Venice Final 2
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. Last night on G4, Dustin Rocho and David
Campbell punched their tickets to Mount Midoriyama.
Brent Steffensen, Noah Kaufmann, and Jessie Graff await
their shot at the course to try and join them. The
Venice Finals continue 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
play. Hit the buzzer, go to Vegas.
First up tonight...
- Lance Pekus (26; Salmon, ID; rancher):
- Jessie Graff (28; Santa Monica, CA; stuntwoman): This is it. History
in the making. The first woman to run the Final Course. FAIL Warped Wall
- Noah Kaufman (38; South Lake Tahoe, NV; ER physician): After helping
out a fellow competitor, he took to the course. FAIL Salmon Ladder
- Andrew Douglas (23; San Diego; missionary): FAIL Quint Steps. SHOCKER!
Another five fail to reach the finish
line. Brian Kretsch & Justin Walcker fail at the Cliffhanger, while the
others drop out at the Salmon Ladder.
- James Sclar (29; Santa Cruz, CA;
culinary student): FAIL Spider Climb with a wedge move... He's with the
medic on his shoulder.
After the break... his arm is in a sling.
He is assured of a spot in the National Final. But at what cost?
- John "JB" Douglas (26; Rohnert Park,
CA; gymnastic instructor): COMPLETE! (3:52.10) He's going to Mt.
James Eggiman FAILED at the Spider Climb
INCHES from the top.
- Jonathan Roberson (22; Rowland Heights,
CA; recent college graduate): FAIL Rope Maze
- James McGrath (26; Seattle; personal trainer): COMPLETE! (3:14.40).
The Beast Is Loose!
And now, the moment we've all been
waiting for.. The run of the night...
- Brent Steffensen (32; Sandy, UT;
stuntman): FAIL Salmon Ladder. I DON'T BELIEVE IT! Brent Steffensen, the
man who made it farther than any American has ever made it on Mount
Midoriyama is DONE!
... For now. Remember, 40 slots go to
invites from the producers. So keep your phone handy.
Meanwhile, we congratulate THESE 15
athletes for earning their trip to Las Vegas.
1) JAMES MCGRATH
2) DUSTIN ROCHO
3) JB DOUGLAS
4) DAVID CAMPBELL
5) James Eggiman (Spider Climb)
6) James Sclar (Spider Climb)
7) Jesse La Flair (Cliffhanger)
8) Dan Mast (Cliffhanger)
9) Brian Kretsch (Cliffhanger)
10) Luke Carson (Cliffhanger)
11) Lance Pekus (Cliffhanger)
12) Justin Walcker (Cliffhanger)
13) Levi Keller (Rope Maze)
14) Mario Mendoza (Rope Maze)
15) Will Roberts (Rope Maze)
Next up, a brand new course awaits as we
head out west. Baltimore. G4. Be watching.
For more information on the contestants,
including never-before-seen footage, or to watch this episode in its entirety, go to
g4tv.com/anw or nbc.com/anw