Grant McCartney is definitely an American Ninja Warrior with personality. Through his seasons on the show, we've all come to look forward to seeing how he celebrates hitting a buzzer. He's got a big smile and killer dance moves. You just can't help but like the guy!
Grant's Season 8 was no different. He made it all the way to Stage Two of the National Finals and was still smiling as he came out of the water. After Las Vegas, Grant turned his focus on his next dream: Getting to dance with Ellen Degeneres on her show.
And you know what? He did it! Using his avid Twitter fan base, Grant made sure Ellen and his team knew about him and his killer dance moves. He simply could not be denied.
On September 14th, Grant's episode of the Ellen Show aired. He bonded with Ellen. He played games with Olympic gold medalist Katie Ledecky. He had an all around great time.
Check out some behind the scenes clips of Grant getting all Ninja Warrior on the set!
Generally, Grant's outfits on American Ninja Warrior are pretty basic. He had to step up his wardrobe game for Ellen. Buttons can be confusing.
Grant had a chance to play "Foot Flickers" with Olympic swimmer Katie Ledecky. She kicked his butt. Here's Grant's backstage reaction to that fact.
Ellen might have gone home, but Grant couldn't stop dancing. He snuck back on the set to re-live his stage entrance over and over and over...
Before heading home, Grant wanted the fans to know how much this experience meant to him. Then he wanted to do a handstand walk down the audience stairs. It didn't go quite that well.
The whole world is falling in love with our American Ninja Warriors! Congratulations to Grant on his fun appearance and spreading the joy of the Ninjas!