We’re not going to lie, we’re so excited for the new American Ninja Warrior All-Stars special that we can barely handle it. The other day we got a glimpse of Jessie Graff and Barclay Stockett locked into a climb to the top of Mount Midoriyama and THAT was enough to get us amped up.
The special airs on Thursday, May 17 (that’s THIS Thursday!) at 9/8c pm on NBC. It’s a two-hour special that will include both the Skills Challenges and the Team Challenge. We’ve seen who Matt, Akbar, and Kristine selected for their teams. Now, take a look at the five Skills Challenges we’ll be watching!
Super Salmon Ladder:
Ninjas will go for time up a Salmon Ladder that’s a mere four stories high.
This is a peg board challenge that has the Ninjas racing towards the buzzer.
Competitors will have their agility on display as they try to get the fastest time on nine steps out and back.
Season nine’s most evil obstacle is BACK! The distance between the Wingnuts starts at 13 feet and increases until no Ninja can stick the transfer.
Mega Spider Climb:
Ninjas will spider climb their way up all 80 feet of the stage four final climb.
All of these challenges present the Ninjas with the opportunity to do what they do best; push themselves to the limit while having a great time. We absolutely can’t wait to watch them go to town on these obstacles!