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American Ninja Warrior 8 was the eighth season of American Ninja Warrior and the first season after Geoff Britten and Isaac Caldiero's total victories on the previous season. The season was premiered on June 1st, 2016, and hosted five cities for qualifying rounds in Los Angeles, Atalnta (new city), Indianapolis (new city), Oklahoma City (new city), and Philadelphia (new city), with the national finals being held in Las Vegas. For this season, Matt Iseman returned as the host for his seventh season, Akbar Gbaja-Biamila returned as the co-host for his fourth season, and Kristine Leahy returned as the sideline reporter for her second season. Episodes aired at NBC on Wednesday night, but changed to Monday night (starting on June 13th, 2016).

Prior to the season premiere, NBC aired a 2-hour special episode called American Ninja Warrior: All Stars Special, beginning with Matt Iseman (the host) and Akbar Gbaja-Biamila (the co-host) assembled their respective all-star team (consisted of three veterans, one rookie competitor, and one female competitor), as well as the skills competitions in the supersized obstacles.

Some top competitors did not get a call to compete, including David Campbell, who had to compete as a walk-on.

Due to the controversy from the previous season, as Isaac Caldiero was the only competitor who won the $1,000,000 cash prize despite Geoff Britten also achieved total victory (due to the fact that only the competitor who completed Stage Four within the time limit in the fastest time would receive the cash prize), NBC has changed the rules of completing Stage Four. Starting on this season, the prize money would be splitted among the competitors who completed Stage Four.

Because of Geoff Britten and Isaac Caldiero's total victories on the previous season, just like in SASUKE (when the course was significantly altered to increase the difficulty in the tournament after the achieved kanzenseiha in the previous tournament), the course on this season was also significantly altered to increase the difficulty, with the most notables were the introduction of the Floating Steps in every city qualifying course (replacing the Quintuple Steps from the past three American Ninja Warrior seasons) and the escalation of the Warped Wall's height in every city qualifying course for the first time ever (from 14 feet from the past seven American Ninja Warrior seasons to 14.5 feet).

City Qualifiers

Los Angeles Qualifiers

Original Air Date: June 1st, 2016.

Obstacles

^Floating Steps
^Tick Tock
^Escalator
^Ring Jump
*I-Beam Cross
*Warped Wall

^ - New Obstacle
* - Modified Obstacle (Compared to Previous American Ninja Warrior's Seasons)

Results

Place Name Profile Result Notes
1st Kevin Bull Stock Trader Clear (2:02.81) POM Run of the Night.
2nd Flip Rodriguez Stuntman Clear (2:23.12)
3rd Chris Workman App Developer Clear (2:24.45) Digest.
4th Sean Bryan Catholic Church Worker Clear (2:30.11)
5th Nicholas Coolridge Acrobatic Performer Clear (2:33.37) Digest.
6th Gabe Hurtado Shoe Salesman Clear (3:08.70) Digest.
7th Justin Hillsten Chemist Clear (3:28.90) All cut.
8th Ryan Robinson Highwire Artist Clear (3:30.95) All cut.
9th Liam Buell Beekeeper Clear (3:34.24) All cut.
10th Grant McCartney Flight Attendant Clear (4:23.47)
11th Jessie Graff Stuntwoman Clear (4:27.84) First woman to scale the 14.5 feet tall version of the Warped Wall and complete the city qualifiers course this season. Fourth woman to complete the city qualifiers course on American Ninja Warrior.
12th Josh Levin Engineering Student Clear (4:35.21) Digest.
13th Nick Hanson Coach Clear (4:43.68)
14th Brian Kretsch Clear (4:45.30) Digest.
15th Ben Melick Personal Trainer Clear (4:50.16) Digest.
16th Ted Jung Banker Clear (5:19.83) Digest.
17th Jerod Warf Clear (7:02.60) All cut.
18th Steve Seiver Yoga Instructor 6. Warped Wall (3:22.84)
19th Natalie Duran Clinical Researcher 6. Warped Wall (4:03.58)
20th Adam Rayl Construction Worker 5. I-Beam Cross (0:58.91) All cut.
21st Alan Connealy Gym Owner 5. I-Beam Cross (1:04.24) All cut.
22nd Jackson Meyer Biology Student 5. I-Beam Cross (1:07.76)
23rd Jesse La Flair Parkour Instructor 5. I-Beam Cross (1:17.12) All cut.
24th Jesse Cargill Hardware Store Stockboy 5. I-Beam Cross (1:18.64) All cut.
25th Jonathan Cunanan Software Tester 5. I-Beam Cross (1:23.88) All cut.
26th Grey Kantor Dentist 5. I-Beam Cross (1:26.46) All cut.
27th Alex Smith Photographer 5. I-Beam Cross (1:29.64) All cut.
28th Ben Antoine Aerospace Engineer 5. I-Beam Cross (1:37.46) Digest.
29th K.C. Halik 5. I-Beam Cross (1:42.23) All cut.
30th Scott Willson Chess Instructor 5. I-Beam Cross (1:42.71) All cut.

Trivia

  • Los Angeles qualifiers on this season became the first time in American Ninja Warrior history, that two female competitors qualified to city finals.


Atlanta Qualifiers

Original Air Date: June 8th, 2016.

