American Ninja Warrior Top Athletes
Interviews, training tips, and inside knowledge
Meet some of American Ninja Warrior's best athletes. These competitors are consistent finalists on the show, and many of them train year round for the obstacle course at gyms. Find interviews with each of these athletes where we discuss their experiences, training, and advice for other athletes.
Elite Female ANW Competitor
Last year's standout competitor was Alpha Warrior co-owner and gymnast Kacy Catanzaro. This year, the top female athlete is professional stuntwoman Jessie Graff. After taking a season off due to injury, Jessie made ANW history by getting the furthest of any woman in a city finals course. Learn about her historic run.
James "The Beast McGrath"
4-Time American Ninja Warrior Finalist
James McGrath, nicknamed "The Beast" by Matt Iseman is one of the most accomplished and dedicated competitors Ninja Warrior has seen. In his first season of ANW3, McGrath slept in a van for days just to get a chance to compete. Since then, he has gone on to be one of the top athletes in the sport, including being chosen as one of the top 5 Americans to compete in USA vs. Japan where he was victorious. See more of "The Beast"
5-Time ANW Finalist and USA all-star
Paul Kasemir is one of the most well known competitors on the show. His nickname is Mr. Consistency, because he is a finalist year after year of American Ninja Warrior. In addition to training for the show, Paul is a software engineer, dancer, parkour athlete, and rock climber. Learn about "Mr. Consistency"
Gym owner and 5-Time ANW Finalist
As both a competitor and ninja warrior gym owner, Chris is among the most extreme in his involvement with American Ninja Warrior. Prior to ANW, Chris struggled with alcohol, but after competing on the show in season 2, Chris was inspired to open his own gym and he has since made an impact on hundreds of lives through his gym and as an inspiration. The Movement Lab, Chris's gym is now one of the most recognized ANW and parkour gyms in the country. Learn more about Chris and the Lab
A former steroid addict's message on ANW
Last season, Patrick Hall competed with a message to all athletes about steroid use and the real meaning of strength. Patrick struggled with a steroid addiction for years, before being inspired by his daughter to quite. He has since become the voice of the natural athlete. See Patrick's message.
Gym Owner and Finalist
Phil Pirollo has always been athletically inclined, but Ninja Warrior led to his career, opening up Pinnacle Parkour Academy. He has also been an American Ninja Warrior finalist making it all the way to the spinning bridge. Explore PPK
Kid Ninja Jonas
Future ANW Competitor
The Official training site of an aspiring Ninja Warrior competitor. Follow his training