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American Ninja Warrior: All Stars Special 3 was the third installment of American Ninja Warrior's post-season tournament, which was recorded after American Ninja Warrior 9's season finale, and premiered on May 17th, 2018 (13 days before American Ninja Warrior 10's season premiere).

Skills Competition

Super Salmon Ladder

The obstacle consisted of a supersized version of the Salmon Ladder, with 40 rungs and about 4 stories (13.2 meters) in height.

Each competitor would start at the first rung and tried to reach the highest rung as possible. Whoever reached the highest rung, he would be the champion. However, if there were at least 2 competitors who could reach the highest rung, the competitor who reached it in the fastest time would be the champion.

Competitors

Karsten Williams (Super Salmon Ladder's champion from the previous tournament)
Mike Bernardo (Super Salmon Ladder's runner-up from the previous tournament and champion from the first tournament)
Josh Levin
Sean Bryan

Results

Name Result Notes
Karsten Williams 40th rung Reached the top of the ladder in 0:32.75.
Mike Bernardo 39th rung
Josh Levin 40th rung Reached the top of the ladder in 0:27.61.
Sean Bryan 40th rung Reached the top of the ladder in 0:19.39.
American Ninja Warrior: All Stars Special 3's Super Salmon Ladder champion: Sean Bryan


Striding Steps

The obstacle consisted of a supersized version of the Sonic Swing from Team Ninja Warrior.

Each competitor must sprint across 9 small steps (spaced 5 feet apart between each step), then grabbed a rope, swung back, and sprinted across the steps in other direction, and finally reached and hit the buzzer at the top of the wall. The 2 competitors who completed the obstacle (or made the furthest) in the fastest time would move on to the final. In the final, each competitor must run the obstacle twice, with the competitor who completed the obstacle (or made the furthest) in the fastest time would be the champion.

Competitors

Thomas Stillings (Striding Steps' champion from the previous tournament)
Jake Murray
Daniel Gil (Striding Steps' runner-up from the previous tournament)
Grant McCartney

Results

Name Results Notes
Qualifying Round
Thomas Stillings Clear (0:15.96)
Jake Murray Clear (0:14.43) Advanced to the final round.
Daniel Gil Fail
Grant McCartney Clear (0:12.79) Advanced to the final round.
Final Round
Jake Murray Clear (0:28.76)
Grant McCartney Fail
American Ninja Warrior: All Stars Special 3's Striding Steps champion: Jake Murray


Thunderbolt

The obstacle consisted of a thunderbolt-shaped pegboard, with 2 buzzers at the middle of the pegboard.

There were 3 heats in this competition, with 2 competitors in each heat. In each of the first 2 heats, the competitor who could reach and hit the buzzer in the fastest time would move on to the final heat. In the final heat, the competitor who could reach and hit the buzzer in the fastest time would be the champion. There was no time limit in this competition.

The Thunderbolt was the only competition to be digested (only shown the highlight) during the broadcast.

Competitors

Jamie Rahn
Brent Steffensen
JJ Woods
Adam Rayl

Results

Name Results Notes
Heat 1
Jamie Rahn Clear Reached and hit the buzzer first.
Brent Steffensen Fail
Heat 2
JJ Woods Fail
Adam Rayl Clear Reached and hit the buzzer first.
Final Heat
Jamie Rahn Clear Reached and hit the buzzer first.
Adam Rayl Fail
American Ninja Warrior: All Stars Special 3's Thunderbolt champion: Jamie Rahn


Wicked Wingnuts

The obstacle consisted of a supersized version of the Wingnuts/Wingnut Alley.

The competition worked in an elimination fashion. Each competitor was given just one attempt to clear the obstacle in required distance. If they could complete it, they would move on the next round (with the distance between the wingnuts being made larger in the next round). If they couldn't complete it, they would be eliminated from the competition. The competition continued until only one competitor could clear the required distance in any round or the remaining competitors in any round failed to clear the required distance.

Competitors

Kevin Bull
Tyler Yamauchi
Najee Richardson
Drew Drechsel

Results

Name Result Notes
Distance: 13 feet
Kevin Bull Clear
Tyler Yamauchi Clear
Najee Richardson Clear
Drew Drechsel Clear
Distance: 16 feet
Kevin Bull Clear
Tyler Yamauchi Clear
Najee Richardson Clear
Drew Drechsel Clear
Distance: 18 feet
Kevin Bull Fail Eliminated from the competition.
Tyler Yamauchi Fail Eliminated from the competition.
Najee Richardson Clear
Drew Drechsel Clear
Distance: 19 feet
Najee Richardson Clear
Drew Drechsel Clear
Distance: 20 feet
Najee Richardson Fail Eliminated from the competition.
Drew Drechsel Clear
American Ninja Warrior: All Stars Special 3's Wicked Wingnuts champion: Drew Drechsel


Mega Spider Climb

The obstacle consisted of a supersized version of the Spider Climb, which took place at the Stage Four tower.

