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A preview of the ninjas competing in Team Ninja Warrior episode 3

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We've already seen some of the country's best ninjas square off in the first two episodes of Team Ninja Warrior, this week will be no different.

G-Force - Jessie Graff, Nicholas Coolridge, Jesse La Flair

  • Went 0-2 last season but faced two very strong teams (last year's runner up TNT, and Storm Team Moravsky who also made it to the Season 1 Finals) and lost in the sudden death race both times.
  • Jesse La Flair replaces Travis Brewer in this years iteration
  • In the All Star Special Graff and Coolridge (along with Flip Rodriguez) won in dominating fashion for Team Kristine

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Jessie Graff

  • Went 2-0 last season on Team Ninja Warrior, earning 2 points
  • 3 seasons of American Ninja Warrior, qualified for the Las Vegas finals twice, competed there as a wildcard in her rookie season
  • Last season she made history becoming the first woman to complete Stage 1 of the Las Vegas Finals

Nicholas Coolridge

  • Went 0-3 last season on Team Ninja Warrior, losing twice to Joe Moravsky and once to Travis Rosen
  • 2 seasons on American Ninja Warrior, reached the Las Vegas Finals both seasons
  • As a rookie in Season 7 he was the only ninja to clear the LA City Finals course

Jesse La Flair

  • Rookie on Team Ninja Warrior
  • At least 3 seasons on American Ninja Warrior, 2 time Las Vegas Finals Veteran
  • Posted the fastest time in the Venice City Qualifier in Season 5

Superhero Squad - Jamie Rahn, Rachel Goldstein, Sean Darling Hammond (formerly the Rahn-Aways)

  • Jamie's team went 0-2 last season
  • Added two new team members this season Rachel Goldstein and Sean Darling Hammond (Courtney Venuti, and Adam Grossman)

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Jamie Rahn

  • 1-1 last season on Team Ninja Warrior, earning 2 points with a win over Drew Drechsel
  • 5 seasons on American Ninja Warrior, 4 time Las Vegas Finals veteran
  • 93 obstacles completed in regular American Ninja Warrior competition, 14th most all time

Rachel Goldstein

  • Rookie on Team Ninja Warrior
  • Qualified for the Philadelphia City Finals as a rookie last season on American Ninja Warrior
  • Competed in the Las Vegas Finals last season as a wildcard

Sean Darling Hammond

  • Rookie on Team Ninja Warrior
  • 2 seasons on American Ninja Warrior
  • Reached the Jumping Spider in the Las Vegas Finals as a rookie in Season 7

Think Tank - Noah Kaufman, Asysa Grechka, Matt Wilder

  • 1-1 last season
  • Kept the exact same team as last season, eliminated by Karson Voiles

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Noah Kaufman

  • 1-1 last season on Team Ninja Warrior, earning 2 points
  • 3 seasons on American Ninja Warrior
  • Reached Stage 2 in the Las Vegas Finals in Seasons 5 and 6

Asya Grechka

  • 2-0 last season on Team Ninja Warrior, earning 2 points
  • At least 1 season on American Ninja Warrior
  • Competed in the Las Vegas Finals in Season 7 as a wildcard

Matt Wilder

  • 2-1 last season on Team Ninja Warrior, earning 2 points
  • At least 2 seasons on American Ninja Warrior
  • Qualified for the Las Vegas Finals in both season 6 and 8

Average Jojos - Jojo Bynum, Kirsti Pratt, Jimmy Bogle Jr

  • 0-2 last season
  • Added Kirsti "The Machine" Pratt (last year, Caitlin Shukwit)

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Jojo Bynum

  • 0-2 last season on Team Ninja Warrior
  • 3 seasons on American Ninja Warrior, made it to the Las Vegas Finals each year
  • Reached Stage 2 in Seasons 6 and 7

Kirsti Pratt

  • Team Ninja Warrior Rookie
  • 2 seasons on American Ninja Warrior
  • Competed in the Las Vegas Finals as a wildcard last season

Jimmy Bogle Jr

  • 1-1 last season on Team Ninja Warrior, earning 1 point
  • At least 2 seasons on American Ninja Warrior
  • Qualified for the Las Vegas Finals in Season 7


The episode airs Tuesday May 2nd, at 10pm on USA Network so don't miss any of the action!

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