Dan Polizzi Is a firefighter who competed on American Ninja Warrior 5, American Ninja Warrior 6 and American Ninja Warrior 7. In ANW5, he competed in Baltimore and completed the Baltimore qualifying rounds, but he failed the Salmon Ladder.
In ANW6, Dan competed in St. Louis and had completed the qualifying stage and move on to the finals. In the finals, Dan failed the Rumbling Dice but he ended up placing 14th and was able to move on to Vegas. His run was cut in Vegas, but it was said that he was one of the many to fail the Silk Slider.
In American Ninja Warrior 7, he completed qualifying again in Kansas City. However, in the finals, he got careless on the Ring Toss and fell there, placing 34th overall. He was the only one to fail the Ring Toss when one of the rings was just on the edge of the peg.
Polizzi returned in American Ninja Warrior 8 after a devastating exit in the finals course last season. This time, Polizzi was more careful in the finals course and made it all the way to the Circuit Board, which he ended up placing 6th overall. His result was exact opposite with his training partner, Brandon Mears, who failed to advance this time around. Polizzi was very close to finishing stage 1, but timed out on the Flying Squirrel just before hitting the buzzer.
He returned in American Ninja Warrior 9 competing in Kansas City, Missouri. Polizzi had a strong run early on, but he made a mental mistake and dropped the bar on the Bar Hop, making the obstacle impossible to complete. He still attempted to make a long lache, but just barely missed the landing platform and fell in the water. He still advanced to the city finals, placing 16th. However, out of the four firefighters that competed on the course (Brandon Mears, Dennis Lappin, and David Cavanagh), he was the only one to not finish the course entirely.