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Photos from tonight’s National Finals episode remind us which Ninjas still have a shot at that Stage One buzzer

Tonight’s episode will be the second of four covering the National Finals.

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Chris DiGangi. Lucas Reale. RJ Roman. Adam Rayl. Kevin Carbone. Daniel Gil. What do all of these Ninjas have in common? They’re all Season 11 National Finalists who hit the Stage One buzzer last Monday! In all, there are twelve Stage One victors so far, but that number is sure to rise when the second half of Stage One airs Monday, September 2. Just how many more finishers will there be? Every Ninja in these photos looks convincingly strong and poised for success, but every Ninja Warrior fan knows that looks can be deceiving, and even the strongest fall… Who will survive the night?

Pictured above, Tiana has the look of a confident Ninja who’s about to execute a Stage One completion. Is tonight her night?

We saw Travis Rosen face down and conquer his ankle-breaking nemesis, the Double Dipper last week. Will that pave the way for another big group of Ninjas to defeat the Double Dipper in tonight’s continuation of Vegas Stage One?

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There is no way that Allyssa Beird will let Archer Alley take her down two years in a row. The question is…will she go all the way to the buzzer?

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Even a proposal from little Lylah isn’t breaking Grant McCartney’s concentration. He’s serious about a Stage One buzzer.

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After missing the National Finals last year due to work, Jessie Graff isn’t taking anything for granted.

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Karsten WIlliams hasn’t always had the best of luck on Stage One, but coming off of a City Finals buzzer in Oklahoma City should give him some momentum.

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Showcasing muscle and personality, we know from experience that Ben Udy will put on a great show no matter how far he goes.

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Always a top contender, and a Safety Pass in hand to boot, we’d say Drew Drechsel’s chances of clearing Stage One are pretty stinking high. Who’s your top pick to hit a Stage One buzzer tonight?

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Tune in tonight, Monday, September 2nd, at 8/7c on NBC to see if your prediction is correct.