ANW8 Ring Swing

American Ninja Warrior 8's Ring Swing in Oklahoma City

The Ring Swing is an obstacle, firstly introduced as the second obstacle on American Ninja Warrior 8 in Oklahoma City.

Competitors would have to grab a ring, swing it to a post halfway across the water, and hook it onto the post. Then, they must make a transition to the second ring, hop it over the post, and swing to the landing platform. The majority of competitors got through it, though some had to swing twice.

During Oklahoma City finals, the second ring's chain was modified, so it would only swing halfway to the landing platform, making the dismount a tougher element of the obstacle.

ANW9 Ring Swing

American Ninja Warrior 9's Ring Swing in Denver

The Ring Swing returned on American Ninja Warrior 9, as the second obstacle in Denver. However, the first ring was not hooked, and the gap between the starting platform to the obstacle and the obstacle to the landing platform were made larger, requiring competitors to swing farther.

Giant Ring Swing

ANW8 Giant Ring Swing

American Ninja Warrior 8's Giant Ring Swing in Stage Two

A variant of the Ring Swing, named as the Giant Ring Swing, appeared as the first obstacle in Stage Two on American Ninja Warrior 8, replacing the Rope Jungle from the past two American Ninja Warrior seasons. Just like its name implied, this obstacle is a supersized version of the Ring Swing, in which:

  • Competitors will start 30 feet on an elevated platform and swing 15 feet to hook the first ring.
  • Then, they must reach to the second ring, which has no chains and must be jumped to a third hook, which is five feet away.
  • Then, they must grab the third ring, and unhook it to swing 15 feet and grab a laché bar.

There were three bars that must be swung from to complete the obstacle, which served as a medium for the Down Up Salmon Ladder. In its first appearance, only Michael Torres failed on this obstacle.

During USA vs. The World 3, the Giant Ring Swing eliminated 2 members of Team Latin America (Karl Fow and David Saikin).

ANW9 Giant Ring Swing

American Ninja Warrior 9's Giant Ring Swing in Stage Two

The Giant Ring Swing returned on American Ninja Warrior 9, once again as the first obstacle in Stage Two. The obstacle is the same as the previous season, but competitors must swing the third ring until they reach to the landing platform instead of grabbing a laché bar. Only Michael Silenzi and Ryan Stratis fell on this obstacle.

Other Appearances

NWUK3 Ring Swing

Ninja Warrior UK 3's Ring Swing

The Ring Swing appeared as the second obstacle during the semi-finals on Ninja Warrior UK 3. However, the obstacle was proven to be an extremely easy obstacle, as only one competitor failed (that competitor was disqualified for stepping back to the starting platform).

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Australian Ninja Warrior's Ring Swing

Then, the obstacle appeared as the eighth obstacle in Stage One on Australian Ninja Warrior, which was a smaller version of the Giant Ring Swing.