American Ninja Warrior
The national finals of the "American Ninja Warrior" 2014 season begin Monday, Aug. 18, at 9 p.m. EDT on NBC. NBC

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:


J.J. Woods

Woods is a professional free runner who has previously competed in “American Ninja Warrior” Season 4.

Kenneth Niemitalo

Niemitalo completed the city finals course in Miami with the second fastest time.

Ryan Stratis

Stratis is a member of the U.S. National Guard who has competed in previous “American Ninja Warrior” seasons.

Solomon Harvey

Harvey is from North Carolina and has been training in Martial Arts since he was 4-years-old.

Stephen Nunnally

Nunnally is a 32-year old electrician who completed the Miami city finals course.

Adam Grossman

Grossman is a naval engineer from Baltimore, Maryland and a competetive sprinter.

Noel Reyes

Reyes is a firefighter from Brooklyn who once wrote a song called, “I am a Ninja.”

Michael Eckert

Eckert is a newcomer to the competition from Orlando, Florida.

Dustin McKinney

McKinney is a 27-year old U.S. Navy ensign.

Sean Morris

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.

Joseph Rosello

Rosello is a 31-year-old firefighter who cleared the Miami qualifying course.

Todd Bourgeois

Bourgeois is a 31-year-old physical therapist who cleared the Miami qualifying course.

John Vogt

Vogt is one of the older contestants, a 39-year-old teacher.


Jeremy Morgan

Morgan is a 24-year-old worship leader who completed the Dallas city finals course with the fastest time.

Jaret Salas

Salas is a 25-year-old stunt performer who cleared the Dallas qualifying course.

Tremayne Dortch

Dortch is a 28-year-old personal trainer and one of the fastest contestants in the Dallas city finals.

Geoffrey Lancaster

Lancaster is a software developer who completed the Dallas city finals course.

Abel Gonzalez

Gonzalez is a 30-year-old personal trainer who completed the Dallas city finals.


Karsten Williams

Williams is a 32-year-old youth fitness pastor who completed the Dallas city finals course.

Kacy Catanzaro

Catanzaro is a former NCAA gymnast who became the first woman to complete the city finals course and move on to Las Vegas.

Kevin Klein

Klein is a 25-year-old NFL entertainer for the Dallas Cowboys.

David Gilbert

Gilbert is a 29-year-old gymnastics coach.

Cass Clawson

Clawson is a newcomer and a 22-year-old acrobatic dunker.

Brandon Pannell

Pannell is a 23-year-old engineering student.

Conor Moyer

Moyer is a mechanical engineer who completed the Dallas qualifying course.

Jonathan Morin

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.”

Sam Sann

Sann, a 47-year-old gym owner, is one of the oldest competitors on “American Ninja Warrior.”


Isaac Caldiero

Caldiero is a 33-year-old rock climber who finished the Denver city finals course with the fastest time.

Jon Stewart

Stewart is a 52-year-old construction superintendent who was the oldest competitor to complete a city finals course.

Paul Kasemir

Kasemir is a software engineer from Longmont, Colorado, who has competed in previous “American Ninja Warrior” seasons.

Brian Arnold

Arnold is an “American Ninja Warrior” veteran who competed in Las Vegas last year as well as the “U.S.A. vs. Japan” special.

Ian Dory

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.

Daniel Larson-Fine

Larson-Fine is a 23-year-old parkour instructor.

Justin Kydd

Kydd is a 33-year-old hardware engineer from Maryland.

Karson Voiles

Voiles is a 28-year-old investment company CEO.

Yen Chen

Chen is a 29-year-old advertising executive from Los Angeles, California.

Dan Entmacher

Entmacher is a 29-year-old psychotherapist from North Carolina.

Robin Pietschmann

Pietschmann is a 24-year-old U.S. Coast Guard rescue swimmer.

Matthew Wilder

Wilder is a 34-year-old data research scientist with a PHD.

Joel Brady

Brady is a 33-year-old college professor from Pittsburgh.

Lance Pekus

Pekus is a 27-year-old rancher from Salmon, Idaho, who practices on obstacles he has at home.

St. Louis

Joe Moravsky

Moravsky is a meteorologist from Connecticut, earning him the nickname “The Weatherman.” He completed the St. Louis city finals course with the fastest time.

Elet Hall

Hall is a 23-year-old ski lift operator from Maryland.

Andrew Karsen

Karsen is a 33-year-old environmental technician from Michigan.

Michael Needham

Needham is a gold course landscaper from Flemington, New Jersey, who trains in his bedroom.

Dan Galiczynski

Galiczynski is a gymnastics coach from Pennsylvania.

Jamie Rahn

Rahn is a a 35-year-old parkour instructor who has competed on multiple seasons of “American Ninja Warrior.”

Brian Wilczewski

Wilczewski is a 22-year-old student who made it to Las Vegas in Season 5.

Geoff Britten

Britten is a cameraman from Maryland and a rock climber.

Chris Wilczewski

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.

Venice Beach

David Campbell

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.

Kevin Bull

Bull is a 29-year-old stock investor and one of only two competitors, with Campbell, to complete the Venice city finals course.

James McGrath

McGrath is a 27-year-old lifeguard who has competed on “American Ninja Warrior” five times.

Dustin Rocho

Rocho is a 34-year-old CPR instructor from Las Vegas, Nevada.

Thaddeus Robeck

Robeck is a 30-year-old racecar driver in his first season on “American Ninja Warrior.”

Alan Connealy

Connealy is a 33-year-old gym owner from northern California.

Dorian Cedars

Cedars is a 26-year-old realtor and male cheerleader.

Vadym Krasnenko

Kuvakin is a former Olympic gymnast from Ukraine.

Derek Nakamoto

Nakamoto is a 23-year-old college student from Walnut, California.

Alex Kane

Kane is a 5th grade teacher from Oakland, California. He made one of the most lovable submission videos for the show.


Travis Brewer

Brewer is a 31-year-old clothing designer and a returning contestant from last season.

Brian Kretsch

Kretsch is a retail associate from California who has competed in “American Ninja Warrior” four times.

Kyle Cochran

Cochran is a 25-year-old motivational speaker who competes despite being diagnosed with Type-1 diabetes.

Robert Ing

Ing is a 28-year-old entrepreneur from New York City who is returning from Season 5 of “American Ninja Warrior.”

Ben Melick

Melick is a 31-year-old stunt performer who has earned the nickname, “Tarzan.”

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