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American Ninja Warrior FAQ
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American Ninja Warrior FAQ

By American Ninja Warrior Staff - Posted Mar 20, 2012

America Ninja Warrior

FAQs FOR APPLICANTS

THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THESE FAQs IS A SUMMARY OF SOME OF THE PERTINENT INFORMATION FOR THE AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR COMPETITION. PLEASE SEE THE OFFICIAL SERIES RULES FOR A COMPLETE DESCRIPTION OF THE RULES, TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THE COMPETITION. DATES, RULES AND OTHER INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THESE FAQs ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE AT PRODUCER'S SOLE DISCRETION. COMPETITORS WILL BE REQUIRED TO SIGN ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTS WHICH WILL GOVERN THE COMPETITION.

Q: What is the American Ninja Warrior competition/series?

A: American Ninja Warrior is G4's biggest and most daring "Ninja Warrior" event. We're searching for an American competitor who can conquer all four stages of the world's most difficult and diabolical obstacle course. Some of the episodes will premiere on G4 and some will premiere on NBC.

Q: Where/When will the tryouts for the show be held?

A: A City Qualifying Round will be held in Los Angeles, CA on April 5th, 2013. 1800 Ocean Front Walk Venice Beach, CA 90291. LINK on Google Earth: http://goo.gl/maps/q9W0t

A: A City Qualifying Round will be held in Baltimore, MD on April 19th, 2013 201 Key Hwy. Baltimore, MD 21230 LINK on Google Earth: http://goo.gl/maps/oJPY1

A: A City Qualifying Round will be held in Miami, FL on May 4th, 2013 301 Biscayne Blvd. Miami, FL 33132 LINK on Google Earth: http://goo.gl/maps/femA6

A: A City Qualifying Round will be held in Denver, CO on May 19th, 2013. 1437 Bannock St. Denver, CO 80202 LINK on Google Earth: http://goo.gl/maps/gHkNu

Q: What happens after the City Qualifying Rounds?

A: City Qualifying Finishers move on to the City Finals which will be held for the Venice Finishers on April 6th, 2013 at 1800 Ocean Front Walk Venice Beach, CA 90291.

A: Baltimore’s finishers will run on April 20th, 2013 at 201 Key Hwy. Baltimore, MD 21230

A: Miami’s finishers will run in Miami, FL on May 5th, 2013 at 301 Biscayne Blvd. Miami, FL 33132

A: Denver’s finishers will run in Denver, CO on May 20th, 2013 at 1437 Bannock St. Denver, CO 80202

Q: What happens if I make it past the City Finals?

A: Finishers from each of the Cities’ Finals plus several wildcard competitors will earn a spot to compete in the National Finals in Las Vegas, NV where they will face the legendary obstacle course, Mt Midoriyama.

To be eligible for the National Finals, you must pass additional background checks and medical screenings. You must also be available for additional shoots (at Producers' sole discretion) that will happen during or between the City Finals and the National Finals.

Competitors who participate in the National Finals will arrive in Las Vegas between June 18th-21st for medical exams and interviews. Competitors will run the course on June 22nd and 23rd. Most competitors will leave Las Vegas on June 24th, but Producers reserve the right to request competitors remain in Las Vegas through June 25th for additional interviews

Q: Will there be a prize this year?

A: The competitor who conquers Mt. Midoriyama will win the Grand Prize of $500,000. The fastest competitor for each City Qualifying Round will win $2,500 and the fastest competitor for each City Final Round will win $5,000.

Eligibility requirements apply. See the Official Series Rules for additional terms and conditions.

Q: How old do I have to be to enter the competition?

A: You must be 21 or older on or before your regional competition begins in order to compete.

Q: Do I have to be a California resident to compete?

A: We welcome competitors from all over the United States.

Q: Do I have to be a United States of America resident/citizen to compete?

A: You must be a United States citizen or legal resident to compete.

Q: Can women enter the competition?

A: The competition is open to both men and women.

Q: Are there any other competition rules or restrictions that I should know about?

A: Yes. More information about the competition can be found in the Official Series Rules, which we will post in the near future. Check back here often.

Q: Can I sign up in advance to get a guaranteed spot at the tryouts?

A: In the weeks before the competition, the American Ninja Warrior producers will set up appointments for those competitors who are selected for spots in the City Qualifying Rounds. To be considered for an appointment, you must submit a completed Contestant Application and video showcasing your amazing skills and/or unique personality or story.

