Ian Dory made his debut on season 6 of American Ninja Warrior at the Denver Qualifiers. He, Brian Arnold, Issac Caldiero, and Noah Kaufman all formed an alliance called the Wolf Pack in American Ninja Warrior 6, because they believe one of them will achieve Total Victory. Ian completed the Qualifying round along with the rest of the Wolf Pack, and placed 21st. Then, he and the Wolf Pack Completed the Semi Finals. Ian finished with the 4th fastest time. Then Ian completed the First Stage with the 4th Fastest time along with the rest of the Wolf Pack. Then on Stage 2, after seeing the rest of the Wolf Pack fall, Ian was the last remaining hope for the Wolf Pack. Ian preformed well but let go of the Metal Spin too late and fell. Out of the whole Wolf Pack, Ian performed the best.
Ian and the Wolf Pack then competed on American Ninja Warrior 7 in the Kansas City region. Ian finished the Qualifying Round in 2:40:23 and placed 26th along with the rest of the Wolf Pack. He then was the only member of the Wolf Pack to complete the whole Kansas City finals course and have the automatic qualification to Vegas. In the Vegas finals, his run was digested but it was shown that he cleared the first stage. His clearance marked a record for the most First Stage finishes as 38 cleared the stage (The former record is 37 in SASUKE 4). In the Second Stage, Ian made it to the new Roulette Row, where he was one of the eight people to clear it, and completed the Second Stage to advance to the Third Stage. He made it to the Flying Bar, where he made it to the fourth rung before he lost his grip and failed the obstacle. He ultimately went the third farthest in the competition, just barely missing out from the other two in the final stage.
Dory is one of the five representatives for Team USA in the third American Ninja Warrior International Competition. He ran on Stage 3 against Japan's Kawaguchi Tomohiro and Europe's Alexander Mars during the first heat, and won 3 points for Team USA for repeating his performance all the way to the Flying Bar, besting the other two.
Dory competed again in American Ninja Warrior 8 placing 6th in the Indianapolis qualifying course. He had a close call on the Disk Runner, nearly stumbling completely in the center of the first disk, but managed to get past it and complete it. He had no problem on any of the other obstacles, and ultimately climbed up the Invisible Ladder and continued his streak of finishing the city finals. In Stage 1 in Las Vegas finals, Ian felt prepared this was his year, so it shocked people when he failed the 2nd obstacle in Stage 1, the Propeller Bar.
After his disappointing season, Dory returned season nine and competed at the Denver qualifiers. He performed very well and finished the qualifying course with the third fastest time. In the city finals, he was one of 3 to complete The Wedge. He made an incredible save as his left leg was lying on the front of the landing pad close to the water. He recovered and eventually became the only person to finish the Ninjago Roll. Ian continued his streak of city finals clears as he was the only competitor to finish the finals course, finishing in 6:56.33. As a result, Ian placed 1st and advanced to the national finals. Overall, Ian was one of just nine athletes that completed a city finals course that season. His run on Stage 1 was digested but it was shown that he finished the course with 7.34 seconds left and advanced to Stage 2. In stage 2, Dory misjudged his jump to the beam on the Swing Surfer ultimately causing him to fail.
American Ninja Warrior 10
Ian returned to compete in Minneapolis in American Ninja Warrior 10. His run was digested in qualifying but it was shown that he attempted the Mega Wall, but failed to complete it. he still cleared the course, finishing in 12th place
|6||Failed Metal Spin (Second Stage)||Went farthest of the Wolf Pack|
|7||Failed Flying Bar (Third Stage)||Went third farthest in the competition|
|8||Failed Propeller Bar (First Stage)||Only fail in the first stage|
|9||Failed Swing Surfer (Second Stage)|