Obstacles

^Floating Steps
*Big Dipper
^Block Run
Spin Cycle
^Pipe Fitter
*Warped Wall

^ - New Obstacle
* - Modified Obstacle (Compared to Previous American Ninja Warrior's Seasons)

Results

Place Name Profile Result Notes
1st Drew Drechsel Personal Trainer Clear (1:19.54) POM Run of the Night.
2nd Caleb Watson Dairy Farmer Clear (1:29.98)
3rd Neil Craver Artist Clear (1:30.40)
4th James McGrath Movie Theater Worker Clear (1:45.96)
5th Tyler Martin Clear (2:08.15) All cut.
6th Chris Boehm Clear (2:12.01) All cut.
7th Brett Sims Cabinet Finisher Clear (2:22.21) All cut.
8th Justin Maina Clear (2:26.12) All cut.
9th Mack Roesch Construction Worker Clear (2:29.93)
10th Kenneth Niemitalo Concrete Worker Clear (2:30.84)
11th Travis Rosen Stock Trader Clear (2:34.03) Digest.
12th Casey Suchocki Engineering Student Clear (2:37.15)
13th Todd Bourgeois Physical Therapist Clear (2:50.25) All cut.
14th Reko Rivera Mobile DJ Clear (2:57.81) All cut.
15th Danny Adair Chef Clear (2:58.87) All cut.
16th Jonathan Ruiz Optometrist Clear (3:04.08) Digest.
17th Yuri Force Clear (3:09.89) All cut.
18th Jo Jo Bynum Software Engineer Clear (3:14.81) Digest.
19th Shawn Richardson Actor Clear (3:22.56) All cut.
20th Chad Hohn Residential Builder Clear (3:32.37) All cut.
21st Eddy Stewart Firefighter Clear (3:34.37) All cut.
22nd Jeff Harvey IT Consultant Clear (3:43.78) All cut.
23rd Mike Chick Lawyer Clear (3:55.55)
24th Alexio Gomes Motivational Speaker Clear (4:04.91) Digest.
25th Brent Ruffin NBA Entertainer Clear (4:16.60) All cut.
26th Lucas Gomes Worship Leader Clear (4:25.41) Digest.
27th Joseph Greene II Clear (5:02.39) All cut.
28th Rodolfo Burgos Dentist 6. Warped Wall (2:09.51)
29th Bobby Bohannon Wedding Photographer 5. Pipe Fitter (0:58.68) All cut.
30th Chris Moore Real Estate Broker 5. Pipe Fitter (1:08.10) All cut.


Indianapolis Qualifiers

Original Air Date: June 13th, 2016.

Obstacles

^Floating Steps
*Rolling Log
^Fly Wheels
^Disc Runner
*Swinging Spikes
*Warped Wall

^ - New Obstacle
* - Modified Obstacle (Compared to Previous American Ninja Warrior's Seasons)

Results

Place Name Profile Result Notes
1st Lorin Ball Gym Owner Clear (1:36.44)
2nd Jake Murray Wedding Photographer Clear (2:00.13)
3rd Adam Arnold Maintenance Worker Clear (2:00.36) All cut.
4th Dan Yager Salon Owner Clear (2:11.90) All cut.
5th Brian Arnold Salesman Clear (2:18.15) Digest.
6th Ian Dory Farmer Clear (2:46.55) Digest.
7th Brandon Mears Firefighter Clear (2:55.01) Digest.
8th Dan Polizzi Firefighter Clear (3:00.78) Digest.
9th Eric Middleton Entomology Student Clear (3:01.80) All cut.
10th Theodore "TC" Tronquet Sports Science Student Clear (3:12.47) All cut.
11th Ethan Swanson Data Analyst Clear (3:13.58) All cut.
12th Dan Banura Contractor Clear (3:20.56) All cut.
13th Tyler Yamauchi Physical Therapist Clear (3:21.70) Digest.
14th Drew Knapp College Student Clear (3:25.81)
15th Zack Kemmerer Biochemistry Student Clear (3:30.77) All cut.
16th Matt Wilder A.T. Consultant Clear (3:32.57) All cut.
17th Tyler Smith Pest Control Technician Clear (3:36.27) All cut.
18th PJ Granger Concrete Worker Clear (4:06.74) Digest.
19th Andrew "Roo" Yori Lab Technician Clear (4:10.22)
20th Kevin Hogan Tax Accountant Clear (4:28.13) All cut.
21st Ryan Elliot Social Worker Clear (4:58.25) All cut.
22nd Jonathan Cooley Auto Worker Clear (5:00.43) All cut.
23rd Andrew Rowland App Developer Clear (5:17.80) All cut.
24th Fred Thorne High School Football Coach Clear (5:36.84)
25th Meagan Martin Youth Climbing Coach Clear (6:30.08) Second woman to complete the city qualifiers course this season. POM Run of the Night.
26th Adam Stroup Environmental Health Professional 6. Warped Wall (2:51.01) All cut.
27th Alex Bienz School Teacher 6. Warped Wall (6:31.19) Digest.
28th Bryce Foley Police Officer 5. Swinging Spikes (2:07.82) All cut.
29th Ben Jackson App Developer 5. Swinging Spikes (2:21.37) All cut.
30th Dr. John Murray Adams Optometrist 5. Swinging Spikes (2:32.99) Digest.

Trivia

  • Indianapolis qualifiers on this season became the first city qualifiers course in American Ninja Warrior history to be built at a curve instead at straight line. This was because the course took place at Monument Circle in Indianapolis.
  • Indianapolis qualifiers on this season was also memorable to feature Zach Gowen, who became the third amputee competitor to compete on American Ninja Warrior (after Stephen France and Artis Thompson III). However, unlike those two, Zach ran the course without his prosthetic leg (making him the first competitor to compete with just one leg). Despite that, he was able to complete 2 obstacles (the Floating Steps and Rolling Log).


Oklahoma City Qualifiers

Original Air Date: June 20th, 2016.

