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Australian Ninja Warrior 3 was the third season of Australian Ninja Warrior. For this season, the show was taped in Melbourne, Victoria (instead of Cockatoo Island, New South Wales during the past two seasons), and premiered on July 8th, 2019 at Channel 9.

The competition for this season was returned to the similar format as on the first season, with 200 competitors participating over 5 qualifying heat episodes, 3 semifinal episodes, and 2 grand final episodes.

The Heats

The Heats were run over in 5 episodes, with 40 competitors in each heat. The 18 fastest competitors who completed the course in each heat would advance to the semifinals. If less than 18 competitors completed the course, the competitors who got the furthest and fastest round the course would advance to the semifinals. There was no time limit in the heats.

Similar to the city qualifiers round since American Ninja Warrior 10, the heats on this season also featured the Mega Warped Wall (5.25 meters in height, compared to the regular Warped Wall at 4.25 meters in height), with the same completion rules from American Ninja Warrior 11 (albeit the prize money would not decrease as competitors used up more of the attempts). Competitors who completed the Mega Warped Wall would receive the cash prize of AU$5,000.

Heat 1

Obstacles

Floating Steps
Swing Surfer
Tuning Forks
Rolling Steel
Spinball Wizard
Warped Wall / Mega Warped Wall

Results

Place Name State/Territory Domicile Result Notes
1st Ashlin Herbert Victoria Clear (1:19) First competitor to complete the Mega Warped Wall this season.
2nd Rob Patterson Queensland Clear (1:36)
3rd Danial Wyles-Wall Queensland Clear (1:57)
4th Alex Cusack South Australia Clear (3:12)
5th Aurelien Apport New South Wales Clear (3:32) Digest. Full run was shown on Australian Ninja Warrior's YouTube channel.
6th Zak Stolz Victoria 6. Warped Wall (2:37) Failed after 3 attempts at the Mega Warped Wall.
7th Corey Russo Victoria 5. Spinball Wizard (0:59) All cut.
8th Cody Philp Queensland 5. Spinball Wizard (1:10) All cut. Full run was shown on Australian Ninja Warrior's YouTube channel.
9th Dave Gravin Victoria 5. Spinball Wizard (1:13)
10th Joshua Day Western Australia 5. Spinball Wizard (1:16) Digest. Full run was shown on Australian Ninja Warrior's YouTube channel.
11th Eloni Vunakace New South Wales 5. Spinball Wizard (1:39)
12th David Allen New South Wales 5. Spinball Wizard (1:53) All cut.
13th Mark Turner New South Wales 5. Spinball Wizard (1:56) All cut. Full run was shown on Australian Ninja Warrior's YouTube channel.
14th Shaun Wood New South Wales 5. Spinball Wizard (2:09) All cut.
15th Lachlan Walker New South Wales 5. Spinball Wizard (2:35) Digest.
16th David Sandos Queensland 5. Spinball Wizard (2:42) All cut.
17th Celeste Dixon South Australia 5. Spinball Wizard (2:59) First woman to qualify to the semifinals this season.
18th Bradley Vanderland Victoria 3. Tuning Forks (0:40)


Heat 2

Obstacles

Floating Steps
Butterfly Wall
Tuning Forks
Rolling Steel
Double Squirrel
Warped Wall / Mega Warped Wall

