Last week, our finalists hit
the course in Venice... and the course hit back, showing
zero mercy. Now it's all about Dallas, and a woman who's
been at the heart of this season, becoming the first
female to complete the Qualifier Course. Can she make
The Cotton Bowl at Fair Park
In addition to the six
obstacles in the Qualifier, the American Ninjas will
face four more obstacles, one of which is making its ANW
debut. The course...
- Quintuple Steps
- Log Grip
- Tilting Table
- Swing Jump
- Ring Toss
- Warped Wall - 14 feet, three chances
- Salmon Ladder
- SWINGING FRAMES - New for 2014, grip and swing across
three metal frames
- Pole Grasper
- Spider Climb - Three stories up to the final buzzer.
As before, it's
win-and-in. Any competitor who completes the Final
Course gets a trip to Las Vegas and a shot at $500,000.
If 15 people do not finish, it's the fastest and the
furthest. The top athletes will run last. First...
- Eric McKeethen (25;
Cedar Hill, TX; personal chef): FAIL Tilting Table
- Matthew Laessig (42; Austin, TX; VP of internet travel
company): FAIL Ring Toss
- Engin Dolen (44; Dallas; truck driver): FAIL Salmon
During the break, Terry
Cossey turned at the Tilting Tables, while Michael
Solomon grabbed the top of the Wall, but couldn't
- Geoffrey Motil (39;
Dallas, stuntman): FAIL Quintuple Steps. He DQed himself
by grabbing the edge of the obstacle..
- Daniel Manuel (45; Ada, OK; firefighter): FAIL Ring
Joshua Stone got tossed
by the Ring Toss, and Joshua Cook couldn't make it up
the Salmon Ladder, bringing the total fails to 9.
- Jonathan Morin (30; The
Colony, TX; pastor): FAIL Swinging Frames
- David Gilbert (29; Hoover, AL; gymnastics coach): FAIL
- Jeremy Morgan (24; Pass Christian, MS; worship
leader): COMPLETE! (3:30.70) And the Morgan Family is
going to Vegas!
Seth Blaustein fell out
at the Salmon Ladder, while Jimmy Bogle, Jr. dropped at
the Tilting Table.
- Sam Sann (47; Houston,
gym owner): FAIL Swinging Frames
We are now halfway home.
For everyone that completes the course, another name
must fall. Joe Calderon fell at the Swinging Frames,
while Connor Moyer did the same in front of his new wife
- Tremayne Dortch (28;
Houston, personal trainer): COMPLETE! (5:23.26)
Brandon Pannell and
Nathan Jasso got a gut check at the back half of the
course. Next up, Nathan's friend...
- Abel Gonzalez (30;
Edinburg, TX; personal trainer): COMPLETE! (6:54.96) The
only walk-on to conquer the course!
Joseph "Jo Jo" Bynum was
thrown a curve by the Swinging Frame, but Jaret Salas
punched his ticket to Vegas as did Geoffrey Lancaster.
- Cass Clawson (22; New
Orleans, acrobatic dunker for New Orleans Pelicans):
FAIL Swinging Frames
- Karsten Williams (32; Plano, TX; youth fitness coach):
- Kevin Klein (25; Dallas; NFL entertainer): FAIL Pole
So far, six players have
completed the course. Will SHE be the seventh?
- Kacy Catanzaro (24; San
Antonio; former NCAA gymnast): .... YES! (8:59.53) The
first woman EVER to complete the Finals Course and punch
her ticket to Vegas!
And Brent Steffensen is
climbing the truss to join her! Shut the front door!
That leaves one more run... It'll be either Sam Sann
- Dillon Gates (21; San
Antonio; kinesiology student). All Dillon needs to do is
complete the Swinging Frames OR complete the Salmon
Ladder in a faster time than Sam Sann... FAIL Salmon
And Sam Sann is IN!
1) JEREMY MORGAN (3:30)
2) JARET SALAS (4:52)
3) TREMAYNE DORTCH (5:23)
4) GEOFFREY LANCASTER (6:35)
5) ABEL GONZALEZ (6:54)
6) KARSTEN WILLIAMS (7:26)
7) KACY CATANZARO (8:59)
8) Kevin Klein (Pole
9) David Gilbert (Pole Grasper)
10) Cass Clawson (Swinging Frames)
11) Brandon Pannell (Swinging Frames)
12) Connor Moyer (Swinging Frames)
13) Johnathan Morin (Swinging Frames)
14) Joseph "Jo Jo" Bynum (Swinging Frames)
15) Sam Sann (Swinging Frames)
Next stop, St. Louis,
with the Moravsky cousins and a run that will break...
Next week, the lady they
call "Mighty Kacy" will return to the Ninja Warrior
course, but this time, a trip to Las Vegas is waiting on
the other end. She's made history once before. Can she
do it again?
For more information on the contestants,
including never-before-seen footage, or to watch this episode in its entirety,
go to nbc.com/anw