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American Ninja Warrior 3 was the third season of American Ninja Warrior and served as the American Trials for SASUKE 27. Tryouts were held in Windward Plaza at Venice Beach, California on May 16 and May 17.

The competition was broken up in the same way as American Ninja Warrior 2: the Venice Beach course which ran the same as the first two ANW's Qualifying and Semifinal rounds, the California Mountains which were a five-day boot camp, and the Japan course (the same as SASUKE 27 but G4 edited their broadcast to showcase only their qualifiers).

Venice Beach

As with its predecessor, two rounds of the Venice Beach course were run. The competition spanned over three days. The first two days consisted of the Qualifier round where the top thirty times were taken from the first six obstacles of the course. The third day consisted of the Semifinal round where the aforementioned thirty challengers ran the full nine obstacle course. The top fifteen results (in terms of progress using time from the previous obstacle as a tiebreaker) moved on to the California mountains course.

Qualifier

Quad Steps

^Log Grip

*Bridge of Blades

^Jump Hang

*Jumping Bars

Warped Wall

^ Denotes New Obstacle to ANW

* Denotes Modified Obstacle to ANW

Name (Age) Profile Result Notes
Kole Stevens (36) Firearms Instructor 1. Quad Steps
Mike Moh (27) Material Arts Instructor 1. Quad Steps
Thomas Hyland (36) Gym Owner 2. Log Grip
Rudy McClearly (36) MMA Fighter 3. Bridge of Blades
Americus Abesamis (40) Sumo Wrestler 1. Quad Steps
Stephanie Wilson (28) Teen Councelor 1. Quad Steps
Mihai Hetea (27) Auto Service Advisor 4. Jump Hang
Christian Ramirez (21) Cable Technician 4. Jump Hang
Tim Handley (49) Mail Carrier 3. Bridge of Blades
David Money (38) Jerky Maker 5. Jumping Bars
Zac Gordon (24) Daredevil 5. Jumping Bars Completed the obstacle, but accidently stepped back into the water from the platform.
Phillip Kingsley (26) Student Clear (1:35.19) 36th.
Natalie Strasser (26) Gymnastics Instructor 4. Jump Hang
Aldwayne Simpson (28) Professional Boxer Clear (1:36.94) 38th.
Evan Dollard (29) Writer Clear (1:01.29)
Alejandro Rodriguez (32) PhD Student (Physics) Clear (1:26.48) 34th.
Michael Dasalla (26) Student 4. Jump Hang
Ryoga Vee (31) Computer Programmer 5. Jumping Bars Fourth and final bar.
Andrew Karsen (31) Building Manager 6. Warped Wall Platform at the end of the Jumping Bars was wet from Ryoga Vee's fall.
Victor Rivera (24) College Student Clear (1:07.24)
Luis Moco (31) Stuntman Clear (1:06.95)
Amos Rendao (28) Parkour Instructor Clear (1:00.66)
Shane Daniels (25) Stuntman 1. Quad Steps
Brent Steffensen (30) Stuntman Clear (0:55.60)
