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American Ninja Warrior: All Stars Special 4 was the fourth installment of American Ninja Warrior's post-season tournament, which was recorded after American Ninja Warrior 10's season finale, and premiered on May 26th, 2019 (3 days before American Ninja Warrior 11's season premiere).

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. However, on this season's team competition, there were several changes:
    • If the competitor in each team failed to complete any obstacle in his/her leg, then the next competitor would automatically continue the relay (except for the third competitor).
    • The team who completed the most number of obstacles 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

Archer Alley
Propeller Bar
Double Dipper
Jumping Spider
Tire Run
Warped Wall
Razor Beams
Twist & Fly

Results

Team Obstacle 1-3 Competitor Obstacle 4-6 Competitor Obstacle 7-8 Competitor Result Notes Winning Team
Team Akbar Meagan Martin Jake Murray Grant McCartney Clear (1:22.40) Team Matt
Team Matt Jesse Labreck Lance Pekus Jamie Rahn Clear (1:20.48) Automatically moved on to Stage Three.
Team Kristine Barclay Stockett Mathis Owhadi Tyler Gillett 5. Tire Run


Stage Two

Obstacles

Epic Catch & Release
Criss Cross Salmon Ladder
Déjà Vu
Swing Surfer
Wingnut Alley
Water Walls

Results

Team Obstacle 1-2 Competitor Obstacle 3-4 Competitor Obstacle 5-6 Competitor Result Notes Winning Team
Team Kristine Barclay Stockett Tyler Gillett Mathis Owhadi 2. Criss Cross Salmon Ladder Team Akbar
Team Akbar Grant McCartney Meagan Martin Jake Murray 4. Swing Surfer


Stage Three

Obstacles

Floating Boards
En Garde
Crazy Clocks
Ultimate Cliffhanger
Curved Body Prop
Peg Cloud
Cane Lane
Flying Bar

Results

Team Obstacle 1-3 Competitor Obstacle 4-6 Competitor Obstacle 7-8 Competitor Result Notes Winning Team
Team Akbar Grant McCartney Jake Murray Meagan Martin 6 obstacles (4:59.06) McCartney fell at the En Garde. Team Matt
Team Matt Lance Pekus Jamie Rahn Jesse Labreck 6 obstacles (4:52.63) Pekus fell at the En Garde.
American Ninja Warrior: All Stars Special 4's Team Competition champion: Team Matt

Skills Competition

Mega Spider Climb

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

There were 3 heats in this competition, with 2 competitors in each heat. In each of the first 2 heats, the competitor who could who could reach the top of the tower (or made the highest) in the fastest time would move on to the final heat. In the final heat, the competitor who 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.

Competitors

Lance Pekus
Chris Wilczewski
Neil Craver
R.J. Roman

Results

Name Results Notes
Heat 1
Lance Pekus Clear
Chris Wilczewski Clear (0:22.07) Reached the top of the tower in the fastest time.
Heat 2
Neil Craver Clear (0:20.80) Reached the top of the tower in the fastest time.
R.J. Roman Clear
Final Heat
Chris Wilczewski Clear (0:19.44) Chris beat Neil to the buzzer by 0.04 seconds.
Neil Craver Clear (0:19.48)
American Ninja Warrior: All Stars Special 4's Mega Spider Climb champion: Chris Wilczewski


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
Adam Rayl
Ethan Swanson
Josh Salinas
Najee Richardson (Wicked Wingnuts's runner-up from the previous tournament)

Results

Name Result Notes
Distance: 14 feet
Kevin Bull Clear
Adam Rayl Clear
Ethan Swanson Clear
Josh Salinas Fail Eliminated from the competition.
Najee Richardson Clear
Distance: 16 feet
Kevin Bull Clear
Adam Rayl Clear
Ethan Swanson Clear
Najee Richardson Clear
Distance: 17 feet
Kevin Bull Fail Eliminated from the competition.
Adam Rayl Clear
Ethan Swanson Clear
Najee Richardson Clear
Distance: 18 feet
Adam Rayl Clear
Ethan Swanson Fail Eliminated from the competition.
Najee Richardson Clear
Distance: 19 feet
Adam Rayl Clear
Najee Richardson Fail Eliminated from the competition.
American Ninja Warrior: All Stars Special 4's Wicked Wingnuts champion: Adam Rayl


Dual Doorknob Drop

The obstacle consisted of a supersized version of the Doorknob Drop.

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.

This competition was notable for being Geoff Britten's first appearance on American Ninja Warrior after previously announcing a temporary retirement from the competition at the end of American Ninja Warrior 8 (although he competed on American Ninja Warrior: All Stars Special 2 in the Thunderbolt skill competition, which was taped after that season). It also reunited Geoff Britten and Isaac Caldiero, both of whom were the first two competitors to achieve total victory on American Ninja Warrior (specifically on American Ninja Warrior 7).