Obstacles

^Floating Steps
^Ring Swing
*Log Runner
*Tire Swing
^Bar Hop
*Warped Wall

^ - New Obstacle
* - Modified Obstacle (Compared to Previous American Ninja Warrior's Seasons)

Results

Place Name Profile Result Notes
1st Thomas Stillings Parkour Instructor Clear (1:43.51)
2nd Daniel Gil Worship Leader Clear (1:44.17)
3rd David Campbell Pizza Delivery Driver Clear (1:47.20) Digest.
4th Kyle Mendoza FedEx Delivery Man Clear (2:23.82)
5th Cass Clawson Valet Attendant Clear (2:31.40) Digest.
6th Brian Beckstrand Lowe's Manager Clear (2:35.96)
7th Geoff Lancaster Software Developer Clear (2:39.58) All cut.
8th Thomas Doweidt Auto Parts Manager Clear (2:43.76) All cut.
9th Nate Burkhalter Oil and Gas Engineer Clear (2:48.61)
10th James Wyatt Pastor Clear (2:54.15) All cut.
11th An Ly Firefighter Clear (2:58.10) All cut.
12th Karsten Williams Personal Trainer Clear (3:08.18) Digest.
13th Jon Stewart Construction Manager Clear (3:18.67) Oldest competitor to complete city qualifiers on American Ninja Warrior (at 54 years old).
14th Tremayne Dortch Gym Owner Clear (3:27.71) Digest.
15th Andrew Lowes Photographer Clear (3:47.09) Digest.
16th Hamidulah Khazo Tow Truck Driver 6. Warped Wall (3:11.05) All cut.
17th Jessell Boseman Tumbling Coach 5. Bar Hop (1:09.17) Digest.
18th Diron Jones Theater Student 5. Bar Hop (1:12.50) All cut.
19th Andrew Potter Former U.S. Army Ranger 5. Bar Hop (1:33.15) All cut.
20th Jared Brandy Power Plant Operator 5. Bar Hop (1:43.84) All cut.
21st Mitch VeDepo Medical Researcher 5. Bar Hop (1:51.64) All cut.
22nd Brent Steffensen Gym Owner 5. Bar Hop (1:59.49)
23rd Reid Pletcher U.S. Paralympic Ski Guide 5. Bar Hop (2:18.85) All cut.
24th Chris Moore Prosthetist 5. Bar Hop (2:22.10) All cut.
25th Brian Doom Air Force Tanker Pilot 5. Bar Hop (2:48.83)
26th Brian Burkhardt Law Student 4. Tire Swing (0:34.34)
27th Clayton Wolf Real Estate Investor 4. Tire Swing (0:35.31) All cut.
28th Sudul Diahkah Dance Instructor 4. Tire Swing (0:50.70) All cut.
29th Grant Clinton Bank Manager 4. Tire Swing (0:51.53) Digest.
30th Alexander Moran IT Specialist 4. Tire Swing (0:53.01) All cut.

Trivia

  • The taping of Oklahoma City qualifiers took place during Daniel Gil's 23rd birthday.
  • Oklahoma City qualifiers on this season became the first occurrence in which the "POM Run of the Night" was not awarded from a completion on a course. In this case, it was awarded to Artis Thompson III (due to his effort for completing the Log Runner with his prosthetic leg).
  • Oklahoma City qualifiers on this season also became the only city qualifiers course in which the fourth obstacle became the cut off for advancing to city finals.


Philadelphia Qualifiers

Original Air Date: June 27th, 2016.

Obstacles

^Floating Steps
Log Grip
*Paddle Boards
^Wall Drop
^Rolling Thunder
*Warped Wall

^ - New Obstacle
* - Modified Obstacle (Compared to Previous American Ninja Warrior's Seasons)

Results

Place Name Profile Result Notes
1st Anthony DeFranco High School Track Coach Clear (1:44.37) POM Run of the Night.
2nd Jon Alexis Jr. Carpenter Clear (1:51.08)
3rd Joe Moravsky Meteorologist Clear (2:00.29)
4th Michael Torres Carpenter Clear (2:27.96) All cut.
5th Najee Richardson Fitness Coach Clear (2:54.53)
6th Jamie Rahn Gym Owner Clear (2:57.66) Digest.
7th Geoff Britten Cameraman Clear (3:33.97) Had hit the buzzer for 7 consecutive times (including the first 6 buzzers from the previous season).
8th Tyler Cravens College Student Clear (3:35.69) All cut.
9th Ryan Stratis Personal Trainer Clear (4:29.12)
10th Mike Bernardo Firefighter 5. Rolling Thunder (0:51.58) Digest.
11th Chris DiGangi 5. Rolling Thunder (1:00.34) All cut.
12th Mike Soria Busboy 5. Rolling Thunder (1:03.14) All cut.
13th Chris Wilczewski Gym Owner 5. Rolling Thunder (1:03.78) Digest.
14th John Gowder Jr. Industrial Electrician 5. Rolling Thunder (1:09.16)
15th Lori Adams 5. Rolling Thunder (1:13.02) All cut.
16th Brandon Pannell 5. Rolling Thunder (1:20.97) All cut.
17th Michelle Warnky Gym Owner 5. Rolling Thunder (1:21.08)
18th Eric Torres Radio Tower Technician 5. Rolling Thunder (1:21.97) All cut.
19th Yancey Quezada E.M.T. 5. Rolling Thunder (1:23.15) All cut.
20th Tim Bream 5. Rolling Thunder (1:25.75) All cut.
21st Richard Shoemaker E.R. Doctor 5. Rolling Thunder (1:30.84) Digest.
22nd Nick Kostreski Aerospace Engineer 5. Rolling Thunder (1:40.16) All cut.
23rd Alex Dell'Aquila Medieval Times Knight 5. Rolling Thunder (1:40.28) All cut.
24th Greg Fleming Physical Therapist 5. Rolling Thunder (1:40.68) All cut.
25th Fabio Figueiredo Barber 5. Rolling Thunder (1:43.49) All cut.
26th Miles Avery Gymnastics Coach 5. Rolling Thunder (1:46.64) Digest.
27th Carl Fantauzzo Liquor Store Owner 5. Rolling Thunder (1:54.33) All cut.
28th Jesse Labreck Caretaker 5. Rolling Thunder (1:58.05)
29th Rachael Goldstein Occupational Therapist 5. Rolling Thunder (2:01:00)
30th Allyssa Beird Teacher 5. Rolling Thunder (2:04.46)

