Top 10 Most Skilled American Ninja Warrior Contestants

The most skilled contestants to ever compete in the American Ninja Warrior contest.
The Top Ten
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 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. He just seems to be one of those people that you would 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. I admire his ability and his dedication to the sport. Go Drew!

2 David "Flip" Rodriguez

Flip is truly a warrior. He's come through so much and still has a smile on his face. He can conquer any obstacle life throws at him. He can come through any challenge stronger. I love his little tadpoles that he trains. He's a great role model for these kids. He is my absolute favorite. Thank you, Flip, for never giving up.

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

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

3 Joe Moravsky

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

While he hasn't climbed Mt. Midoriyama, he is still probably the GOAT. Think Jordan before winning six rings. He is definitely the most consistent athlete in this competition. He never failed a course before Stage 1 in LV! Definitely underrated due to his humble nature. Only a matter of time.

4 Sean Bryan

- 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 year's Big Dipper champ.
In my opinion, the best all-around in the last 2-3 years. Underappreciated.

Sean Bryan is the whole package, the best role model for anyone. Inside and out, he is amazing. Not to mention he kicks butt on the course every time.

Sean always dominates every obstacle he takes on. He is an inspiration on and off the course. He is an elite athlete and an even better human being.

5 Geoff Britten

- First American Ninja Warrior.
- Thunderbolt Champion.
- Had a perfect season, unlike both Isaac Caldiero and Drew Drechsel.
- His seven-buzzer streak is currently the longest on American Ninja Warrior.
- 100% Stage 2, 3, and 4 clear rate.
- Immense upper body and grip strength.
- And my favorite American Ninja Warrior.

Britten is the only competitor to have a perfect season, meaning he did not fail a single obstacle from qualifying to the top of Mount Midoriyama. He also has Popeye Arms.

Hit six consecutive buzzers in his second season competing. Finished Stages 3 and 4 by sheer willpower.

6 Ryan Stratis

- Conquered the Mega Wall on his first try, unlike Drew.
- Completed the City Finals two years in a row.
- Not to mention he completed the Mega Wall with an injured shoulder.
- Won Battle of the Beards twice.
- Completed the Stair Hopper on his first try, where Drew Drechsel, Geoff Britten, Najee Richardson, and Jessie Graff failed.
- Best out of the four Originals.

Competed on all 11 seasons. You have to love him.

7 Brent Steffensen

Stage 3: 2010, 2011, 2012. First American to beat the Ultimate Cliffhanger. Last Ninja Standing 2012. Second fastest American Stage 1 time.

Made it farther than any other American on the course.

Athletic. Last man standing 2012. Very consistent too.

8 David Campbell

Last man standing 2010, 2011.

Made Ninja Warrior what it is today.

He has been competing since the first season.

9 Daniel Gil

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. Yes, he should be in the top 5, but he is #1 in my book!

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 fairer. The way it played out tonight, we really do not know who is the best at this time. It was not a level playing field!

10 Jessie Graff

You go, Jessie Graff! I love 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 stuntwoman on Wonder Woman. She deserves it. She is so fun to watch.

She is so talented, and I really look up to her as a ninja and a person!

The Contenders
11 Kevin Bull

He hangs upside down on some obstacles, and I just think that's crazy.

Love to watch him on the course.

12 Elet Hall

Team USA

Made it to stage 3

One of the best speed demons out there

13 Travis Rosen

In his last year competing, he was 40, and he was one of the best whenever he was competing.

14 James Mcgrath

Made it to stage 3. He is good at a lot of stuff except the jumping spider.

Stage 3, 2010, 2013.

Got past the floating monkey bars.

15 Isaac Caldiero

Drew Drechsel is my personal favorite. Meanwhile, Isaac Caldiero is my second favorite and certainly the most skilled despite his fall in 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 was the first competitor who won fair and square!

16 JJ Woods

He is athletic, strong, and quick. What else do you need?

17 Najee Richardson

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

He is so amazing, and he is a role model!

Asthma doesn't stop him from completing nearly every course he tries.

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

18 Brian Arnold

Last man standing 2013. He went the furthest on stage 3 before Isaac and Geoff.

This is out of date. Brian Arnold made it the farthest on stage three.

19 Mathis Owhadi

I think he is top 10 at least, same with Gill, but that's my opinion. No hard feelings!

I think he's a little overhyped, but he has the potential to be one of the best.

This kid is literally nicknamed The Kid, and in his rookie season, he got into USA vs. The World.

20 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.

21 Grant McCartney

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!

So much better than James McGrath. He deserves to be way higher on this list.

Keep going, Grant!

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

22 Kacy Catanzaro

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

Love you, Kacy. You inspired many. Best of luck for your future. I hope to see you hold gold in WWE.

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

23 Alan Connealy
24 Brian Orosco

My hero in the early seasons. That mustache has a lot of power.

25 Levi Meeuwenberg
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