I wonder if anyone else who went to Davids preANW training, anyone from G4 forums, or any other finalists from last year got through. That is besides David, Travis, Levi, Brian O, Shane, and Ryan Cousins.
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videos are coming later. Chris is going to blog it so it will take some time. So far the ones in the final (that we know) Levi, Travis, David, Brian O. Shane, Ryan Cousins. Obviously there are more but atm we don't know the names offhand.
Word is, that the boot camp is indeed going on. Not everybody in the top 15 made it all the way through the new obstacles. Probably about 5 people still made it in after they failed at the Salmon ladder, they determined who got those spots by who got to the ladder the fastest.
Biggest upset is the guy who got the fastest time from the prelims (purple haired free runner, Trevor maybe? Didn't have a fast enough time to Salmon ladder to make the cut).
Rocket is I guess a semi big name to have completed the course and make the cut. He by the way, was the guy who competed on the 1st season of the new American Gladiators and then became one the next season.
I have several more pics and vids from the day. I got vids of most of the people who made it to the Salmon ladder. I'll post the pics in the photo album when I get back home tomorrow. The internet connection at this hotel is really slow, plus I have a really early flight.
The vids I'm not so sure what I should do with them. I won't make any mention of them on the G4 site obviously, but I'm not sure if it would be right to post them on youtube. I'd hate to get blacklisted and not be able to compete again. Maybe make them private or something and if somebody wants a password or something they can IM me?
I've said this before but ANW was an amazing time. Sure there needs to be some stuff ironed out, but G4 is getting better each time in determining the best and most fair way of giving everybody a fair chance. Hope the dates line up and I can try out again next year.
Thanks Jason Again if you didn't have to sign an NDA then you are fine. Everything was open to the public and thus fine to post. I remember last year was different and even people who were in the stands for the semi's had to sign the tome of shame The tome of shame is for next week. I'm sure under penalty of death will the exact 10 be revealed.. of course we'll know that in September but I digress
Thanks for posting what you got so far and hope to see it when you get home and your girlfriend won't kill ya for spending so much time in NinjaLand
Unclesam, BaronBK, Julie (and several others from David's camp) aren't going, unfortunately. Someone named Travis wiped out, I think. Not sure if it's THE Travis. Shane (AscentPK) and Straticus both blew the jump leading up to the Salmon Ladder, not the ladder itself. Not sure what that means for them.
And... yeah. I dunno. It really sucks. There were some totally badass people out there who went out unfairly, almost.
Post by HarlequinKnight on Aug 10, 2010 5:11:17 GMT -5
How'd you end up going Oti? I saw your qualifying run, and it looked pretty good, a bit slow on the Spider Walk and a slip up on the Wall but still good. Are you old enough yet? Or was that just a test run that they let you do?
I went really slow on the spider climb because that's where I screwed up during NF4. I definitely didn't want to repeat that one. If you watch the video again, you can see that toward the end, I speed up a bit. It was just that initial climb that had me worried.
On the list, I ended up being #40. My time was about 1:27 (give or take some nanoseconds ). I'm still really happy with myself, though. I made it through the course, something a lot of people couldn't do. Plus, I had two awesome, near-wipeouts. One on the rope swing, another on that bridge. And then a slip up on the Warped Wall, like you said. It was definitely an interesting run.
That list should be just about right. The fastest 30 ran again on Sunday. I heard some people were busy and couldn't come back (and as a result, got DQ'd), but I don't know that for sure. I do know a TON of people wiped out, even though they had run the course successfully the day before. G4 decided that if they had to, they'd take the 15 who made it farthest, even if they didn't technically finish.
The Salmon Ladder took out a lot of people, as well as the jump TO the Salmon Ladder. Apparently the trampoline was different and everyone was expecting a better jump from it, or something.