The course has eaten the Midwesterners
alive, as only 12 of the hundreds that were invited to take a shot at it
got to summit the Warped Wall. That left the door open for the other 18
on the final bracket to try their luck at the Final course. Only 15 will
get on the plane to Vegas.
Fair Park, Cotton Bowl, Dallas
We're adding to the qualifier for the
final course. We have....
- Quad Steps
- Log Grip
- Bridge of Blades
- Jump Hang
- Curtain Slider
- Warped Wall
- SALMON LADDER: Use your momentum to traverse the one rung on this
- LAMP GRASPER: New for season 4, use your hands to grasp through a
network of 20 suspended globes.
- CARGO CLIMB: One big cargo net, 45 feet.
Fastest 15 are headed to Vegas. And we're
playing it all UNDER THE LIGHTS. We start here...
- 17) Darrel Robertson (26, Richmond, IN,
cook) - FAIL Jump Hang
- 29) Matt Laessig (40, Madison, WI, internet software executive) - FAIL
Eric Siestma, Brent Haddock, and Zach
Sokoloski fail at the Warped Wall, while James Jacoy didn't get past the
Curtain Slider. On the bottom, Joshua Tate, who also fell short at the
- 12) Johnathan Morin (28, Grand Rapids,
MI, youth minister) - COMPLETE (5:44.41). Ninja for Jesus!
Five more competitors fail to finish.
Kevin Arehart failed at the Lamp Grasper, while George Murphy, James
Hardin, and Adam Kezele all fail at the Warped Wall. David Seitz got wet
thanks to the Curtain Slider.
- 14) Eric Davies (27, Akron, OH,
executive assistant) - FAIL Jump Hang
- 3) Josh Grant (25, Ottawa, IL, engineering student/gymnastics coach) -
FAIL Lamp Grasper
Fast Forward: Phillip Michou (Lamp
Grasper) fails, but Michael Silenzi finishes in 4:18 to land at the top
of the leaderboard. In the hot seat: Matt Laessig.
- 4) Stephen Volcko (25, Ames, IA,
unemployed) - COMPLETE (3:35.97). NEW LEADER!
Cade Halada fell at the Lamp Grasper, but
he lands at 10th. James Hardin is now in the hot seat.
- 1) Andrew Karsen (32, Grand Rapids, MI,
test technician) - COMPLETE (3:15) Sweet vindication after four years.
Also joining him in Vegas, Jack Morgan
(3:26.47), Arthur Skov (3:45.53), and Nick 'Lovin' Stephforn (4:30.27).
In the hot seat: Phillip Michou. It'll be either him on the plane to
- 2) Matt Derouen (26, St. Louis,
electronics technician) - COMPLETE in a record time: 2:25! He's earned
his trip to Vegas amongst...
1) MATTHEW DEROUEN (2:25)
2) ANDREW KARSEN (3:15)
3) JACK MORGAN (3:26)
4) STEPHEN VOLCKO (3:35)
5) ARTHUR SKOV (3:45)
6) MICHAEL SILENZI (4:18)
7) NICK "LOVIN" STEPHFORN (4:30)
8) JOHNATHAN MORIN (5:44)
9) SCOTT ROBINSON (Salmon Ladder)
10) WILL DODD (Salmon Ladder)
11) JOSHUA GRANT (Salmon Ladder)
12) ANDREW LOWES (Salmon Ladder)
13) NATE AYE (Salmon Ladder)
14) NICK KOSTNER (Salmon Ladder)
15) CADE HALADA (Salmon Ladder)
Next week, we head to Miami to see the
action in the Southeast Region.
For more information on the contestants,
including never-before-seen footage, go to
g4tv.com/anw or nbc.com/anw