Calder was awarded a $1,000,000 cash prize after completing Stage 4 in a faster time than Geoff Britten. Calder first competed on AmericanNinjaWarrior in season five, making it to the National Finals in Las Vegas.
He successfully locked into the fourth obstacle of Stage 1, the “Jumping Spider”; however, he could not maintain his grip and fell before he completed the obstacle, later calling this a “wardrobe malfunction”. In season six, Calder performed well enough to again advance to the National Finals.
Calder returned to NinjaWarrior in season seven and again advanced to the National Finals. Britten and Calder both completed the Stage 4 rope climb in the allotted time; Britten ran first, while Calder ran second and completed the Stage with a faster time.
Because Caldiero's climb was faster, he was declared the season's official winner, and he received the title of the first AmericanNinjaWarrior.” Because Britten ran first, however, some fans and competitors considered him to be the “first AmericanNinjaWarrior “; Joe Morality stated: “In my opinion, Geoff is technically the first AmericanNinjaWarrior and Isaac is the second.
The only difference is Isaac climbed it faster, so he gets the million and won the season.” Calder, however, believed the dispute was unnecessary, saying “There is no distinction, it's the same title.
If you look at other sports, if Michael Phelps beats everyone in the Olympics by a fraction of the second that's the way it is, even if everyone else 'finishes the course'.” Instead, he served as a spokesman for the series and its sponsor, POM Wonderful.
On April 24, 2018, Calder confirmed he would come out of retirement to compete in season ten of NinjaWarrior in the Indianapolis region. While he cleared the qualifying course, he fell early in the Indianapolis city finals and was unable to qualify for the National Finals in Las Vegas.
Calder is collaborating with Lisa Rand's and Tennessee Bouldering Authority to open Synergy Climbing and Ninja, a bouldering, ninja training and fitness center in Chattanooga, TN. Despite having won the $1,000,000 prize from NinjaWarrior, he and his girlfriend, Laura Diana, continue to live a simple lifestyle, often in a 1978 RV and off less than $10,000 a year.
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In a finish that was so close, producers needed to review the footage, Chris won by four 100’s of a second. The space between the Wingnuts was increased until only one competitor could land the transfer.
Last year, Drew Diesel won this challenge at 20 feet. Champion: Adam Rail, who then dragged his poor mother into the water with him.
The Doorknob Drop from the season 10 Los Angeles course returned. Here, the Ninjas raced up a double set of drops to a buzzer.
After the competition, Geoff shared that he was feeling some pain in his forearm, and would not take part in the next round. The next fastest time belonged to Daniel Gil, who moved into the next competition.
Using massive leaps to skip rungs, Sean set a new time record at 17.4 seconds and defended his Super Salmon Ladder title. The crew sliced the tricky Double Dipper in half, leaving Ninjas with one heck of a launching slide into the pool below.
But with no rules, and wild Ninjas, things were completely subjective and screamingly funny. Ethan Swanson: Known as a daredevil, he set the bar pretty high with two twists and flips.
Score: 17 Brent Stephenson: He came in fast and low when his hands slipped off the bar early, but he still squeezed in a backflip. Grant McCartney: He planned for a dive and ended up with a loud belly-flop when he over rotated.
Flip Rodriguez: He nailed a double backflip in a much better performance. Ethan Swanson: He opted for a double backflip that looked a little loose.
Stepping back down, he stripped to a Jake Murray shirt. Sean then hit Jake’s signature peace-sign post in mid-air as he headed down to the water.
Drew Diesel: He called out that he was going for arms crossed, 180 turns, and a point, wink, and a splash for the judges. Going in blind, he still landed two front flips and a twist.
The cash prizes for completing the Mega Wall would decrease as competitors used up more of the attempts. However, if one of the competitors in the top 12 was the one who had already received the Speed Pass, the competitor who finished in 13th place would automatically fill the last spot for Las Vegas national finals.
