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Nicholas Coolridge is a construction worker that first competed in American Ninja Warrior 7 as a rookie. He is known for living inside his van, eating food from dumpsters, and training with Travis Brewer.

150713 2880524 Nicholas Coolridge at 2015 Venice Finals

Nicholas about to scale the Invisible Ladder.

American Ninja Warrior 7

Nicholas Coolridge at 2015 Venice Finals - American Ninja Warrior

Nicholas Coolridge at 2015 Venice Finals - American Ninja Warrior

In Venice qualifying, he had been one of the 7 competitors to survive the Hourglass Drop, Coolridge then completed the rest of the course in 1:29.49, which placed him 3rd in qualifying. He later became the only finisher in the Venice finals, which also included strong competitors like David Campbell and Kevin Bull. In Vegas, he surprised everybody when he went out on the Jumping Spider.

American Ninja Warrior 8

He later returned for American Ninja Warrior 8 in the Los Angeles Qualifying Round at Universal Studios. He completed and dominated through the course in 2:33.37, placing 6th in qualifying. In the city finals, Coolridge manuevered through the first half of the course at a relatively quick pace. He was anticipated by many to finish the qualifying course again, but was one of many to fail the eighth obstacle, The Wedge. At his pace, he placed 5th overall; the same place he had in qualifying. His run on Stage 1 was digested but it was shown that he finished the course with 8.33 seconds left and he even celebrated by doing a handstand. His run on stage 2 was also digested but it was shown that he failed the third obstacle, the Wave Runner.
Nicholas Coolridge ANW All-Star Special 2017

American Ninja Warrior 9

In American Ninja Warrior 9, Coolridge competed in San Antonio, Texas, making it the first year he didn't compete in California, where he lives. He placed the 6th fastest time in qualifying, and in the city finals, he made it all the way to the Elevator Climb before gassing out. He still placed 3rd overall and made his third straight trip to the national finals. His run on Stage 1 was digested but it was shown hat he finished the course with 36.82 seconds remaining, His run on Stage 2 was also digested but it was shown that he failed the Criss-Cross Salmon Ladder.

American Ninja Warrior 10

Nicholas returned to compete in LA in American Ninja Warrior 10. In Qualifying his run was digested but it was shown that he was one of 10 competitors to clear the Doorknob Drop and he came up short on the 18-foot Mega Wall but managed to scale the 14'6' wall and finish the course with the 2nd fastest time of the night. In the City Finals Nicholas' run was digested but it was shown he completed the course with the second fastest time once again.

Results

ANW # Result Notes
7 2 Failed Jumping Spider (First Stage)
8 Failed Wave Runner (Second Stage) Both runs digested
9 Failed Criss-Cross Salmon Ladder (Second Stage)


Trivia

  • Ironically, in the first three finals courses Coolridge competed on, there was exactly one finisher each time, with him being the only finisher in ANW 7.