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American Ninja Warrior: USA vs The World 5 was the sixth installment of American Ninja Warrior's international tournament, which was premiered on January 27th, 2019 in the U.S. and July 30th, 2019 in Australia (shortly after Australian Ninja Warrior 3's season finale).

Competitors

There were 3 teams competing on this tournament, with 5 members in each team. Team Australia made their debut on this tournament, and Team Europe (the reigning champion of the previous tournament) featured all-new members (meaning Sean McColl would not represent Team Europe for the first time ever). Also, there was a combined total of 5 female competitors on this tournament (2 competitors each from Team USA and Team Europe and 1 competitor from Team Australia).

Team USA Team Europe Team Australia

  • Georgia Munroe (England)
  • Katie McDonnell (England)
  • Javier Cano (Spain)
  • Iris Matamoros (Spain)
  • Oliver Edelmann (Germany)

Competition Format

The competition worked as followed:

  • Stage One to Stage Three
    • There were 2 heats in each stage.
    • Each heat consisted of 3 competitors (1 competitor from each team).
    • In each heat, the competitor who completed the course (or made the furthest) in the fastest time would receive 2 points for his/her team, with 1 point for the second fastest time, and 0 points for the slowest time.
    • The points from each heat would be accumulated, and the team who got the lowest points would be eliminated from the competition, while the other 2 teams would advance to Stage Four.
  • Stage Four
    • Stage Four consisted of a side-by-side Rope Climb, with 2 competitors (1 competitor from each team).
    • The competitor who reached the top of the tower in the fastest time, his/her respective team would be the champion of the tournament.

Stage One

Obstacles

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

Results

Heat 1

Team Name Result Notes Points Earned
Team USA Barclay Stockett Clear (3:02.57) Third woman to complete Stage One on any American Ninja Warrior competition. 1 point
Team Europe Georgia Munroe 3. Double Dipper 0 points
Team Australia Jack Wilson Clear (2:30.61) 2 points

Heat 2

Team Name Result Notes Points Earned
Team Europe Oliver Edelmann Clear (2:49.36) 0 points
Team Australia Ashlin Herbert Clear (2:09.80) 1 point
Team USA Mathis Owhadi Clear (1:27.18) 2 points

Standings After Stage One

Place Team Total Points
1st Team USA 3 points
1st Team Australia 3 points
3rd Team Europe 0 points

Stage Two

Obstacles

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

Results

Heat 1

Team Name Result Notes Points Earned
Team USA Najee Richardson Clear (3:50.86) 1 point
Team Europe Javier Cano 3. Déjà Vu Digest. Disqualified for dismounting to the landing platform without using the second bar. 0 points
Team Australia Bryson Klein Clear (3:42.83) 2 points

Heat 2

Team Name Result Notes Points Earned
Team Australia Olivia Vivian 1. Epic Catch & Release 0 points
Team Europe Iris Matamoros 5. Wingnut Alley 1 point
Team USA Jesse Labreck Clear Second woman to complete Stage Two on any American Ninja Warrior competition. 2 points

Standings After Stage Two

Place Team Total Points
1st Team USA 6 points
2nd Team Australia 5 points
3rd Team Europe 1 point

Stage Three

Obstacles

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

Results

Heat 1

Team Name Result Notes Points Earned
Team USA Drew Drechsel 7. Cane Lane 2 points
Team Australia Ben Polson 4. Ultimate Cliffhanger 1 point
Team Europe Katie McDonnell 2. En Garde 0 points

Heat 2

Team Name Result Notes Points Earned
Since Team Europe had been mathematically eliminated, the competition directly continued to Stage Four.

Standings After Stage Three

Place Team Total Points
1st Team USA 8 points
2nd Team Australia 6 points
3rd Team Europe 1 point
Eliminated from the competition: Team Europe

Stage Four

Obstacles

Rope Climb (80 feet)

Results

Team Name Result Notes Winning Team
Team USA Drew Drechsel Clear (0:33.43) Team USA
Team Australia Ashlin Herbert Clear (0:57.90)
American Ninja Warrior: USA vs. The World 5 champion: Team USA
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