This included rookies like Lucas Reale and Zach Day, as well as veterans like Drew Drechsel. The Las Vegas carries a time limit that could automatically disqualify someone if they take too long on the obstacle course and that can sometimes be almost impossible. He ended up wrapping up a stellar year as he tried to move to the third. The Spider Jump looked a bit slippery for Kevin but he made it. This Water Walls obstacle is no joke. But through it all, we saw 15 more competitors make it to the buzzer.
Bad luck has often befallen Martin on Stage 1, with three of her trips ending when she ran out of time. He sprinted right into the Spider Jump. It looked like he had it this time, but while he prepared for his last jump, his hands slipped off. The next ninja had been Eric Middleton and he too had had an impressive run. He too was a veteran and so no one saw him wiping out on the Propeller Bar.
I get that Bug Ninja wouldn't be irresponsible enough to leave the stingers on the scorpions, but you have to imagining coming out of the commercial break. One side of Deja Vu got away from him, but Zach was able to get it back. The next ninja was the last chance for a woman to press that buzzer. While on Twist and Fly, he had 1:13 left. And stop focusing on the people we already know. After the Swing Surfer, he faced Wingnut Alley. She was the second woman to make it this far down the course this season.
Very happy I don't have to see that next week. It looks better on him that Brent's. In Minneapolis, neither women made the Top 15, but Meagan was only about 15 seconds behind the 15th place. He survived the Double Dipper even though he only grabbed the second bar with one hand at first. After getting huge air between the handles, he was the first land on his feet! No women moved on to Stage 2, either.
Good for her, but her absence was keenly felt. Nicholas stumbled over the last tire of Jeep Run and was soon flexing his knee. I think they're the two I was most rooting for to make it. To find out more or to opt-out, please read our. In a painful moment, Drew slipped off on the same transfer as Sean. Eric Middleton just sealed his fate for Stage Two! The best part of the backstory was Nick waving at his neighbor while using his outdoor shower. They survived Qualifiers and City Finals.
So why does it feel like a bummer of a Stage One? Drew slipped right along the steering wheels of Jeep Run. Jake Murray and Grant McCartney are two different kinds of attention seekers. Thirty finishers seems pretty consistent with years past, but somehow Stage 1 seemed really sad this year. It had been such a great moment before the audience dealt tragic blows. In addition, the age limit was lowered down from 21 in all previous seasons to 19 this season. Najee moved to the buzzer with 22.
He had good strong jumps on the Salmon Ladder. He gave a textbook example of the Double Dipper. Maybe they need to re-think those landing pads, it appears they were way too unforgiving. It was clear from his pace on the Floating Doors that he was aware that time was a factor. I guess it's gotta be deep enough that anyone who winds up going in upside down won't hit their head on the bottom or their ass, in case they somehow find themselves doing a cannonball from the top of the cargo net,I guess. Brett and Ryan Stratis have a deal whichever Ninja goes farther, faster in the season gets to shave the beard of the other.
On the Epic Catch and Release, he missed several attempts to lock in the first bar. Buckle up because is about to hit the course. Only Isaac Caldiero and Geoff Britten have successfully completed all four stages of Mount Midoriyama, with both doing so in 2015. In addition, Stage 2 will feature the first-ever underwater obstacle, presenting a new challenge to the Warriors involved. Ninja veterans including Meagan Martin, Lance Pekus and Najee Richardson take on stage one, which includes eight obstacles that must be completed in 2:30 minutes in order to advance to stage two. Chris Wilczewski who had made an incredible comeback this year had once again proved why he was such a great ninja with his run.
She almost fell on Archer Alley but landed on her feet after the Double Dipper. Drew dove into the Water Walls at 1:18 without a hint of trepidation. I wondered in my head if she was working for Marvel - in the right shots she could probably double for Scarlett Johansson. He crashed out into the water and his run was over before anyone knew it. Those episodes were filmed in Los Angeles, Dallas, Miami, Indianapolis, Philadelphia and Minneapolis over the course of the last two and a half months. Sure he was going quick, but it was the quickness of self assurance, not a reckless quickness like a lot of the younger ninjas do and often flame out on.