Anthony DeFranco is a High School Track Coach who first competed as a rookie in American Ninja Warrior 8.
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. In the city finals, his run was digested but he failed the Flying Shelf Grab, and placed 11th overall. His run on stage 1 was also digested but it was shown that he failed the Jumping Spider.
American Ninja Warrior 9
DeFranco returned to compete in Cleveland in American Ninja Warrior 9, where his sophomore season was nearly identical to his rookie season in ANW 8. Once again, DeFranco put up the fastest time of in qualifying, placing 1st. He also fell on the 8th obstacle, the Nail Clipper, but qualified for Vegas in 9th place. Finally, he fell on the Jumping Spider on Stage 1 for the second straight year.