American Ninja Warrior here I come!

AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR 2015 -- Pictured: "American Ninja Warrior" horizontal key art -- (Photo by: NBCUniversal)

AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR 2015 — Pictured: “American Ninja Warrior” horizontal key art — (Photo by: NBCUniversal)

Some of you know but for the rest that check out the website I thought I’d post the news here.

The kids (and grown-ups too) have a favorite show we watch in the summer called American Ninja Warrior. It’s based on the Japanese game show called Sasuke. It’s an extreme obstacle course show.

While watching it last summer the kids said I should go on the show. Jokingly I agreed. But then I thought why not and signed up for the email updates for casting info.

In October I started training, as you’ll see in the video below the course is heavy on grip/upper body strength obstacles. Then I received an email with the requirements to submit an application. I answered the the 50+ questions on the questionnaire(which was harder than the physical training!) and made a 3 minute video to submit to the producers. The submission was due 11 Jan and then the waiting begins.

I heard there were over 50,000 applicants this year. There are 5 qualifying cities to run the course and they pick around 100 people per city. That’s about 500 people total running the course or about 1% of the applicants (If the 50K number is accurate) This year was the first year in 2 seasons the show wasn’t filming in Denver. The folks from Denver would run in the Kansas City qualifier on 17 Apr.

I got a call on 03 Apr from the producers letting me know that I was picked for the show!!! However not in the Kansas City qualifier. For the first time in 7 seasons they are doing an all military qualifier.

In early June I’ll be running the American Ninja Warrior All Military Qualifier!!! We’re still waiting on official dates and locations, when I have them I will let you know.

Below is part of my submission video…Enjoy!

Submission Video

American Ninja Warrior Finals

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7 Responses

  1. Gary says:

    Thanks everyone. It’s gonna be fun!!

    The episode should air in July. But when I get a date I will let you all know.

  2. sue g. says:

    WOW, so proud of you Bud, let us know when it is airing. Your podcast sounds great too.

  3. Mom Swanson says:

    You never cease to amaze us. We sure love you. Hart & Joyce 🙄

  4. dad says:

    watched your video it was great … you make me proud son.. love ya . nead to find more on your podcast/ 8)

  5. Lisa says:

    OH SURE YOU DID!!!! Will check it out

  6. Gary says:

    I’m sure I told you, you weren’t listening!! 😛

    Check it out…

  7. Lisa says:

    Awesome Video!!! What your podcast and how long you been doing it???? Ghezzz fill in your family.

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