Results

Place Name State/Territory Domicile Result Notes
1st Alex Matthews Western Australia Clear (1:29)
2nd Bryson Klein New South Wales Clear (1:56) Second competitor to complete the Mega Warped Wall this season.
3rd James Sayers Victoria Clear (2:01)
4th Gavin Wilson Western Australia Clear (2:15) Digest.
5th Leonard Hermawan Victoria 6. Warped Wall (2:45) Failed after 3 attempts at the Mega Warped Wall.
6th Nathan Ryles South Australia 6. Warped Wall (3:04) Failed after 3 attempts at the Mega Warped Wall.
7th Matt Filippi Queensland 6. Warped Wall (3:08) Failed after 3 attempts at the Mega Warped Wall.
8th Luke Shelton Western Australia 5. Double Squirrel (1:18) Digest.
9th Nathan Meiminger Victoria 5. Double Squirrel (1:36)
10th Tom Nicholson Victoria 5. Double Squirrel (2:02)
11th Raphaela Wiget South Australia 5. Double Squirrel (2:15) Second woman to qualify to the semifinals this season.
12th Rainer Scheu Queensland 3. Tuning Forks (0:41) Digest. Full run was shown on Australian Ninja Warrior's YouTube channel.
13th Brian Cox Queensland 3. Tuning Forks (0:42) All cut.
14th Luke Filippi Queensland 3. Tuning Forks (0:46) Digest.
15th Verity Charles Western Australia 3. Tuning Forks (1:01) Third woman to qualify to the semifinals this season.
16th Riley Murphy Victoria 3. Tuning Forks (1:14) All cut.
17th Le Hua Queensland 2. Butterfly Wall (0:17)
18th India Henry Western Australia 2. Butterfly Wall (0:43) Fourth woman to qualify to the semifinals this season.


Heat 3

Obstacles

Floating Steps
Swing Surfer
Tuning Forks
Rolling Steel
Spinball Wizard
Warped Wall / Mega Warped Wall

Results

Place Name State/Territory Domicile Result Notes
1st Ben Polson Western Australia Clear (1:38) Fifth competitor to complete the Mega Warped Wall this season.
2nd Jordan Papandrea New South Wales Clear (2:21) Third competitor to complete the Mega Warped Wall this season.
3rd Owen Davey Australian Capital Territory Clear (2:25)
4th Alex Bigg South Australia Clear (2:51) Fourth competitor to complete the Mega Warped Wall this season.
5th Olivia Vivian Western Australia Clear (3:22) First woman to complete the qualifying heat course and seventh woman to qualify to the semifinals this season.
6th John Steffensen Queensland 5. Spinball Wizard (1:33)
7th Michael Boldery Queensland 5. Spinball Wizard (1:34) All cut.
8th Sonny Kennedy New South Wales 5. Spinball Wizard (1:40) All cut.
9th River Daz Victoria 5. Spinball Wizard (1:44) Digest.
10th Dhani Johnson New South Wales 5. Spinball Wizard (1:46)
11th Joao Loureiro New South Wales 5. Spinball Wizard (1:55) All cut.
12th Rhys Broad Queensland 5. Spinball Wizard (2:11) All cut.
13th Trudie Horskins Victoria 5. Spinball Wizard (2:11) Fifth woman to qualify to the semifinals this season.
14th Warwick Grant Victoria 5. Spinball Wizard (2:26) All cut.
15th Gabriel Iftene Victoria 5. Spinball Wizard (3:00) All cut.
16th Mel Armstrong Victoria 4. Rolling Steel (1:19) Sixth woman to qualify to the semifinals this season.
17th Cameron D'Silva Western Australia 3. Tuning Forks (0:36)
18th Stewart Furze South Australia 3. Tuning Forks (0:46)


Heat 4

Obstacles

Floating Steps
Butterfly Wall
Tuning Forks
Rolling Steel
Whisked Away
Warped Wall / Mega Warped Wall

