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A word to the wise: American Ninja Warriors lay out how to get on the course

Take their advice. They’ve done this before!

Casting for season ten of American Ninja Warrior is well underway. There’s only a few weeks left before the January 2 deadline. Tens of thousands of people all over the country are sure they are the next American Ninja Warrior.

A fraction of those applicants will actually step on the course.

We’ve complied advice from the very best sources, including Ninja Warriors like Meagan Martin and Jake Murray, to help returning and future Ninjas send in the video that’s going to get them on the show.

Tips from successful Ninja Warriors:

Meagan Martin: Be creative and a little funny

Jake Murray: Experiment and get out of your comfort zone

Brian Arnold: Don’t try to be someone you’re not

Ian Dory: Show off all the different sides of your life and personality

Brian Kretsch: Be yourself, but amped-up

Alan Connealy: Make sure you have a story to tell

Noah Kaufman: Give the producers a compelling reason to pick you within 15 seconds

Advice from the casting department:

Read the interview with Angelou Deign, the Casting Director for American Ninja Warrior. She spells out the do’s and don’ts of creating an effective, attention grabbing video.

Watch example videos:

Check out clips from Flip Rodriguez, Jessie Graff, Grant McCartney and Daniel Gil’s first application videos.

American Ninja Warriors' first submission tapes

Before they were heroes, they were just regular people trying to make the cut.

Posted by American Ninja Warrior Nation on Thursday, December 15, 2016

Ask questions:

Leave your questions and thoughts about the application process in the comments section below. Start a conversation with other Ninjas about creating your video.