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Adam Rayl only needed one season to go from walk-on to American Ninja Warrior National Finalist

He made it farther than any other walk-on in season eight.

Despite not receiving a confirmed run slot on American Ninja Warrior in Season 8, Adam Rayl put together one of the most impressive performances of the season. This time last year, he was already waiting in the walk-on line with other ninja hopefuls.

By going far enough fast enough in both the LA City Qualifier and LA City Finals, Rayl assured himself a ticket to the Vegas Finals which is where he was truly amazing. He cleared Stage 1 and reached the Wave Runner in Stage Two.

In local competitions both before and since Season 8, Adam Rayl has proved his performance on the show was no fluke.

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