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

You better get started. There’s a lot of voting to do!

UPDATE: Round one is now closed. You can vote on the match-ups of round two here.

Welcome to the best buzzer bracket for American Ninja Warrior season five! This was a fun flashback to organize. It seems like season five was a big year for a lot of competitors who are still doing well today on the show. We have a bunch of match ups this time around, so get down there and get going! Vote for the “best buzzer” in each match up.

We have a couple of notes on this round of voting.

  • To learn how this bracket was set up and how these runs were selected, jump down to the bottom of this article.
  • To balance out the number of runs, we’ve included the “Last Ninja Standing” run of the season. That would be Brian Arnold on Stage Three at the National Finals.
  • You can vote on season four’s buzzers here.

Cast your votes for the best buzzers of American Ninja Warrior season four!

Poll

David Campbell or Lance Pekus?

This poll is closed

  • 53%
    David Campbell
    (79 votes)
  • 46%
    Lance Pekus
    (70 votes)
149 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Noah Kaufman or Jesse La Flair?

This poll is closed

  • 49%
    Noah Kaufman
    (71 votes)
  • 50%
    Jesse La Flair
    (72 votes)
143 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Brian Wilczewski vs Tim Shieff

This poll is closed

  • 68%
    Brian Wilczewski
    (96 votes)
  • 31%
    Tim Shieff
    (44 votes)
140 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Elet Hall or Joshua Winbeck?

This poll is closed

  • 90%
    Elet Hall
    (124 votes)
  • 9%
    Joshua Winbeck
    (13 votes)
137 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Ryan Stratis or Flip Rodriguez?

This poll is closed

  • 34%
    Ryan Stratis
    (50 votes)
  • 65%
    Flip Rodriguez
    (94 votes)
144 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Drew Drechsel or Paul Kasemir?

This poll is closed

  • 80%
    Drew Drechsel
    (116 votes)
  • 20%
    Paul Kasemir
    (29 votes)
145 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Amos Rendao vs David Campbell

This poll is closed

  • 11%
    Amos Rendao
    (16 votes)
  • 88%
    David Campbell
    (120 votes)
136 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Jeffery Tan vs Jamie Rahn

This poll is closed

  • 10%
    Jeffery Tan
    (14 votes)
  • 89%
    Jamie Rahn
    (122 votes)
136 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Travis Rosen vs Ryan Stratis

This poll is closed

  • 63%
    Travis Rosen
    (87 votes)
  • 36%
    Ryan Stratis
    (51 votes)
138 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Flip Rodriguez or Tukrong Klengdong?

This poll is closed

  • 91%
    Flip Rodriguez
    (124 votes)
  • 8%
    Tukrong Klengdong
    (12 votes)
136 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Isaac Caldiero or Josh Cook?

This poll is closed

  • 79%
    Isaac Caldiero
    (107 votes)
  • 20%
    Josh Cook
    (27 votes)
134 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Brian Arnold or Paul Kasemir?

This poll is closed

  • 73%
    Brian Arnold
    (97 votes)
  • 26%
    Paul Kasemir
    (35 votes)
132 votes total Vote Now

Poll

James McGrath or Idoko Abuh?

This poll is closed

  • 81%
    James McGrath
    (108 votes)
  • 18%
    Idoko Abuh
    (24 votes)
132 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Paul Kasemir or Drew Drechsel?

This poll is closed

  • 17%
    Paul Kasemir
    (23 votes)
  • 82%
    Drew Drechsel
    (111 votes)
134 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Brent Steffensen or Idoko Abuh

This poll is closed

  • 64%
    Brent Steffensen
    (82 votes)
  • 35%
    Idoko Abuh
    (46 votes)
128 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Travis Rosen or Brian Arnold?

This poll is closed

  • 37%
    Travis Rosen
    (51 votes)
  • 62%
    Brian Arnold
    (84 votes)
135 votes total Vote Now

Ground rules

  • 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.