mexico)
  • Wid Eriksen (Mexico)

Competition Format

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/her 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/her 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

Snake Run
Propeller Bar
Giant Log Grip
Jumping Spider
Sonic Curve
Warped Wall
Broken Bridge
Flying Squirrel

Results

Heat 1

Notes: Originally, Tim Shieff represented Team Europe for Heat 1. Unfortunately, due to knee injury while warming up, he was replaced by Bjarke Tønnesen, and wasn't able to compete for the rest of the tournament.

Team Name Result Notes Winning Team
Team USA Daniel Gil Clear (1:47.58) Team USA
Team Europe Bjarke Tønnesen 1. Snake Run Fell in a similar fashion with Geoff Britten during American Ninja Warrior 8's Stage One.
Team Latin America Wid Eriksen 4. Jumping Spider

Heat 2

Team Name Result Notes Winning Team
Team Europe Owen McKenzie Clear (2:38.66) Team USA
Team Latin America Karl Fow 2. Propeller Bar
Team USA Jake Murray Clear (1:28.43)

Heat 3

Team Name Result Notes Winning Team
Team Europe Alexander Mars 4. Jumping Spider Team Latin America
Team USA Jessie Graff 1. Snake Run Lost her balance and went off the course.
Team Latin America Danee Marmolejo 8. Flying Squirrel Transition to Rope Ladder. Cut his hand at the Propeller Bar.

Standings After Stage One

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

Stage Two

Obstacles

Giant Ring Swing
Down Up Salmon Ladder
Wave Runner
Butterfly Wall
Double Wedge
Wall Flip

Results

Heat 1

Team Name Result Notes Winning Team
Team USA Brian Arnold 5. Double Wedge Team Europe
Team Latin America Diego Gonzalez 3. Wave Runner The grip gave out at the first board.
Team Europe Sean McColl Clear

Heat 2

Team Name Result Notes Winning Team
Team Latin America Karl Fow 1. Giant Ring Swing Fell while trying to reach the medium bar. Team Europe
Team USA Daniel Gil 5. Double Wedge
Team Europe Stefano Ghisolfi Clear

Heat 3

Notes: Originally, Drew Drechsel represented Team USA for Heat 3. But, he forfeited his spot to be fresh for his attempt at Stage Three. Therefore, he was replaced by Jessie Graff.

Team Name Result Notes Winning Team
Team Europe Bjarke Tønnesen 2. Down Up Salmon Ladder Fell at the fifth rung of the second ladder. Team USA
Team Latin America David Saikin 1. Giant Ring Swing The grip gave out at the second part of the obstacle.
Team USA Jessie Graff Clear First woman to complete American Ninja Warrior's Stage Two. POM Run of the Night.

Standings After Stage Two

Place Team Total Points
1st Team USA 4 points
1st Team Europe 4 points
3rd Team Latin America 1 point

Stage Three

Obstacles

Keylock Hang
Floating Boards
Ultimate Cliffhanger
Curved Body Prop
Hang Climb
Walking Bar
Flying Bar

Results

Heat 1

Team Name Result Notes Winning Team
Team USA Josh Levin Clear (6:41.09) First competitor to complete this version of American Ninja Warrior's Stage Three. Team USA
Team Latin America Santiago de Alba 4. Curved Body Prop Digest.
Team Europe Alexander Mars 6. Walking Bar

Heat 2

Team Name Result Notes Winning Team
Team Europe Stefano Ghisolfi 3. Ultimate Cliffhanger Transition to the fourth ledge. Team Europe
Team Latin America David Saikin 3. Ultimate Cliffhanger Transition to the second hanging board. Completed the Floating Boards slower than Stefano Ghisolfi.
Team USA Brian Arnold 3. Ultimate Cliffhanger Completed all the ledges, but failed to make the dismount. Completed the Floating Boards slower than Stefano Ghisolfi.

Heat 3

Team Name Result Notes Winning Team
Team Latin America Diego Gonzalez 6. Walking Bar Team USA
Team Europe Sean McColl 4. Curved Body Prop
Team USA Drew Drechsel Clear

Standings After Stage Three (Final Standings)

Place Team Total Points
1st Team USA 10 points
2nd Team Europe 7 points
3rd Team Latin America 1 point
American Ninja Warrior: USA vs. The World 3 champion: Team USA