American Ninja Warrior (season 5)
The fifth season of American Ninja Warrior premiered on G4 on June 30, 2013, with subsequent shows airing on both G4 and NBC. Host Matt Iseman returned for his fifth season, while newcomers Akbar Gbaja-Biamila and Jenn Brown replaced skier Jonny Moseley and Angela Sun. Similar to previous seasons, the winner receives $500,000 and the coveted title, "American Ninja Warrior". This also marks the second season Mount Midoriyama was held on U.S. soil.
|American Ninja Warrior (season 5)|
|Broadcast from||June 30, 2013|
|Finals venue||Las Vegas, NV|
Tryouts for the fifth season of American Ninja Warrior commenced in February 2013 and took place in the following cities to determine the 100 competitors to move on to Vegas and compete in the other stages: Venice Beach, CA; Baltimore, MD; Miami, FL; and Denver, CO. The last of the regional rounds concluded in May 2013.
- Tennessee Titans safety Jordan Babineaux
- Personal trainer/former American Gladiator "Venom" Beth Horn
- World champion freerunner Tim "Livewire" Shieff
- Harlem Globetrotter Bull Bullard
- "Artix" (Adam Bohn) from the video game studio Artix Entertainment
- Olympic gold medalist runners Dee Dee Trotter and Lauryn Williams
- Olympic silver medalist heptathlon athlete Hyleas Fountain
- Olympic silver medalist gymnast Terin Humphrey
- Former professional snowboarder Graham Watanabe
- Professional MMA fighter Jason Soares
- Professional UFC MMA fighter and The Ultimate Fighter season 14 winner John Dodson
- Former NFL player Shawne Merriman
No one defeated Stage 3, but Brian Arnold fell on the last obstacle, the Flying Bar, making him the farthest-going American on the Mount Midoriyama course since Kane Kosugi reached the final stage on SASUKE 8. He also made it farther than any competitor in American Ninja Warrior history, surpassing Brent Steffensen, who failed on the Hang Climb in Stage 3 the previous season, which remained a record until Geoff Britten and Isaac Caldiero both completed Stage 3 in Season 7.
This was the first season where women attempted the Warped Wall (obstacle #6) of a course. Nika Muckelroy made it to the Warped Wall in the Denver qualifying course. Jessie Graff fell in the Flying Nunchucks (obstacle #5) during Venice qualifying but advanced in 30th position and reached the Warped Wall of the Venice finals. Both were unable to get up the wall in the 3 attempts given.
The competitor cleared that stage.
The competitor is female.
The competitor ran out of time on the obstacle.
The competitor was chosen as wildcard.
Stage 1 featured three new obstacles, the Timbers, the Giant Cycle, and the Rope Glider.
|1||Camilo Brokaw||Failed||Rope Glider|
|2||JB Douglas||Failed||Jumping Spider|
|3||Marc Namie (Wild Card)||Failed||Jumping Spider|
|4||Jason Soares||Failed||Jumping Spider|
|5||Erika Schwarz (Wild Card)||Failed||Timbers|
|6||Tukrong Klengdong||Failed||Jumping Spider|
|7||Adam Grossman||Failed||Spinning Bridge|
|8||Jamie Vanacore (Wild Card)||Failed||Giant Cycle|
|9||Dan Moschella||Failed||Jumping Spider|
|11||Sean Bennett (Wild Card)||Failed||Timbers|
|12||Justin Walcker||Failed||Jumping Spider|
