Venice Final 1
We have 120 athletes. Now
it's time to make your final 100 who will challenge the
mountain for fame, glory and $500,000. First stop is
Venice. Will David Campbell make an unprecedented 5th
run at Mt. Midoriyama? Will the Tuxedo Speedo Dan Mast
be dressed for success? And will the top finisher Jesse
La Flair come with the flair tonight?
It's the Venice Finals, baby BABY, on the
road to Mt. Midoriyama and an AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR!
Venice Beach Boardwalk
Joining the qualifier course are three
- QUINTUPLE STEPS
- FRAME SLIDER
- DOMINO HILL
- FLOATING CHAINS.
- TRAPEZE SWING: Two bar swings.
- WARPED WALL
- SALMON LADDER: One rung, five planks.
- ROPE MAZE: Maneuver your rope through the steel maze above
- CLIFFHANGER: The classic configuration with three separate ledges
- SPIDER CLIMB: Wedge yourself inside and climb three stories to finish
Thirty will run the course. Only the top
15 will advance to the Final Sasuke. Remember, win-and-in is still in
- Tony Reddick (35; Culver City, CA;
firefighter/paramedic): FAIL Salmon Ladder
- Levi Keller (24; Seattle; professional pole vaulter): FAIL Rope Maze
- Yen Chen (28; Los Angeles; online advertising): FAIL Salmon Ladder
- Dan Mast (25; Oak Park, CA; stuntman): FAIL Cliffhanger
Four more athletes take on the course...
but all fail. Paul Darnell at the Salmon Ladder.
- Mario Mendoza (40; San Francisco;
contractor): The only walk-on to make it to the Venice Final. FAIL Rope
- Daniel Dick (40; Walnut Creek, CA; fire captain): FAIL Salmon Ladder
- Dustin Rocho (34; Las Vegas; CPR instructor): He wants to use the
money to pay it forward... COMPLETE! (3:48.50) And right now, giving new
meaning to the phrase "Top of the world!"
Will Roberts failed on the Rope Maze.
Warrior Wipeout goes to Luke Carson (Cliffhanger).
- David Campbell (36; Santa Cruz, CA;
sound engineer), the first ever American Ninja Warrior All-Star.
- Jesse La Flair (28; Los Angeles; YouTube sensation): FAIL Cliffhanger
So far, TWO competitors have completed
- DUSTIN ROCHO: 3:48
- DAVID CAMPBELL: 4:25
The rest of the crew will have to wait
until tomorrow to see if their position will hold. Find out on NBC if it
For more information on the contestants,
including never-before-seen footage, or to watch this episode in its entirety, go to
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