ANW9 Cannonball Drop

American Ninja Warrior 9's Cannonball Drop in Los Angeles

The Cannonball Drop is an obstacle, firstly introduced as the second obstacle on American Ninja Warrior 9 in Los Angeles.

Competitors must grab onto a 9-inches diameter cannonball, and ride it down a slightly steeped track, with two drops that would test the grip strength of the competitor. During Los Angeles qualifiers, the obstacle took out 28 competitors, as well as 5 more competitors during Los Angeles finals.

CNW Cannonball Drop

The Cannonball Drop during Celebrity Ninja Warrior: Red Nose Day

The Cannonball Drop was attempted early during Celebrity Ninja Warrior: Red Nose Day. However, the number of the drops on the track was reduced from two to just one, in order to make the obstacle easier for celebrity competitors. Among the 9 celebrity competitors who attempted it, only Nikki Glaser failed to complete it.

Competitors' Success Rate

  • All results based on the NBC broadcast and external information found
ANW Clears Attempts Percentage
ANW9 (qualifiers) 77 105 73.33%
ANW9 (finals) 28 33 84.85%
Total 105 138 78.95%