Okay, I thought there was more than one, not really a follower American Ninja Warrior until last season and this season.
So this performance was amongst the best ever by a female Ninja Warrior?
uhm Jessie graff cleared stage 1 in national finals Graff & labreck cleared stage 2 in USA VS THE WORLD Barclay finished stage 1 during usa vs the world Jessie graff cleared stage 2 in sasuke
The USA vs. whatever shouldn't count as competitors know the obstacles in advance and someone said they were even allowed to practice on the course. Don't know if that is true, but it's very obvious the results are way better than during the finals.
Sasuke is a grey area as the women get more time and I've noticed at least one of the obstacles was made easier for them as well.
Stage 1: a vanilla course for sure and swinging cliffhanger had no right to exist. Time limit seemed about right which was good and decent amount of clears.
Stage 2: obviously a nerf (and one was clearly needed) - return of Rope Jungle, only up 3 Salmon Ladder rungs, 4 chains on both Unstable Bridges, lighter wall lifts, but Parallel Pipes and Cat Grab on a finals course is too far. Time limit about right but not sure why it was 2:10 and not just 2:00. Also, seeing the people on discord's reaction when I revealed the course was priceless lol. Again, good amount of clears.
Stage 3: course changed yet again despite not being attempted before this year - cannonball alley added, hang climb and iron maiden removed. Floating Boards proved brutal but their placement after the cliffhanger is yet again questionable. Liked how they kept the times secret to build up suspense for the big reveal at the end although it was pretty clear to anyone paying attention who went the quickest.
Overall a decent season. Toned down from last year's overkill but repetition definitely hindered this season's potential. Have no doubts this will be renewed so looking forward to what season 4 could bring.
Also, AuNW are airing ANW USA vs The World 5 tomorrow.
In Ninja Warrior UK 2019, most competitors struggled at the Crazy Cliffhanger. In Australian Ninja Warrior 2019, all remaining competitors passed the Crazy Cliffhanger but struggled at the Floating Boards. But at least they do give out prize money to the competitor going the furthest, just like how ANW introduced it last season.
Yeah, I was shocked at Vivian failed to jump on the trampoline into the spider wall at Stage 1.