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Vote on the greatest buzzers in history: Season eight, round one

There are some championship contenders in this batch!

UPDATE: This season is now in round two! You can cast your votes here.

Vote now for the best buzzer of season eight!

After the whirlwind of the historic seventh season, American Ninja Warrior settled into a post-winner era in 2016 with season eight. But that doesn’t make these buzzers any less important! There are some contenders in these brackets that could take the whole game!

Remember to vote on the other seasons here.

We had to pull out all the stops to get this bracket flowing, so bear with us. Like season seven, there’s a “main bracket” and a “baby bracket.” The winner of the “baby bracket” will challenge the “main bracket” winner in the final round. Also, we had to include two runs that don’t have videos available in the “main bracket.” We chose Daniel Gil’s Oklahoma City Qualifiers buzzer and Adam Arnold’s Indianapolis City Finals buzzer. Daniel Gil made it all the way to Stage Three, so that buzzer was important to his progress. Adam Arnold had the fastest time in the Indianapolis City Finals, and it was the only City Finals run with no video, so we added him in.

Additionally, we included Drew Drechsel’s run on Stage Three (Last Ninja Standing run) to get an even number. WHEW. Okay, off we go! VOTE!

(More info on how we put this all together is at the bottom of the article.)

Main bracket

Poll

Flip Rodriguez or Kevin Bull?

This poll is closed

  • 62%
    Flip Rodriguez
    (89 votes)
  • 37%
    Kevin Bull
    (53 votes)
142 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Grant McCartney or Jessie Graff?

This poll is closed

  • 11%
    Grant McCartney
    (18 votes)
  • 88%
    Jessie Graff
    (141 votes)
159 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Neil Craver or Drew Drechsel?

This poll is closed

  • 10%
    Neil Craver
    (15 votes)
  • 89%
    Drew Drechsel
    (130 votes)
145 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Caleb Watson or Roo Yori?

This poll is closed

  • 36%
    Caleb Watson
    (49 votes)
  • 63%
    Roo Yori
    (86 votes)
135 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Lorin Ball or Thomas Stillings?

This poll is closed

  • 55%
    Lorin Ball
    (78 votes)
  • 44%
    Thomas Stillings
    (62 votes)
140 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Daniel Gil or Kyle Mendoza?

This poll is closed

  • 88%
    Daniel Gil
    (126 votes)
  • 11%
    Kyle Mendoza
    (17 votes)
143 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Joe Moravsky or Ryan Stratis?

This poll is closed

  • 63%
    Joe Moravsky
    (91 votes)
  • 36%
    Ryan Stratis
    (52 votes)
143 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Anthony DeFranco or Geoff Britten?

This poll is closed

  • 28%
    Anthony DeFranco
    (39 votes)
  • 71%
    Geoff Britten
    (96 votes)
135 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Josh Levin or Brett Sims?

This poll is closed

  • 77%
    Josh Levin
    (108 votes)
  • 22%
    Brett Sims
    (31 votes)
139 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Travis Rosen or James McGrath?

This poll is closed

  • 46%
    Travis Rosen
    (64 votes)
  • 53%
    James McGrath
    (73 votes)
137 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Drew Drechsel or Adam Arnold?

This poll is closed

  • 90%
    Drew Drechsel
    (122 votes)
  • 9%
    Adam Arnold
    (13 votes)
135 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Ian Dory or Brian Arnold?

This poll is closed

  • 50%
    Ian Dory
    (67 votes)
  • 49%
    Brian Arnold
    (65 votes)
132 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Jake Murray or Grant Clinton?

This poll is closed

  • 76%
    Jake Murray
    (102 votes)
  • 23%
    Grant Clinton
    (32 votes)
134 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Daniel Gil (OKC Finals) or Daniel Gil (National Finals)?

This poll is closed

  • 23%
    Daniel Gil (OKC Finals)
    (31 votes)
  • 76%
    Daniel Gil (National Finals)
    (101 votes)
132 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Jessie Graff or Brian Arnold?

This poll is closed

  • 92%
    Jessie Graff
    (140 votes)
  • 7%
    Brian Arnold
    (11 votes)
151 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Flip Rodriguez or Thomas Stillings?

This poll is closed

  • 76%
    Flip Rodriguez
    (103 votes)
  • 23%
    Thomas Stillings
    (32 votes)
135 votes total Vote Now

Baby bracket

Poll

Grant McCartney or Drew Drechsel?

This poll is closed

  • 21%
    Grant McCartney
    (27 votes)
  • 78%
    Drew Drechsel
    (99 votes)
126 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Neil Craver or Joe Moravsky?

This poll is closed

  • 17%
    Neil Craver
    (22 votes)
  • 82%
    Joe Moravsky
    (104 votes)
126 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Jake Murray or Drew Drechsel?

This poll is closed

  • 30%
    Jake Murray
    (39 votes)
  • 69%
    Drew Drechsel
    (87 votes)
126 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Daniel Gil or Drew Drechsel?

This poll is closed

  • 24%
    Daniel Gil
    (31 votes)
  • 75%
    Drew Drechsel
    (95 votes)
126 votes total Vote Now
  • We’re starting with season four in 2012.
  • That was the first season the show started traveling from location to location, and that the National Finals were held in Las Vegas. Also, we’re starting with this season because that’s as far back as we can find videos for the runs on one of the two different official YouTube accounts that archive them. This one with G4 and USA Network videos and this one with NBC videos.
  • The run has to have a video on one of those channels.
  • We feel it’s important for the voters to be able to watch the runs. That way, even if they weren’t watching way back in 2012, they can still participate in the vote. We realize this excludes buzzer runs that aren’t posted. The system is not perfect. We’ve accepted that.
  • They have to hit a buzzer.
  • There are many, MANY ways to qualify a run as great: If the person made history of some kind, if they overcame something, if they just really grit it out. But our mind exploded trying to figure out a bracket of polls that included ALL the runs, so we’re just talking about buzzers this time.
  • The match ups are pretty random.
  • They’re just related to how the videos are sorted on the YouTube pages. No other thought went into it. Oh well. :)
  • If an additional run is needed to balance the bracket, we’ll include the “Last Ninja Standing” run of that season. Think of it as a wildcard.
  • We’ll move through all the seasons, and then circle back through the rounds.