Jonathan Burke (30) Paramedic 1. Quad Steps
Jay Weems (42) Web Developer 4. Jump Hang
Leandro Arturo (33) Musician 4. Jump Hang
Kevin Zeeff (26) Unemployed 1. Quad Steps
Dustin Rocho (32) CPR Instructor Clear (1:02.90)
Hope Rocho (30) Mom of two girls/Wife of Dustin Rocho 2. Log Grip
Carlos Reid (48) Retired Game Warden 1. Quad Steps
Aqueela Zoll (22) Stylist 4. Jump Hang
Patrick Cusic (22) Gymnastics Coach Clear (2:00.19) 40th.
Gregory Chance (27) IT Director 4. Jump Hang
Drew Drechsel (22) Car Detailer Clear (0:53.30)
Jason Williams Clear (0:58.23) Digest.
Travis Rosen (36) Stock Trader Clear (0:48.61) Digest.
Christian Lauer Clear (1:18.03) Digest. 31st.
Danny Johnson Clear (1:18.26) Digest. 32nd.
Ryan Stratis (28) Army National Guardsman Clear (1:03.15)
Brandon Douglass (22) Recent College Graduate Clear (0:46.13)
David Campbell (33) Musician Clear (1:00.78)
George Dunwoody Car Radio Installer Clear (1:43.76) Digest. 39th.
Lorin Ball (22) Gym Instructor Clear (1:31.57) Digest. 35th.
Alan Connealy (30) Chiropractor Clear (0:54.04) Digest.
Jacob Smith(23) Cable Technician Clear (0:52.47) Digest.
Daron Payne (31) Insurance Agent Clear (1:16.02)
Matt Wills (27) NFL Wide Receiver Clear (1:35.78) 37th.
Ryan Thompson Clear (0:54.31) Digest.
Dan Mast (23) Tempest Freerunner Clear (1:20.92) 33rd.
Rafe Kelley Parkour Coach Clear (1:10.58) Digest.
Sean Morris (24) Limo Driver Clear (0:49.07) Digest.
James McGrath (24) Student Clear (1:14.29)
Trevor Vaughn (22) Student 1. Quad Steps
Brian Orosco (28) Freerunner Clear (0:54.30)
Mike Gaboff (24) Model 2. Log Grip
Ryan Cousins (25) 3D Artist Clear (0:59.08)
Vincent Gorby (28) Unexploded Ordinance Technician 1. Quad Steps
Chris Wilczewski (21) Student Clear (0:47.23)
Julie Hopper (28) PhD Student 4. Jump Hang
Justin Taylor Clear (1:07.56)
Risa Scott (27) Civil Engineer 1. Quad Steps
Jason Burge (26) Student 4. Jump Hang
Cisco Gonzalez (32) Gymnastics Coach 6. Warped Wall
David Rodriguez (22) Freerunner Clear (1:01.67)
Steven Volcho Clear (0:59.41)
Travis Graves (23) Parkour Instructor 4. Jump Hang His foot got tangled on the net. Timed out.
Paul Kasemir (25) Software Engineer Clear (0:55.80)
Matt Marshall Clear (0:56.49)
Michael Zernow (24) Marketing Director Clear (0:44.20)
Kevin Hughes (32) Auto Parts Worker 4. Jump Hang
Stephen French 4. Jump Hang Digest. Warrior Wipeouts.
Travis Furlanic (26) Dance Instructor Clear (0:48.42)
Kyle Clark 5. Jumping Bars Digest.
Justin Zakima 6. Warped Wall Digest.
Adam Laplante (24) Student 6. Warped Wall Timed out.
Tim "Livewire" Sheiff (23) World Freerunning Champion Clear (0:51.61)
Alison Haislip (30) Co-Host of ANW 1-3 2. Log Grip Reference.

