American Ninja Warrior: USA vs The World was pretty darn satisfying to watch. Every member of Team USA had a shining moment. Team Australia kept the points close and the competition interesting by avoiding a blow out. Team Europe, while not quite a contender this time around, introduced us to five excellent athletes.
You can take a look at a full recap of the episode here.
After everything was aired, NBC released a set of new photos from the night that give us a great look at some of those defining moments.
First, if you look closely at the header image of this article, you’ll notice that Team USA and Team Australia has switched jackets. AW!
Barclay Stockett was hit with a wave of emotions when she earned her first American Ninja Warrior buzzer.
Oliver Edelmann was the first of Team Europe to complete a course.
Jack Wilson showed us some traditional Australian moves when he finished Stage One.
Ashlin Herbert cleared Stage One so quickly, Team USA had to pull out all the stops to beat his time.
Jesse Labreck cleared Stage Two, becoming only the second woman to do so, and earned Team USA two points.
Najee Richardson faced the Water Walls once more and took his redemption.
Bryson Kline completed Stage Two and showed us exactly why Team Australia picked the young competitor.
Preparing for the Stage Four climb, Ashlin takes in the experience, while Drew Drechsel zones in on the task ahead.
After a close start, Drew pulled ahead to claim the championship title for Team USA.
Team USA poses with their well-earned trophy after a night of gripping competition,