Results

Place Name State/Territory Domicile Result Notes
1st Todd Smith Queensland Clear (1:49)
2nd Matthew Marazita Victoria Clear (2:18) Sixth competitor to complete the Mega Warped Wall this season.
3rd Mike Snow Victoria Clear (2:22) Seventh competitor to complete the Mega Warped Wall this season.
4th Justin Flegler Queensland 6. Warped Wall (1:28) Failed after 3 attempts at the Mega Warped Wall.
5th Daniel Mason Victoria 6. Warped Wall (2:26) Failed after 3 attempts at the Mega Warped Wall.
6th Andy Dunt South Australia 5. Whisked Away (1:17) All cut.
7th Ryan Solomon Queensland 5. Whisked Away (1:29)
8th Donny Byrne Western Australia 5. Whisked Away (1:39) All cut.
9th Daniel Walker New South Wales 5. Whisked Away (1:39) Digest. Full run was shown on Australian Ninja Warrior's YouTube channel.
10th Jarrah Brand-Adams Queensland 5. Whisked Away (1:42) All cut.
11th Edan Sirone New South Wales 5. Whisked Away (1:42) All cut. Full run was shown on Australian Ninja Warrior's YouTube channel.
12th Max Closter Victoria 5. Whisked Away (1:49)
13th Jorge Delgado Queensland 5. Whisked Away (1:54) All cut.
14th BIlly Gray Victoria 5. Whisked Away (1:57) All cut.
15th Rhys Landwehr Western Australia 5. Whisked Away (2:10)
16th Jesse Cooke Victoria 5. Whisked Away (2:16) All cut. Full run was shown on Australian Ninja Warrior's YouTube channel.
17th Ryan Turner New South Wales 5. Whisked Away (2:22) All cut.
18th Yousof Dib New South Wales 5. Whisked Away (2:22) All cut.


Heat 5

Obstacles

Floating Steps
Butterfly Wall
Tuning Forks
Rolling Steel
Double Squirrel
Warped Wall / Mega Warped Wall

Results

Place Name State/Territory Domicile Result Notes
1st Benjamin Lau Victoria Clear (2:08)
2nd Josh O'Sullivan New South Wales Clear (2:11) Twelfth competitor to complete the Mega Warped Wall this season.
3rd Zed Colback Western Australia Clear (2:17) Eleventh competitor to complete the Mega Warped Wall this season.
4th Dylan Pawson Queensland Clear (2:19) Eighth competitor to complete the Mega Warped Wall this season.
5th Fred Dorrington Queensland Clear (2:37) Tenth competitor to complete the Mega Warped Wall this season.
6th Max Pertzel Victoria Clear (2:42)
7th Ben Davies Victoria Clear (3:36) All cut. Full run was shown on Australian Ninja Warrior's YouTube channel.
8th Winson Lam Queensland Clear (4:05) Ninth competitor to complete the Mega Warped Wall this season.
9th Charlie Robbins Victoria 6. Warped Wall (2:15) Failed after 3 attempts at the Mega Warped Wall.
10th Matthew Bowles Western Australia 6. Warped Wall (3:22) Failed after 3 attempts at the Mega Warped Wall.
11th Sam Goodall Western Australia 6. Warped Wall (3:41) Failed after 3 attempts at the Mega Warped Wall.
12th Sam Lothringer Victoria 6. Warped Wall (4:40) All cut. Failed after 3 attempts at the Mega Warped Wall. Full run was shown on Australian Ninja Warrior's YouTube channel.
13th Jordan Morton Australian Capital Territory 6. Warped Wall (6:13) All cut. Failed after 3 attempts at the Mega Warped Wall.
14th Ryan Blenkinship Northern Territory 5. Double Squirrel (1:06) All cut.
15th Nicholas Clark Victoria 5. Double Squirrel (1:10) All cut.
16th Joe Cutler Victoria 5. Double Squirrel (1:36) All cut.
17th Cian Maciejewski New South Wales 5. Double Squirrel (1:59) Eighth woman to qualify to the semifinals this season.
18th Aaron Ottobre Victoria 5. Double Squirrel (2:08) Digest. Full run was shown on Australian Ninja Warrior's YouTube channel.

The Semifinals

The Semifinals were run over in 3 episodes, with 30 competitors in each semifinal. The 10 fastest competitors who completed the course in each semifinal would advance to the grand final. If less than 10 competitors completed the course, the competitors who got the furthest and fastest round the course would advance to the grand final. There was no time limit in the semifinals.

