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Let’s grade Stage Two of the National Finals

Do the obstacles pass your tests?

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You know how deeply we love everything American Ninja Warrior, but we have enjoyed our recent dabbling in some lightly critical reviews of the obstacles. Using fan feedback, we’ve taken a harder-than-usual look at some of season 13’s obstacles.

Since this year’s Stage One course got a little roughed up when we asked which obstacle should be removed, we thought it would be only fair if Stage Two got a turn in the hot seat.

Let’s grade Stage Two of the season 13 National Finals.

27 Ninjas attempted Stage Two. Only four made it to the end. But that’s not really a bad thing. Stage Two’s role in the competition is to deeply slash the field of competitors ahead of Stages Three and Four.

But how did you feel about the obstacles? Should Stage Two get a passing grade? We’ve listed all of the obstacles below, along with a poll where you can grade each one. We’ll then get an average score and let you know if the course passed or failed your tests!

Striding Steps

Poll

Grade the Striding Steps

This poll is closed

  • 13%
    A
    (18 votes)
  • 41%
    B
    (53 votes)
  • 24%
    C
    (32 votes)
  • 12%
    D
    (16 votes)
  • 7%
    F
    (10 votes)
129 votes total Vote Now

Double Salmon Ladder

Poll

Grade the Double Salmon Ladder

This poll is closed

  • 37%
    A
    (49 votes)
  • 33%
    B
    (44 votes)
  • 17%
    C
    (23 votes)
  • 8%
    D
    (11 votes)
  • 3%
    F
    (4 votes)
131 votes total Vote Now

V Formation

Poll

Grade V Formation

This poll is closed

  • 20%
    A
    (27 votes)
  • 23%
    B
    (30 votes)
  • 26%
    C
    (34 votes)
  • 17%
    D
    (23 votes)
  • 11%
    F
    (15 votes)
129 votes total Vote Now

Hammer Drop

Poll

Grade Hammer Drop

This poll is closed

  • 50%
    A
    (65 votes)
  • 18%
    B
    (24 votes)
  • 14%
    C
    (19 votes)
  • 8%
    D
    (11 votes)
  • 7%
    F
    (10 votes)
129 votes total Vote Now

Epic Air Surfer

Poll

Grade Epic Air Surfer

This poll is closed

  • 42%
    A
    (55 votes)
  • 28%
    B
    (37 votes)
  • 19%
    C
    (25 votes)
  • 4%
    D
    (6 votes)
  • 4%
    F
    (6 votes)
129 votes total Vote Now

Falling Shelves

Poll

Grade the Falling Shelves

This poll is closed

  • 49%
    A
    (62 votes)
  • 24%
    B
    (30 votes)
  • 12%
    C
    (15 votes)
  • 4%
    D
    (5 votes)
  • 10%
    F
    (13 votes)
125 votes total Vote Now

Time limit: 3:30

Poll

Grade the time limit

This poll is closed

  • 47%
    A
    (61 votes)
  • 30%
    B
    (39 votes)
  • 10%
    C
    (14 votes)
  • 4%
    D
    (6 votes)
  • 6%
    F
    (8 votes)
128 votes total Vote Now

Want to give more context? Tell us about your grades in the comment section below.