Brent Steffensen made a
return campaign to the final American Sasuke course, and
he will not be alone in Venice Beach when it comes time
to choose a team. A bevy of ANW All-Stars and the first
female to make the cut will be joining him. We'll see
how they do later on, but tonight, we move the search
for America's ultimate athlete to Baltimore.
This course features a number of new
obstacles.... FOUR have not been seen on American Ninja Warriors
- QUINTUPLE STEPS: five steps, seven feet
between each one.
- DOWNHILL JUMP: one slide on the ramp, one swing to the platform.
- PRISM TILT: a suspended prism.. that tilts.
- SWING JUMP: swing to a cargo net and maneuver to the landing.
- CIRCLE CROSS: swing across rings and ropes.
- WARPED WALL: Fourteen feet, three tries.
As a reminder, anyone who finishes the
qualifier moves on to the regional final and move one step closer to the
American Sasuke course in Las Vegas. If at least 30 do not complete, the
remaining spots go to the fastest and the furthest.
- Brendan Kelly (27; Lexington, KY;
college student) - injured after the Downhill Jump... FAIL Swing Jump
(by a TOE).
- Beth Horn (39; Chicago; personal trainer) - If you're a fan of
"American Gladiators", you remember her as "Venom" on the revival. FAIL
- Junyong Pak (34; Beverly, MA; mechanical engineer) - FAIL Swing Jump
Nine athletes later... NO ONE has
conquered the Swing Jump yet.
- Styves Exantus (29; Laurel, MD;
marketing & events specialist and former Marine) - He's a hometown
hero.... FAIL Swing Jump
- Jon Stapleton (42; Southport, CT; investment banker and family man) -
FAIL Prism Tilt
- Patrick Hall (36; Orchard Park, NY; personal trainer) - Clean off of
steroids for seven years. FAIL Prism Tilt
- Marc Namie (34; Hopkinsville, KY; flight instructor) - COMPLETE! (#1)
Two more conquer the course, Travis
Weinand and Adam Grossman.
- Melanie Hunt (25; Washington, DC;
English teacher) - Last year, she failed the Log Grip. This year... she
FAILS the Downhill Jump.
Next, an all-star and his brother.
- Chris Wilczewski (23; Mount Laurel, NJ; gym owner) - FAIL Circle
Cross. Brother Brian will run later.
Meanwhile, Dan Polizzi and two others
join the three that crossed the finish line.
- Brian Wilczewski (21; Mount Laurel, NJ;
engineering student and Chris' brother) - COMPLETE! (#7). And the
Wilczewskis will be represented after all in the finals.
Seven more athletes later... and three of
them, including Dan "Hot Dog" Moschella and Justin Conway. Last up...
the world's greatest freerunner...
- Tim "Livewire" Shieff (25; Barking, CT;
freerunner) - COMPLETE! (#12) Could the American Ninja Warrior be a
1) MARC NAMIE
2) TRAVIS WEINAND
3) ADAM GROSSMAN
4) DAN POLIZZI
5) BRIAN WILCZEWSKI
6) DAN MOSCHELLA
7) JUSTIN CONWAY
8) TIM SHIEFF
9) MICHAEL SILENZI
10) ROBERT HOOVER
11) SETH CASKEY
12) CHRIS DiGANGI
But we've only just scratched the surface
in Baltimore. The REST of the Oriole city runs tomorrow on NBC.
The downside of making history for Jessie
Graff... Her run is FIRST in the Venice Final. See you on G4.
For more information on the contestants,
including never-before-seen footage, go to
g4tv.com/anw or nbc.com/anw