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Meet the Ninjas of the 2020 All-Stars Team Competition

Akbar, Matt, and Zuri have each put together stacked teams.

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The 2020 American Ninja Warrior All-Stars special will hit our TVs on Monday, August 31 at 8pm EST/PST! Fans are overjoyed that they’ll finally get new Ninja action. Now, we get to share a little taste of what’s to come.

The All-Stars special will, like usual, consists of two parts: The Skills Competition and the Team Competition. For the Team Competition, hosts Akbar Gbajabiamila, Matt Iseman, and Zuri Hall all selected three Ninjas to compete relay-style on the courses of the National Finals.

Now, meet your 2020 All-Stars team members!

Team Akbar

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  • Allyssa Beird
  • Grant McCartney
  • Jake Murray

Akbar selected a nice mix of competitors for his team. Allyssa was fresh off a strong season 11 were she made it all the way to Angry Birds in the Baltimore City Finals. Grant had brought a new focus to the course and made it all the way to Stage Two. Jake had a top time in the Seattle/Tacoma Qualifiers. This team has strategy, strength, and speed.

Team Matt

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  • Michelle Warnky
  • Karsten Williams
  • Ryan Stratis

There are years of experience and then there are YEARS of experience. Matt has got to have one of the most time-tested teams in All-Star’s history. Michelle has competed on seven seasons and snagged her first City Finals buzzer in season 11. Karsten also has seven years of experience and he hit Stage Three in season 11. Ryan Stratis has ELEVEN years of Ninja Warrior practice and also earned a spot on Stage Three last year. Look out, not much is going to rattle this group.

Team Zuri

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  • Mady Howard
  • Seth Rogers
  • David Wright

Season 11 was Zuri’s first year as the American Ninja Warrior sideline reporter, so it makes sense that she selected some first-year Ninjas. This team may be all rookies, but they don’t act like it! Mady came in eighth over all at the Seattle/Tacoma City Finals. Seth was the only rookie of the season to make it to Stage Three and the youngest to ever get there at just 19-years-old. David hit buzzers on both the Oklahoma City Qualifying and City Finals courses. These rookies are hungry to prove themselves.

We’ll get to see these teams in action on the American Ninja Warrior All-Stars special on Monday, August 31!