Semifinal 1

Obstacles

Archer Steps
Rolling Log
Razors Edge
Floating Stairs
Basket Toss
Warped Wall
Salmon Ladder to Flying Shelf
Bouncing Spider
Invisible Ladder

Results

Place Name Heat Placing Heat Result Notes
1st Ashlin Herbert 1st 1 Clear (2:44)
2nd Daniel Mason 5th 4 Clear (2:48)
3rd Zak Stolz 6th 1 Clear (3:23)
4th Matthew Bowles 10th 5 Clear (4:28) Digest.
5th Matt Filippi 7th 2 Clear (4:52)
6th Stewart Furze 18th 3 8. Bouncing Spider (3:49) Digest.
7th Le Hua 17th 2 8. Bouncing Spider (4:21) Digest.
8th Lachlan Walker 15th 1 8. Bouncing Spider (5:13) Digest.
9th Fred Dorrington 5th 5 7. Salmon Ladder to Flying Shelf (2:50) Fell at the Flying Shelf part.
10th Ryan Solomon 7th 4 7. Salmon Ladder to Flying Shelf (3:02) Digest. Fell at the Flying Shelf part.

Results of Other Semifinalists

Name Heat Placing Heat Result Notes
Max Closter 12th 4 4. Floating Stairs
Bradley Vanderland 18th 1 7. Salmon Ladder to Flying Shelf Fell at the Flying Shelf part.
India Henry 18th 2 7. Salmon Ladder to Flying Shelf Fell at the Flying Shelf part.
Tom Nicholson 10th 2 6. Warped Wall
Trudie Horksins 13th 3 2. Rolling Log Disqualified after her shoe fell into the water.
Aurelien Apport 5th 1 5. Basket Toss Digest.
Mel Armstrong 16th 3 7. Salmon Ladder to Flying Shelf Fell at the Salmon Ladder part. Ninth woman to scale the Warped Wall on Australian Ninja Warrior.
Todd Smith 1st 4 7. Salmon Ladder to Flying Shelf Fell at the Salmon Ladder part.
Luke Filippi 14th 2 7. Salmon Ladder to Flying Shelf Digest. Fell at the Flying Shelf part. Full run was shown on Australian Ninja Warrior's YouTube channel.
Dhani Johnson 10th 3 7. Salmon Ladder to Flying Shelf All cut. Fell at the Salmon Ladder part. Full run was shown on Australian Ninja Warrior's YouTube channel.
Cameron D'Silva 17th 3 7. Salmon Ladder to Flying Shelf All cut. Fell at the Salmon Ladder part. Full run was shown on Australian Ninja Warrior's YouTube channel.


Semifinal 2

Obstacles

Archer Steps
Rolling Log
Razors Edge
Ring Toss
Bar Hop
Warped Wall
Salmon Ladder to Flying Shelf
Bouncing Spider
Invisible Ladder

Results

Place Name Heat Placing Heat Result Notes
1st Jordan Papandrea 2nd 3 Clear (3:49)
2nd Alex Matthews 1st 2 Clear (4:38)
3rd Mike Snow 3rd 4 Clear (4:42)
4th Rob Patterson 2nd 1 9. Invisible Ladder (3:33)
5th Owen Davey 3rd 3 9. Invisible Ladder (4:50) Digest.
6th Corey Russo 7th 1 9. Invisible Ladder (5:48)
7th Matthew Marazita 2nd 4 9. Invisible Ladder (6:04)
8th Andy Dunt 6th 4 7. Salmon Ladder to Flying Shelf (2:51) All cut. Fell at the Flying Shelf part. Full run was shown on Australian Ninja Warrior's YouTube channel.
9th Sam Goodall 11th 5 7. Salmon Ladder to Flying Shelf (4:10) Digest. Fell at the Flying Shelf part.
10th Justin Flegler 4th 4 7. Salmon Ladder to Flying Shelf (1:55) Fell at the Salmon Ladder part.

