Travis Rosen

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Travis Rosen (also known as Tenesse Trader) (トラビス・ローゼン) is an American Ninja Warrior competitor from Franklin, TN. He went to university at 筑波大学. He got his start on American Ninja Warrior 2 where he was 9th in the Qualifying Round. However in the Semi Finals, he was disqualified on the Jumping Spider.

In American Ninja Warrior 3 he turned that trend around. Although he was one of many to fail the Unstable Bridge, he was given a spot into SASUKE 27. At the tournament, he performed well and breezed through the First Stage, clearing with 21.70 seconds left. In the Second Stage, he was performing well through most of the obstacles. However, on the Metal Spin, he caught the rope too low and fell there, becoming the first of three Americans to fail there that day. He competed on American Ninja Warrior 4 and made it to the Las Vegas finals. There, he cleared the First Stage with 19 seconds remaining, however failed on the Second Stage's Balance Tank which he had previously cleared in Japan. He once again made it to Vegas in American Ninja Warrior 5. He cleared the First Stage for the third consecutive time, with 13 seconds remaining. Despite taking his time on the Balance Tank and Metal Spin that had ended his 2 previous Second Stage runs, Rosen still managed to clear with 5.17 seconds left. On the third stage, he blew through the first two obstacles only to fail on the Floating Boards.

Rosen was one of the Americans selected for USA vs. Japan and competed in the Second Stage, where he made it to the Metal Spin, but overshot the landing and was left hanging. He attempted to turn the wheel back around, but in the process his foot skimmed the water, ending his run.

Travis Rosen later competed in American Ninja Warrior 6, and completed the St. Louis qualifier. And although he went out on the Crazy Cliffhanger in the St. Louis Final, he made it to the Las Vegas Finals. In Vegas, Travis blew through the First Stage, but in the Second Stage he made it to the Metal Spin, but he overshot the landing and was left hanging. He eventually dropped with 10 seconds remaining.

Travis returned for USA vs. The World where he defeated the Metal Spin that took him out in USA vs. Japan and ANW 6 and went on to clear the stage easily. He then ran the Final Stage and reached the top in 35.77 seconds, but his time was too slow and he lost to Team Europe representative Sean McColl.

Travis came back in American Ninja Warrior 7 stating that this tournament may be his last (USA vs. The World would've been his final competition if he won the trophy for the U.S.A). On the course, he easily completed the Orlando qualifying course finishing in 4th place with a time of 2:12:23. On the finals course, Travis became the first competitor to clear Cannonball Alley. But his success was short lived after he failed the next obstacle, the Double Helix, being the second time in a row he fell on the 9th obstacle in a city finals course. He still qualified for Vegas though, finishing in 6th place. In the Vegas finals, he completed stage one with 26 seconds to spare. However, in Stage 2, he made a faux pas on the Rope Jungle by reaching for one rope with not enough arm span, causing the rope he was holding to lurch him back. This used up time and his strength, and by the Unstable Bridge his grip was running low, resulting in him failing the board to board transition.

After he and his team "Team TNT" (with Joyce Shahboz and Adam Arnold) placed second in the first season of Team Ninja Warrior, Travis returned stronger than ever in American Ninja Warrior 8 and competed in the qualifying round at Atlanta, Georgia's Turner Field, where he finished the course in 11th place. He also completed the Atlanta City Finals course in 3rd place and earned the "POM Wonderful Run of the Night" with a time of 6:52.17. Many fans and other ninjas hoped that Rosen would make it to stage 2 again after his consistent success that past seasons, but in shock of everyone, he fell on the first obstacle, Snake Run. This was his worst season since American Ninja Warrior 2.


SASUKE # Result Notes
27 60 Failed Metal Spin (Second Stage)
ANW4 60 Failed Balance Tank (Second Stage)
ANW5 75 Failed Floating Boards (Third Stage) Transition from first to second boards
ANW6 73 Failed Metal Spin (Second Stage)
ANW7 31 Failed Unstable Bridge (Second Stage)
ANW8 17 Failed Snake Run (First Stage)

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