Four regions down, and we're on pace to
create the strongest field of challengers to Mount Midoriyama on record.
So far, 60 have earned a trip to Vegas to try their hand at being the
first American to scale the monolith, but we still have room for 40. Not
after the hour as another 15 advance to the course in Vegas.
Fair Park, Cotton Bowl, Dallas
Today's Final Course consists of...
- Quad Steps
- Log Grip
- Bridge of Blades
- Jump Hang
- Rope Junction
- 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.
The fifteen fastest and furthest will go
to the Vegas final. And we're all doing it under the lights. Paul
Kasemir, who clocked in at 53 seconds, goes last. Up first...
- 18) Todd Stair (23, Norman, OK,
mechanical engineer) - FAIL Jump Hang. Boomer goes boom.
- 22) Miguel "Jenin" Gonzalez (22, Fort Worth, gymnastics & parkour
coach) - FAIL Salmon Ladder
- 24) Angel Flores (25, El Paso, TX, gymnastics coach) - FAIL Warped
- 11) Alan Connealy (32, Broomfield, CO, chiropractor) - FAIL Lamp
Josh Kronberg and Justin Dickstein are
blocked by the Warped Wall
- 20) "Big Bob" Pondrom (30, Dallas,
personal trainer) - COMPLETE (3:48)
Michael Cusic failed at the Salmon
- 16) James Wyatt (33, Willis, TX,
uniform company operations manager) - In addition, James is using his
experience being homeless for six months as a youth pastor. COMPLETE
- 30) Erick Eischen (29, Edwards, CO, computer technician) - FAIL Salmon
Two more competitors are stopped by the
course. Luke Cash cashed out on the Salmon Ladder, while Justin D'avila
went lights out on the Lamp Grasper.
- 15) Arnold Risvik (26, Albuquerque, NM,
machine/fabrication shop owner) - FAIL Salmon Ladder.
Finishing the course: Nathaniel Spencer
and Tremayne Dortch. In the Hot Seat: Todd Stair.
- 9) George "Woody" Dunwoody (32,
Thornton, CO, car stereo installer) - FAIL Rope Junction. He did
complete the Jump Hang, so now he's in the hot seat.
- 3) Brandon Douglass (23, Boulder, CO, parkour coach) - COMPLETE
(2:29). And Woody gets chopped.
Jaret Salas and Kevin Klein both complete
the course in under 3 minutes, putting Angel Flores on the bubble.
- 4) Sat Khalsa (21, Boulder, CO, product
marketing specialist) - COMPLETE (2:56)
Lorin Ball had all the right moves for a
3:20 finish. Michael Cusic is now in the Hot Seat.
Next up, the Lobeck Brothers...
- 8) Joe Lobeck (21, Colorado Springs,
CO, gymnastics coach) - FAIL Lamp Grasper
- 6) Josh Lobeck (23, Colorado Springs, CO, gymnastics coach/college
student) - COMPLETE (3:04). So at least one of the brothers is heading
Jereme Sanders and Stephen Solt met their
demise on the Lamp Grasper, but Brian Arnold finishes with 2:30. In the
hot seat, Sanders.
- 25) David Cabrera (24, Fort Worth, TX;
mobile phone salesman) - FAIL Warped Wall
Part 1 of the Rocky Mountain Rivalry
- 2) Jake Smith (23, Boulder, CO,
telecommunications technician) - COMPLETE (3:45). That puts Stephen Solt
in the Hot Seat.
Down to the final two runners...
- 12) Ahmed Toure (21, Austin, TX, youth
rock climbing coach) - COMPLETE (2:59)
And finally... with Joe Lobeck in the Hot
- 1) Paul Kasemir (26, Longmont, CO,
software engineer) - COMPLETE! (2:23) Fastest in qualifying, fastest in
1) PAUL KASEMIR (2:23)
2) BRANDON DOUGLASS (2:29)
3) BRIAN ARNOLD (2:30)
4) JARET SALAS (2:43)
5) KEVIN KLEIN (2:56)
6) SAT KHALSA (2:56)
7) AHMED TOURE (2:59)
8) JOSH LOBECK (3:04)
9) LORIN BALL (3:20)
10) JAKE SMITH (3:45)
11) "BIG BOB" PONDROM (3:48)
12) NATHANIEL SPENCER (3:50)
13) JAMES WYATT (3:57)
14) TREMAYNE DORTCH (5:19)
15) ALAN CONNEALY (Salmon Ladder)
Next week, the road to Vegas runs through
Miami, as the final 100 is finally decided with the Southeast.
For more information on the contestants,
including never-before-seen footage, go to
g4tv.com/anw or nbc.com/anw