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American Ninja Warrior: All Stars Special 2 was the second installment of American Ninja Warrior's post-season tournament, which was recorded after American Ninja Warrior 8's season finale, and premiered on February 20th, 2017.

Team Competition

Competitors

Unlike on the previous tournament, there were 3 teams competing (Team Matt, Team Akbar, and Team Kristine), with only 3 competitors in each team. Each team consisted of 2 American Ninja Warrior veterans and 1 female competitor. The members of each team was chosen by the host, co-host, and sideline reporter of American Ninja Warrior (Matt Iseman for Team Matt, Akbar Gbaja-Biamila for Team Akbar, and Kristine Leahy for Team Kristine).

Team Matt Team Akbar Team Kristine


Competition Format

The competition worked as followed:

  • The stages used were Stage One, Stage Two, and Stage Three.
  • The competition worked in a relay fashion (similar to Team Ninja Warrior's Relay Showdown round), with each member of the three teams would tackle a few obstacles.
  • In Stage One, the team who completed the course (or made the furthest) in the fastest time would automatically move on to Stage Three, while the other two teams would compete against each other in Stage Two to earn the last spot in Stage Three.
  • In Stage Two, the team who completed the course (or made the furthest) in the fastest time would move on to Stage Three, while the loser would be eliminated from the competition.
  • In Stage Three, the two winning teams (each from Stage One and Stage Two) would compete against each other. The team who completed the course (or made the furthest) in the fastest time would be the champion.
  • There was no time limit to complete the stages (Stage One, Stage Two, and Stage Three).


Stage One

Obstacles

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

Results

Team Obstacle 1-3 Competitor Obstacle 4-6 Competitor Obstacle 7-8 Competitor Result Notes Winning Team
Team Akbar Grant McCartney Neil Craver Meagan Martin Clear (1:25.42) Team Kristine
Team Matt Chris Wilczewski Jesse Labreck Najee Richardson 5. Sonic Curve Jesse's foot touched the water.
Team Kristine Flip Rodriguez Nicholas Coolridge Jessie Graff Clear (1:18.78) Automatically moved on to Stage Three.


Stage Two

Obstacles

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

Results

Team Obstacle 1-2 Competitor Obstacle 3-4 Competitor Obstacle 5-6 Competitor Result Notes Winning Team
Team Matt Najee Richardson Jesse Labreck Chris Wilczewski 5. Double Wedge Team Matt
Team Akbar Neil Craver Meagan Martin Grant McCartney 4. Butterfly Wall Meagan missed the jump from the trampoline.


Stage Three

Obstacles

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

Results

Team Obstacle 1-2 Competitor Obstacle 3-5 Competitor Obstacle 6-7 Competitor Result Notes Winning Team
Team Matt Chris Wilczewski Najee Richardson Jesse Labreck 5. Hang Climb Team Kristine
Team Kristine Jessie Graff Nicholas Coolridge Flip Rodriguez Clear POM Run of the Night.
American Ninja Warrior: All Stars Special 2's Team Competition champion: Team Kristine

Skills Competition

Endless Invisible Climb

The obstacle consisted of a supersized version of the Invisible Ladder, which took place at the Stage Four tower.

There were 3 heats in this competition, with 2 competitors in each heat. In each of the first 2 heats, the competitor who could reach the top of the tower (or made the highest) in the fastest time would move on to the final heat. In the final heat, the competitor who could reach the top of the tower (or made the highest) in the fastest time would be the champion. There was no time limit in this competition.

Competitors

James McGrath
Ryan Stratis
Jamie Rahn
Chris Wilczewski

Results

Name Results Notes
Heat 1
James McGrath Clear Reached the top of the tower in the fastest time.
Ryan Stratis Clear
Heat 2
Jamie Rahn Clear Reached the top of the tower in the fastest time.
Chris Wilczewski Clear
Final Heat
Jamie Rahn Clear
James McGrath Clear Reached the top of the tower in the fastest time.
American Ninja Warrior: All Stars Special 2's Endless Invisible Climb champion: James McGrath


Super Salmon Ladder

The obstacle consisted of a supersized version of the Salmon Ladder, with 35 rungs and about 4 stories (13.2 meters) in height.