Competitors

Daniel Gil
Josh Levin
Geoff Britten
Isaac Caldiero

Results

Name Results Notes
Heat 1
Daniel Gil Clear (0:11.92)
Josh Levin Clear (0:11.90) Reached and hit the buzzer first.
Heat 2
Geoff Britten Clear (0:13.20) Although Britten reached and hit the buzzer first, he felt some pain in his forearm and withdrew from the competition. Therefore, his place was given to the fastest runner-up, which was Daniel Gil.
Isaac Caldiero Clear (0:19.30)
Final Heat
Daniel Gil Clear (0:11.43)
Josh Levin Clear (0:10:33) Reached and hit the buzzer first.
American Ninja Warrior: All Stars Special 4's Dual Doorknob Drop champion: Josh Levin


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.

There were 7 heats in this competition, with 2 competitors in each heat. In each of the first 4 heats, the competitor who completed the obstacle (or made the furthest) 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 completed the obstacle (or made the furthest) in the fastest time would be the champion. There was no time limit in this competition.

Competitors

Nicholas Coolridge
Tyler Gillett
Drew Knapp
Joe Moravsky
Jake Murray (Striding Steps' champion from the previous tournament)
Allyssa Beird
Flip Rodriguez
Thomas Stillings (Striding Steps' champion from the previous two tournaments)

Results

Name Results Notes
Heat 1
Nicholas Coolridge Clear (0:13.02)
Tyler Gillett Fail
Heat 2
Drew Knapp Fail
Joe Moravsky Clear (0:19.63)
Heat 3
Jake Murray Clear (0:26.48)
Allyssa Beird Fail
Heat 4
Flip Rodriguez Fail
Thomas Stillings Clear (0:14.83)
Semifinal Heat 1
Nicholas Coolridge Clear
Joe Moravsky Clear (0:11.87)
Semifinal Heat 2
Jake Murray Clear
Thomas Stillings Clear (0:12.72)
Final Heat
Joe Moravsky Clear (0:12.61) Moravsky beat Stillings to the buzzer by 0.05 seconds.
Thomas Stillings Clear
American Ninja Warrior: All Stars Special 4's Striding Steps champion: Joe Moravsky


Super Salmon Ladder

The obstacle consisted of a supersized version of the Salmon Ladder, with 35 rungs and about 4 stories (13.2 meters) in height.

Each competitor would start at the third 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

Austin Gray
Dan Polizzi
Barclay Stockett
Sean Bryan (Super Salmon Ladder's champion from the previous tournament)

Results

Name Result Notes
Austin Gray 16th rung
Dan Polizzi 16th rung
Barclay Stockett 28th rung New record for female competitors in the Super Salmon Ladder skill competition.
Sean Bryan 35th rung Reached the top of the ladder in 0:17.40.
American Ninja Warrior: All Stars Special 4's Super Salmon Ladder champion: Sean Bryan


Big Dipper Freestyle

The obstacle consisted of a Big Dipper, which was held at the same place as the Double Dipper in Stage One.

After releasing from the bar, each competitor must perform a free-diving trick into the water. Then, each of the judges (consisted of Matt, Akbar, and Kristine) would give a score for him. Each competitor would receive 2 attempts to perform the trick, with only the highest total score among those 2 attempts would be counted as his score. The competitor who received the highest score would be the champion. If there were at least 2 competitors who got the same highest score, those competitors would compete in a dive-off, with the competitor who received the highest score would be the champion.

Competitor

Ethan Swanson
Flip Rodriguez
Brent Steffensen
Sean Bryan
Grant McCartney
Drew Drechsel

Results

Attempt 1
Name Matt's Score Akbar's Score Kristine's Score Total Score Notes
Ethan Swanson 9 9 8 26
Flip Rodriguez 7 4 6 17
Brent Steffensen 6 5 7 18
Sean Bryan 10 10 9 29
Grant McCartney 7 8 8 23
Drew Drechsel 8 6 7.5 21.5 Dived directly into the water without using the bar.
Attempt 2
Name Matt's Score Akbar's Score Kristine's Score Total Score Notes
Flip Rodriguez 8 8 8 24
Brent Steffensen 9 9 9 27
Grant McCartney 10 9 9 28
Ethan Swanson 7 6 8 21
Drew Drechsel 10 10 10 30 Attempted the obstacle together with Flip Rodriguez.
Sean Bryan 10 10 10 30
Final Standings
Place Name Attempt 1's Score Attempt 2's Score Best Score Notes
1st Sean Bryan 29 30 30 Since Sean and Drew achieved the same highest score, both of them would compete in a dive-off to determine the winner.
1st Drew Drechsel 21.5 30 30
3rd Grant McCartney 23 28 28
4th Brent Steffensen 18 27 27
5th Ethan Swanson 26 21 26
6th Flip Rodriguez 17 24 24
Dive-off
Name Matt's Score Akbar's Score Kristine's Score Total Score Notes
Drew Drechsel 9 9 9 27
Sean Bryan 10 10 10 30
American Ninja Warrior: All Stars Special 4's Big Dipper Freestyle champion: Sean Bryan
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