American Ninja Warrior’s annual special USA vs the World will return this spring, airing March 11th, 2018 at 7pm eastern on NBC.
This year features 4 teams: North America, Europe, Latin America, and Asia.
Team USA (or Team North America) will see captain Joe Moravsky, along with fellow ninjas Drew Drechsel , Najee Richardson, and Sean Bryan take on the other 3 teams.
The full detials of the press release are as follows:
Only two weeks following the conclusion of the Winter Olympics, this special will once again bring athletes from around the globe together for intense competition. Four teams from North America, Europe, Latin America and Asia will battle on the tough, four-stage national finals course featured in “American Ninja Warrior.”
Team USA features impressive veteran ninjas Drew Drechsel and “The Weatherman” Joe Moravsky. A speedy competitor, Drechsel has qualified for the finals in Las Vegas five times and made it to Stage 3 two times. Five-time competitor Moravsky has made it to Stage 3 on the Las Vegas finals course three times, more than any other athlete in the competition. Also joining Team USA this year are former nationally ranked gymnast and head coach/trainer Najee “The Phoenix” Richardson and Sean Bryan, the “Papal Ninja.” Bryan is also a former competitive gymnast and NCAA athlete who enjoyed a breakout season on “American Ninja Warrior” this past summer.
Contestants will tackle “American Ninja Warrior’s” punishing Las Vegas finals course in a head-to-head format that pits members from each team against one another.
Matt Iseman and Akbar Gbajabiamila host and Kristine Leahy co-hosts.
The series is executive produced by A. Smith & Co. Productions’ founders Arthur Smith and Kent Weed (“Hell’s Kitchen,” “Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge,” “Unsung,”), along with Brian Richardson and Anthony Storm.