Lorin Ball is a breakdancer who first competed in American Ninja Challenge 2, but his video didn't make the top 6.
Ball then competed in American Ninja Warrior 2. His run was digested, but it shown that he blazed through the course and placed 26th overall in the qualifier, moving on to the semi-finals. But in the semi-finals, he was one of many competitors to fall on the Salmon Ladder, as he was shot forward by the trampoline leading up to the obstacle and fell into the water, humorously swearing upon being vaulted. He did not advance to Boot Camp, barely missing out by placing 16th overall.
He returned in American Ninja Warrior 3 and he finished the qualifier in 1:36, but his time was not enough to make the Top 30.
Lorin then competed in American Ninja Warrior 4 and he went much faster than last time, clearing the qualifier in just over one minute which was good enough for 5th place. In the Semi-Finals, Ball got revenge on the Salmon Ladder that took him out two competitions ago and he finished the course, earning him a spot in Las Vegas. In Vegas, Ball managed to clear the First Stage with the second fastest time only behind Derek Nakamoto, but in Stage 2, Ball failed on the Double Salmon Ladder ending his run early.
He returned in American Ninja Warrior 5 in Denver clearing the qualifer in 6th place. In the Semi-Finals he failed the Floating Stairs but was good enough for 11th place. In Las Vegas, he clear the First Stage with the second fastest time behind Elet Hall. This time he cleared the Double Salmon Ladder, but he failed on the Unstable Bridge in the Second Stage. This is Lorin's best season to date.
He returned in American Ninja Warrior 6 and competed in Denver and blew through the course, he then ended up clearing with 1:04.27. In the Denver Finals course, he cleared the first 6 obstacles at a fast pace, however he had trouble on the Salmon Ladder and failed it again. In Las Vegas, he return as a wildcard. He cleared the First stage with 0:35.29 left on the clock making him clear stage one for the third straight year. Also, this was the second straight year he cleared with the second-fastest time behind Elet Hall. On the Second Stage, however, Lorin struggled with the Rope Jungle, despite seeing so many other competitors attempt it. It took him over a minute to complete it. Due to fatigue, his arms gave out on the Double Salmon Ladder causing him to fail. This is the third straight year that Lorin has failed the Second Stage.
In American Ninja Warrior 7, Lorin blew away Kansas City qualifiers in under a minute with the time of 58 seconds. Lorin than arrived at the finals and making it all the way to the Body Prop which took out a bunch of veterans including Brian Arnold an Isaac Caldiero. Lorin had a fast time that guaranteed himself a spot In Vegas. However, he suffered an injury before the First Stage took place, and he had to be replaced.
In American Ninja Warrior 8, Lorin competed in the Indianapolis region, where in Qualifiers he once again cleared with the fastest time of the night. In the city finals, he shockingly failed the Rolling Log, not advancing to Vegas.
In American Ninja Warrior 9, Lorin competed in the Denver Qualifying and once again finished the qualifying course with the fastest time. Unlike previous seasons, Lorin managed to defeat the Salmon Ladder as well as The Wedge that took out the majority of the competitors that night. Unfortunately, he wasn't able to defeat the new obstacle, Ninjago Roll. He still finished second overall and punched his ticket to Vegas.
In the National Finals, Lorin cleared the first two obstacles with finese. On the Double Dipper, however, Lorin had issues on how to grip the bar. He decided to use the cross-grip technique but that backfired as he lost his grip right after the transition to the second bar.
Lorin returned for his tenth season, this time in Indianapolis again. His run was all cut, but his season shockingly ended on Cannonball Drop, marking the first time he failed a qualifying course since season 1.
It was later revealed on YouTube that he got DQ'd when he tapped the truss at the end. As such, Ball had attempted the Wheel Flip, but was ordered to drop because the truss counted as a disqualification.
|4||49||Failed Double Salmon Ladder (Second Stage)|
|5||25||Failed Unstable Bridge (Second Stage)|
|6||28||Failed Double Salmon Ladder (Second Stage)||Competed as Wild Card|
|9||38||Failed Double Dipper (First Stage)||Lost grip on second bar|
- Lorin has always cleared the First Stage with over thirty seconds left.
- Lorin has the record for the most seasons in a row with the fastest time in a regional qualifier: five.
- Lorin has a 33.34% clear rate of the Double Salmon Ladder.
- All of Lorin’s runs from seasons 8 through 9 were broadcasted.
- Ball has failed the any Salmon Ladder 4 times combined.
- Ball is one of few who has managed to clear the Big Dipper, but failed the Double Dipper.
- Ball has a 75% First Stage clear rate.
- However, Ball has only once cleared a city finals course.
- Almost all of Lorin’s Stage Two runs have been cut from the broadcast.