Season nine of American Ninja Warrior will return to Kansas City, MO. The show last stopped there in season seven and handed us some unforgettable moments.
Although the exact location of this season’s course has not been announced, season seven was taped at historic Union Station, an architecturally beautiful location that was originally built in 1914.
The former active train station served as the background for Isaac Caldiero’s steady climb to the National Finals, where he would become the first winner of American Ninja Warrior.
The location drew the Colorado crowd who had previously competed in Denver, including all four of the Wolfpack members: Meagan Martin, Brian Arnold, Ian Dory, and Noah Kaufman.
Kansas City introduced us to Jake Murray, who would quickly become a fan favorite with his charisma and serious skills.
Ian Dory completed both the Qualifying and City Finals courses.
Meagan Martin completed her second Qualifying course in a row.
We were inspired by Michael Stanger.
He dedicated his run to his family as they faced his wife’s diagnoses of Ehlers Danlos syndrome, a rare genetic disorder. Though he didn’t reach the buzzer on the City Finals course, his family knew what a hero he was.
Lance Pekus, the Cowboy Ninja, made sure his spot at the Nationals Finals was secure.
Brian Arnold continued his long streak of consistently strong performances.
The show is planning on taping season nine’s Kansas City Qualifying and City Finals on April 24 and 25. With Denver recording in May, the Colorado crowd that heavily influenced the previous Kansas City episodes might be drawn back to the location that’s closer to their homes.
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