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ANW5 Giant Cycle

American Ninja Warrior 5's Giant Cycle in Stage One

The Giant Cycle is an obstacle, firstly introduced on American Ninja Warrior 5, as the second obstacle in Stage One.

Competitors must jump from a trampoline and grab a large wheel, which spins when touched. Then, competitors must use momentum from the swing to make a dismount to the landing platform. Some competitors (such as Jesse La Flair) took two swings to get to the platform. Although only 9 competitors failed on this obstacle, it took out some top competitors (e.g. Dan Mast, Sam Sann, Kacy Catanzaro. Nika Muckelroy, Michelle Warnky, and Michael Needham).

During USA vs. Japan, the obstacle took out Asa Kazuma, when he hit the wheel with his face, resulting his grip gave out from the wheel and fell.

Other Season Appearances

American Ninja Warrior 6

ANW6 Giant Ring

American Ninja Warrior 6's Giant Ring in Stage One

The Giant Cycle returned on American Ninja Warrior 6, once again as the second obstacle in Stage One. However, the obstacle was renamed as the Giant Ring. This time, only 2 competitors failed on this obstacle (however, it took out Sam Sann once again).

On American Ninja Warrior 7, the obstacle was replaced with the Propeller Bar.

Other Appearances

NWUK Giant Ring

Ninja Warrior UK's Giant Ring

On Ninja Warrior UK, the Giant Cycle appeared as the fourth obstacle during the finals' Stage 1. Similar to its appearance on American Ninja Warrior 6, the obstacle was called as the Giant Ring, and the obstacle didn't eliminate any competitor who attempted it.

Competitors' Success Rate

  • All results based on the NBC broadcast and external information found
ANW Clears Attempts Percentage
ANW5 72 81 88.89%
ANW6 88 90 97.78%
USA vs. Japan 5 6 83.33%
USA vs. The World 9 9 100%
Total 174 186 93.55%