Trivia

  • For the first time ever, 4 women qualified to city finals. This was the largest amount of female competitors advanced to city finals. Those 4 women were later known as The Fantastic Four, referencing the Marvel superhero team of the same name.
  • Due to the Rolling Thunder, Philadelphia qualifiers had set the lowest amount of finishers during city qualifiers on this season (with 9 finishers). This was also the second lowest amount of finishers during city qualifiers in American Ninja Warrior history at that time (until American Ninja Warrior 9's Denver qualifiers at 8 finishers), only behind American Ninja Warrior 7's Venice Beach qualifiers (at 7 finishers).
  • Miles Avery was once again the oldest competitor to advance to city finals (at 57 years old).
  • In the end of overall city qualifiers rounds on this season, no competitor could complete the city qualifiers course in less than 1 minute, which was for the time ever in American Ninja Warrior history.

City Finals

Los Angeles Finals

Original Air Date: July 11th, 2016.

Obstacles

Floating Steps
+Tick Tock
+Escalator
+Ring Jump
I-Beam Cross
Warped Wall
Salmon Ladder
^The Wedge
Helix Hang
Invisible Ladder

^ - New Obstacle
+ - Modified Obstacle (Compared to American Ninja Warrior 8's City Qualifiers Course)

Results

Place Qualifying Place Name Profile Result Notes
1st 12th Josh Levin Engineering Student Clear (8:21.30) POM Run of the Night.
2nd 11th Jessie Graff Stuntwoman 9. Helix Hang (6:07.36) First woman on this season to qualify to Las Vegas national finals. Highest place a woman has ever finished during city finals.
3rd 1st Kevin Bull Stock Trader 8. The Wedge (2:34.03)
4th 3rd Chris Workman App Developer 8. The Wedge (3:25.97)
5th 5th Nicholas Coolridge Construction Worker 8. The Wedge (3:28.89)
6th 20th Adam Rayl Concrete Worker 8. The Wedge (3:34.93)
7th 2nd Flip Rodriguez Stuntman 8. The Wedge (3:39.43)
8th 6th Gabe Hurtado Shoe Salesman 8. The Wedge (3:46.56)
9th 9th Liam Buell Beekeeper 8. The Wedge (4:04.51) Digest.
10th 10th Grant McCartney Flight Attendant 8. The Wedge (4:09.06)
11th 8th Ryan Robinson Highwire Artist 8. The Wedge (4:18.86) Digest.
12th 7th Justin Hillsten Chemist 8. The Wedge (4:19.73) Digest.
13th 22nd Jackson Meyer Marking Representative 8. The Wedge (4:20.93) Digest.
14th 13th Nick Hanson Coach 8. The Wedge (4:44.10)
15th 15th Ben Melick Personal Trainer 8. The Wedge (4:44.16) Digest.

Results of Other City Finalists

Qualifying Place Name Profile Result Notes
4th Sean Bryan Catholic Church Worker 3. Escalator Digest.
14th Brian Kretsch Gym Owner 3. Escalator
16th Ted Jung Banker 8. The Wedge All cut.
17th Jerod Warf 8. The Wedge Digest.
18th Steve Seiver Yoga Instructor 2. Tick Tock Digest.
19th Natalie Duran Clinical Researcher 2. Tick Tock
21st Alan Connealy Gym Owner 5. I-Beam Cross
23rd Jesse La Flair Professional Freerunner 7. Salmon Ladder Digest.
24th Jesse Cargil Hardware Store Stockboy 8. The Wedge Digest.
25th Jonathan Cunanan Software Tester 8. The Wedge Digest.
26th Grey Kantor Dentist 8. The Wedge All cut.
27th Alex Smith Photographer 5. I-Beam Cross Digest.
28th Ben Antoine Aerospace Engineer 3. Escalator
29th K.C Halik 7. Salmon Ladder All cut.
30th Scott Willson Chess Instructor 7. Salmon Ladder


Atlanta Finals

Original Air Date: July 18th, 2016.

Obstacles

Floating Steps
+Big Dipper
+Block Run
Spin Cycle
+Pipe Fitter
Warped Wall
Salmon Ladder
*Floating Monkey Bars
^The Clacker
Invisible Ladder

^ - New Obstacle
* - Modified Obstacle (Compared to Previous American Ninja Warrior's Seasons)
+ - Modified Obstacle (Compared to American Ninja Warrior 8's City Qualifiers Course)

Results

Place Qualifying Place Name Profile Result Notes
1st 4th James McGrath Movie Theater Worker Clear (5:01.62)
2nd 1st Drew Drechsel Personal Trainer Clear (5:05.26)
3rd 11th Travis Rosen Stock Trader Clear (6:52.17) POM Run of the Night.
4th 7th Brett Sims Cabinet Finisher Clear (7:36.45)
5th 12th Casey Suchocki Engineering Student 9. The Clacker (3:24.45)
6th 19th Shawn Richardson Actor 9. The Clacker (4:37.34)
7th 18th Jo Jo Bynum Software Engineer 9. The Clacker (6:07.44)
8th 3rd Neil Craver Artist 8. Floating Monkey Bars (2:47.10) Digest.
9th 5th Tyler Martin Gymnastics Coach 8. Floating Monkey Bars (3:44.46)
10th 6th Chris Boehm 8. Floating Monkey Bars (3:51.21) Digest.
11th 17th Yuri Force 8. Floating Monkey Bars (3:54.59) All cut.
12th 23rd Mike Chick Defense Attorney 8. Floating Monkey Bars (4:09.59) Digest.
13th 24th Alexio Gomes Motivational Speaker 8. Floating Monkey Bars (4:11.25) Digest.
14th 9th Mack Roesch Construction Worker 8. Floating Monkey Bars (4:16.77) Digest.
15th 13th Todd Bourgeois Physical Therapist 8. Floating Monkey Bars (4:33.40) Digest.

