Dan Polizzi is a Chicago-area firefighter and one half of the American Ninja Warrior training team, the Towers of Power.
While the other half of the team, Brandon Mears, didn’t qualify for Vegas, Dan had a strong run. He made it past the tricky Hourglass Drop and well into the Circuit Board before he dropped.
During an emotional post-run interview, Dan said moving on just wasn’t the same without Mears. However, Mears was overjoyed for his friend and will be supporting him all the way to Mount Midoriyama.