Tonight, American Ninja Warrior 2015 begins at 8:00 p.m. EST on the Esquire Network with a new round of contestants trying to win the grand prize of $1,000,000. So far, no one has been able to claim the entire prize. Will this season be different? Matt Iseman has returned as a host and he has two co-hosts on board – Akbar Gbaja Biamila and Kristine Leahy. The official synopsis of this season reads:
This season, more than 700 contestants are expected to come out to test their skills on the course. In addition to featuring some familiar classics, such as the Warped Wall and the Salmon Ladder, the show will introduce 23 new obstacles that call upon a competitor’s endurance, balance and upper body and grip strength. “American Ninja Warrior” 2015 kicks off with the first of the city qualifying rounds in Venice Beach, California. From there, the show travels to Houston, Kansas City, Universal Studios in Orlando and Pittsburgh before moving on to the highly anticipated Las Vegas finals shows.
For season 7, the changes listed this year are that there are 6 wildcard spots and only the top 15 competitors will move on to compete in Vegas. Some of the contestants on the show this season include:
– Daniel Yager, a 32-year-old salon owner from Fort Collins
– Seattle Seahawk’s Jon Ryan
– Dan Delano
– Olympic boxer Danyelle Wolf
To check out more of the contestants from the show, tune in to the show or check back here as we update throughout the season.