American Ninja Warriors Returns and a Warm Welcome Back to Atlanta | #ANW Wednesday 29 May, 2019

American Ninja Warrior is an intense, televised obstacle course competition, in which contestants’ brute strength, speed, and agility are tested. Ninja Warrior shot in Los Angeles, Atlanta, Oklahoma City, Baltimore, Seattle/Tacoma, Cincinnati and Las Vegas for season eight.

American Ninja Warrior gets welcomed in Atlanta this year located in the city’s brand new Mercedes-Benz Stadium. The stadium is home to the Atlanta Falcons (NFL) and Atlanta United FC (MLS).Atlanta also hosted the Super Bowl between the New England Patriots and the LA Rams. All of these highly acclaimed recent sports event fits in with Ninja Warrior’s agenda that’s embedded into the local sports community prominent in Atlanta.


American Ninja Warrior” hosts Matt Iseman and Akbar Gbajabiamila along with sideline reporter Zuri Hall.

AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR — Pictured: Zuri Hall — (Photo by: Michael Becker/NBC)

The course isn’t the only thing changing on American Ninja Warrior this season. The show is welcoming a new sideline reporter, Zuri Hall. The former E! News co-anchor takes over for Kristine Leahy.

Matt Iseman & I on the American Ninja Warrior Atlanta qualifier taping

“My No. 1 strategy for overcoming fear is purpose,” said Gbajabiamila, who also once played football for the Miami Dolphins, San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders.

“On the other side of fear is something magical,” Gbajabiamila.


June 5, 2019 

8 – 10 p.m.

“American Ninja Warrior” heads to Atlanta for the City Qualifying Round.  Notable  competitors include last season’s “Last Ninja Standing” Drew Drechsel and former New England Patriot Tyrone Poole who will face up to six challenging obstacles.


American Ninja Warriors has several new obstacles, including Walk the Plank, Spring Forward and Power Tower. Power Tower winners get a Speed Pass invitation to the National Finals.

AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR — “Atlanta” Episode 11XX — Pictured: Jessica Clayton — (Photo by: Quantrell Colbert/NBC)

AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR — “Atlanta” Episode 11XX — Pictured: DeShawn Harris — (Photo by: Quantrell Colbert/NBC)

AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR — “Atlanta” Episode 11XX — Pictured: Morgan “Moose” Wright — (Photo by: Quantrell Colbert/NBC)

AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR — “Atlanta” Episode 11XX — Pictured: Kavon Sadler — (Photo by: Quantrell Colbert/NBC)

AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR — “Atlanta” Episode 11XX — Pictured: Devin Harrelson — (Photo by: Quantrell Colbert/NBC)

Off the Hook and Ferris Wheel, which are two new obstacles to the course this year.



Special guests including former New England Patriots’ Super Bowl Champion Tyrone Poole.

 Tyrone Poole, a LaGrange-born and Atlanta-based self-employed speaker, author, and actor who was an NFL defensive back and first-round draft pick in 1995. He played 13 seasons with the NFL and earned two Super Bowl rings with the New England Patriots. The 48-year-old’s weekly pre-Ninja workout schedule included three days of lifting and three days of cardio, with Saturdays off.

“What has surprised me is the fact that you don’t have to really be muscular. If you look at the obstacles, you would think a person has to be Arnold Schwarzenegger. They have to have some big muscles, but no, not really,” Tyrone said.

DeShawn “HELD” Harris

DeShawn “HELD” Harris/ Marietta, GA is returning to America Ninja warrior for another chance to become a warrior! Lets get to know this Atlanta native qualifier we will see on the show! 

  • Return competitor from ANW 10 (dislocated his shoulder last year)
  • Trainer at Ninja Quest gym
  • Also teaches movement therapy to his special needs students
  • Raised by a single mom and moved around a lot as a youngster
  • NCAA Football at Tennessee Tech (2009 – 2012) Received a full scholarship.

I had a great time on the American Ninja Warrior Atlanta qualifying episode set. Now I didnt sit in on the show so I will be watching with the rest of the world to see who from my hometowm will qualify to be a warrior. This is exciting and everyone is saying Atlanta is a great city of potential warriors! Just know looking from the television and actually seeing it in person, it is definitely hard than it looks.

Tune into the season 11  of NBC’s ”American Ninja Warrior ” on Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET/7 p.m. CT.

What do you think of American Nina Warriors season 11?

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