Kasemir, SASUKE 26
|Home||Longmont, Colorado, USA|
|Best||SASUKE 27, Ulitmate Cliffhanger, Third Stage|
Paul Kasemir (ポール・キャゼミア) is a software engineer from Longmont, Colorado, who competed in SASUKE 26 by qualifying for the tournament through American Ninja Warrior 2. There, he was one of a then-record five Americans to clear the First Stage and a record four Americans to clear the Second Stage.
In the First Stage, he cleared most of the obstacles with little problems. However, towards the end of the course, he started to slow down and was running low on time at the Rope Ladder. He managed to press the button in time and finish with 00.84 seconds on the clock, the closest clear since Brian Orosco cleared by 00.68 seconds in SASUKE 21. In the Second Stage, he moved through all the obstacles and cleared with just over two seconds remaining.
Kasemir then competed in American Ninja Warrior 3. He went through the prelims in 57 seconds and he became one of the ten to make it to SASUKE 27. He was again one of the four Americans to clear the Second Stage; however, he was also one of the four Americans to fail the Ultimate Cliffhanger.He returned for American Ninja Warrior 4, and posted the fastest time in both the qualifiers and the regionals. In the Vegas Finals he cleared the First Stage easily, but he struggled in the Second Stage and he had less than 20 seconds by the time he beat the Balance Tank and due to fatigue he lost his grip on the Metal Spin shortly after.
In American Ninja Warrior 5, he placed first in the Denver finals. In Vegas once again he cleared the First Stage. In the Second Stage however, he shocked everybody when he failed the Double Salmon Ladder, when he let his bad habit of looking to the left on the obstacle get the best of him.
He competed in the USA Vs. Japan Special. In the second match in the 1st stage, he went up against Matachi Ryo, who was still recovering from a surgery. Ryo went first and cleared it 1:25.43. Paul went next and cleared with 1:24.80, less than a second away from Ryo, and led USA to win that match & the 1st Stage. He went again in the 3rd stage in the 4th match. He made it farther than he did before as he made it to the Flying Bar. Kanno Hitoshi went after Paul and at that time, Team Japan was in crunchtime and needed the 3 points to go to the Final Stage tiebreaker. This did not happen, however, as Kanno shockingly failed the Ultimate Cliffhanger, which then Team USA got the 3 points and the show ended, 6 to nothing.
|26||61||Failed Doorknob Grasper (Third Stage)||Second Knob.|
|27||89||Failed Ultimate Cliffhanger (Third Stage)||Transition from fourth to fifth Ledge.|
|ANW4||99||Failed Metal Spin (Second Stage)||Lost Grip and Got Fatigue.|
|ANW5||48||Failed Double Salmon Ladder (Second Stage)||Seventh rung.|