The American Ninja Warrior All-Stars special featured the return of one very scary skills challenge. The Mega Spider Climb requires that Ninjas ascend the 75-feet of Stage Four using just their hands and feet in a narrow chute. It’s draining. It’s daunting. And these competitors dominated it.
The challenge pitted two Chicago-area Ninjas (Michael Torres and Ethan Swanson) against two Atlanta-area Ninjas (Tyler Gillett and Kevin Carbone). But Tyler and Kevin nobly took a bow to their counterparts after both lost their heats in record-setting races.
That meant Ethan Swanson faced Michael Torres in the championship round. In their previous matches, they’d set and broken records. (Ethan set a record time. Then Michael bested it in his heat.) Yet somehow, they still had more to give! Watch the thrilling race below!
Micheal became the Mega Spider Climb champion with a jaw-dropping time of 16.37 seconds! For more information on the All-Stars Skills Competition, click here.
Season 12 of American Ninja Warrior kicks off on Monday, September 7 on NBC!