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Five fan-favorite athletes will take on the global competition.

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American Ninja Warrior: USA vs The World will make its return on Sunday, January 27 at 9pm on NBC. The competition features teams from around the globe taking on the stages of the National Finals. This year, teams from Europe and Australia will join Team USA. Not to brag, but we really think Team USA is pretty stacked with talent. The team features five incredible athletes, and for the first time, two of them are women. (Jessie Graff was previously the only woman to be on Team USA.)

Fans are definitely familiar with the skills of these Ninjas, but let’s run through their stats one more time while we get excited for the competition!

(We’ve mentioned this before, but we’re giving a mild spoiler warning here. The photos below show the Ninjas on the courses. However, USA vs The World uses a farthest, fastest format to award points to the teams. So seeing them on the course is not an indication of how the team is doing overall.)

Barclay Stockett

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  • Age: 23
  • Height: 5’0”
  • Weight: 117
  • Hometown: Dayton, TX

Ninja Warrior/Sasuke experience

  • American Ninja Warrior season eight: Out in Qualifying
  • American Ninja Warrior season nine: Progressed to Stage One
  • American Ninja Warrior season 10: Progressed to Stage One, second place woman

What you should know

  • In San Antonio (s9) and Dallas (s10) she went farther than any other woman on the City Finals course
  • Tied with Kacy Catanzaro as the shortest woman to complete the Warped Wall
  • Was a level 10 gymnast at the age of 17
  • Travels all over the globe with Alpha Warrior, including a recent trip to Alaska where she went flying with Nick Hanson

Drew Dreschel

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  • Age: 29
  • Height: 5’9”
  • Weight: 165
  • Hometown: Hamden, CT

Ninja Warrior/Sasuke experience

  • Sasuke 27: Injured knee on Stage One
  • Sasuke 30-35: Progressed to Stage Three
  • Sasuke 36: Progressed to Stage Two
  • American Ninja Warrior season four: Progressed to Stage Two
  • American Ninja Warrior season five: Progressed to Stage Two
  • American Ninja Warrior season six: Progressed to City Finals
  • American Ninja Warrior season seven: Progressed to Stage Three
  • American Ninja Warrior season eight: Progressed to Stage Three, last Ninja standing
  • American Ninja Warrior season nine: Progressed to Stage Two
  • American Ninja Warrior season 10: Progressed to Stage Three, last Ninja standing

What you should know

  • In season 10, missed the top time on Stage One by just two-tenths of a second
  • Fastest of only two Stage Two finishers with 38 seconds remaining
  • On Stage Three, he fell on the Ultimate Cliffhanger with a time 1:08:78, awarding him the $100K prize
  • Has two Real Life Ninja Academies in Connecticut and plans to open four more in various locations in the near future

Jesse Labreck

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  • Age: 28
  • Height: 5’7”
  • Weight: 134
  • Hometown: Naperville, IL

Ninja Warrior/Sasuke experience

  • American Ninja Warrior season eight: Advanced to Stage One
  • American Ninja Warrior season nine: Advanced to Stage One
  • American Ninja Warrior season 10: Advanced to Stage One, first place woman
  • Ninja vs Ninja: Team captain of champion team, The Labreakfast Club

What you should know

  • Was the first woman to attempt the 18 foot Mega Wall in season 10
  • Completed a 17 foot wall in the season nine All Stars Skills Challenge
  • Inducted into the University of Maine Hall of Fame for athletics in October 2018. She holds 11 school records in track and field.
  • Gym Manager for Ultimate Ninjas Naperville responsible to all day-to-day operations

Mathis Owhadi

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  • Age: 19
  • Height: 6’2”
  • Weight: 155
  • Hometown: Tomball, TX

Ninja Warrior/Sasuke experience

  • American Ninja Warrior season 10: Progressed to Stage Two, placed sixth overall

What you should know

  • One of three 19 year olds to make it to Stage Two in season 10
  • One of only two 19 year olds to complete both the Qualifiers and City Finals courses
  • Has finished first in five regional Ninja competitions against well-known competitors
  • Originally from France. Due to the competition schedule in Las Vegas, it was the first time in 13 years he didn’t travel back to visit family.

Najee Richardson

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  • Age: 27
  • Height: 5’7”
  • Weight: 160
  • Hometown: Philadelphia, PA

Ninja Warrior/Sasuke experience

  • American Ninja Warrior season seven: Out in Qualifying
  • American Ninja Warrior season eight: Progressed to Stage Two
  • American Ninja Warrior season nine: Progressed to Stage Three, third place overall
  • American Ninja Warrior season 10: Progressed to Stage Two

What you should know

  • Timed out while struggling to catch his breath on the Water Walls of Stage Two
  • One of two athletes to complete the Mega Wall in Philadelphia
  • Was 2009 Senior of the Year in the PA State Junior Olympics. Tore his right lateral meniscus three separate times, forcing him to quit gymnastics at age 21.
  • Works with the American Lung Association, Boys and Girls Club, Child Advocates of America, and the American Lung Association

Learn more about the Team Australia roster here.

Learn more about the Team Europe roster here.