|13||Tremayne Dortch||Failed||Jumping Spider|
|14||Michelle Warnky (Wild Card)||Failed||Giant Cycle|
|15||Mike Bernardo (Wild Card)||Failed||Half Pipe Attack|
|16||Mike Maitem (Wild Card)||Failed||Jumping Spider|
|17||James Eggiman||Failed||Jumping Spider|
|19||Ryan Stratis||Failed||Jumping Spider|
|20||Colby Frontiero||Failed||Jumping Spider|
|21||Elet Hall (Wild Card)||Completed||00:39.25|
|22||Leila Noone (Wild Card)||Failed||Timbers|
|23||Levi Keller||Failed||Jumping Spider|
|24||Brandon Smith||Failed||Jumping Spider|
|26||Dustin Rocho||Failed||Jumping Spider|
|27||Dan Galiczynski||Failed||Jumping Spider|
|30||David Campbell||Failed||Rope Ladder (Time Out)|
|32||Jeffrey Tan||Failed||Jumping Spider|
|33||Dan Mast||Failed||Giant Cycle|
|34||Joyce Shahboz (Wild Card)||Failed||Jumping Spider|
|35||Jonathan Brown||Failed||Jumping Spider|
|36||Will Roberts||Failed||Jumping Spider|
|37||Jake Smith||Failed||Jumping Spider|
|38||Joseph Rosello||Failed||Half-Pipe Attack|
|40||Nika Muckelroy (Wild Card)||Failed||Giant Cycle|
|42||James Sclar||Failed||Jumping Spider|
|44||David Slovenski||Failed||Jumping Spider|
|45||Tony Reddick (Wild Card)||Failed||Jumping Spider|
|46||Mia Lazerich (Wild Card)||Failed||Giant Cycle|
|47||Andrew Lowes||Failed||Rope Ladder|
|49||Mario Mendoza||Failed||Jumping Spider|
|50||Michael Needham||Failed||Giant Cycle|
|51||Josh Romeo||Failed||Spinning Bridge|
|52||Michael Silenzi||Failed||Jumping Spider|
|53||Laura Kisana (Wild Card)||Failed||Giant Cycle|
|54||Dr. Noah Kaufman (Wild Card)||Completed||00:14.10|
|55||Sam Sann (Wild Card)||Failed||Giant Cycle|
|56||Grant David||Failed||Half Pipe Attack|
|58||Josh Grant||Failed||Jumping Spider|
|59||Briggs Schnieder (Wild Card)||Failed||Jumping Spider|
|60||Kelvin Antoine (Wild Card)||Failed||Jumping Spider|
|61||Luke Carson||Failed||Jumping Spider|
|62||Isaac Caldiero||Failed||Jumping Spider|
|64||Lance Pekus||Failed||Jumping Spider|
|65||Jesse La Flair||Completed||00:26.97|
|66||Andres De La Rosa||Completed||00:04.24|
|67||Thomas Hall (Wild Card)||Failed||Warped Wall|
|68||Jessie Graff (Wild Card)||Failed||Jumping Spider|
|70||Kacy Catanzaro (Wild Card)||Failed||Giant Cycle|
|73||Tim Shieff||Failed||Jumping Spider|
|74||Sean Morris||Failed||Half Pipe Attack|
|76||Brian Kretsch||Failed||Jumping Spider|
|77||Seth Caskey||Failed||Rope Ladder|
|78||Michael Pericoloso||Failed||Jumping Spider|
|79||John Walker||Failed||Jumping Spider|
|80||Caleb Garnham||Failed||Warped Wall|
|81||Graham Watanabe (Wild Card)||Failed||Warped Wall|
|82||Jason Williams (Wild Card)||Failed||Jumping Spider|
|84||Flip Rodriguez||Failed||Jumping Spider|
|85||Brent Steffensen (Wild Card)||Completed||00:30.36|
|86||Stephen Pullen (Wild Card)||Failed||Jumping Spider|
|87||Vincent Gorby (Wild Card)||Failed||Spinning Bridge|
|88||Michael "Frosti" Zernow (Wild Card)||Failed||Spinning Bridge|
|89||Luis Moco||Failed||Rope Ladder|
|91||Travis Brewer (Wild Card)||Failed||Jumping Spider|
|93||Paul O' Connor||Failed||Jumping Spider|
|94||Ryan Thompson||Failed||Jumping Spider|
|95||Andrew Karsen||Failed||Warped Wall|
Stage 2 featured one new obstacle, the Hang Slider.
