Drew Drechsel had been gearing up for this run all season. He’d learned to balance his speed with a little caution. He’d practiced how to make decisions on the fly, while still having a game plan in place.
It all came together on the brutal American Ninja Warrior Stage Two of the National Finals. Drew knew when he needed to reel it in and be more calculated, but he also saw that clock ticking down.
It ended with Drew completing his run with one second left on the clock. While as fans, we were panicked, Drew looked calm, knowing this was what he had prepared for.