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Abel Gonzalez went from walk-on to Stage Two in just his rookie year

He looked back at that season for the Ninja Warrior podcast.

At the American Ninja Warrior National Finals, we saw Abel Gonzalez take on Stage One. Abel is a five-time veteran on the show. Four of those times he’s made it to Las Vegas. Twice before, he’s made it to Stage Two. He didn’t advance to that stage this season, but it was still a great year for him.

Staying on top the Ninja Warrior game is no easy gig. Abel sat down with Matt Iseman and Akbar Gbajabiamila to talk about coming into the scene unknown and rising to the top.

In the clip above, Abel takes a look back at what it was like to go from an unknown walk-on, to Stage Two in his rookie season.

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