Anthony DeFranco is a High School Track Coach who competed as a rookie in American Ninja Warrior 8.
In American Ninja Warrior 8, Anthony competed in the Philadelphia region where he finished the qualifying course with the fastest time of the night. his run in the city finals was digested but he failed the Flying Shelf Grab, he did place 11th in the top 15 and he moved onto the national finals. his run on stage 1 was also digested but it was shown that he failed the Jumping Spider.
DeFranco returned to compete in Cleveland in American Ninja Warrior 9 where he once again, put up the fastest time of the night in qualifying.in the city finals, he failed the Nail Clipper but he placed 9th and made his second trip to Vegas.