The Oklahoma City Qualifying Round episode of American Ninja Warrior aired on June 20, 2016. This is the second episode of the season to be aired on Monday nights. It was also the fourth episode of American Ninja Warrior 8 and took place at Oklahoma State Capitol in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The episode was hosted by Matt Iseman and Akbar Gbaja-Biamila. Kristine Leahy co-hosted as the sideline reporter. This episode included competitors like Kacy Catanzaro, Brent Steffensen, Lance Pekus, Sam Sann and Daniel Gil. This episode also included Felice Herrig, David Campbell, Harlem Globetrotter and Artis Thompson III. Only one of them (David Campbell, who finished the course) made it to the city finals.


1. Floating Steps

2. Ring Swing

3. Log Runner

4. Tire Swing

5. Bar Hop

6. Warped Wall


The Oklahoma City Qualifying Round concluded with 15 finishers, meaning that the Los Angeles Qualifying Round had more finishers than the city's qualifying round. Thomas Stillings (who also had the third fastest time in American Ninja Warrior 7's Houston Qualifiers), surprised everyone by having the fastest time with 01:43.51. Even though personal trainer Artis Thompson III didn't advance to the Oklahoma City finals, he earned the POM Wonderful Crazy Healthy Run of the Night for making it to the end of the fourth obstacle, the Tire Swing with a prosthetic leg. This was the first time in ANW history that a competitor that never finished a course still earned the POM Wonderful Run of the Night. Other finishers include Daniel Gil (who had the fastest time in last year's Houston Qualifiers had the second fastest time on the course). Also included: David Campbell, Kyle Mendoza, Cass Clawson, Geoff Lancaster, Karsten Williams, Jon Stewart (who made history at 54 years old for being the oldest man ever to complete a qualifying course), Tremayne Dortch and Andrew Lowes

Shocking falls include Lance Pekus, Sam Sann, Brent Steffensen and Kacy Catanzaro (who once again fell due to her height). Only one of them (Brent Steffensen) made it to the city finals. Hopefully, Kacy Catanzaro will be wild-carded to the Las Vegas Finals this year.

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