Semi-Final

Quad Steps

② *Log Grip

*Bridge of Blades

^Jump Hang

*Jumping Bars

Warped Wall

Salmon Ladder

^Unstable Bridge

Cargo Climb

^ Denotes New Obstacle to ANW

* Denotes Modified Obstacle to ANW

Name (Age) Qualifier Placing Result Notes
Daron Payne 30th in Qualifier Log Grip Cleared Quad Steps in 4.47.
James McGrath 29th in Qualifier Unstable Bridge Cleared Salmon Ladder in 2:06.44.
Rafe Kelley 28th in Qualifier Salmon Ladder Cleared Warped Wall in 1:03.00.
Justin Taylor 27th in Qualifier Salmon Ladder
Victor Rivera 26th in Qualifier Jump Hang Cleared Bridge of Blades in 14.00.
Luis Moco 25th in Qualifier Log Grip Cleared Quad Steps in 4.70.
Ryan Stratis 24th in Qualifier Clear (3:22.21) First and the only competitor to complete the semi-finals course.
Dustin Rocho 23rd in Qualifier Unstable Bridge Cleared Salmon Ladder in 1:46.52.
David Rodriguez (22) 22nd in Qualifier Unstable Bridge Cleared Salmon Ladder in 2:05.74.
Evan Dollard (29) 21st in Qualifier Salmon Ladder Cleared Warped Wall in 1:06.28.
David Campbell (33) 20th in Qualifier Unstable Bridge Cleared Salmon Ladder in 1:31.72.
Amos Rendao 19th in Qualifier Jumping Bars Cleared Jump Hang in 34.00.
Stephen Volcko 18th in Qualifier Salmon Ladder Cleared Warped Wall in 54.38.
Ryan Cousins (25) 17th in Qualifier Salmon Ladder Cleared Warped Wall in 57.89.
Jason Williams 16th in Qualifier Salmon Ladder Cleared Warped Wall in 1:03.32.
Matt Marshall 15th in Qualifier Warped Wall Exhausted 3 try limit. Cleared Jumping Bars in 51.68.
Paul Kasemir (25) 14th in Qualifier Unstable Bridge Cleared Salmon Ladder in 1:23.37.
Brent Steffensen (31) 13th in Qualifier Unstable Bridge Cleared Salmon Ladder in 1:33.78.
Ryan Thompson 12th in Qualifier Salmon Ladder Cleared Warped Wall in 1:02.00.
Brian Orosco (28) 11th in Qualifier Unstable Bridge
Alan Connealy (31) 10th in Qualifier Salmon Ladder Failed jump to the obstacle. Cleared Warped Wall in 45.20.
Drew Drechsel (22) 9th in Qualifier Unstable Bridge Cleared Salmon Ladder in 1:25.89.
Jacob Smith (28) 8th in Qualifier Salmon Ladder Cleared Warped Wall in 49.19.
Tim Shieff 7th in Qualifier Log Grip
Sean Morris (23) 6th in Qualifier Salmon Ladder Cleared Warped Wall in 53.10.
Travis Rosen (36) 5th in Qualifier Unstable Bridge Cleared Salmon Ladder in 1:34.89.
Travis Furlanic (25) 4th in Qualifier Unstable Bridge Cleared Salmon Ladder in 1:37.92.
Chris Wilczewski (21) 3rd in Qualifier Unstable Bridge Cleared Salmon Ladder in 1:21.50.
Brandon Douglass (22) 2nd in Qualifier Unstable Bridge Cleared Salmon Ladder in 2:03.59.
Michael Zernow (24) 1st in Qualifier Unstable Bridge Completed Salmon Ladder in 2:17.37.

Boot Camp

Boot Camp runs the same way as the previous tournament. A five day boot camp will be provided for the competitors. As always, the first challenge is the pressure challenge. One member will represent each team and the losing player gives his entire team a punishment, therefore, they lose training time on a Ninja Warrior training ground. Then the team relay begins, and competitors will have two to three obstacles to get through in a limited amount of attempts. If any player fails an obstacle in the attempts given a penalty will be assessed. The team with the longest time through the course will have to select two of their team members to go up the Heavenly Ropes. The first one to the top of their rope stays for another day, and the other is eliminated. The obstacles on the training ground are a redesigned Ultimate Cliffhanger, the Warped Wall, the Roulette Cylinder (SASUKE 26), the Balance Tank (SASUKE 10-15, 17 version), and a Double Salmon Ladder-Unstable Bridge combo. The remaining 15 athletes, upon arrival at the camp, were split up into three teams of five (Red Dragons, White Tigers, and Blue Monkeys), with the team captains being the top three competitors from the Semi-Finals round.

