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Meet the Ninjas of the all new Team Europe

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The team has representatives from three different countries.

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The 2019 American Ninja Warrior: USA vs The World competition will feature an entirely new Team Europe. None of the athletes have taken part in this competition before. But there’s no room for a slow warm up here, the team has a lot to live up to. In the 2018 USA vs The World, Team Europe won the trophy when Sean McColl won the climb on Stage Four with a time of 25:93. (Sean Bryan was RIGHT behind him with a time of 26.79.)

This year’s Team Europe roster includes two women and represents three countries; England, Spain, and Germany. All of them have taken part in Ninja Warrior competitions in their home countries. We’ve included some info below to help you get acquainted with the new lineup that’s looking to keep the trophy for themselves once again.

The 2019 USA vs The World competition will air on Sunday, January 27 at 9pm on NBC.

(A little note of warning on the photos below, they’re not technically spoilers, but they do show the athletes on the obstacles. Just remember that USA vs The World uses a farthest, fastest format to earn points, so where they are doesn’t indicate how the team is doing.)

Georgia Munroe

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  • Age: 20
  • Height: 5’4”
  • Weight: 143
  • Hometown: London, England

Ninja Warrior/Sasuke experience

  • UK Ninja Warrior four: Progressed to Stage One, last female standing

What you should know

  • Known globally for her parkour skills, especially her explosive jumps
  • Member and coach for the Esprit Parkour team
  • Also trains through swimming, rock climbing, soccer, and rugby
  • A professional free-runner who’s done commercials, stage shows and films, including working with Jessie Graff

Iris Matamoros

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  • Age: 37
  • Height: 5’11”
  • Weight: 154
  • Hometown: Murcia, Spain

Ninja Warrior/Sasuke experience

  • Ninja Warrior Spain season one: Progressed to Stage Three, second overall
  • Ninja Warrior Spain season two: Progressed to Stage Three, third overall

What you should know

  • Extensive experience in rock climbing, including placing second in the 2014 Spanish Bouldering World Cup
  • Trains 3-4 days a week in the gym, climbs in the local mountains twice a week
  • A physical education teacher at a Jr. High and High School

Javier Cano

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  • Age: 27
  • Height: 5’8”
  • Weight: 136
  • Hometown: Plasencia, Spain

Ninja Warrior/Sasuke experience

  • Ninja Warrior Spain season one: Progressed to Stage Two, fifth overall
  • Ninja Warrior Spain season two: Progressed to Stage Three, second overall

What you should know

  • Ranked #1 in climbing in Spain for several years, competing in events to qualify for the 2020 Olympics
  • Co-owns a climbing gym with his brother which includes a small Ninja circuit
  • Has climbed the face of El Capitan in Yosemite six times
  • Longtime fan of Sasuke and American Ninja Warrior

Katie McDonnell

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  • Age: 27
  • Height: 5’7”
  • Weight: 127
  • Hometown: Windsor, England

Ninja Warrior/Sasuke experience

  • UK Ninja Warrior season one: Progressed to Finals, last woman standing
  • UK Ninja Warrior season two: Out in Qualifying
  • UK Ninja Warrior season three: Completed Semi-Finals (did not make top 15), last woman standing

What you should know

  • Only female to complete a Semi-Final course on UK Ninja Warrior, has done it twice
  • Background in aerobic gymnastics and has won a combined 9 national titles (teams and individual)
  • A professional parkour athlete who has worked on commercials, television and film, including working with Jessie Graff

Oliver Edelmann

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  • Age: 24
  • Height: 5’9”
  • Weight: 154
  • Hometown: Seeheim, Germany

Ninja Warrior/Sasuke experience

  • Ninja Warrior Germany season one: Progressed to Stage Two, last Ninja standing
  • Ninja Warrior Germany season two: Progressed to Stage One
  • Ninja Warrior Germany season three: Progressed to Stage Two
  • Ninja Warrior Indonesia: Part of the winning Team Europe

What you should know

  • Four-time National Champion and National Team member for Germany in acrobatic gymnastics
  • Travels all over Germany to train at different Ninja gyms
  • Also has a background in parkour
  • A mechanic who installs air condition systems in businesses and homes

You can get to know the athletes on Team Australia here.

Learn more about Team USA here.