Results of Other City Finalists

Qualifying Place Name Profile Result Notes
2nd Caleb Watson Dairy Farmer 2. Big Dipper
8th Justin Maina 7. Salmon Ladder All cut.
10th Kenneth Niemitalo Concrete Worker 2. Big Dipper Digest.
14th Reko Rivera Mobile DJ 7. Salmon Ladder Digest.
15th Danny Adair Chef 2. Big Dipper Digest.
16th Jonathan Ruiz Optician 4. Spin Cycle Digest.
20th Chad Hohn Residential Builder 7. Salmon Ladder
21st Eddy Stewart Firefighter 4. Spin Cycle
22nd Jeff Harvey 7. Salmon Ladder Digest.
25th Brent Ruffin NBA Entertainer 5. Pipe Fitter
26th Lucas Gomes Worship Leader 8. Floating Monkey Bars 16th place.
27th Joey Greene 6. Warped Wall
28th Rodolfo Burgos Dentist 2. Big Dipper All cut. Disqualified for touching the side of the obstacle.
29th Bobby Bohannon Comedian 2. Big Dipper Digest.
30th Chris Moore 5. Pipe Fitter Digest.


Indianapolis Finals

Original Air Date: July 25th, 2016.

Obstacles

Floating Steps
Rolling Log
+Fly Wheels
+Disc Runner
+Swinging Spikes
Warped Wall
Salmon Ladder
*Hourglass Drop
^Circuit Board
Invisible Ladder

^ - New Obstacle
* - Modified Obstacle (Compared to Previous American Ninja Warrior's Seasons)
+ - Modified Obstacle (Compared to American Ninja Warrior 8's City Qualifiers Course)

Results

Place Qualifying Place Name Profile Result Notes
1st 3rd Adam Arnold Maintenance Worker Clear (5:40.42)
2nd 2nd Jake Murray Wedding Photographer Clear (6:34.68) POM Run of the Night.
3rd 5th Brian Arnold Salesman Clear (6:37.87)
4th 6th Ian Dory Engineering Student Clear (7:53.91)
5th 11th Ethan Swanson Data Analyst 10. Invisible Ladder (6:41.42)
6th 8th Dan Polizzi Firefighter 9. Circuit Board (4:24.68)
7th 21st Ryan Elliot 9. Circuit Board (5:24.47) Digest.
8th 25th Meagan Martin Youth Climbing Coach 9. Circuit Board (7:31.83) Second woman on this season to qualify to Las Vegas national finals.
9th 9th Eric Middleton Insect Scientist 8. Hourglass Drop (3:06.78)
10th 12th Dan Banura 8. Hourglass Drop (3:17.81) Digest.
11th 17th Tyler Smith 8. Hourglass Drop (3:55.69) Digest.
12th 13th Tyler Yamauchi Physical Therapist 8. Hourglass Drop (4:14.08)
13th 29th Ben Jackson 8. Hourglass Drop (4:30.69) Digest
14th 16th Matt Wilder Scientist 8. Hourglass Drop (4:35.22) Digest.
15th 19th Andrew "Roo" Yori Lab Technician 8. Hourglass Drop (5:12.32)

Results of Other City Finalists

Qualifying Place Name Profile Result Notes
1st Lorin Ball Gym Owner 2. Rolling Log
4th Dan Yager Salon Owner 2. Rolling Log Digest
7th Brandon Mears Firefighter 7. Salmon Ladder Digest.
10th Theodore "TC" Tronquet 5. Swinging Spikes Digest.
14th Drew Knapp 2. Rolling Log
15th Zack Kemmerer 1. Floating Steps Digest.
18th PJ Granger Concrete Worker 4. Disc Runner Fell off the course while dismounting.
20th Kevin Hogan Tax Accountant 2. Rolling Log Digest.
22nd Jonathan Cooley 5. Swinging Spikes Digest.
23rd Andrew Rowland 8. Hourglass Drop Digest.
24th Fred Thorne High School Football Coach 5. Swinging Spikes Digest.
26th Adam Stroup 3. Fly Wheels Digest.
27th Alex Bienz School Teacher 3. Fly Wheels Digest.
28th Bryce Foley 3. Fly Wheels Digest.
30th Dr. John Murray Adams Optometrist 5. Swinging Spikes


Oklahoma City Finals

Original Air Date: August 1st, 2016.

