While I was at this year's National Ninja League World Championship, I was fortunate enough to be able to interview seven of the most popular Ninja Warrior competitors to pick their brains and see how they're preparing for the upcoming season of American Ninja Warrior!
National Ninja League founder and president Chris Wilczewski joins me during the NNL Season 4 Finals to discuss how the event has evolved since we first talked in season 1. Also, we discuss the evolution of American Ninja Warrior, how to get your gym in the NNL, and what it was like staying in ANW Bootcamp!
Jesse Labreck & Chris DiGangi
Jesse Labreck and Chris DiGangi are two thirds of Labreckfast Club; the winning team of American Ninja Warrior: Ninja VS Ninja! They where nice enough to take the time to talk to me about their big win as well as Jesse winning the National Ninja League for the second time! Also, what is it like being so heavily featured on ANW, what is it like training with your significant other, and what goals do Jesse and Chris have for American Ninja Warrior 2019? And finally, the most important question of all: Who do they main in Super Smash Bros Ultimate?
Josh Levin is a world class rock climber and has consistently cleared every course American Ninja Warrior has thrown at him... with the exception of Stage 2. If Josh can conquer Stage 2, does he have what it takes to win it all? Personally, I say yes. Join William as he interviews Josh to discuss rock climbing in the Olympics, an update on Charlie Andrews, and how Josh has been able to get three buzzers every year he's competed on ANW!
Kevin Carbone, know as The Maker has two years of ANW competion under his belt and has two of his obstacle designs get chosen and included in American Ninja Warrior proper. After the Wingnuts and the Déjà Vu, what obstacle idea did Kevin submit this year? Join William as he discusses obstacles with Kevin, as well as his run on Ninja Vs Ninja with the Young Bloods, what happened in Miami last year, and how he plans on improving for season 11!
Thomas Stillings has been competing in American Ninja Warrior under the Genie Ninja moniker for years. But do you know where the name came from? Join William as he interviews Thomas to discover the origin of his nickname, his friendly rivalry with Daniel Gil, and how he handles filming ANW so late at night.
Lucas Gomes made a name for himself on American Ninja Warrior as one half of the Brazi Bros. On YouTube, however, he gain a surge of popularity for a video where he hangs from a bar for 99 out of 100 seconds. However, as a competitor, Lucas was forced to watch ANW 10 from the walk on line. Join William as he talks to Lucas about his experiences in the walk on line, the opportunities presented to him from his YouTube channel, and how he's training to impress in American Ninja Warrior 2019. Also, how the heck did he manage to defeat the Monstro Swing?!
*BONUS INTERVIEW* Delano Hinds from Barbados!
The National Ninja League World Championchips features competitors from all around the world. One such competitor is Delano Hinds from Barbados. He is the creator of the Barbados Ninja Throwdown which is holding their next event on May 11th. Join William as he discusses the Throwndown event with Barbados as well as the country’s growing ninja scene!