Cannonball Drop was a new obstacle that appeared in American Ninja Warrior 9. It was the second obstacle of the Los Angeles qualifying course. Competitors must grab onto a 9-inch diameter cannonball and ride it down a track similar to that of the Log Grip. The track is slightly steeper at the start, making the cannonball accelerate, and the track also has two drops that test the grip strength of the competitor. During qualifying, a total of 28 competitors fell here. In the city finals, it surprisingly took out Scott Willson. It also had taken out Brent Bundy, Westley Silvestri, K.C. Halik, and Tyler Vogt, though their runs were not shown on broadcast.

During the Red Nose Day Special, all of the celebrities attempted a slightly easier version, with most celebrities being able to clear it. The only celebrity to fall on Cannonball Drop was Nikki Glaser, of Not Safe With Nikki Glaser.
American Ninja Warrior - Crashing the Course Los Angeles (Presented by POM Wonderful)04:37

American Ninja Warrior - Crashing the Course Los Angeles (Presented by POM Wonderful)

Cannonball Drop was revealed during ANW 9's "Crashing the Course" series as the obstacle featured in Los Angeles

Competitors' Success Rate

Season Clears Attempts Percentage
ANW 9 (qualifying) 77 105 73.33%
ANW 9 (city finals) 28 33 84.85%

Note: All percentages are rounded to the nearest hundredth.

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