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.[1] 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 fromJune 30, 2013 (2013-06-30)
Host(s)Matt Iseman
Akbar Gbaja-Biamila
Jenn Brown
BroadcasterNBC
G4
Finals venueLas Vegas, NV
Chronology

QualifyingEdit

Tryouts for the fifth season of American Ninja Warrior commenced in February 2013[1] 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.[2]

Notable competitorsEdit

Notable achievementsEdit

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.

Women's successEdit

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.

Mount MidoriyamaEdit

     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 1Edit

Stage 1 featured three new obstacles, the Timbers, the Giant Cycle, and the Rope Glider.

Order # Competitor Outcome Obstacle/Result
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
10 Travis Weinand Completed 00:02.30
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
18 Christopher Romrell Completed 00:24.86
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
25 Lorin Ball Completed 00:38.62
26 Dustin Rocho Failed Jumping Spider
27 Dan Galiczynski Failed Jumping Spider
28 Kyle Sinacori Completed 00:07.60
29 Josh Cook Completed 00:26.03
30 David Campbell Failed Rope Ladder (Time Out)
31 James McGrath Completed 00:38.47
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
39 Idoko Abuh Completed 00:01.98
40 Nika Muckelroy (Wild Card) Failed Giant Cycle
41 Joe Moravsky Completed 00:36.23
42 James Sclar Failed Jumping Spider
43 Jamie Rahn Completed 00:19.26
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
48 Paul Kasemir Completed 00:22.34
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
57 William Brown Completed 00:22.73
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
63 Casey Finley Completed 00:18.70
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
69 Brian Arnold Completed 00:03.64
70 Kacy Catanzaro (Wild Card) Failed Giant Cycle
71 Yev Kouchnir Completed 00:09.67
72 Brian Wilczewski Failed Timbers
73 Tim Shieff Failed Jumping Spider
74 Sean Morris Failed Half Pipe Attack
75 Travis Rosen Completed 00:13.50
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
83 Drew Drechsel Completed 00:21.63
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
90 Dorian Cedars Completed 00:08.80
91 Travis Brewer (Wild Card) Failed Jumping Spider
92 Trevor Vaughn Completed 00:20.28
93 Paul O' Connor Failed Jumping Spider
94 Ryan Thompson Failed Jumping Spider
95 Andrew Karsen Failed Warped Wall
96 Jesse Villarreal Completed 00:16.44
97 Stephen Volcko Completed 00:10.14
98 Chris Wilczewski Completed 00:12.48
99 Brian Orosco Completed 00:40.08
100 Derek Nakamoto Completed 00:36.86

Stage 2Edit

Stage 2 featured one new obstacle, the Hang Slider.

Order # Finalist Result Notes
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.

Stage 3Edit

Order # Finalist Result Notes
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.
Notes
  • Joe Moravsky made history by setting the farthest mark from a Rookie Performance
  • Brain Arnold was the Last Man Standing

RatingsEdit

Network Episode Air date Timeslot Rating/Share
(18–49)
Viewers
(millions)
Ref.
G4 1 "Venice Beach Qualifying Part 1" June 30, 2013 Sunday 9:00 p.m. 0.1 N/A 0.306 [3]
NBC 2 "Venice Beach Qualifying Part 2" July 1, 2013 Monday 8:00 p.m. 1.7 5 5.040 [4]
G4 3 "Baltimore Qualifying Part 1" July 7, 2013 Sunday 9:00 p.m. 0.1 N/A 0.216 [5]
NBC 4 "Baltimore Qualifying Part 2" July 8, 2013 Monday 8:00 p.m. 1.6 5 5.070 [4]
G4 5 "Miami Qualifying Part 1" July 14, 2013 Sunday 9:00 p.m. 0.1 N/A 0.258 [6]
NBC 6 "Miami Qualifying Part 2" July 15, 2013 Monday 8:00 p.m. 1.6 5 5.220 [4]
G4 7 "Denver Qualifying Part 1" July 21, 2013 Sunday 9:00 p.m. 0.1 N/A 0.263 [7]
NBC 8 "Denver Qualifying Part 2" July 22, 2013 Monday 8:00 p.m. 1.6 5 5.260 [4]
G4 9 "Venice Beach Finals Part 1" July 28, 2013 Sunday 9:00 p.m. 0.2 N/A 0.308 [8]
NBC 10 "Venice Beach Finals Part 2" July 29, 2013 Monday 8:00 p.m. 1.5 5 5.110 [4]
G4 11 "Baltimore Finals Part 1" August 4, 2013 Sunday 9:00 p.m. 0.1 N/A 0.189 [9]
NBC 12 "Baltimore Finals Part 2" August 5, 2013 Monday 8:00 p.m. 1.4 4 4.990 [4]
G4 13 "Miami Finals Part 1" August 11, 2013 Sunday 9:00 p.m. 0.1 N/A 0.343 [10]
NBC 14 "Miami Finals Part 2" August 12, 2013 Monday 8:00 p.m. 1.6 5 5.100 [4]
G4 15 "Denver Finals Part 1" August 18, 2013 Sunday 9:00 p.m. 0.1 N/A 0.288 [11]
NBC 16 "Denver Finals Part 2" August 19, 2013 Monday 8:00 p.m. 1.5 5 4.900 [4]
G4 17 "Las Vegas Finals Parts 1–4" August 25, 2013 Sunday 9:00 p.m. 0.1 N/A 0.364 [12]
NBC 18 "Las Vegas Finals Part 2" August 26, 2013 Monday 8:00 p.m. 1.7 5 5.810 [4]
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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