Over the last six weeks, we've seen the
craziest obstacles ever known mow down athlete after athlete. Now only
the top 100 remain - 15 from each bracket and 10 wild cards - to
challenge the mother of all obstacles: Mount Midoriyama. But instead of
going to Japan, the course is being brought to America.
Nearly halfway finished, and eight
athletes have passed through to the next stage. Who will join them?
The first stop of the road to total
victory consists of the following obstacles...
- STEP SLIDER: Quad steps plus rope
- ROLLING LOG: Grab the log and hang on.
- GIANT SWING: ... it's a giant swing.
- JUMPING SPIDER: Crawl between a spider wall
- HALFPIPE ATTACK: Run a wall, grab a rope.
- WARPED WALL: ... Fourteen feet.
- SPINNING BRIDGE: No mercy from these big balls.
- FINAL CLIMB: Grab the cargo net and run to the finish.
You have 2:10 to complete the course.
The next tier of 20 finalists will begin
their run tonight.
- 52) Justin Walcker (22, Seattle,
security guard) - FAIL Jumping Spider
- W-51) Joyce Shahboz (40, Gainesville, FL, physical therapist) - FAIL
- 50) Jesse Villareal (21, Westbrook, ME, fisherman) - FAIL Spinning
Three more runners... two failures, and
one... other failure.
- 46) Nicholas "Nick Lovin" Stephforn
(29, Omaha, NE, truck driver) - FAIL Spinning Bridge
- 45) Sean Morris (24, Sarasota, FL, promoter) - FAIL Spinning Bridge
Three more failures, and the success rate
stays at six.
- 41) Jonathan Morin (28, Grand Rapids,
MI, youth pastor) - the Walk-on Wonder Pastor Ninja... FAILS at the
- 40) Lorin Ball (25, Lakewood, CO, gymnastics instructor) - COMPLETE
Four more running, and one - Josh Lobeck
- 35) Ahmed Toure (21, Austin, TX, youth
rock climbing coach) - COMPLETE (:22.07)
- 34) Bull Bullard (27, South Beach, FL, Harlem Globetrotter) - FAIL
- 33) Derek Nakamoto (21, Walnut, CA, engineering student) - Nagano
likes what he sees. COMPLETE (:35.05)
And the list grows, putting the others in
their place and demanding respect.
1) DEREK NAKAMOTO (1:34)
2) LORIN BALL (1:37)
3) DANNY JOHNSON (1:42)
4) PAUL DARNELL (1:44)
5) BEN SNEAD (1:47)
6) AHMED TOURE (1:47)
7) JB DOUGLAS (1:57)
8) WILL DODD (2:02)
9) JOSH LOBECK (2:04)
10) NATHANIEL SPENCER (2:10)
The next batch of finalists take to the
course on NBC tomorrow night.
For more information on the contestants,
including never-before-seen footage, go to
g4tv.com/anw or nbc.com/anw