One could argue that we watch American Ninja Warrior to witness truly amazing feats of human strength, but let’s be honest, we’re mostly watching it for the epic wipeouts. American Ninja Warrior has provided audiences with some of the most painful wipeouts in television history and season eight has added even more fail contenders with four new obstacles, including the Floating Steps, Tic Toc, Escalator, Ring Jump, and an even higher Warped Wall.
So far, only two competitors — a rock-climber named Isaac Caldiero and Geoff Britten — have defeated the dreaded ANW course and achieved “Total Victory.” The rest of the contestants on American Ninja Warrior? Well, they pretty much did stuff like this.
Adding Insult To Injury
Not only is the “Log Grip” one of the most challenging ANW obstacles, but it’s also the easiest ways to lose your head… in a literal sense.
What Goes Up Must Come Down
Sprinting across the “Halfpipe” is only half the battle. Actually reaching the rope is a major accomplishment.
It’s A Trap-eze!
The “Trapeze Swing” is the perfect obstacle for any ANW contestant looking to take a relaxing, evening dip.
And Boom Goes The Dynamite
The “Walking Bar” takes no prisoners and it’s clearly a long and painful fall from the top.
Quintuple Steps… You’re Doing It Wrong