American Ninja Warrior 2019 Results and Highlights from Episode 8
The eighth season of the obstacle course reality competition series American Ninja Warrior premiered on June 1, , on NBC. Hosts Matt Iseman and Akbar .and how to ride a ripstik
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American Ninja Warrior 8 was the eighth season of American Ninja Warrior and the first season after Geoff Britten and Isaac Caldiero 's total victories on the previous season. The season was premiered on June 1st, , and hosted five cities for qualifying rounds in Los Angeles, Atlanta new city , Indianapolis new city , Oklahoma City new city , and Philadelphia new city , with the national finals being held in Las Vegas. For this season, Matt Iseman returned as the host for his seventh season, Akbar Gbaja-Biamila returned as the co-host for his fourth season, and Kristine Leahy returned as the sideline reporter for her second season. Prior to the season premiere, NBC aired a 2-hour special episode called American Ninja Warrior: All Stars Special , beginning with Matt Iseman the host and Akbar Gbaja-Biamila the co-host assembled their respective all-star team consisted of three veterans, one rookie competitor, and one female competitor , as well as the skills competitions in the supersized obstacles. Some top competitors did not get a call to compete, including David Campbell , who had to compete as a walk-on. Starting on this season, the prize money would be split equally if more than two competitors successfully completed Stage Four. Because of Geoff Britten and Isaac Caldiero 's total victories on the previous season , just like in SASUKE when the course was significantly altered to increase the difficulty in the tournament after the achieved kanzenseiha in the previous tournament , the course on this season was also significantly altered to increase the difficulty, with the most notables were the introduction of the Floating Steps in every city qualifying course replacing the Quintuple Steps from the past three American Ninja Warrior seasons and the escalation of the Warped Wall 's height in every city qualifying course for the first time ever from 14 feet from the past seven American Ninja Warrior seasons to
The American Ninja Warrior superstar already conquered the Mega Wall and won a Power Tower competition during qualifying stages and was going for the trifecta with another Power Tower win in the Atlanta city finals on Monday's episode. Monday's fastest two finishers competed in the Power Tower with the winner capturing the safety pass, which provided a do-over at the national finals in Las Vegas should the competitor fail in Stage 1 or Stage 2. The trifecta has been achieved by RealLifeNinja! Drechsel faced no pressure while attacking the obstacle course because he already clinched a spot in the national finals with his Power Tower showing in qualifying. He had to worry about nothing but speed, and the result was a stunning time of three minutes and 37 seconds. That was a full minute faster than Kevin Carbone's time of four minutes and 50 seconds.
Hosts Matt Iseman and Akbar Gbaja-Biamila returned for their respective seventh and fourth seasons, alongside sideline reporter Kristine Leahy who returned for her second season. The Los Angeles qualifying round featured four new or modified obstacles and concluded with 17 finishers. Both Jessie Graff and Natalie Duran made it through the qualifying round. In addition, the Facebook video showcasing Graff's qualifying run was viewed more than 50 million times leading up to the Finals round. The Los Angeles finals round featured one new obstacle, The Wedge, as well as three modified obstacles from city qualifying. The round concluded with one finisher, the lowest number of any final to date. Rock climber and engineering student Josh Levin, who was a rookie, earned the " POM Wonderful Run of the Night" and the only finish, with a time of
American Ninja Warrior 8
The show moves to its regular day and time on Monday, June Hosted by Matt Iseman and Akbar Gbajabiamila, along with sideline reporter Zuri Hall, the action-packed series follows competitors as they tackle a series of challenging obstacle courses in city qualifying and city finals rounds across the country. This season, several new obstacles and rule changes await the competitors, including a challenging twist to the Mega Warped Wall and the introduction of bonus obstacles that offer a competitive edge.