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American Ninja Warrior is an American sports entertainment competition that is a spin-off of the Japanese television series Sasuke. It features hundreds of competitors attempting to complete a series of obstacle courses of increasing difficulty in various cities across the United States, hoping to advance to the national finals on the Las Vegas Strip, in hopes of becoming an "American Ninja Warrior."

Dr. Roxanne

competed Season 9

American Ninja


To date only two competitors, rock-climbers Isaac Caldiero and Geoff Britten, have finished the course and achieved "Total Victory". Caldiero is the only competitor to win the cash prize. The series premiered on December 12, 2009 on the now-defunct cable channel G4 and now airs on NBC with encore episodes airing on USA Network and NBCSN, G4, and Esquire Network.


Maybe life isn't about avoiding the bruises. Maybe it's about collecting the scars to prove we showed up!

You have been given this mountain to show others it can be moved.

Strength grows in the moments you think you can't go on... but you keep going anyway.

Contestant Eligibility


There are some requirements contestants must meet before participating at a regional qualifier. Contestants must be legal residents of the United States and be in decent physical shape. There is no upper age limit, though participants must be at least 19 years old (21 years old during the first nine seasons). Contestants must fill out a 20-page questionnaire and make a video about themselves. The required length of the video has differed over the years. Submission video length requirements have varied from 2 to 8 minutes, depending on the season.

1,000 people applied to compete in season one, 5,000 people in season six, 50,000 in season seven, 70,000 in season eight, and 77,000 in season nine. Producers then select 100 contestants from the thousands of applicants to participate in each regional qualifier. They also select 20 to 30 "walk-ons" who may wait weeks camping outside to get a chance on the course. (Wikipedia)

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