Lance Pekus is a rancher from Salmon, Idaho who is another competitor who practices obstacles at home for training. Lance`s obstacles include the Double Salmon Ladder, Ultimate Cliffhanger, Jumping Bars, and on a 14-Foot Tall Soritatsu Kabe. But despite building a Soritatsu Kabe, he failed it in competition during ANW 4. After failing the Soritatsu Kabe, he built a new one: A foot higher. This proved to give redemption as Lance moved on to the Venice Finals. He even made it to the Cliffhanger, but after VIKING`s Rope Maze, he just had nothing left for that obstacle. However, he did enough to qualify for the National Finals in Las Vegas, hoping to win $500,000 for Lance`s child`s college funds. In the ANW5 Finals, he made it all the way to the Jumping Spider and failed it.
In ANW6, he competed in Denver this time. He made it past the Qualifiers and made it into the Denver Finals. He made it past the first 6 obstacles and Salmon Ladder, but went out on the Arm Rings after so much struggle. But placeing 15th he made it to Vegas again where he failed the Jumping Spider again. In ANW7, he competed in Kansas City, where he cleared the Qualifying Course. In the Finals, he cleared all of the 8 obstacles. On the Body Prop, his foot slipped, but recovered and eventually finished the Finals course, for the very first time. He has the fastest time in Kansas City. On Stage 1 he got revenge of the Jumping Spider and cleared stage one for the first time. On Stage 2 Lance started out strong but went out on the Roulette Row.
In ANW8, He competed in Oklahoma City this time. He made it past the first 2 obstacles. But he had some trouble on the new Ring Swing, but was able to clear it. However, on the Log Runner, he slipped on the 4th log and fell into the water, not making into the city finals.