The "American Ninja Warrior" national finals in Las Vegas begin on Monday, Aug. 18, on NBC. The 15 finalists from each city final rounds will take on the Mount Midoriyama course in Las Vegas, Nevada to try to earn the title of “American Ninja Warrior.” The multi-week even culminates in the Sept. 15 special, “USA Vs. the World,” which pits a team of Americans against one from Japan and one from Europe.
There were five regional city finals courses in which contestants could compete for a shot at the title in Las Vegas; Venice Beach, Dallas, Denver, Miami, and St. Louis. In addition to the 75 qualifiers from the city finals courses, there will be 25 wildcards selected from the rest of the field. One hundred competitors in total will take on the course in Las Vegas.
Check out the 75 national finals contestants taking on Mount Midoriyama in Las Vegas starting Monday, and videos of the competitors on their city qualifier courses:
Woods is a professional free runner who has previously competed in “American Ninja Warrior” Season 4.
Niemitalo completed the city finals course in Miami with the second fastest time.
Stratis is a member of the U.S. National Guard who has competed in previous “American Ninja Warrior” seasons.
Harvey is from North Carolina and has been training in Martial Arts since he was 4-years-old.
Nunnally is a 32-year old electrician who completed the Miami city finals course.
Grossman is a naval engineer from Baltimore, Maryland and a competetive sprinter.
Reyes is a firefighter from Brooklyn who once wrote a song called, “I am a Ninja.”
Eckert is a newcomer to the competition from Orlando, Florida.
McKinney is a 27-year old U.S. Navy ensign.
Morris is a cinematographer and former limo driver from Sarasota, Florida.
Luciano Acuna Jr.
Acuna is a 25-year-old stuntman who cleared the Miami qualifying course.
Jonathan Sharp Brown
Brown is a 22-year-old newcomer to “American Ninja Warrior” and physical education coach.
Rosello is a 31-year-old firefighter who cleared the Miami qualifying course.
Bourgeois is a 31-year-old physical therapist who cleared the Miami qualifying course.
Vogt is one of the older contestants, a 39-year-old teacher.
Morgan is a 24-year-old worship leader who completed the Dallas city finals course with the fastest time.
Salas is a 25-year-old stunt performer who cleared the Dallas qualifying course.
Dortch is a 28-year-old personal trainer and one of the fastest contestants in the Dallas city finals.
Lancaster is a software developer who completed the Dallas city finals course.
Gonzalez is a 30-year-old personal trainer who completed the Dallas city finals.
Williams is a 32-year-old youth fitness pastor who completed the Dallas city finals course.
Catanzaro is a former NCAA gymnast who became the first woman to complete the city finals course and move on to Las Vegas.
Klein is a 25-year-old NFL entertainer for the Dallas Cowboys.
Gilbert is a 29-year-old gymnastics coach.
Clawson is a newcomer and a 22-year-old acrobatic dunker.
Pannell is a 23-year-old engineering student.
Moyer is a mechanical engineer who completed the Dallas qualifying course.
Morin is a youth pastor who completed the Dallas qualifying course.
Joseph “Jo Jo” Bynum
Bynum is a software engineer from Huntsville, Alabama, competing for the first time on “American Ninja Warrior.”
Sann, a 47-year-old gym owner, is one of the oldest competitors on “American Ninja Warrior.”
Caldiero is a 33-year-old rock climber who finished the Denver city finals course with the fastest time.
Stewart is a 52-year-old construction superintendent who was the oldest competitor to complete a city finals course.
Kasemir is a software engineer from Longmont, Colorado, who has competed in previous “American Ninja Warrior” seasons.
Arnold is an “American Ninja Warrior” veteran who competed in Las Vegas last year as well as the “U.S.A. vs. Japan” special.
Dory is a 24-year-old farmer who completed the Denver city finals course.
Dr. Noah Kaufman
Kaufman is a 39-year-old emergency room doctor.
Larson-Fine is a 23-year-old parkour instructor.
Kydd is a 33-year-old hardware engineer from Maryland.
Voiles is a 28-year-old investment company CEO.
Chen is a 29-year-old advertising executive from Los Angeles, California.
Entmacher is a 29-year-old psychotherapist from North Carolina.
Pietschmann is a 24-year-old U.S. Coast Guard rescue swimmer.
Wilder is a 34-year-old data research scientist with a PHD.
Brady is a 33-year-old college professor from Pittsburgh.
Pekus is a 27-year-old rancher from Salmon, Idaho, who practices on obstacles he has at home.
Moravsky is a meteorologist from Connecticut, earning him the nickname “The Weatherman.” He completed the St. Louis city finals course with the fastest time.
Hall is a 23-year-old ski lift operator from Maryland.
Karsen is a 33-year-old environmental technician from Michigan.
Needham is a gold course landscaper from Flemington, New Jersey, who trains in his bedroom.
Galiczynski is a gymnastics coach from Pennsylvania.
Rahn is a a 35-year-old parkour instructor who has competed on multiple seasons of “American Ninja Warrior.”
Wilczewski is a 22-year-old student who made it to Las Vegas in Season 5.
Britten is a cameraman from Maryland and a rock climber.
Wilczewski is a 24-year-old gym owner from Mount Laurel, New Jersey. He is the brother of fellow finalist Brian Wilczewski
Tukrong “TK” Klengdong
Klengdong is a 23-year-old marketing associate from Boston, Massachusetts.
Campbell is one of the most experienced competitors on the show, earning him the nickname, “The Godfather.” He is a 36-year-old audio engineer.
Bull is a 29-year-old stock investor and one of only two competitors, with Campbell, to complete the Venice city finals course.
McGrath is a 27-year-old lifeguard who has competed on “American Ninja Warrior” five times.
Rocho is a 34-year-old CPR instructor from Las Vegas, Nevada.
Robeck is a 30-year-old racecar driver in his first season on “American Ninja Warrior.”
Connealy is a 33-year-old gym owner from northern California.
Cedars is a 26-year-old realtor and male cheerleader.
Kuvakin is a former Olympic gymnast from Ukraine.
Nakamoto is a 23-year-old college student from Walnut, California.
Kane is a 5th grade teacher from Oakland, California. He made one of the most lovable submission videos for the show.
Brewer is a 31-year-old clothing designer and a returning contestant from last season.
Kretsch is a retail associate from California who has competed in “American Ninja Warrior” four times.
Cochran is a 25-year-old motivational speaker who competes despite being diagnosed with Type-1 diabetes.
Ing is a 28-year-old entrepreneur from New York City who is returning from Season 5 of “American Ninja Warrior.”
Melick is a 31-year-old stunt performer who has earned the nickname, “Tarzan.”
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