This time, the winning competitor on this obstacle would receive the Safety Pass, meaning if he/she failed to complete either Stage One or Stage Two during Las Vegas national finals, he/she was allowed to reattempt it once. However, if he/she could complete both stages, his/her Safety Pass would be voided (it could not be rolled over to the next season).
Also, with the announcement of the AmericanNinjaWarrior : Obstacle Design Challenge from the previous season, in which fans created an obstacle that would be modified and used in one of the city qualifying courses and Las Vegas national finals. This was the first season in which the sideline reporter did not give an overview of the obstacles on the course.
Top 30 Competitors Place Name Profile Result Notes 1st Tyler Gillett Barista Clear (1:07.68) 2nd Drew Diesel Ninja Gym Manager Clear (1:08.32) Fifth competitor to complete the Mega Wall this season. Completed the Mega Wall on his first attempt and won the $10,000 cash prize.
Completed the Mega Wall on his second attempt and won the $5,000 cash prize. 5th Jody Freeman College Student Clear (2:12.99) All cut.
6th Kevin Carbone Obstacle Course Designer Clear (2:21.44) Digest. Fourth competitor to complete the Mega Wall this season.
Completed the Mega Wall on his first attempt and won the $10,000 cash prize. Full run was shown on ANW Nation's official Facebook page.
Completed the Mega Wall on his first attempt and won the $10,000 cash prize. Full run was shown on AmericanNinjaWarrior's official YouTube channel.
Ferris Wheel (1:12.29) Shown briefly during Akbar's Gbajabia-Moments segment. Ferris Wheel (1:42.62) Digest 30th Devin Harrelson Tattoo Artist 5.
Top 5 Women CompetitorsPower Tower ResultTrivia Atlanta qualifiers on this season was served to promote the then-upcoming The Secret Life of Pets 2, which would be released in the U.S. on June 7th, 2019. Top 30 Competitors 5 Women CompetitorsPower Tower Result Original Air Date: June 24th, 2019 (due to a scheduling conflict, NBC decided to swap the air date with Baltimore qualifiers).
Top 30 Competitors 5 Women CompetitorsPower Tower ResultTrivia Seattle-Tacoma qualifiers and finals on this season marked the first time ever that the city qualifiers and finals were taped indoors. Geoff Britten returned to compete for the first time since American Ninja Warrior 8, but his run was short-lived as he fell on the Broken Bridge, making it his first time to fall on the city qualifiers round.
Top 12 Competitors 2 Women CompetitorsPower Tower ResultResults of Other City Finalists Original Air Date: July 29th, 2019. Top 12 Competitors 2 Women CompetitorsPower Tower ResultResults of Other City Finalists Original Air Date: August 5th, 2019.
She was also the second women to do so on her rookie season (after Jesse Lübeck on American Ninja Warrior 8) and the first women ever to do so without finishing in the top 30 during city qualifiers round. Top 12 Competitors 2 Women CompetitorsPower Tower ResultResults of Other City FinalistsTrivia Baltimore finals on this season became: the fourth ever instance in American Ninja Warrior history where no competitor was able to complete the city finals course, the first ever instance where two city finals courses on the same season had zero finishers, the first ever instance where based on the chronological order of the episodes aired, the city finals course was never completed for two consecutive times, and the first ever instance since American Ninja Warrior fully featured 10 obstacles in every city finals course (starting on American Ninja Warrior 5) where no competitor was able to reach the ninth and tenth obstacles of the city finals course.
Taping Location: 2nd Street (in front of National Underground Railroad Freedom Center) Top 12 Competitors 2 Women Competitors Place Qualifying Place Name Profile Result Notes 1st 6th Jesse Lübeck Ninja Gym Manager Clear (6:29.29) Part of Top 12.
ResultsSafety Pass Results Original Air Date: September 9th, 2019. ResultsSafety Pass Results Original Air Date: September 16th, 2019.
ObstaclesResults Name Region Rank Result Notes Drew Diesel Atlanta 1st (Also Speed Pass Winner) Total Victory 2.54 seconds left. Since he became the only one who completed Stage Four, he was then declared as the winner and won the $1,000,000 cash prize.