Each competitor would start at the third rung and tried to reach the highest rung as possible. Whoever reached the highest rung, he/she would be the champion. However, if there were at least 2 competitors who could reach the highest rung, the competitor who reached it in the fastest time would be the champion.

Competitors

Jon Stewart
Jesse Labreck
Karsten Williams
Mike Bernardo (Super Salmon Ladder's champion from the previous tournament)

Results

Name Result Notes
Jon Stewart 25th rung
Jesse Labreck 19th rung
Karsten Williams 35th rung Reached the top of the ladder in 1:00.03. After that, he jumped down 4 rungs.
Mike Bernardo 34th rung
American Ninja Warrior: All Stars Special 2's Super Salmon Ladder champion: Karsten Williams


Striding Steps

The obstacle consisted of a supersized version of the Sonic Swing from Team Ninja Warrior.

Each competitor must sprint across 9 small steps (spaced 5 feet apart between each step), then grabbed a rope, swung back, and sprinted across the steps in other direction, and finally reached and hit the buzzer at the top of the wall. The 2 competitors who completed the obstacle (or made the furthest) in the fastest time would move on to the final. In the final, the competitor who completed the obstacle (or made the furthest) in the fastest time would be the champion.

The Striding Steps was digested (only shown the highlight) during the broadcast.

Competitors

Thomas Stillings
Daniel Gil
Jake Murray
Kacy Catanzaro

Results

Name Results Notes
Qualifying Round
Thomas Stillings Clear Advanced to the final round.
Daniel Gil Clear Advanced to the final round.
Jake Murray Fail
Kacy Catanzaro Clear
Final Round
Thomas Stillings Clear
Daniel Gil Fail
American Ninja Warrior: All Stars Special 2's Striding Steps champion: Thomas Stillings


Big Air Grab

The obstacle consisted of a supersized version of the Hourglass Drop, with a much larger height between the giant trampoline and the hourglass-shaped board, requiring competitors to build a much bigger bounce from the trampoline to reach and grab the board.

The competition worked in an elimination fashion. Each competitor was given just one attempt to clear the obstacle in required height. If they could complete it, they would move on the next round (with the board was placed higher in the next round). If they couldn't complete it, they would be eliminated from the competition. The competition continued until only one competitor could clear the required height in any round or the remaining competitors in any round failed to clear the required height.

The Big Air Grab was digested (only shown the highlight) during the broadcast.

Competitors

Brent Steffensen
Meagan Martin
Grant McCartney
Nicholas Coolridge
Kevin Bull

Results

Name Result Notes
Height: 14 feet
Brent Steffensen Clear
Meagan Martin Clear
Grant McCartney Clear
Nicholas Coolridge Clear
Kevin Bull Clear
Height: 14.5 feet
Brent Steffensen Clear
Meagan Martin Fail Eliminated from the competition.
Grant McCartney Clear
Nicholas Coolridge Clear
Kevin Bull Fail Eliminated from the competition.
Height: 16 feet
Brent Steffensen Clear
Grant McCartney Fail Eliminated from the competition.
Nicholas Coolridge Clear
Height: 16.5 feet
Brent Steffensen Fail Eliminated from the competition.
Nicholas Coolridge Clear Grabbed the board with one hand.
American Ninja Warrior: All Stars Special 2's Big Air Grab champion: Nicholas Coolridge


Mega Wall

The obstacle consisted of a supersized version of the Warped Wall, with a much taller wall and longer runway than during city qualifiers/city finals, requiring competitors to build a much bigger speed and momentum to reach and climb to the top of the wall.