There were 7 heats in this competition, with 2 competitors in each heat. In each of the first 4 heats, the competitor who could reach the top of the tower (or made the highest) in the fastest time would move on to the semifinal heats (running in 2 heats), with the winning competitor from each semifinal heat would move on to the final heat. In the final heat, the competitor who could reach the top of the tower (or made the highest) in the fastest time would be the champion. There was no time limit in this competition.

The Mega Spider Climb was the only competition to feature all-female competitors.

Competitors

Meagan Martin
Allyssa Beird
Jesse Labreck
Zhanique Lovett
Jessie Graff
Rebekah Bonilla
Barclay Stockett
Kacy Catanzaro

Results

Name Results Notes
Heat 1
Meagan Martin Clear Digest. Meagan reached the top of the tower first.
Allyssa Beird Fail
Heat 2
Jesse Labreck Clear Digest. Jesse reached the top of the tower first.
Zhanique Lovett Fail
Heat 3
Jessie Graff Clear Digest. Jessie reached the top of the tower first.
Rebekah Bonilla Fail
Heat 4
Barclay Stockett Clear Reached the top of the tower first.
Kacy Catanzaro Clear
Semifinal Heat 1
Meagan Martin Clear Reached the top of the tower first.
Jesse Labreck Fail
Semifinal Heat 2
Jessie Graff Clear Reached the top of the tower first.
Barclay Stockett Clear
Final Heat
Meagan Martin Clear
Jessie Graff Clear Reached the top of the tower first. POM Run of the Night.
American Ninja Warrior: All Stars Special 3's Mega Spider Climb champion: Jessie Graff

Team Competition

Competitors

Team Matt Team Akbar Team Kristine


Competition Format

The competition worked as followed:

  • The stages used were Stage One, Stage Two, and Stage Three.
  • The competition worked in a relay fashion (similar to Team Ninja Warrior's Relay Showdown round), with each member of the three teams would tackle a few obstacles.
  • In Stage One, the team who completed the course (or made the furthest) in the fastest time would automatically move on to Stage Three, while the other two teams would compete against each other in Stage Two to earn the last spot in Stage Three.
  • In Stage Two, the team who completed the course (or made the furthest) in the fastest time would move on to Stage Three, while the loser would be eliminated from the competition.
  • In Stage Three, the two winning teams (each from Stage One and Stage Two) would compete against each other. The team who completed the course (or made the furthest) in the fastest time would be the champion.
  • There was no time limit to complete the stages (Stage One, Stage Two, and Stage Three).


Stage One

Obstacles

Snake Run
Propeller Bar
Double Dipper
Jumping Spider
Parkour Run
Warped Wall
Domino Pipes
Flying Squirrel

Results

Team Obstacle 1-3 Competitor Obstacle 4-6 Competitor Obstacle 7-8 Competitor Result Notes Winning Team
Team Matt Jesse Labreck Lance Pekus Jamie Rahn Clear (1:14.82) Team Kristine
Team Akbar Tyler Yamauchi Jon Alexis Jr. Allyssa Beird Clear (1:26.33)
Team Kristine Flip Rodriguez JJ Woods Jessie Graff Clear (1:13.83) Automatically moved on to Stage Three.


Stage Two

Obstacles

Giant Ring Swing
Criss Cross Salmon Ladder
Wave Runner
Swing Surfer
Wingnut Alley
Wall Flip

Results

Team Obstacle 1-2 Competitor Obstacle 3-4 Competitor Obstacle 5-6 Competitor Result Notes Winning Team
Team Akbar Jon Alexis Jr. Allyssa Beird Tyler Yamauchi 4. Swing Surfer Team Matt
Team Matt Jesse Labreck Jamie Rahn Lance Pekus Clear (3:12.70)


Stage Three

Obstacles

Floating Boards
Keylock Hang
Nail Clipper
Ultimate Cliffhanger
Curved Body Prop
Peg Cloud
Time Bomb
Flying Bar

Results

Team Obstacle 1-3 Competitor Obstacle 4-6 Competitor Obstacle 7-8 Competitor Result Notes Winning Team
Team Matt Lance Pekus Jamie Rahn Jesse Labreck Clear (6:17.96) Team Kristine
Team Kristine Jessie Graff Flip Rodriguez JJ Woods Clear (6:12.06)
American Ninja Warrior: All Stars Special 3's Team Competition champion: Team Kristine
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