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Kaden Lebsack earned the best buzzer of season 13

His Stage Three buzzer really was the moment of the year.

American Ninja Warrior - Season 13 Photo by: Elizabeth Morris/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images

We have a winner!

After weeks of voting, Kaden Lebsack’s Stage Three win has been declared the best buzzer of American Ninja Warrior season 13.

After our readers carefully voted on all 114 buzzers from 2021, the winners from the Qualifiers, Semifinals and National Finals met up in a final poll that ran over the holidays.

  • Vance Walker’s Qualifiers buzzer came in third with 16% of the votes.
  • Jesse Labreck came in second with 24% of the votes for her Semifinals buzzer.
  • That means 60% of the votes went to Kaden’s performance on Stage Three of the National Finals!

That really was the ultimate moment for the year. Kaden was just 15-years-old during season 13. While the veteran Ninjas all vouched for his abilities, the viewers needed a little convincing. And Kaden delivered. Buzzer after buzzer, the competition fell away and Kaden remained. He was the only Ninja to clear Stage Three, a feat that’s coveted by some of the most experienced Ninjas.

Kaden did time out on Stage Four, but we’re not really concerned with that. He has years to chase that goal as his Ninja Warrior career unfolds before our eyes.

Thank you to everyone who took part in this fun journey over the last few weeks!