American Ninja Warrior will be back for Season 13 in 2021! The producers of American Ninja Warrior have opened up casting for Season 13, providing our best indication yet the season will return. Season 12 looked very different than a normal season – with an 8 episodes run, with an all new format. There was qualifiers (a 6 obstacle course), a Semi-Finals (featuring 10 obstacles), and then a finals, which will be a 10 obstacle course + Power Tower playoff bracket. At this point it is not known if Season 13 in 2021 will return to it’s regular format of touring 4-5 cities with a finals in Vegas, or if they will be forced to use 2020’s format again.

Looking for info on the most recent season the finished airing (Season 12 in 2020)? You can find it here.

Tapings Locations & Dates of American Ninja Warrior Season 13 2021

The filming locations & cities for ANW are usually revealed in January. In 2020, all tapings took place in St. Louis Missouri. However, prior to the schedule change, there was supposed to be 1 round of taping in Los Angeles, 2 rounds in Washington D.C., and 2 in St. Louis, Missouri before taping the finals in Las Vegas, Nevada. It is not yet known what cities will be used for 2021.

Ninjas Selected to Compete on American Ninja Warrior Season 13 2021

Casting calls usually take place in January – March. Stay tuned for names then.

Casting & Qualifying to compete on American Ninja Warrior (ANW) Season 13 in 2021

Casting for Season 13 of American Ninja Warrior opened on November 22nd, 2020.  The deadline to apply for Season 13 is December 14th, 2020!!  You can submit an application to be on the show here. Taping dates should be in March, April or May of 2021, with exact locations still TBD. The application requires several page of details, and a submission video. See our tips for creating a ANW submission video here.

Attending & Getting free tickets for taping of an episode of ANW Season 13, 2021

A few weeks before each episode films, the production company will post a link where you can sign up for tickets. They are usually free, you just have to sign up quickly to get a spot! You can join the waitlist for season 13 tickets here. The website will update at some point in 2021 with when to expect tickets to be available.