American Ninja Warrior returned to Oklahoma City for the second time recently. Once more, the course was built almost on the steps of the State Capitol Building. With it THAT close to his offices, Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt apparently couldn’t resist the call of the challenge.
According to posts on his Twitter account, the Governor gave the course a shot. His post says he can’t share the video of it until the episode airs later this summer, but there are a couple of hints as to how he did.
Awesome work by Oklahoma’s @TravelOK Department on bringing NBC’s American Ninja Warrior back to Oklahoma. I gave it a test run but NBC said I can’t post videos until after the show airs, so in the mean time... pic.twitter.com/7qHw2gyEvZ— Governor Kevin Stitt (@GovStitt) April 12, 2019
(In that first photo, the Governor is standing with American Ninja Warrior’s director, Patrick McManus, Executive Producers Anthony Storm and Brian Richardson, and Challenge Producer, Adam Sheldon.)
According to News 9, “Stitt bloodied his elbow completing a rope swing to a landing pad after jumping across a pool of water. A spokeswoman says he finished two of the three obstacles.”
Yup, the Governor earned a battle wound during his Ninja Warrior attempt. There’s even photographic evidence.
... they say I’m the first governor to test an American Ninja Warrior course #noregrets pic.twitter.com/1GBC2Smtob— Governor Kevin Stitt (@GovStitt) April 12, 2019
Two of the three obstacles, huh? That would mean he made it to the...
Of course we’re not going to tell you that. But hey, that means he didn’t go down on the first obstacle!
We’re also not going to point out that if you study his pictures, you might get some vague hints at the obstacles. Nope. We’re not going to say that. We’re better than that.
It was great to see that Oklahoma City wholly embraced Ninja Warrior’s return. The weather might not have turned out for the best, but the people were happy to see the crew and cheer on the competitors!