Playoff Week 1

Episode Details

Season 1, Episode 12 (S01E12)

Filming Location

Los Angeles, CA

Airing Date

May 14, 2018 @ 11PM

Matchups for Playoff Week 1 of Ninja vs Ninja American Ninja Warrior

Round Team 1 Team 2
1Golden HeartsNorCal Ninjas
2Iron GripBeasts from the East

Team Lineups for Playoff Week 1 of Ninja vs Ninja American Ninja Warrior

Team Name Ninja 1 Ninja 2 Ninja 3
Beasts from the EastJames McGrathErica CookDave Cavanagh
NorCal NinjasDavid CampbellAnna ShumakerBrian Kretsch
Golden HeartsNeil CraverNatalie DuranGrant McCartney
Iron GripDaniel GilTiana WebberleyMathis Owhadi

The new rules for American Ninja Warrior: Ninja vs Ninja are that every match/heat, whether individual or relay, are worth 1 point each. For each round/matchup, the first team to 3 points wins. The first 3 races in each round are individual, and if required, races 4 & 5 are relay races involving the whole team. The first 2 rounds per episode are the first 6 obstacles only - the third/final round has the full 9 obstacles. Once you lose a round, you are out, unless you are make it back through the Wildcard round.

For a play by play and who fell on what obstacle, see our full Recap of Season 1 Episode 12 of Ninja vs Ninja American Ninja Warrior here

Round 1 - Golden Hearts vs NorCal Ninjas

Round 2 - Iron Grip vs Beasts from the East

Round 3 - Golden Hearts vs Iron Grip


The team Iron Grip have won Playoff Week 1 and advance to the prelim round of the finals


Obstacle List & Course Information for Playoff Week 1 of Ninja vs Ninja American Ninja Warrior

Order Obstacle Rounds Used For
1Sonic SwingAll Rounds
2Tick TockAll Rounds
3Parallel PipesAll Rounds
4Floating TilesAll Rounds
5Hanging StaircaseAll Rounds
6Warped WallAll Rounds
7Salmon LadderRound 3 Only
8Rumbling DiceRound 3 Only
9ZigZag ClimbRound 3 Only


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