Obstacles

Floating Steps
+Ring Swing
Log Runner
Tire Swing
+Bar Hop
Warped Wall
Salmon Ladder
*Bungee Road
^Window Hang
Invisible Ladder

^ - New Obstacle
* - Modified Obstacle (Compared to Previous American Ninja Warrior's Seasons)
+ - Modified Obstacle (Compared to American Ninja Warrior 8's City Qualifiers Course)

Results

Place Qualifying Place Name Profile Result Notes
1st 2nd Daniel Gil Worship Leader Clear (5:14.27)
2nd 29th Grant Clinton Bank Manager Clear (5:57.43) POM Run of the Night.
3rd 1st Thomas Stillings Parkour Instructor 10. Invisible Ladder (3:52.91)
4th 21st Mitch VeDepo Medical Researcher 9. Window Hang (3:39.32)
5th 13th Jon Stewart Construction Manager 9. Window Hang (3:41.71)
6th 11th An Ly Firefighter 9. Window Hang (3:45.99) Digest.
7th 8th Thomas Doweidt Auto Parts Manager 9. Window Hang (3:46.73) Digest.
8th 12th Karsten Williams Personal Trainer 9. Window Hang (4:27.40)
9th 15th Andrew Lowes Photographer 8. Bungee Road (3:16.31) Digest.
10th 22nd Brent Steffensen Gym Owner 8. Bungee Road (4:00.61)
11th 10th James Wyatt Pastor 8. Bungee Road (4:54.59) Digest.
12th 23rd Reid Pletcher U.S. Paralympic Ski Guide 8. Bungee Road (5:21.97)
13th 17th Jessell Boseman Tumbling Coach 7. Salmon Ladder (2:01.91)
14th 27th Clayton Wolf Real Estate Investor 7. Salmon Ladder (2:05.33) Digest.
15th 9th Nate Burkhalter Oil and Gas Engineer 7. Salmon Ladder (2:30.43)

Results of Other City Finalists

Qualifying Place Name Profile Result Notes
3rd David Campbell Pizza Delivery Driver 5. Bar Hop Didn't advance to Las Vegas national finals/Mount Midoriyama finals for the first time since American Ninja Warrior 1.
4th Kyle Mendoza FedEx Delivery Man 5. Bar Hop Digest.
5th Cass Clawson Valet Attendant 5. Bar Hop All cut.
6th Brian Beckstrand Lowe's Manager 3. Log Runner Digest.
7th Geoff Lancaster Software Developer 3. Log Runner
14th Tremayne Dortch Gym Owner 7. Salmon Ladder First time failed to qualify to Las Vegas national finals. 16th place.
16th Hamidulah Khazi Tow Truck Driver 5. Bar Hop Digest.
18th Diron Jones Theater Student 3. Log Runner Digest.
19th Andrew Potter Former U.S. Army Ranger 3. Log Runner
20th Jared Bandy Power Plant Operator 5. Bar Hop Digest.
24th Chris Moore Prosthetist 2. Ring Swing Digest.
25th Brian Doom Air Force Tanker Pilot 3. Log Runner Digest.
26th Brian Burkhardt Law Student 3. Log Runner All cut.
28th Sudul Diahkah Dance Instructor 5. Bar Hop Digest.
30th Alexander Moran IT Specialist 3. Log Runner Digest.


Philadelphia Finals

Original Air Date: August 22nd, 2016 (after 3 weeks break due to NBC's broadcast of 2016 Summer Olympics).

Obstacles

Floating Steps
Log Grip
Paddle Boards
Wall Drop
+Rolling Thunder
Warped Wall
Salmon Ladder
*Flying Shelf Grab
^Stair Hopper
Invisible Ladder

^ - New Obstacle
* - Modified Obstacle (Compared to Previous American Ninja Warrior's Seasons)
+ - Modified Obstacle (Compared to American Ninja Warrior 8's City Qualifiers Course)

Results

Place Qualifying Place Name Profile Result Notes
1st 13th Chris Wilczewski Gym Owner 10. Invisible Ladder (3:33.53)
2nd 3rd Joe Moravsky Meteorologist 10. Invisible Ladder (4:02.73) First time fell at city finals.
3rd 2nd Jon Alexis Jr. Carpenter 9. Stair Hopper (2:56.69) Digest.
4th 6th Jamie Rahn Gym Owner 9. Stair Hopper (3:40.06)
5th 10th Mike Bernardo Firefighter 9. Stair Hopper (3:41.50) Digest.
6th 5th Najee Richardson Fitness Coach 9. Stair Hopper (3:54.70)
7th 4th Michael Torres Carpenter 9. Stair Hopper (3:56.24)
8th 7th Geoff Britten Cameraman 9. Stair Hopper (4:29.69) First time failed to complete an obstacle since American Ninja Warrior 6.
9th 9th Ryan Stratis Personal Trainer 9. Stair Hopper (5:07.01) Digest.
10th 28th Jesse Labreck Caretaker 9. Stair Hopper (6:48.87) Fifth woman to scale the Warped Wall on American Ninja Warrior. Third woman on this season to qualify to Las Vegas national finals. POM Run of the Night.
11th 1st Anthony DeFranco High School Track Coach 8. Flying Shelf Grab (3:28.31) Digest.
12th 22nd Nick Kostreski Aerospace Engineer 8. Flying Shelf Grab (4:11.65) Digest.
13th 16th Brandon Pannell 8. Flying Shelf Grab (4:31.09) Digest.
14th 21st Richard Shoemaker E.R. Doctor 8. Flying Shelf Grab (4:47.21) Digest.
15th 27th Carl Fantauzzo Liquor Store Owner 8. Flying Shelf Grab (5:33.27)

Results of Other City Finalists

Qualifying Place Name Profile Result Notes
8th Tyler Cravens College Student 4. Wall Drop Digest.
11th Chris DiGangi 5. Rolling Thunder All cut.
12th Mike Soria Busboy 5. Rolling Thunder Digest.
14th John Gowder Jr. Industrial Electrician 3. Paddle Boards Digest.
15th Lori Adams 4. Wall Drop All cut.
17th Michelle Warnky Gym Owner 5. Rolling Thunder
18th Eric Torres Radio Tower Technician 6. Warped Wall Digest.
19th Yancey Quezada E.M.T. 7. Salmon Ladder Digest.
20th Tim Bream 5. Rolling Thunder All cut.
23rd Alex Dell'Aquila Medieval Times knight 5. Rolling Thunder
24th Greg Fleming Physical Therapist 5. Rolling Thunder Digest.
25th Fabio Figueiredo Barber 5. Rolling Thunder
26th Miles Avery Gymnastics Coach 4. Wall Drop Digest.
29th Rachael Goldstein Occupational Therapist 4. Wall Drop
30th Allyssa Beird Teacher 5. Rolling Thunder

