Last time, you saw 100 competitors take to the
Beach course. Of them, only eight have completed it, including big loser Ibrahim
Peek, the legend Brian Orosco, and all three Platt Brothers. Who'll join them on
the top 30?
RUSELIS "BLACKIE CHAN" PERRY (33; Colorado
Springs, CO; gymnastics coach): FAIL - Jumping Spider (he grabbed the top of the
wall, technically going off course)
SHANA MARTIN (30, Madison, WI; competitive log roller & boom runner): FAIL -
Bridge of Blades
SIAM SUKRACHAN (27; Seattle, chef): FAIL - Bridge of Blades
ARTURO NUNEZ (29, Inglewood, CA; jouster): FAIL - Quad Steps
SHAWN HUMPHRIES (22; Hazlet, NJ, healthcare services): FAIL - Bridge of Blades
DOUGLAS OLIVA (26; Springfield, VA; photographer): FAIL - Warped Wall
RYAN STEVENS (21, Fulton, MS; student): PASS - 1:27.37
Needless to say, the Bridge of Blades is the
tournament's Ninja Killer so far.
JIM KLIMEK (26, LA; writing assistant): FAIL -
"TALL" PAUL DARNELL (28, North Hills, CA, stuntman): he suffered an injury on
the Halfpipe Attack last year. He's hoping against a reprise. FAIL - Bridge of
VICTOR RIVERA (24, La Mesa, CA; college student): PASS - 1:10.56
JOSHUA "CAVEMAN" KRTIZBERG (27, Palmdale, CA; coffee services): FAIL - Quad
WILLIAM SPENCER (28; LA; stuntman): he passed out in the boot camp portion of
season 1, costing him a trip to Japan. PASS - 0:45.75
Halfway up and halfway home... Four more people
clear, Chad Simpson (1:54.30), Lorin Ball (:59.47), Aaron Carson (1:26.71), and
Levi McGlathery (1:49), giving us a top 15.
BRENT STEFFENSEN (30, Sandy, UT; stuntman): PASS
DAVID CAMPBELL (33, Scotts Valley, CA; musician): He competed in Sasuke 22, but
did not finish the first stage in time. PASS - 0:52.45
RYAN STRATIS (27; Kennesaw, GA; Army National Guard): PASS - 58:56 ... with the
George Dunwoody (1:16.89), Mike Moh (1:39.56),
Andrew Taber (:56.50), and Ryan Rachall (:50.69) all pass, making it 22.
ROBERT MULLINIX (31; Hagerstown, MD; factory
worker): FAIL - Bridge of Blades... with a really bloody nasty gash. If you're
going to fall, fall big.
Next three hail from Tampa...
THOMAS HALL (22, Bradenton, FL; swim instructor):
PASS - 1:04.67
SEAN MORRIS (23, Sarasota, FL; limo driver): PASS - :49.76. "There are three of
PHIL DEFRATIES (24, Sarasota, FL; OR technician): FAIL - Bridge of Blades. Now
there are TWO of you.
Fast forwarding it with Christopher Gies
(1:03.60), Andrew Karsen (1:06.02), Sean O'Brien (1:11.68), and Travis Rosen
(:46.73) all pass. That makes 28 athletes.
CAINE SINCLAIR (24, Panorama, CA'; stuntman):
he's looking for a repeat trip to Midoriyama. PASS - 50:62. One spot left...
PHIL BUDDE (24; Kennewick, WA; data analyst): FAIL - Rope Swing
And today's Warrior Wipeout goes to... Jim Klimek.
Finally, the most experienced Ninja Warrior that
America has produced..
LEVI MEEUWENBERG (24; Traverse City, MI; free
runner): PASS - :42.92
And that makes 30. Now it's not only a matter of
completing the course, it's about doing it in the fastest time. Will these 30
times hold? Day 3 will tell the tale as 100 more competitors will try their hand
against the finest obstacle course ever devised for television. Stay tuned
for... more crazy competitors... more outrageous obstacles... and MORE AMERICAN
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