Last night, our strongest bracket gave us
21 who completed the course in record times. They, as well as nine more,
will take on the final course in a bid to become one of the last 15 to
take the flight to Mount Midoriyama in Vegas.
Florida International University, Miami
Today's Finals Course consists of...
- QUAD STEPS
- LOG GRIP
- BUNGEE BRIDGE
- JUMP HANG
- SWING CIRCLE
- WALL LIFT
- WARPED WALL
- SALMON LADDER: Use your momentum to traverse the one rung on this
- CYCLE ROAD: Move from one wheel to the next.
- CARGO CLIMB: One big cargo net, 30 feet straight up.
If 15 do not complete, then the spots go
to the fastest and the furthest. As always, the slowest times go first.
- 20) Adam Hughes (30, Bonita Springs,
FL, firefighter) - FAIL Swing Circle
- 12) Toshio Sidney-Ando (28, Birmingham, AL, physical therapy student)
- FAIL Salmon Ladder
Five more athletes faced the course, and
none of them have completed.
- 23) Amos Rendao (29, Stuart, FL,
parkour instructor) - FAIL Bungee Bridge
- 9) Kamerion Wimbley (28, Tampa, DE for the Tennessee Titans) -
We're starting to light up the board with
Travis Rosen, Brendan Kelly, Adam Grossman, and Ryan Saegert joining Kam
in the top five. In at #6... Patrick Cusic.
- 2) Drew Drechsel (23, Gainesville, FL,
used car lot marketing manager) - COMPLETE (2:10)
Some more fell short, but Tony Reddick,
Thomas Hall, Niko Bogucki, and Paul O'Connor make the board.
- 5) Ben Wicks (24, Winter Park, FL,
acrobatic entertainer) - FAIL Cycle Road
Over the break, Andy Taylor, Jared "JJ"
Woods, Michael Eckert, William Brown, and Sean Morris all place in the
top 10. It's not enough to finish anymore. You have to finish FAST. Ryan
Saegert is in the Hot Seat. Time to beat: 4:26.
- 7) Bull Bullard (27, South Beach, FL,
Harlem Globetrotter) - COMPLETE (2:27) He's still in it! Ryan is out.
Now Kamerion Wimbley (4:25) is in the hot seat. It's either him or...
- 1) David "Flip" Rodriguez (23, Miami,
freerunning coach) - COMPLETE (2:02)! The hometown boy has the fastest
time and he's on his way to Las Vegas!
1) DAVID "FLIP" RODRIGUEZ (2:02)
2) DREW DRECHSEL (2:04)
3) TRAVIS ROSEN (2:12)
4) JARED "JJ" WOODS (2:19)
5) MICHAEL ECKERT (2:20)
6) BULL BULLARD (2:27)
7) SEAN MORRIS (2:31)
8) WILLIAM BROWN (2:38)
9) THOMAS HALL (2:52)
10) BRENDAN KELLY (2:53)
11) ANDY TAYLOR (2:58)
12) ADAM GROSSMAN (3:01)
13) NIKO BOGUCKI (3:27)
14) TONY REDDICK (3:28)
15) PAUL O'CONNOR (3:29)
In two weeks, the competition moves to
the big stage, as the only thing separating 100 athletes from
$500,000.... is TOTAL VICTORY. Midoriyama awaits.
For more information on the contestants,
including never-before-seen footage, go to
g4tv.com/anw or nbc.com/anw