American Ninja Warrior Finals and Tryouts for 2013
Growing in popularity, American Ninja Warrior' brings impossible obstacle to Las Vegas
LAS VEGAS, NV - Japan's legendary Mount Midoriyama was introduced to U.S. soil as the American Ninja Warrior finals started in Las Vegas south of the strip.
Matt Iseman, Angela Sun, and Jonny Moseley provided commentary for the event as it was broadcast on television with viewers around the world.
American Ninka Warrior is based on the Japanese hit show "Sasuke." The American version has some of America's fittest athletes - from all walks of life - competing to finish one of the world's toughest obstacle courses.
If you are not familiar with the sports show sweeping the nation, it is based on an obstacle course that has been tried 2,700 times. Over the years, Mount Midoriyama has been completed only four times. Two of the four were by the same person.
This year, 100 finalists from all over America qualified and were invited to compete in Las Vegas, including men and women with wildly different backgrounds.
Unfortunately, tryouts for the 2013 American Ninja Warrior have already happened. If you want to try out for the competition and television show, you need to be a legal US resident that is over 21 years of age. The top prize for the 2012 American Ninja Warrior is $500,000, which still goes a long way these days and has the ability to change the life of a lot of the contestants if they manage to become a winner of "the toughest challenge on Earth" - American Ninja Warrior.