The competition worked in an elimination fashion. Each competitor was given just one attempt to clear the obstacle in required height. If they could complete it, they would move on the next round (with the wall's height was made taller in the next round). If they couldn't complete it, they would be eliminated from the competition. The competition continued until only one competitor could clear the required height in any round or the remaining competitors in any round failed to clear the required height.

Competitors

Joe Moravsky (Mega Wall's runner-up from the previous tournament)
Jon Alexis Jr.
Jesse Labreck
Najee Richardson
Flip Rodriguez (Mega Wall's champion from the previous tournament)

Results

Name Result Notes
Height: 17 feet
Joe Moravsky Clear
Jon Alexis Jr. Clear
Jesse Labreck Clear
Najee Richardson Clear
Flip Rodriguez Clear
Height: 18 feet
Joe Moravsky Clear
Jon Alexis Jr. Clear
Jesse Labreck Fail Eliminated from the competition.
Najee Richardson Clear
Flip Rodriguez Clear
Height: 18.5 feet
Joe Moravsky Clear Digest.
Najee Richardson Clear Digest.
Jon Alexis Jr. Clear
Flip Rodriguez Clear
Height: 19 feet
Joe Moravsky Fail Eliminated from the competition.
Najee Richardson Fail Eliminated from the competition.
Flip Rodriguez Fail Eliminated from the competition.
Jon Alexis Jr. Clear
American Ninja Warrior: All Stars Special 2's Mega Wall champion: Jon Alexis Jr.


Thunderbolt

The obstacle consisted of a thunderbolt-shaped pegboard, with 2 buzzers at the middle of the pegboard.

There were 3 heats in this competition, with 2 competitors in each heat. In each of the first 2 heats, the competitor who could reach and hit the buzzer in the fastest time would move on to the final heat. In the final heat, the competitor who could reach and hit the buzzer in the fastest time would be the champion. There was no time limit in this competition.

The Thunderbolt was digested (only shown the highlight) during the broadcast.

Competitors

Travis Rosen
Geoff Britten
Jessie Graff
Brian Arnold

Results

Name Results Notes
Heat 1
Travis Rosen Fail
Geoff Britten Clear Reached and hit the buzzer first.
Heat 2
Jessie Graff Fail
Brian Arnold Clear Reached and hit the buzzer first.
Final Heat
Brian Arnold Fail
Geoff Britten Clear Reached and hit the buzzer first.
American Ninja Warrior: All Stars Special 2's Thunderbolt champion: Geoff Britten


Supersonic Shelf Grab

The obstacle consisted of a supersized version of the Flying Shelf Grab, with a much larger distance between the shelves, requiring competitors to build a much bigger swing and momentum to make the transition from the first shelf to the second shelf.

The competition worked in an elimination fashion. Each competitor was given just one attempt to clear the obstacle in required distance. If they could complete it, they would move on the next round (with the distance between the shelves was made larger in the next round). If they couldn't complete it, they would be eliminated from the competition. The competition continued until only one competitor could clear the required distance in any round or the remaining competitors in any round failed to clear the required distance.

The sun was rising during this final competition.

Competitors

Brett Sims
Meagan Martin
Najee Richardson
Drew Drechsel (Supersonic Shelf Grab's co-champion from the previous tournament)

Results

Name Result Notes
Distance: 9 feet
Brett Sims Clear
Meagan Martin Fail Eliminated from the competition.
Drew Drechsel Clear
Najee Richardson Clear
Distance: 11 feet
Brett Sims Fail Eliminated from the competition.
Drew Drechsel Clear
Najee Richardson Clear
Distance: 14 feet
Drew Drechsel Clear
Najee Richardson Clear
Distance: 15 feet
Najee Richardson Fail Although both of them failed to clear the 15-foot distance, the producers decided to give each of them one more attempt. If both of them failed once again, they would be the champions of the competition.
Drew Drechsel Fail
Distance: 15 feet (second attempt)
Najee Richardson Fail
Drew Drechsel Clear
American Ninja Warrior: All Stars Special 2's Supersonic Shelf Grab champion: Drew Drechsel