Starting January 19, the best athletes from American Ninja Warrior will be teaming up to face what Esquire Network is calling “the most devious course ever invented!”
As The Ashley told you back in October, Esquire has devised Team Ninja Warrior, a new team version of the popular NBC summer reality show. ‘Team Ninja Warrior’ will feature some of the show’s best (and most popular) athletes, competing with and against each other. Earlier this week, Esquire released a list of the teams, as well as the first sneak peek of the upcoming episodes.
“The new spin-off series will feature the world’s best ninja warrior competitors racing head-to head in teams of three in a newly designed, but equally punishing, dual running course that incorporates speed, superhuman agility, skill and – because the competitor’s paths literally cross as they are racing through the obstacles – a whole new strategy to the game,” the network said in a press release. “For the first time in ninja history, the mother of all obstacle courses is now built for two.”
The show will begin with 24 teams of former athletes (two male, one female). The teams will face off against each other to earn points. The winners of each episode will move on to the Team Ninja Warrior Finals. One team of three will be crowned the winners at the end of the eight-episode season.
So who will see climbing up the Warped Wall and jumping off the Sonic Swing this season? The 24 teams are listed below:
Team Ronin: Flip Rodriguez (Team Captain), JJ Woods & Tiana Webberly
Team Karsonic Boom: Karson Voiles (Team Captain), Brandon Berrett & Beth Higginbotham
Team Think Tank: Noah Kaufman (Team Captain), Matt Wilder & Asya Grechka
Team Wild Bunch: Lance Pekus (Team Captain), Ben Melick & Rose Wetzel
Team Alpha: Brent Steffensen (Team Captain), Evan Dollard & Kacy Catanzaro
Team Stratisfaction: Ryan Stratis (Team Captain), Mike Bernardo & Grace Jones
Team Expendabulls: Kevin Bull (Team Captain), Alan Connealy & Luci Romberg
Team Tre’s Amigoz: Tremayne Dortch (Team Captain), Andy Lowes & Cassandra Dortch
Team Midoryama: Ian Dory (Team Captain), Dan Yager & Meagan Martin
Team Towers Of Power: Brandon Mears (Team Captain), Dan Polizzi & Selena Laniel
Team Golden Hearts: Neil Craver (Team Captain), Grant McCartney & Natalie Duran
Team Nor Cal Ninjas: David Campbell (Team Captain), Sean Noble & Rachel Mulvaney
Team Storm Team Moravsky: Joe Moravsky (Team Captain), Rob Moravsky & Marybeth Wang
Team The Average Jojo’s: Jojo Bynum (Team Captain), James Bogle Jr & Caitlin Shukwit
Team G-Force: Jessie Graff (Team Captain), Nicholas Coolridge & Travis Brewer
Team TNT: Travis Rosen (Team Captain), Adam Arnold & Joyce Shahboz
Team The Real Life Beasts: Drew Drechsel (Team Captain), James Mcgrath & Erica Cook
Team The InvincAbels: Abel Gonzalez (Team Captain), Nathan Jasso & Jeri D’aurelio
Team The Rahn-Aways: Jamie Rahn (Team Captain), Adam Grossman & Courtney Venuti
Team Party Time: Brian Arnold (Team Captain), Jake Murray & Jennifer Tavernier
Team Brittens: Geoff Britten (Team Captain), Dustin McKinney & Jessica Britten
Team Elet-Trikz: Elet Hall (Team Captain), Dillon Gates & Cassie Craig
Team The Iron Grip: Sam Sann (Team Captain), Daniel Gil & Richelle Hepler
Team The Lab Rats: Brian Wilczewski (Team Captain), Chris Wilczewski & Michelle Warnky
‘Team Ninja Warrior’ premieres on January 19 on Esquire. Click here to watch a sneak peek clip!
(Photos: NBC Esquire)
Where is Isaac Caldiero? Winner of American Ninja Warrior and winning member of Team USA American Ninja? Certainly one of the best (if not the best) in the world.
does any1 know if it comes out jan 19 2016 or 2017?
2016 on Esquire. There have already been 3 episodes. I enjoy the side by side competition.
dustin rocho deserves to be on team ninja warrior how come he is not on it.
how come i don’t see dustin rocho kevin klein david yarter or jeremiah morgan in team ninja warrior