Top 10 Most Skilled American Ninja Warrior Contestants

The most skilled contestants to ever compete in the American Ninja Warrior contest.

The Top Ten Most Skilled American Ninja Warrior Contestants

1 Drew Dreschel

All around great person. Besides his obvious athletic ability, he has great sportsmanship. He stands on the sidelines supporting fellow ninjas and you can't help but to notice his genuine concern that they do well. Most ninjas are like that but there is just something about Drew. That's why he's my favorite. Just seems to be one of those people that you would just love being around. Also, congrats on becoming a daddy.

The thing that amazes me about Drew is that he totally shattered his knee and leg and was able to come back and compete at the highest level again. That takes dedication and a lot of hard work to do that. I admire his ability and his dedication to the sport. Go Drew!

Drew should be called The "Real Life AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR" not The "Real Life Ninja"

I would love him to train me because I want to show people were I'm from that I can do anything with autism

2 David "Flip" Rodriguez

Flip...Well, he is amazing. He inspires so many and has gone through so much.

Flip seems like a very nice guy he is also fast this is why I vote for him

Flip has an amazing story, and I think way too many people underestimate him. Rodriguez all the way!

Flip is my favorite ninja and even though he fell on stage one in vegas last year, I know he’s going to make a comeback in season 11

3 Joe Moravsky

Joe has more almost 3 times as many buzzers as failures. He has 1 legit fail in all of his qualifying/finals courses (nobody finished that night), and he has 1 "semi" fail because he chose the mega wall and hit a ridiculous blind obstacle that should have never been done.

He is the best lol. Flip isn't nearly as good as him and just annoys me with his personality. Drew proclaims himself as a "real life ninja" yet can't make it as far as Joe, a simple weather man

Flip is definitely among the best don't get me wrong, but Joe has made it further in just about every competition

He has gone further than drew and the course is harder than when Isaac competed so he is the best

4 Sean Bryan

came out of nowhere in season 9 after not going to vegas in season 8

He is so awesome, great upper body strength and extremely fast, in addition to that he is an amazing role model to young people

Even with a broken ankle he hit the buzzer and won the power tower! Is there something he cannot do?

-Top 3 two years ago,
-Top 2 last year.
-Hit every buzzer but stage 3 every year.
-2x undefeated record holding Salmon Ladder champ.
-This years Big Dipper champ.
My opinion, best all around the last 2-3 years, under appreciated.

5 Geoff Britten

the first to complete stage 4 and have a perfect season and came out of nowhere in season 6

He has a perfect season. The current longest buzzer streak, and a 100% Stage 2,3, and 4 Clear Rate

He is the only ninja to have a perfect season. And has a 7 buzzer streak

Total victory
Best attitude and best ninja skills
Won lightning bolts pegboard
at all star skills

6 Ryan Stratis

Ryan Stratis is one of the best American ninja warriors (from JP age 6).

He has been competing since the first season.

Competed on all 11 seasons. You got to love him

Only person to complete city finals course anw 3

7 Brent Steffensen

First American to make it past the ultimate cliffhanger

Made it farther than any other American on the course.

Brian Arnold has made it the farthest

Brent has beaten the stage no one else could until Geoff and Isaac

8 David Campbell

My personal favorite.

He has been competing since the first season.

Been to Mt. Midoriyami more than any other American.

9 Daniel Gil

The first and foremost thing that I love about Daniel Gil is his love of God. He is also by far the most calm of all of the ninja warriors, which comes from living his faith. I am a big fan of several of the warriors, but I admire Daniel Gil the most.

If Daniel had been given more time to rest before attempting Stage 4, the competition with Drew, who was able to rest a lot longer, would have been more fair. The way it played out tonight, we really do not know who is the best at this time. It was not a level laying field!

I love watching all of the competitors, but Daniel Gil is the real reason I watch at all. What a great example he provides for young people and old alike. He seems to live the message and God has blessed him with a talent where he can reach millions. And yes, he should be in the top 5, but is # 1 in my book!

I love that he cares if the other ninjas do well and he seems like an overall nice guy.

10 Elet Hall

Team USA
Made it to stage 3
One of the best speed demons out there

The Contenders

11 Jessie Graff

You go Jessie Graff! I loved her I hope she comes back. She is strong and inspirational. She should be higher on the list!

Love, love, love Jessie. She is the best.So happy to hear she was a stunt woman on Wonder Woman, she deserves it. She is so fun to watch.

Went farthest in the city finals
Got past lightning bolts(took out 15 competitors) and the flying monkey bars(took down 13 including Sean Bryan) and almost made it through northwest passage
The 3rd hardest obstacle! (even beat the mega wall in hardness! )

She's the real Supergirl, you can't beat that

12 Kevin Bull

Kevin bull is so boss he should be number one and did you see his run in 2014

Love to watch him on the course.

Most fun to watch period.

Jaw dropping

13 Travis Rosen

Seriously underrated. He isn't amazing

Came back from injury stronger

He was nicknamed the ageless wonder

Travis Rosan is a great Contestant - 2storm

14 James Mcgrath

One of the best upcoming American Ninja Warriors

James is the best ninja easy.

He is very experience how u guys vote for him

He's so much better than grant mccartney

15 Isaac Caldiero

Drew dreschel is my personl favorite. Meanwhile isaac caldiero is my 2nd favorite and certainly #1 skilled despite his fall isn the kansas city finals

The American Ninja Warrior fell in the City Finals, but will crush the course in season 11, he should be #1.

He won American ninja worrier

He won, snuff said

16 JJ Woods

My six year old grandson is very happy that JJ Woods made the list.

Most cool athletic man I know I want to be just like him

He is athletic strong quick what else do you need?