Videos can be submitted online here: anwtryouts.com

If you have any further questions about the application process or submitting a video, contact the American Ninja Warrior producers at ANW5CASTING@GMAIL.COM.

Appointments are not guaranteed and will be made at the sole discretion of producers. Decisions are highly subjective and may involve factors other than athletic ability, such as budgetary limitations and creative needs. Producer's casting decisions are final.

Q: Can I sign up for the tryouts onsite?

A: We will be signing a very limited number of people up on location to run the course, to be selected by producers in their sole discretion.

The line for registration starts at 6pm in Venice Beach, CA for Venice Qualifying on April 5th 2013 / 6pm in Baltimore, MD on April 19th 2013 for Baltimore Qualifying / 6pm in Miami, FL on May 4th 2013 for Miami Qualifying and 6pm in Denver, CO on May 19th 2013 for Denver’s Qualifying.

Sign-up spots are VERY limited and just signing up, unfortunately, will not guarantee you a chance to run. We highly recommend you submit a video here:
www.anwtryouts.com

Or contact the producers at ANW5CASTING@GMAIL.COM to see if you can still get an appointment.

Q: I'm not an athlete or a freerunner but I love American Ninja Warrior and I want to run the course. Is the competition only open to athletes?

A: Fans, great characters, personalities and non-athletes are welcome too! Anybody with a kick-butt attitude and the skill, or just the will, to back it up.

NOTE: Only you can assess your own athletic abilities, health and physical strength and stamina. You should not undertake, and producers do not encourage, any acts that you believe will endanger or injure you or anyone else.

Q: How big/high/difficult will the Regional courses be? Will there be repeat obstacles from the last American Ninja Warrior Will there be obstacles from the Ninja Warrior courses in Japan?

A: We can't release any details about the course before the tryouts, but we're pretty sure you won't be disappointed when you see it.

Q: What should I bring with me to the tryouts?

A: You MUST bring a valid photo ID. In addition, it may be long, hot or cold, a sunny or a drizzly day, so determine what you may need, such as water, sunscreen, jacket(s), food and/or snacks. Plan accordingly.

Q: Is there a dress code to run the course?

   * No LOGOS, no art.
   * Wear comfortable athletic attire and footwear.
   * Do not wear any clothing with obvious branding.
   * Do not wear any clothing with obscenities or offensive imagery.
   * It may be a long, hot or cold, sunny or drizzly day, so plan accordingly.

Q: Can I wear a costume to run the course?

A: You may wear an original costume to run the course. The costume MUST be original. No costumes of famous characters will be allowed, or which include any trademarks or copyrighted material

Contact the producers at ANW5CASTING@GMAIL.COM if you have questions about wearing a costume to run the course.

Producers reserve the right to prevent any competitor from running the course in a costume or outfit that we believe is dangerous, offensive, or for any other reason we deem inappropriate in our sole discretion.

Q: I don't want to enter the competition; I just want to watch the runners on the course. Can I be part of the audience? Do I need to get tickets?

A: Go to: on-camera-audiences.com/shows/American_Ninja_Warrior.

Q: What is the best way to get to the event?

A: You are responsible for making your own travel arrangements at your expense.

Producers or G4 may postpone or cancel production of American Ninja Warrior for any reason without notice.

 

Comments are Closed

  • edchivas

    it would be cool if there was underage ninja warrior, i would like to join it.

    Posted: June 20, 2012 4:35 PM
    edchivas
  • Ninja_Boy_722

    TO ALL AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR PRODUCERS/EXECUTIVES: IF YOU MADE A KIDS AMERICAN NINJJA WARRIOR THEN I PROMISE THAT YOU WILL MAKE LOTS OF MONEY. SO MANY KIDS AROUND AMERICA WOULD LOVE TO GIVE THIS OBSTACLE COURSE A TRY! KIDS EVEN AT THE AGE OF 12 ALREADY HAVE A TRAINING AREA IN THEIR BACKYARD, SO PLEASE DON'T MAKE KIDS LIKE THIS WAIT 9 YEARS TO COMPETE IN SOMETHING LIKE THIS.

    Posted: June 15, 2012 11:46 AM
    Ninja_Boy_722
  • nightcorefan

    i still would like to actually go to the real course in japan

    Posted: June 11, 2012 10:27 AM
  • kpoyer1

    When are the finals in Las Vegas? Do I need to purchase tickets in advance to attend?

