American Ninja Warrior Recap 8/3/15 – Orlando Finals with Flip Rodriguez, Drew Dreschel
America Ninja Warrior continues as thirty competitors face obstacles that include Salmon Ladder, Cannonball Alley, Helix Hang and Invisible Ladder on the Orlando finals course at Florida’s Universal Orlando Resort.
Last week American Ninja Warrior competed in Houston. Only two of the competitors last week made it through the entire obstacle course. Jeremiah, who practically flew through the entire course and became the first to complete the Crazy Cliffhanger, making it look easy! He was the first of the evening to finish the course. The second contestant to complete the course was Sam Sann,who is an American Ninja Warrior legend. He’s a hair stylist who moonlights as a personal trainer and he runs one of the largest, and most successful, Ninja Warrior gyms in the country.
In addition to the obstacles from the Orlando Qualifier, contestants will face the Salmon Ladder, Cannonball Alley, Helix Hang and Invisible Ladder. Top competitors Flip Rodriguez, Drew Dreschel and Shaun Murray will take on the course.
The Orlando competitors will vie for a chance to compete in the Las Vegas finals, to win a cash prize of $1,000,000 and the title of “American Ninja Warrior.”
Contestant: Kyle “Kaotic”
Results: Unfortunately for Kyle, he was out on the second obstacle!
Results: Alexio made the city finals by completing the qualifying course (as opposed to making it based on time without finishing), and is hoping to bolster the family name on behalf of his brother, who was knocked out of qualifying on a technicality (he tripped and his foot hit the edge of the course). Alexio knocked it out of the park on the first half of the course, and became the first contestant to hit the second portion. He tackled the Salmon Ladder – albeit slowly – and made his way to Cannon Ball Alley. Unfortunately, on his transition from ball 1 to ball 2 he hit the water.
Contestant: JJ Woods
Results: JJ looked strong through the first portion of the course, flying through the first half. However Cannonball Alley got the best of him as well, and he hit the water on the transition between ball 2 and ball 3. That said, he was flying – so he still could have a shot at making it through based on time.
Results: Matt moved slowly and methodically through the course, but ultimately the Salmon Ladder got the best of him and he hit the water.
Results: JoJo made it the furthest on the course thus far, but he didn’t make it past Cannonball Alley either.
Results: Rich did a great job of making it through the first half of the course, although he did take his time doing it. Unfortunately he also became a victim of Cannonball Alley, hitting the water on the final cannonball.
Results: Look! Someone finally crossed Cannonball Alley without taking a dip first! Travis is also the only American to ever face Level 4 of Mt. Mydoriama – although he did so in the team competition, not solo competition. The Double Helix, the obstacle immediately following Cannonball Alley, got the best of him though and halfway through he hit the water. Since he’s the farthest through this evening he still might make it through to the next round! In fact, right now he’s sitting on top of the leaderboard.
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