JJ Woods is cool but I have to say he is my favorite

17 Najee Richardson

He is so amazing and he is a role model!
Asthma-Completes nearly every course he tries.

I admire his determination and how much he has risen from adversity.

He always perseveres through everything, even when his asthma catches up to him!

Admire the adversities he had to overcome to get where he is today. Extremely talented and a gentleman in competition.

18 Brian Arnold

Went further than any other American ninja warrior

Only Olympic team USA contestant that can complete stage 3

Brian Arnold went farther than any one

This is out of date, Brian Arnold has made it farthest on stage three

19 Mathis Owhadi

still getting better and got to stage 3 in just his second year

I think he is top 10 at least same with gill but that's MY opinion no hard feelings!

The Kid or the Killer?

I think your going to win!

20 Grant McCartney

Grant is really funny but also serious at the same time... that doesn't make sense does it

Grant embodies what it means to be a ninja. He is tough but fun...he means business but he has fun doing it. Go Island Ninja

Ayeee! He danced his way to the top ninja in my book. I don't care what y'all say but he is definitely NOT in 23rd place.

So much better than james mcgrath... deserves to be way higher on this list.

Keep going grant!

21 Alan Connealy
22 Meagan Martin

The best, most beautiful, most consistent and aspiring athlete to pave the way for women in this competition!

She’s amazing! What an inspiration.

23 Kacy Catanzaro

She is one of my favorite American Ninja Warriors and she is the greatest of them all

She is tiny but mighty, and she inspires a lot of people, she may not win the most, but you know what...she s pretty awesome

Love you kacy, you inspired many and best of luck for your future hope to see you hold gold in WWE

She has had a rough time of it these past couple years

24 Brian Orosco

He hasn't competed since season 3

25 Levi Meeuwenberg

the first great, led the way for guys like dan gil, drew dreshel, brian arnold and jj woods

Was my all time favorite before he had to retire

This guy is really the best of then all

He is my all time Favourite

26 Paul Kasemir

He is very experience and had competed since season 2 and is known as mr consitency however at season 7 it was the first time he did not make it through stage 1 I hope paul will be back for season 9

I think Kasemir could be in the top 3 because he's been on team USA a few times and has made it too the last obstacle on stage 3 and has the name Mr. Consistency I think that should get in the top 3

Known as Mr. Consistency, Paul Kasemir always finishes as one of the top guys. He seems to get a little better every year.

Paul Kasimeir is very consistent so should be higher then others

27 Jamie Rahn

He is awesome

Jamie is amazing with grip

they call him a super hero for a reason

He is a stud

28 Lance Pekus

My friend has Ben inspired by him because he's a farmer

Love this guy and his positive attitude

Is a cowboy and completed stage 2 in the anw all star special.

29 Stephen Amell

Got up to the wall and did extra obstacles 😎 Experience with stunts and working out due to his role as the Green Arrow.

30 Barclay Stockett

She is awesome and from Dayton where I grew up.

Yesss she’s amazing, she’s definitely my favorite

31 Josh Levin

The number one rock climber and he was the best rookie ever on anw

This completed stage 3 on U.S.A. Vs. world in his rookie year!

32 Sam Sann

He is my trainer!

33 Chris Wilczewski
34 Jake Murray

Guy is always on of the best. Consistently top best of the best. - ftm821

If he doesn't win, he's Always in the top of the top.

Man,damn strong and funny too,he does everything with style and he has made it to stage 2 so he should be in top 20 at least

I vote for Jake Murray because he’s my favorite

35 Adam Rayl

He has amazing potential! A true legend.

-He has won the Wolfpack tours multiple times
-He has almost gone as far as stage 3
-Overall a really nice guy and he is worthy of Total victory!

36 Allyssa Beird

She is the best girl ninja

37 Makoto Nagano

The BEST! The OG of Ninja Warrior!

He is best

38 Lorin Ball

fastest to run the coarse and is legendary as he joins ryan stratis, david campell and brian the srtech krech

Love watching him run the course! Great style!

Fast cool he's unstoppable

He is a speed demon and I want to be one too.

39 Thomas Stillings

underrated and overlooked, tell me who else hasnt fallen on stage 1... ever. drew did, joe did, sean bryan did caljerio did mcgrath did the winged bull did flip did

This is insulting, this man came out of nowhere in ANW 7 making it all the way to stage 2!

40 Noah Kaufman
41 Jon Stewart

Hope for all ages

42 Kevin Carbone "the Maker"

Won obstacle design contest 2018 with DeJaVu, premiered at Vegas finals in stage3 with the wingnut

Breakout rookie season, invented the most talked about obsticle ever, the Wingnut

43 Nick Hanson

He made it up the mega wall in LA

He is the worst

44 Ian Dory

Upper nineteenth plus mind is why he was in top 3 after Geoff and Issac

Has been team captain on every ninja vs ninja and is part of the wolf pack

Been on USA vs the world and beat many elite ninja in Nina vs ninja

Upper body strength plus mind makes him one of the best ninjas and he got 3rd place after Geoff and Issac(made it to the last obstecale on stage 3)

45 Travis Furlanic
46 Azeo Torre

He was a rookie 2015 and did get to Finals in 2016, but he can do much more. He will be a lot better in 2017.

47 Neil Craver

Craver is another rookie with much potential, and Can make it to Stage II this time

Crazy Craver should be higher. An injury kept him out of ANW in 2017.

48 Grant Clinton

He almost died and then completed the Oklahoma City finals which is to me impossible

49 Mike Bernardo

He has been upon 7 seasons of American Ninja Warrior.

He is a salmon ladder beast

50 Brian Wilchesky

Brother of chris wilchesky

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