Finals Results

Name (Age) Semi-Final Placing Result Notes
Jake Smith (23) 16th in Semi-Final Qualified Michael Zernow had dropped out due to an injury prior to boot camp, thus Jake takes his place.
Alan Connealy (31) 15th in Semi-Final 12th Place Lost to Drew Drechsel on the Heavenly Ropes
James McGrath (24) 13th in Semi-Final Qualified
David Rodriguez (22) 12th in Semi-Final Qualified
Brandon Douglass (22) 11th in Semi-Final 13th Place Lost To Travis Furlanic on the Heavenly Ropes
Brian Orosco (28) 10th in Semi-Final 11th Place Lost to Travis Rosen on the Heavenly Ropes
Dustin Rocho (32) 9th in Semi-Final 15th Place Lost to Brandon Douglass on the Heavenly Ropes
Travis Furlanic (25) 8th in Semi-Final Qualified
Travis Rosen (36) 7th in Semi-Final Qualified
Brent Steffensen (31) 6th in Semi-Final Qualified
David Campbell (33) 5th in Semi-Final Qualified
Drew Drechsel (22) 4th in Semi-Final Qualified
Paul Kasemir (25) 3rd in Semi-Final Qualified
Chris Wilczewski (21) 2nd in Semi-Final 14th Place Lost to Brian Orosco on the Heavenly Ropes
Ryan Stratis (27) 1st in Semi-Final Qualified

Japan Course

As per tradition, the top ten competed on SASUKE 27 with a $500,000 K-Swiss Endorsement Deal prize for anyone who is able to achieve Total Victory.

First Stage Results

Number Name (Age) Profile Result Notes
98 David Campbell 1st in Boot Camp finals. Clear (44.32 seconds left) Record time
89 Paul Kasemir 2nd in Boot Camp finals.

Clear (26.22 seconds left)

79 Brent Steffensen 3rd in Boot Camp finals. Clear (32.92 seconds left)
71 Travis Furlanic 4th in Boot Camp finals. Clear (43.90 seconds left)
66 David Rodriguez 5th in Boot Camp finals. Clear (17.73 seconds left)
63 Ryan Stratis 6th in Boot Camp finals. Clear (13.97 seconds left)
60 Travis Rosen 7th in Boot Camp finals. Clear (21.70 seconds left)
57 James McGrath 8th in Boot Camp finals. Clear (22.24 seconds left)
54 Drew Drechsel 9th in Boot Camp finals. Withdrew, Warped Wall Injured knee on Half-Pipe Attack and couldn't continue
51 Jacob Smith 10th in Boot Camp finals. Clear (07.35 seconds left)

Second Stage Results

Number Name (Age) Profile Result Notes
98 David Campbell 1st in Boot Camp finals. Clear (15.28 seconds left)
89 Paul Kasemir 2nd in Boot Camp finals. Clear (05.08 seconds left)
79 Brent Steffensen 3rd in Boot Camp finals. Failed Metal Spin
71 Travis Furlanic 4th in Boot Camp finals. Failed Metal Spin
66 David Rodriguez 5th in Boot Camp finals. Failed Slider Drop
63 Ryan Stratis 6th in Boot Camp finals. Clear (18.11 seconds left)
60 Travis Rosen 7th in Boot Camp finals. Failed Metal Spin
57 James McGrath 8th in Boot Camp finals. Clear (18.84 seconds left)
51 Jacob Smith 10th in Boot Camp finals. Failed Double Salmon Ladder

Third Stage Results

Number Name (Age) Profile Result Notes
98 David Campbell 1st in Boot Camp finals. Failed Ultimate Cliffhanger Grip gave out on Final Ledge
89 Paul Kasemir 2nd in Boot Camp finals. Failed Ultimate Cliffhanger Transition to Fifth Ledge
63 Ryan Stratis 6th in Boot Camp finals. Failed Ultimate Cliffhanger Transition to Fourth Ledge
57 James McGrath 8th in Boot Camp finals. Failed Ultimate Cliffhanger Transition to Fifth Ledge

See Also

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