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List of nightmares: American Ninja Warrior National Finals obstacles

In season eight, the course won.

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After an intense season of American Ninja Warrior, we finally arrived at the season eight National Finals in Las Vegas. After all of the obstacles we had seen over the various cities, we knew this was not going to be a walk in the park.

The Stage One course had only 17 completions. It was obstacles like the Giant Log Grip and the Flying Squirrel causing damage.

Stage Two allowed only two Ninjas to pass. The Double Wedge and the Wave Runner allowed zero room for error.

Stage Three took out the final two Ninjas, Daniel Gil and Drew Drechsel. The incredibly upper-body intensive course left them totally sapped of their energy.

Full recap of Night One available here.

Full recap of Night Two available here.

Full recap of Night Three available here.

National Finals Stage One:

  • Snake Run
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  • Propeller Bar
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  • Giant Log Grip
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  • Jumping Spider
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  • Sonic Curve
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  • Warped Wall
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  • Broken Bridge
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  • Flying Squirrel
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Ninja Killer: Giant Log Grip (Night One)

  • 28/35 Ninjas who attempted the Giant Log Grip on Night One completed it
  • Completion rate of 73.08%

A closer look at Snake Run, Broken Bridge and the Flying Squirrel:

National Finals Stage Two:

  • Giant Ring Swing
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  • Down Up Salmon Ladder
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  • Wave Runner
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  • Butterfly Wall
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  • Double Wedge
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  • Wall Flip

Ninja Killer: The whole course

  • 2/17 Ninjas who attempted Stage Two completed it
  • Completion rate of 11.76%

A closer look at the Giant Ring Swing and Double Wedge:

National Finals Stage Three:

  • Keylock Hang
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  • Floating Boards
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  • Ultimate Cliffhanger
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  • Curved Body Prop
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  • Hang Climb
  • Walking Bar
  • Flying Bar

A closer look at the Ultimate Cliffhanger and Curved Body Prop:

What do you think? Was the course “impossible” this year? Which obstacle would you LEAST want to see in front of you on American Ninja Warrior?

Tell us in the comments here!