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Indianapolis transformed to welcome American Ninja Warrior

The city was a gracious host for the second time in Ninja Warrior’s history.


For the second time in American Ninja Warrior history, the crew and the course took over Monument Circle in Indianapolis, IN. And for the second time, It. Was. Awesome.

Per usual, there’s not much we can tell you at this point. You’ll just have to wait for the episodes to air. But it will be worth it. We’re still reeling from what happened in Indy a few days after the fact!

Indianapolis is a big sports town and the locals eagerly transferred their enthusiasm to American Ninja Warrior. Crowds flooded the stands and basically any available area they could find to watch the action and cheer endlessly long into some very chilly nights.

The Colts’ mascot, Blue came out to get the fans going.

Thanks Indy! #kisses #colts #ninjawarrior

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So many top Ninjas, like Jesse Labreck, took on the obstacles.

Jody Avila, the Big Dog Ninja, returned.

Lorin Ball stepped up to the start line for his TENTH season in a row!

Travis Rosen, as calm and collected as always, enjoyed the sunshine before his run that night.

Indianapolis is a bit unique for American Ninja Warrior. In most cities, the set is kept a little to itself, usually in a location that provides a somewhat controlled environment as far as who can see the course.

But in Indy the show lets it all hang out, so to speak. The course curves around Monument Circle, a location that means buildings above can look down on the course. Fans who didn’t get audience tickets can post up on the other side of the course and still have a view of the action.

This means that fans got pretty special access to the set and some incredible photos came out of it.

#americanninjawarrior 2:00am

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#anw10 #indy

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The tenth season of American Ninja Warrior kicks off on May 30. The Indianapolis Qualifiers and City Finals will air in the weeks beyond that. Like we said earlier, do NOT miss these historic runs!