James Sclar is a Culinary Student/Surfer/Marijuana enthusiast who skills translate well to American Ninja Warrior. In American Ninja Warrior 4, he made it to the Northwest Regional Finals and got disqualified on the Salmon Ladder when he grabbed the rung with his hand, even though he went in the water on the Arm Rings. But in American Ninja Warrior 5 he defeated the Salmon Ladder without grabbing the rung, besting his performance in the previous tournament. But he tore/sprained his shoulder on the Spider Climb when he went with an unorthodox approach to the obstacle. Luckily, he qualified for the National Finals in Las Vegas in Vegas he failed the Jumping Spider.