The Ring Toss is an obstacle, firstly introduced as the fifth obstacle on American Ninja Warrior 6 in Dallas.
It consisted of three sections of pegs and two rings at the start of the first section. The first section was angled upward with six peg, the second section was angled downward with five pegs, and the third section was angled upward with four pegs. Competitors must hold on to the rings and use them to traverse the pegs, until they could reach the landing platform.
Some competitors carelessly dropped one of the ring and were forced to leap from where they were towards the landing mat. During Dallas qualifiers, the obstacle took out several competitors, including Jonathan Horton and most shockingly, Brent Steffensen.
Modified Ring Toss
The second version of the Ring Toss (called as the Modified Ring Toss), firstly introduced as the fourth obstacle on American Ninja Warrior 7 in Kansas City.
It consisted of three sections like the original Ring Toss, but instead of all the pegs being on the competitors' right side, the pegs were placed on an alternated sides, allowing the competitors to face the direction when moving. In this version, the first section had three pegs, the second section had four pegs, and the third section had three pegs.
During Kansas City finals, the obstacle took out Dan Polizzi, when the ring came off as he tried to swing over to the next peg.
The Ring Toss appeared as the fifth obstacle on Ninja Warrior UK (in Heat 4 and Heat 5) and Ninja Warrior UK 2 (in Heat 5), with three sections and each section had five pegs. The first section was angled upward, the second section was straight, and the third section was angled downward.
The Modified Ring Toss was also used on Team Ninja Warrior.
On SASUKE Ninja Warrior Indonesia, the Ring Toss appeared as the third obstacle during Final Stage. However, unlike on American Ninja Warrior and Ninja Warrior UK, there were only 2 sections, with 5 pegs in each section and all the sections were placed straight, as well as smaller rings. This version of the Ring Toss was proven to be much easier, as no competitor failed on this obstacle.