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Season 13 will include one heck of a group of veterans

The initial casting calls are heavy on the fan-favorite Ninjas.

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Yesterday, we were thrilled to see that the casting calls for season 13 of American Ninja Warrior were officially underway! In our first article, we included a list of Ninjas who had shared on Instagram that their phones had rung. That list was an incredibly stacked group of veterans and all-stars, to say the very least.

  • Daniel Gil
  • Flip Rodriguez
  • Jamie Rahn
  • Najee Richardson
  • Joe Moravsky
  • Devin “Dougie” Harrelson
  • Zhanique Lovett
  • Abel Gonzalez
  • Taylor Johnson
  • Amir Malik
  • Tiana Webberley
  • Chris DiGangi
  • Sandy Zimmerman
  • Ethan Swanson

But since then, we’ve spotted so many more casting announcements! We decided to do a little update today on some of the fantastic Ninjas who’ll be back for season 13. Remember that this is not every competitor and calls will still be going out for several more days, if not longer.

One thing we’ve noticed is that this first round of calls seems to be heavy on the veterans. We can’t wait to see which rookies get their initial shot at the course this season as well! The competition is going to be top-notch by the looks of it...

Here are some of the additional Ninjas who’ve confirmed their return for season 13.

Meagan Martin

Lucas Reale

Brian Burk

Brian Kretsch

Nick Hanson

Jesse Labreck

David Wright

Alex Weber

Lance Pekus

Arnold Hernandez

Nate Hansen

Kyle Soderman

Jeri D’Aurelio

As we said, the calls are not completed yet. There are obviously some names missing from this list. If you’re still waiting for your call, hang in there! Yes, you too, Ryan Stratis.

(There is a running list of competitors over at Ninja Guide that will be frequently updated.)