Brian Orosco (ブライアン・オロスコ) is a free runner who has qualified for SASUKE via the American preliminary competition, the American Ninja Challenge/American Ninja Warrior four times. In the five competitions he has entered, he has failed the First Stage only once, the Second Stage twice and the Third Stage in his two most recent tournaments.
Orosco finished in second place behind Meeuwenberg in American Ninja Challenge 2, earning a spot in SASUKE 20. While he cleared the first six obstacles with ease, he also went a bit slow through the course. Thus, when he got to the Flying Chute, he was low on time. While on the Flying Chute, he was able to grab the rope, but when reaching for the net, he let go of the rope too early and fell into the water.
Orosco qualified again through American Ninja Challenge 3, earning a spot in SASUKE 21. This time, he was much faster through the first four obstacles. Although he slipped during the Jumping Spider, he made it to the Half-Pipe Attack in good time. Through the next few obstacles, he took his time, clearing each one on his first attempt. He got his revenge on the Flying Chute by clearing, but at that point, he was very low on time. He rushed through the Rope Ladder and managed to barely clear with only 0.68 seconds left, the closest finish in the Shin-SASUKE era. In the Second Stage, he managed to make it up the Salmon Ladder, but when trying to reach the last level, he only managed to get one side up and his grip gave way, and he failed there.
During qualifying, Orosco showed great speed, including skipping the fourth step on the Quintuple Steps. Despite a less than graceful landing on the Rope Swing and some difficulty on the Pipe Slider, mostly due to his weight, he hit the buzzer in 44.1 seconds, knocking out Jason Miller.
In the semi-finals, much to the shock of everyone, he made several careless mistakes early (Most likely due to nerves after watching David Gruner's early exit), including a miraculous save on the Rope Swing after almost tapping the water, almost slipping on the Spider Wall, and struggling on the Pipe Slider. However, he managed to make up time by clearing the Tarzan Rope in just three swings, and finished the course in 1:45.9 seconds, placing 13th and moving on to the finals, knocking out Ruselis Perry. In the finals however, he managed to avenge his poor showing in the semis, by blazing through the first stage of the finals in the fastest time of 1:28.4 minutes, and clearing the second stage in the second-fastest time of 24.6 seconds, placing 1st overall and moving on.
In the tournament, competing as the #1 Qualifier from America, he showed great speed easily beating the new obstacles. He went on to clear the First Stage with 18.65 seconds left on the clock. In the Second Stage, he beat the Salmon Ladder which took him out in SASUKE 21, but at that point he already had lost more than half of the Second Stage time and went out on the new Unstable Bridge while trying to reach the platform, one of three competitors to fail at that obstacle. He failed just as his time was about to expire.
Orosco was invited back for SASUKE 25, where he cleared the Second Stage for the first time, doing so in exciting fashion, leaving only 1.4 seconds on the clock. For the Third Stage, Orosco had an immediate disadvantage, as his weight of 84 kg was far heavier than that of other competitors. He went out early on the Doorknob Grasper.
Orosco then competed in American Ninja Warrior 2. Although he failed the Circle Slider in the semifinals, his result was good enough to clinch a spot in the final 15. in boot camp, he was selected. He easily beat the First Stage with over 20 seconds left, then cleared the Second Stage with 5.76 seconds remaining. However, he struggled on the Third Stage by using a more strength-sapping technique on the Roulette Cylinder than in the previous tournament, causing the obstacle to sway slightly backwards. He nearly completed the obstacle, but his strength and grip gave way before he could transfer to the Doorknob Grasper.
Orosco returned for American Ninja Warrior 3, where he failed the Unstable Bridge in the semifinal. However, he went far enough through the course that he advanced to boot camp, where he was defeated by Travis Rosen on the Heavenly Ropes on the final day. He attended SASUKE 27 as an alternate but did not run the course.
American Ninja Warrior
Since the re-branding of American Ninja Warrior, Orosco has competed three more times but hasn't been able to clear the qualifying round.
In American Ninja Warrior 4, Orosco competed in the Northwest Qualifiers and was the last runner of the day. He started very strong, easily clearing the first three obstacles in around 15 seconds, but shockingly went out on the Jump Hang when he was moving so fast he didn't get a good grip on the cargo net and backflipped into the water.
the Flying Nunchucks In American Ninja Warrior 5, Orosco returned in the Venice Beach qualifiers as the second runner of the night. He started strong, clearing new obstacles such as the Frame Slider and Domino Hill, but failed the Flying Nunchucks when he couldn't grasp them, mostly due to lack of momentum. He later failed the Spinning Wheel in American Ninja Warrior 6.
Orosco has not compete in American Ninja Warrior since.
Jump City: Seattle
Orosco competed alongside fellow SASUKE veterans Levi Meeuwenberg, Caine Sinclair, and Paul Darnell as Team Tempest in G4's Jump City: Seattle. Orosco performed poorly in their first match against Team Rogue, scoring only a 7.4 out of 10 in the freestyle round. He served as a de facto captain when Meeuwenberg injured his wrist warming up for their second match against Miami Freerunning. This time, he scored an 8.8 in the freestyle round, tying Meeuwenberg's score in their previous match. Even with an injury to Sinclair's toe, Tempest won all three of their regular season matches, earning an automatic qualification in the finals. In the finals against The Tribe at Qwest Field, Orosco was selected to compete against Michael "Frosti" Zernow in the Sudden Death round, where Orosco score his second 9.0 out of 10, to win the title for Tempest.
|20||1945||Failed Flying Chute (First Stage)|
|21||75||Failed Salmon Ladder (Second Stage)||Sixth rung.|
|23||73||Failed Unstable Bridge (Second Stage)||Fell on 2nd board when reaching for the platform at the end.|
|25||69||Failed Doorknob Grasper (Third Stage)||Second doorknob.|
|26||92||Failed Roulette Cylinder (Third Stage)||Digest.|