As 2019 winds down, we’ve been thinking about what a great year it’s been for American Ninja Warrior. More competitors than ever made it to Stage Three (21!) and we saw a Champion crowned. Since the show aired, there have been babies born, engagements and weddings, and plenty of Ninja fun!
But when it comes to American Ninja Warrior Nation, what were the articles that you just couldn’t get enough of?
1. Season 11 locations and taping dates
Unsurprisingly, readers can’t wait to find out when and where the next season will be filmed—and we don’t blame you!
2. Who won ANW? Season 11 finale recap
Coming in second place for most popular article of the entire year is the season finale recap, which breaks down all the action from Stage Three and, of course, the final climb between Daniel Gil and Drew Drechsel. Scroll all the way to the bottom for an exclusive interview with the new Champion right after he won!
3. Obstacle Design Challenge
Who wouldn’t want to see the Ninjas try their luck on your very own obstacle creation? We can’t wait to see what the course looks like next season!
4. ANW Junior announces second season, opens casting
With anticipation growing for season 2 of American Ninja Warrior Junior (it’s coming in February!), the announcement and casting call was easily one of the most popular posts this year.
5. Matt Iseman confirms ANW’s huge season finale secret
Back in August, Matt Iseman dropped a bit of a bomb on People.com, telling the world that there would be a winner in season 11.
6. How to get tickets to see ANW live
Want to see the Ninjas live in action? Read this one!
7. Drew Drechsel on The Ellen Show
Drew made an appearance on Ellen to talk about winning ANW and why he runs in jeans. Oh, and she also presented him with a one million dollar check!
8. ANW Season 11’s Speed Pass and Safety Pass Winners
The new Speed and Safety Passes were a hot topic this season. This post includes a list of Power Tower match-ups and who won each race.
9. National Finals night two recap
How did we get to another ANW Champion? Check out this Stage Two recap.
10. ANW adds pass to National Finals & chance to re-do a stage
Like we said, the passes were a hot topic this year. In this article, Nikki breaks down the changes for season 11.