Trivia

  • Philadelphia finals on this season became:
    • The first city finals course in American Ninja Warrior history to have zero competitors finished the course, and
    • The second occurrence in which the "POM Run of the Night" was not awarded from a completion on a course. In this case, it was awarded to Jesse Labreck (due to her effort to become the first woman to complete the Rolling Thunder, the fifth woman to scale the Warped Wall, and qualify to Las Vegas national finals on her first season appearance).

Las Vegas National Finals

Each competitor who competed in Las Vegas national finals must wear clothes/attributes that represented his/her respective qualifying city.

Los Angeles Atlanta Indianapolis Oklahoma City Philadelphia


Stage One

Original Air Date: August 29th, 2016 & September 5th, 2016.

Obstacles

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

Time limit: 140 seconds.

^ - New Obstacle

Results

Name Region Rank Result Notes
Ryan Stratis Philadelphia 9th 8. Flying Squirrel
Jo Jo Bynum Atlanta 7th 3. Giant Log Grip
Cassie Craig Oklahoma City Wildcard 3. Giant Log Grip
Casey Suchocki Atlanta 5th 4. Jumping Spider Didn't get a good dismount and fell backward into the water.
Mike Chick Atlanta 12th 2. Propeller Bar Digest.
Liam Buell Los Angeles 9th 5. Sonic Curve Digest.
Alexio Gomes Atlanta 13th 3. Giant Log Grip Digest.
Lucas Gomes Atlanta 16th (injury replacement) 1. Snake Run
Brandon Pannell Philadelphia 13th 4. Jumping Spider
Allyssa Beird Philadelphia Wildcard 2. Propeller Bar Digest.
Karsten Williams Oklahoma City 8th 4. Jumping Spider Digest. Fell at the Spider Walk portion of the obstacle.
Justin Hillsten Los Angeles 12th 3. Giant Log Grip Digest.
Grant McCartney Los Angeles 10th Clear (04.81 seconds left) First competitor to complete Stage One this season.
Rose Wetzel Oklahoma City Wildcard 2. Propeller Bar Digest.
Chris Boehm Atlanta 10th 7. Broken Bridge Digest.
James McGrath Atlanta 1st 4. Jumping Spider Digest.
Travis Rosen Atlanta 3rd 1. Snake Run First time fell at Stage One.
Tyler Yamauchi Indianapolis 12th 6. Warped Wall Timed out. Shortest male competitor to complete the Jumping Spider (5'1").
Jamie Rahn Philadelphia 4th 3. Giant Log Grip
Michael Torres Philadelphia 7th Clear (00.08 seconds left)
Mike Bernardo Philadephia 5th 2. Propeller Bar Digest.
Ryan Robinson Los Angeles 11th 8. Flying Squirrel Digest. Transition to the Rope Ladder.
Michelle Warnky Philadelphia Wildcard 2. Propeller Bar Digest.
Jesse Labreck Philadelphia 10th 4. Jumping Spider
Brian Arnold Indianapolis 3rd Clear (14.10 seconds left) Tied with Travis Rosen for the most consecutive Stage One clears (at 5 clears).
Chris Wilczewski Philadelphia 1st Clear (08.22 seconds left)
Kevin Bull Los Angeles 3rd 3. Giant Log Grip
Erica Cook Atlanta Wildcard 3. Giant Log Grip Digest.
Thomas Doweidt Oklahoma City 7th 1. Snake Run Digest.
Dan Polizzi Indianapolis 6th 8. Flying Squirrel Digest. Timed out. Full run shown on ANWNation.com.
Daniel Gil Oklahoma City 1st Clear (15.03 seconds left)
Thomas Stillings Oklahoma City 3rd Clear (27.56 seconds left)
Ian Dory Indianapolis 4th 2. Propeller Bar
Flip Rodriguez Los Angeles 7th Clear (04.78 seconds left)
Jessie Graff Los Angeles 2nd Clear (12.39 seconds left) First woman in American Ninja Warrior history to complete Stage One. POM Run of the Night (August 29th).
Kirsti Pratt Indianapolis Wildcard 4. Jumping Spider
Nick Hanson Los Angeles 14th 8. Flying Squirrel Timed out at the top of the Rope Ladder.
Brent Steffensen Oklahoma City 10th 3. Giant Log Grip
Jon Stewart Oklahoma City 5th 2. Propeller Bar
Yuri Force Atlanta 11th 2. Propeller Bar Digest.
Jackson Meyer Los Angeles 13th 1. Snake Run Digest.
Clayton Wolf Oklahoma City 14th 3. Giant Log Grip Digest.
Jon Alexis Jr. Philadelphia 3rd 8. Flying Squirrel
Josh Levin Los Angeles 1st Clear (07.76 seconds left)
Tiana Webberley Los Angeles Wildcard 2. Propeller Bar Digest.
Grant Clinton Oklahoma City 2nd 1. Snake Run Digest.
Brett Sims Atlanta 4th 6. Warped Wall Digest. Timed out.
Jessell Boseman Oklahoma City 13th 8. Flying Squirrel
Mack Roesch Atlanta 14th 4. Jumping Spider
Anthony DeFranco Philadelphia 11th 4. Jumping Spider Digest.
Andrew Lowes Oklahoma City 9th 5. Sonic Curve Digest.
Brittany Reid Atlanta Wildcard 2. Propeller Bar Digest.
Natalie Duran Los Angeles Wildcard 2. Propeller Bar
Adam Rayl Los Angeles 6th Clear (04.74 seconds left)
Drew Drechsel Atlanta 2nd Clear (07.78 seconds left)
Najee Richardson Philadelphia 6th Clear (08.01 seconds left)
Chris Workman Los Angeles 4th 2. Propeller Bar Digest.
Eric Middleton Indianapolis 9th 8. Flying Squirrel Digest. Timed out.
Nicholas Coolridge Los Angeles 5th Clear (08.32 seconds left) Digest.
Meagan Martin Indianapolis 8th 3. Giant Log Grip
Neil Craver Atlanta 8th Clear (11.03 Seconds left)
Nick Kostreski Philadelphia 12th 8. Flying Squirrel Timed out at the Rope Ladder.
Kacy Catanzaro Oklahoma City Wildcard 2. Propeller Bar
Adam Arnold Indianapolis 1st 3. Giant Log Grip Digest.
Carl Fantauzzo, Jr. Philadelphia 15th 5. Sonic Curve Digest.
Ethan Swanson Indianapolis 5th Clear (02.10 seconds left) Digest.
Joe Moravsky Philadelphia 2nd Clear (04.10 seconds left)
Geoff Britten Philadelphia 8th 1. Snake Run
Jake Murray Indianapolis 2nd Clear (34.75 seconds left) Fastest Stage One clear on this season. POM Run of the Night (September 5th).
Reid Pletcher Oklahoma City 12th 4. Jumping Spider All cut.
James Wyatt Oklahoma City 11th 2. Propeller Bar All cut.
Nate Burkhalter Oklahoma City 15th 1. Snake Run All cut.
Asya Grechka Oklahoma CIty Wildcard 2. Propeller Bar All cut.
Todd Bourgeois Atlanta 15th 4. Jumping Spider All cut. Full run shown on ANWnation.com.
Shawn Richardson Atlanta 6th 3. Giant Log Grip All cut.
Richard Shoemaker Philadelphia 14th 4. Jumping Spider All cut.
Rachael Goldstein Philadelphia Wildcard 2. Propeller Bar All cut.
Ryan Elliot Indianapolis 7th 1. Snake Run All cut.
Michaela Kiersch Indianapolis Wildcard 2. Propeller Bar All cut.
Jesse Cargil Los Angeles Wildcard 4. Jumping Spider All cut.
Ben Melick Los Angeles 15th 2. Propeller Bar All cut.
Gabe Hurtado Los Angeles 8th 8. Flying Squirrel All cut.
An Ly Oklahoma City 6th 2. Propeller Bar All cut.
Mitch VeDepo Oklahoma City 4th 4. Jumping Spider All cut.
Tyler Smith Indianapolis 11th 4. Jumping Spider All cut.
Dan Banura Indianapolis 10th 2. Propeller Bar All cut.
Andrew "Roo" Yori Indianapolis 15th 4. Jumping Spider All cut. Full run shown on ANWNation.com.
Matt Wilder Indianapolis 14th 8. Flying Squirrel All cut.
Ben Jackson Indianapolis 13th 6. Warped Wall Timed out. All cut.
Tyler Martin Atlanta 9th Withdrew Did not compete due to injury. Replaced by Lucas Gomes.