|1||Casey Finley||Completed (00:41.36 left)|
|2||James "The Beast" McGrath||Completed (00:35.66 left)|
|3||Idoko Abuh||Completed (00:28.70 left)|
|4||Brian Arnold||Completed (00:26.23 left)|
|5||Joe Moravsky||Completed (00:17.70 left)|
|6||Travis Weinand||Completed (00:10.13 left)|
|7||Travis Rosen||Completed (00:05.17 left)|
|8||Andres De La Rosa||Failed Metal Spin||Slid down chain.|
|9||Lorin Ball||Failed Unstable Bridge||Transition to second plank.|
|10||Drew Drechsel||Failed Unstable Bridge||Transition to second plank.|
|11||Christopher Romrell||Failed Unstable Bridge||Transition to second plank.|
|12||William Brown||Failed Double Salmon Ladder||Eighth level.|
|13||Yev Kouchnir||Failed Double Salmon Ladder||Seventh level.|
|14||Paul Kasemir||Failed Double Salmon Ladder||Sixth level.|
|15||Brent Steffensen (Wild Card)||Failed Double Salmon Ladder||Sixth level.|
|16||Jamie Rahn||Failed Double Salmon Ladder||Sixth level.|
|17||Dr. Noah Kaufman (Wild Card)||Failed Double Salmon Ladder||Transition to second side.|
|18||Jesse La Flair||Failed Double Salmon Ladder||Bar derailed while transitioning to second side.|
|19||Elet Hall||Failed Double Salmon Ladder||Bar derailed while transitioning to second side.|
|20||Kyle Sinacori||Failed Double Salmon Ladder||Fourth level.|
|21||Josh Cook||Failed Double Salmon Ladder||First level.|
|1||Brian Arnold||Failed Flying Bar||Third jump.|
|2||Joe Moravsky||Failed Floating Boards||Transition to fourth board.|
|3||James 'The Beast' McGrath||Failed Floating Boards||Transition to second board.|
|4||Travis Rosen||Failed Floating Boards||First board.|
|5||Travis Weinand||Failed Doorknob Grasper||Transition to third doorknob.|
|6||Casey Finley||Failed Roulette Cylinder||Transition to Doorknob Grasper.|
|7||Idoko Abuh||Failed Roulette Cylinder||Lost grip at the end of the track.|
- Joe Moravsky made history by setting the farthest mark from a Rookie Performance
- Brain Arnold was the Last Man Standing
|G4||1||"Venice Beach Qualifying Part 1"||June 30, 2013||Sunday 9:00 p.m.||0.1||N/A||0.306|||
|NBC||2||"Venice Beach Qualifying Part 2"||July 1, 2013||Monday 8:00 p.m.||1.7||5||5.040|||
|G4||3||"Baltimore Qualifying Part 1"||July 7, 2013||Sunday 9:00 p.m.||0.1||N/A||0.216|||
|NBC||4||"Baltimore Qualifying Part 2"||July 8, 2013||Monday 8:00 p.m.||1.6||5||5.070|||
|G4||5||"Miami Qualifying Part 1"||July 14, 2013||Sunday 9:00 p.m.||0.1||N/A||0.258|||
|NBC||6||"Miami Qualifying Part 2"||July 15, 2013||Monday 8:00 p.m.||1.6||5||5.220|||
|G4||7||"Denver Qualifying Part 1"||July 21, 2013||Sunday 9:00 p.m.||0.1||N/A||0.263|||
|NBC||8||"Denver Qualifying Part 2"||July 22, 2013||Monday 8:00 p.m.||1.6||5||5.260|||
|G4||9||"Venice Beach Finals Part 1"||July 28, 2013||Sunday 9:00 p.m.||0.2||N/A||0.308|||
|NBC||10||"Venice Beach Finals Part 2"||July 29, 2013||Monday 8:00 p.m.||1.5||5||5.110|||
|G4||11||"Baltimore Finals Part 1"||August 4, 2013||Sunday 9:00 p.m.||0.1||N/A||0.189|||
|NBC||12||"Baltimore Finals Part 2"||August 5, 2013||Monday 8:00 p.m.||1.4||4||4.990|||
|G4||13||"Miami Finals Part 1"||August 11, 2013||Sunday 9:00 p.m.||0.1||N/A||0.343|||
|NBC||14||"Miami Finals Part 2"||August 12, 2013||Monday 8:00 p.m.||1.6||5||5.100|||
|G4||15||"Denver Finals Part 1"||August 18, 2013||Sunday 9:00 p.m.||0.1||N/A||0.288|||
|NBC||16||"Denver Finals Part 2"||August 19, 2013||Monday 8:00 p.m.||1.5||5||4.900|||
|G4||17||"Las Vegas Finals Parts 1–4"||August 25, 2013||Sunday 9:00 p.m.||0.1||N/A||0.364|||
|NBC||18||"Las Vegas Finals Part 2"||August 26, 2013||Monday 8:00 p.m.||1.7||5||5.810|||
|19||"Las Vegas Finals Part 3–4"||September 2, 2013||Monday 8:00 p.m.||1.8||5||5.490|
|20||"Las Vegas Finals Part 4"||September 9, 2013||Monday 9:00 p.m.||1.7||5||5.340|
|21||"Las Vegas Finals Part 5"||September 16, 2013||1.5||4||4.040|
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