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Najee Richardson’s sophomore season of American Ninja Warrior was a high-flying success

The Philadelphia Phoenix definitely found his wings.

In his rookie year of American Ninja Warrior, Najee was bitten by Snake Crossing which took out a ton of top ninjas in the Pittsburgh City Qualifier. In season eight, the Phoenix rose and dominated nearly every challenge that was put before him.

In the All-Stars Special, Najee stood out in the Super Sonic Shelf Grab. Only he and Drew Drechsel were left facing a 15 foot lache. Najee didn’t grab the title, but he managed to out-leap almost all the other ninjas in the competition.

Drew Drechsel's 15-Foot Super Sonic Shelf

Gravity? Nah. Doesn't apply here.

Posted by American Ninja Warrior Nation on Wednesday, February 22, 2017

With such a strong showing in the regular season and in all the skills challenges he competed in, Najee has made himself one of the favorites going into season nine.

Although the $250 prize pool for this season is closed you can still have Najee on your general pool team. Go there and make your team now, and check out all the other cool ninja stats!