Stage Two

Original Air Date: September 12th, 2016.

Obstacles

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

Time limit: 210 seconds.

^ - New Obstacle
* - Modified Obstacle (Compare to Previous American Ninja Warrior's Seasons)

Results

Name Region Rank Result Notes
Michael Torres Philadelphia 7th 1. Giant Ring Swing Failed at the third ring.
Najee Richardson Philadelphia 6th 2. Down Up Salmon Ladder
Ethan Swanson Indianapolis 5th 2. Down Up Salmon Ladder Digest.
Adam Rayl Los Angeles 6th 3. Wave Runner
Josh Levin Los Angeles 1st 5. Double Wedge
Grant McCartney Los Angeles 10th 2. Down Up Salmon Ladder
Neil Craver Atlanta 8th 3. Wave Runner
Flip Rodriguez Los Angeles 7th 3. Wave Runner Digest. Disqualified for dismounting the obstacle without using the second board.
Chris Wilczewski Philadelphia 1st 5. Double Wedge
Joe Moravsky Philadelphia 2nd 3. Wave Runner First time fell at Stage Two.
Drew Drechsel Atlanta 2nd Clear (01.70 seconds left) POM Run of the Night.
Brian Arnold Indianapolis 3rd 5. Double Wedge
Thomas Stillings Oklahoma City 3rd 2. Down Up Salmon Ladder
Jake Murray Indianapolis 2nd 5. Double Wedge
Nicholas Coolridge Los Angeles 5th 3. Wave Runner Digest.
Daniel Gil Oklahoma City 1st Clear (03.81 seconds left) Fastest Stage Two clear of the season.
Jessie Graff Los Angeles 2nd 3. Wave Runner


Stage Three

Original Air Date: September 12th, 2016.

Obstacles

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

^ - New Obstacle
* - Modified Obstacle (Compare to Previous American Ninja Warrior's Seasons)

Results

Name Region Rank Result Notes
Drew Drechsel Atlanta 2nd 5. Hang Climb Last Man Standing.
Daniel Gil Oklahoma City 1st 3. Ultimate Cliffhanger Transition to the second hanging board.


Stage Four

Obstacles

Rope Climb (75 feet)

Time limit: 30 seconds.

Results

Name Region Rank Result Notes
Stage Not Attempted.

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