Anyone else experiencing what we like to call the “ANW hangover” today? That’s the sluggish feeling you get after three whirlwind days on the set of American Ninja Warrior, combined with overnight filming and sprinkled with the joys of airline travel.
As you can probably guess, we just got back from the taping of American Ninja Warrior in Dallas, Texas! The weather held out for the Ninjas, keeping the course dry, and the night air was warm. Aside from the dozens of mosquito bites we’re currently trying very, VERY hard not to scratch, it was a perfect couple of nights.
We’d love to tell you ALL about it, but we can’t. You’ll just have to wait until the tenth season of American Ninja Warrior kicks off on May 30. (But here’s a hint, you’re DEFINITELY going to want to tune in for this... It’s going to be huge.)
We did want to give you a little slice of what happened (without putting our jobs in jeopardy), so here’s what the Ninjas shared on social media!
One vlogger gave us a look at the b-roll filming. That’s when the crew shoots extra footage of Ninjas to use in their introductions on the show.
Bonus points if you can spot me in one of the shots! -N
Dallas was Barclay Stockett’s return to the course. She had a very special time on set. Kacy Catanzaro was on hand to support her friend.
In fact, a LOT of people came out to support Barclay!
That’s me in one of the pictures! Barclay is the master of hugs. - N
Here’s Barclay waiting to approach the course. How far does she go? The suspense is killing us!
It was a big night for a lot of well-known Ninjas. Brent Steffensen and Thomas Stillings had their friends by their sides.
Karsten Williams combined the trip with his mom’s birthday!
Wow! What an exciting Dallas Qualifier for Season 10 of American Ninja Warrior! Competing in the city I love and call home made it that much more special to me. I was also able to share this experience with my amazing mom who’s Birthday is today so how cool is that! I have so much to be thankful for and I am truly blessed to have the opportunity to be a part of this amazing competition! Thank you to all my friends, family, and amazing fans and supporters out there, and to my squad @trumomentum. I love each and every one of you and I appreciate you more than you will ever know. I wanted to represent my city well and qualify for National Finals, but we all know anything can happen! We’ll see how it all plays out starting May 30th on NBC! ___ Now that Qualifying is over I’m ready to share some BIG news that’s going to make history so stay tuned for a special announcement this Friday March 30th! ___ #ANW10 #BigKat #OvercomeALLobstacles #ThatSignaturePointTho #Dallas #TruMomentum #AmericanNinjaWarrior #Texas @ninjawarrior @anwnation @pimovementninja @honeystinger @newbalanceusa
Tremayne Dortch kept his family close during the competition.
Well That’s a Wrap for #ANWX Dallas!!! What a Great experience & opportunity... So happy I got to have my family by my side! Thank you everyone for their support, love & prayers! Congratulations to all the competititors much respect because it’s not easy! Can’t exactly tell you how it went but I promise I gave my all & I hope I made y’all proud! To see how everything turned out make sure you watch this season of @ninjawarrior May 30th!
Daniel Gil ran the course AND got a very special gift from the official ANW merch department.
Motivation Monday! A word of encouragement to anyone who has lost or had something precious stolen. Last year when my custom ANW Vegas finalist backpack was stolen, I was heartbroken! I spent months praying and believing that somehow I would get it back. Well once the ANW store owner heard about my loss she told me that she may be able to help. While here in Dallas for ANW 10 qualifiers she asked me to drop by the store where she had a brand new custom backpack for me! It is literally exactly like the one I had lost! It may take time but don’t give up on the things you have lost or are believing for. Take my testimony and hold onto it for yourself. #anw9 #backpack #blessing #blessed #soawesome #anw #americanninjawarrior #merch #merchandise #kingdomninja
Those late nights of filming can get to your head. Sometimes even the hosts get a little loose in the wee hours of the morning.
Matt Iseman MAY have taken the Ninja antics a little too far.
Today, the crew, hosts, and Ninjas are resting up. But it won’t be for long. The lights go up again on April 13 for American Ninja Warrior in Miami!