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Grade Stage One of the National Finals

We’re going out of order, but we think it’s worth it!

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Let’s Grade Stage One of the American Ninja Warrior season 13 National Finals.

(Okay, we apologize for going out of order here, but we think it’s worth it.)

It all started when we asked a question on Instagram. We asked our followers which obstacle they would remove from Stage One if they could. The feedback pointed to the Dipping Birds. We enjoyed the dialogue so much that we started on our “grade the courses” journey. Stage two earned a B+.

We are working on Stage Three’s grade at the moment, but Stage One never really got that chance. So we’re circling back to calculate Stage One’s score.

68 Ninjas advanced to the season 13 National Finals to take on Stage One. 27 survived the nine obstacles and the clock. Stage One’s obstacles force the Ninjas to make bold moves and move quickly to reach the buzzer.

So what did you think of each individual obstacle?

Slide Surfer

Poll

Grade the Slider Surfer.

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  • 18%
    A
    (15 votes)
  • 38%
    B
    (31 votes)
  • 26%
    C
    (21 votes)
  • 12%
    D
    (10 votes)
  • 3%
    F
    (3 votes)
80 votes total Vote Now

Swinging Blades

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Grade the Swinging Blades.

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  • 27%
    A
    (22 votes)
  • 34%
    B
    (27 votes)
  • 25%
    C
    (20 votes)
  • 8%
    D
    (7 votes)
  • 3%
    F
    (3 votes)
79 votes total Vote Now

Double Dipper

Poll

Grade the Double Dipper.

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  • 75%
    A
    (60 votes)
  • 17%
    B
    (14 votes)
  • 2%
    C
    (2 votes)
  • 2%
    D
    (2 votes)
  • 1%
    F
    (1 vote)
79 votes total Vote Now

Jumping Spider

Poll

Grade the Jumping Spider.

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  • 36%
    A
    (29 votes)
  • 43%
    B
    (35 votes)
  • 13%
    C
    (11 votes)
  • 2%
    D
    (2 votes)
  • 3%
    F
    (3 votes)
80 votes total Vote Now

Tire Run

Poll

Grade the Tire Run.

This poll is closed

  • 27%
    A
    (21 votes)
  • 33%
    B
    (26 votes)
  • 27%
    C
    (21 votes)
  • 7%
    D
    (6 votes)
  • 3%
    F
    (3 votes)
77 votes total Vote Now

Warped Wall

Poll

Grade the Warped Wall.

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  • 45%
    A
    (36 votes)
  • 27%
    B
    (22 votes)
  • 12%
    C
    (10 votes)
  • 7%
    D
    (6 votes)
  • 6%
    F
    (5 votes)
79 votes total Vote Now

Dipping Birds

Poll

Grade the Dipping Birds.

This poll is closed

  • 5%
    A
    (4 votes)
  • 12%
    B
    (10 votes)
  • 34%
    C
    (27 votes)
  • 21%
    D
    (17 votes)
  • 26%
    F
    (21 votes)
79 votes total Vote Now

The High Road

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Grade The High Road.

This poll is closed

  • 55%
    A
    (43 votes)
  • 23%
    B
    (18 votes)
  • 12%
    C
    (10 votes)
  • 3%
    D
    (3 votes)
  • 3%
    F
    (3 votes)
77 votes total Vote Now

Fly Hooks

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Grade the Fly Hooks.

This poll is closed

  • 40%
    A
    (31 votes)
  • 38%
    B
    (30 votes)
  • 14%
    C
    (11 votes)
  • 2%
    D
    (2 votes)
  • 3%
    F
    (3 votes)
77 votes total Vote Now

Time limit: 2:45

Poll

Grade the time limit,

This poll is closed

  • 48%
    A
    (37 votes)
  • 21%
    B
    (16 votes)
  • 15%
    C
    (12 votes)
  • 5%
    D
    (4 votes)
  • 9%
    F
    (7 votes)
76 votes total Vote Now

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