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Season nine’s list of nightmares: National Finals obstacles

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22 obstacles stood between the Ninjas and their chance to climb for $1 million.

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After battling the obstacles all season, the Ninjas finally faced the American Ninja Warrior National Finals. The Las Vegas location consisted of three courses, each more difficult than the last. If anyone beat them all, they would have faced the final stage, an 80 foot rope climb to the top of Mount Midoriyama.

Stage one was a triumph for the Ninjas. A record 41 Ninjas were able to hit that first buzzer. However, on Stage Two the course took back the upper hand. Only three Ninjas would be able to survive Wingnut Alley and move to the next stage.

On the daunting Stage Three, Sean Bryan, Najee Richardson and Joe Moravsky gave it their all. Joe would last the longest, finally falling on the Time Bomb.

Catch up on everything that happened at the American Ninja Warrior National Finals with these articles.

Here are all 22 of the obstacles that made up the three stages.

  • Stage One

Snake Run

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Propeller Bar

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Double Dipper

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Jumping Spider

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Parkour Run

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Warped Wall

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Domino Pipes

David Becker/NBC

Flying Squirrel

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  • Stage Two

Giant Ring Swing

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Criss Cross Salmon Ladder

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Wave Runner

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Swing Surfer

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Wingnut Alley

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Wall Flip

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  • Stage Three

Floating Boards

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Keylock Hang

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Nail Clipper

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Ultimate Cliffhanger

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Curved Body Prop

Peg Cloud

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Time Bomb

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Flying Bar