Last week, we saw 85
athletes go to Vegas and take on Mount Midoriyama.
Twenty-one of them have survived the first Stage. Now
it's on to Stage 2. Who will endure the punishing
course? And who will fall out of the race to become the
first AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR?
Stage 2 will test strength and endurance.
Stage 3 is the ultimate test of upper body strength. Survive all of
that, and only the Big Tower awaits. There is no substitute for total
victory. Only the one who summits the Big Tower at the end will claim
Waiting for our players in Stage 2...
- HANG SLIDER: grab a handle and safely
land on the platform below without hitting the water.
- DOUBLE SALMON LADDER: traverse up the ladder... and then hop onto the
- UNSTABLE BRIDGE: two planks, the last one rockier than the first.
- BALANCE TANK: stay upright as you roll 16 feet down.
- METAL SPIN: swing around the metal and then...
- WALL LIFT: three walls - 66, 88, and 110 pounds.
The combatants will have 2:05 to finish.
Do so, and stage 3 awaits.
- Chris Romrell (27; American Fork, UT;
stuntman): FAIL Unstable Bridge
- Jesse La Flair (28; Los Angeles; parkour performer): FAIL Double
- Jamie "Captain NBC" Rahn (25; Barrington, NJ; children's party
entertainer): FAIL Double Salmon Ladder
- Joe Moravsky (23; Sherman, CT; weatherman): COMPLETE! (0:17.70)
- Travis Weinand (29; Philadelphia; artist): COMPLETE! (0:10.13)
Next... is fourth time the charm?
- Paul Kasemir (26; Longmont, CO;
software engineer): FAIL Double Salmon Ladder
Five more athletes took on Stage 2... and
- Josh Cook (26; Russellville, AR;
carpenter): FAIL Double Salmon Ladder
- Idoko Abuh (23; Orlando; musician): COMPLETE! (0:28.70)
Two more athletes find their way to the
finish line: Casey Finley and James "The Beast" McGrath.
- Andres de la Rosa (38; San Francisco;
personal trainer): FAIL Metal Spin
- Drew Drechsel (24; Gainesville, FL; car dealership general manager):
Last year, he failed on the Unstable Bridge. This year... no different.
FAIL Unstable Bridge. The obstacle just got into his head.
We've saved one of the best for last...
- Travis Rosen (38; Franklin, TN, stock
market investor): COMPLETE! (0:05.17)
And after a year that saw only Brent
Steffensen make it to stage three, we're up to SIX.
1) CASEY FINLEY (:41)
2) JAMES McGRATH (:36)
3) IDOKO ABUH (:29)
4) JOE MORAVSKY (:18)
5) TRAVIS WEINAND (:10)
6) TRAVIS ROSEN (:05)
And the best runners have yet to take on
the course. Next week, it's the moment you've been waiting for. We
finish stage 2... then it's on to Stage 3... And if someone finishes
THAT, then they become the first American to take on the FINAL STAGE!
Can ANYONE beat the unbeatable course? Season finale next time on NBC!
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