Miami is the next stop for competitors to give it their all on the obstacle course. They will face all new obstacles the Dancing Stones, the Downhill Pipe Drop and the Mine Field. Miami is never short of fierce competition. Former Las Vegas finalists Joyce Shahboz, Drew Drechsel and David “Flip” Rodriguez return. Wakeboard champions Rusty Malinoski and Shaun Murray compete as well as former professional baseball player Rich Thompson. Two Olympians will attempt the Miami obstacles, canoeist Fabien Lafevre and luger Preston Griffall. Competitors will vie for a chance to win a cash prize of $500,000 and the title American Ninja Warrior.
The series will hold open tryouts to find the top 10 American competitors from across the country and send them to Japan to tackle Sasuke, the world’s most difficult and diabolical obstacle course. The American competitor who completes all four stages of Sasuke in the fastest time will be named the ultimate American Ninja Warrior. Only three out of 2,600 competitors have completed all stages of the course, none have been from America.
American Ninja Warrior season 6, episode 4 airs June 16 at 9 p.m. EDT on NBC.