American Ninja Warrior Recap 9/7/15 – Finals – Night Two
On tonight’s episode of American Ninja Warrior the next group of finalists are headed to Vegas to take on Stage 1 of Mount Midoriyama.
Contestants from the city final rounds who were able to complete their city finals course or make it through based on having one of the quickest times of the night will be headed to Las Vegas, Nevada where they’re going to come face to face with some of the most difficult obstacles in the world. In total 90 competitors will be attempting to make it through each Stage in their attempt to make their mark on American Ninja Warrior history. The Final stages are also timed, which means that they’ve got to run their fastest to get the end without getting knocked out by a buzzer. Unlike in the previous rounds there is no “farthest the fastest” – either you make it to the end and on to the next round, or you’re out.
As the competition stands now, no competitor in history has made it through all 4 stages of the Finals and the furthest anyone has made it on the show is when Brian Arnold made it through to the last obstacle of the third stage during Season 5 in 2013. In fact, the only time any competitor from the United States has ever made it to the final stage of Mt. Midoriyama was when Kane Kosugi made it during Season 8 of Sasuke, which is the Japanese show on which American Ninja Warrior is based. Will this be the year that a competitor finally breaks through to Stage 4 and takes a real shot at winning the $1,000,000 prize?
And here we go!
Contestant: Adam Arnold
Results: Adam is this year’s walk-on phenom… unfortunately the course got the better of him after hitting the water on just the third obstacle – the Propeller Bar.
Contestant: Preston Griffall
Results: Preston is the first Olympian (Luge) to make it to the American Ninja Warrior finals! And it looks like his Olympic experience is going to serve him well when it comes to performing under pressure. He made it across the first few obstacles with relative ease, but the Warped Wall gave him some difficulty, taking him 2 tries to get up and over. With 30 seconds left he made it to the last obstacle, but unfortunately he hit the water on the Triple Swing.
Contestant: John “Flying Squirrel”
Results: John did a good job through the first few obstacles, saving himself from falling on the Jumping Spider – but unfortunately the Sonic Curve got the best of him and he hit the water on the last step.
Results: Grant made it look EASY, flying through the course with barely a misstep. He did have one time error on the Jumping Spider, but he recovered nicely and kept the momentum going.
Click on over to the next page to see how the rest of the contestants fare.