The Angry Birds is an obstacle, firstly introduced as the eighth obstacle during Baltimore finals on American Ninja Warrior 11.
The concept of this obstacle was incredibly similar to the Wave Runner, where competitors must hold onto to both sides of the boards and maintain their balance while crossing. However, the Angry Birds featured eight boards divided into two sections. Each board varied in shape, had handholds to grab onto, and was placed in a different angle.
The Angry Birds was proven to be the most brutal obstacle in American Ninja Warrior history, as the obstacle eliminated all 22 competitors who attempted it, including top competitors like Joe Moravsky, Najee Richardson, Chris Wilczewski, Jamie Rahn, Dave Cavanagh, and Allyssa Beird, leaving the next two obstacles (the Cane Lane and Spider Trap) unattempted. Almost every competitor who attempted this obstacle failed to make the blind transition to the fifth board (i.e the first board of the second section; a very similar concept to the final ledge on the Leaps of Faith).
Competitors' Success Rate
- All results based on the NBC broadcast and external information found
- The Angry Birds was the third obstacle in American Ninja Warrior history to be served to promote an upcoming movie, which was The Angry Birds Movie 2 (after the Ninjago Roll during American Ninja Warrior 9's Denver finals, which was used to promote The Lego Ninjago Movie, and the Fallout during American Ninja Warrior 10's Dallas finals, which was used to promote Mission: Impossible – Fallout). The movie itself would be released in the U.S. on August 14th, 2019.
- With 22 competitors falling, the Angry Birds during American Ninja Warrior 11's Baltimore finals had taken out the most number of competitors out of any obstacle during city finals round in American Ninja Warrior history, beating the Nail Clipper during American Ninja Warrior 9's Cleveland finals at 20 competitors.
- This also marked the first time that the eighth obstacle during city finals round had a 0% completion rate and the first time that the ninth and tenth obstacles in a city finals course were left unattempted, since American Ninja Warrior fully featured 10 obstacles in every city finals course (starting on American Ninja Warrior 5).