    Posted: June 6, 2012 11:33 AM
    kpoyer1
  • Tamijeanriley

    We're the tryout days you mentioned march 2012 or march 2013?

    Posted: June 3, 2012 8:27 AM
    Tamijeanriley
  • XxTerrorxX

    i cant wate till next year im getting in shape to win it big ^_^

    Posted: May 31, 2012 8:06 PM
    XxTerrorxX
  • NinjaReedy

    ive been training for more than a year now and im only 16. its annoying im going to have to wait like 5 more years just to step on the stage. they should make it 18+

    Posted: May 31, 2012 9:57 AM
    NinjaReedy
  • Ninjacraze

    they should definetly make it 16 + or make a kids american ninja warrior. So many kids will love to do this. I'm 15 i have bein watching this for 2 yrs. already and im still waiting till the day the lower the age restricment. Please lower the age restricment.

    Posted: May 28, 2012 8:58 PM
    Ninjacraze
  • Ninjacraze

    they should definetly make it 16 + or make a kids american ninja warrior. So many kids will love to do this. I'm 15 i have bein watching this for 2 yrs. already and im still waiting till the day the lower the age restricment. Please lower the age restricment.

    Posted: May 28, 2012 8:57 PM
    Ninjacraze
  • kidsninja!

    TO ANYONE UNDER THE AGE OF THE QUALIFYING AGE, don't encourage them to to keep the age at 21 but instead keep sugest that they make a kids version of American ninja warrior n give the kids a shot at the title.

    Posted: May 28, 2012 3:04 PM
    kidsninja!
  • kidsninja!

    TO ANYONE UNDER THE AGE OF THE QUALIFYING AGE, don't encourage them to to keep the age at 21 but instead keep sugest that they make a kids version of American ninja warrior n give the kids a shot at the title.

    Posted: May 28, 2012 3:04 PM
    kidsninja!
  • kidsninja!

    TO ANYONE UNDER THE AGE OF THE QUALIFYING AGE, don't encourage them to to keep the age at 21 but instead keep sugest that they make a kids version of American ninja warrior n give the kids a shot at the title.

    Posted: May 28, 2012 3:00 PM
    kidsninja!
  • kidsninja!

    TO ANYONE UNDER THE AGE OF THE QUALIFYING AGE, don't encourage them to to keep the age at 21 but instead keep sugest that they make a kids version of American ninja warrior n give the kids a shot at the title.

    Posted: May 28, 2012 2:59 PM
    kidsninja!
  • kidsninja!

    TO ANYONE UNDER THE AGE OF THE QUALIFYING AGE, don't encourage them to to keep the age at 21 but instead keep sugest that they make a kids version of American ninja warrior n give the kids a shot at the title.

    Posted: May 28, 2012 2:54 PM
    kidsninja!
  • JacobSterbenz

    I'm only 15 but I'm positive I could do the the course! Im on my highschool swim team and as a freshman I got on varsity! I have extreme upper body strength and I wish they would lower the age to atleast 18! But really it should not have an age requirement. If someone has the ability to complete the tryout course they should be allowed to do the real course like everyone else! :)

    Posted: May 23, 2012 6:14 PM
    JacobSterbenz
  • Eric_s_H

    I can't wait for the next two years to go by. I am currently 19 and want to try this out. Definitely going to be doing everything I can outside of my free-climbing at Garden of the Gods to prepare. Watching the show as I type this even. Some of this stuff I have done something similar in the last three years. For now I'll watch this and start working on stuff some more over the next two years.

    Posted: May 21, 2012 7:52 PM
    Eric_s_H
  • javadef88

    what would i do run the course

    Posted: March 28, 2012 8:44 AM
  • Tera27

    Can family/friends go to Las Vegas and watch the finals? If so, where can i get tickets?

    Posted: March 22, 2012 3:15 PM
    Tera27
  • Tera27

    Can family/friends go to Las Vegas and watch the finals? If so, where can i get tickets?

    Posted: March 22, 2012 2:53 PM
    Tera27
  • sragsdale817

    What time are the 30 finalists running the course in Dallas Friday (3/17)? I want to be there to see it.

    Posted: March 15, 2012 10:06 PM
    sragsdale817
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