Results of Other Semifinalists

Name Heat Placing Heat Result Notes
Zed Colback 3rd 5 5. Bar Hop Course out.
Cian Maciejewski 17th 5 5. Bar Hop
Rhys Landwehr 15th 4 5. Bar Hop
Jorge Delgado 13th 4 2. Rolling Log Digest.
Ben Davies 7th 5 3. Razors Edge Digest.
Alex Cusack 4th 1 4. Ring Toss Digest. Full run was shown on Australian Ninja Warrior's YouTube channel.
Riley Murphy 16th 2 4. Ring Toss
Celeste Dixon 17th 1 5. Bar Hop
John Steffensen 6th 3 4. Ring Toss
Dylan Pawson 4th 5 5. Bar Hop All cut. Full run was shown on Australian Ninja Warrior's YouTube channel.


Semifinal 3

Obstacles

Archer Steps
Rolling Log
Razors Edge
Ring Toss
Bar Hop
Warped Wall
Salmon Ladder to Flying Shelf
Bouncing Spider
Invisible Ladder

Results

Place Name Heat Placing Heat Result Notes
1st Bryson Klein 2nd 2 Clear (4:01)
2nd Charlie Robbins 9th 5 Clear (4:39)
3rd Josh O'Sullivan 2nd 5 Clear (6:31)
4th Olivia Vivian 5th 3 Clear (6:47) First woman to complete the semifinal course and qualify to the grand final this season.
5th Luke Shelton 8th 2 9. Invisible Ladder (4:28)
6th Gavin Wilson 4th 2 9. Invisible Ladder (6:07) Digest. Full run was shown on Australian Ninja Warrior's YouTube channel.
7th Nathan Ryles 6th 2 7. Salmon Ladder to Flying Shelf (4:08) Fell at the Flying Shelf part.
8th Michael Boldery 7th 3 5. Bar Hop (1:44) Digest.
9th Daniel Walker 9th 4 5. Bar Hop (1:49) Digest.
10th Danial Wyles-Wall 3rd 1 5. Bar Hop (2:17) Digest.

Results of Other Semifinalists

Name Heat Placing Heat Result Notes
James Sayers 3rd 2 4. Ring Toss
Raphaela Wiget 11th 2 5. Bar Hop
Eloni Vunakece 11th 1 5. Bar Hop
Winson Lam 8th 5 4. Ring Toss
Ben Polson 1st 3 5. Bar Hop
Max Pertzel 6th 5 4. Ring Toss Digest.
Cody Philip 8th 1 5. Bar Hop Digest.
Joe Cutler 16th 5 3. Razor's Edge All cut. Full run was shown on Australian Ninja Warrior's YouTube channel.


Unknown Results

Name Heat Placing Heat Result Notes
Aaron Ottobre 18th 5 Unknown All cut.
Alex Bigg 4th 3 Unknown All cut.
Benjamin Lau 1st 5 Unknown All cut.
Billy Gray 14th 4 Unknown All cut.
Brian Cox 13th 2 Unknown All cut.
Dave Gravin 9th 1 Unknown All cut.
David Allen 12th 1 Unknown All cut.
David Sandos 16th 1 Unknown All cut.
Donny Byrne 8th 4 Unknown All cut.
Edan Sirone 11th 4 Unknown All cut.
Gabriel Iftene 15th 3 Unknown All cut.
Jarrah Brand-Adams 10th 4 Unknown All cut.
Jesse Cooke 16th 4 Unknown All cut.
Joao Loureiro 11th 3 Unknown All cut.
Jordan Morton 13th 5 Unknown All cut.
Joshua Day 10th 1 Unknown All cut.
Leonard Hermawan 5th 2 Unknown All cut.
Mark Turner 13th 1 Unknown All cut.
Nathan Meiminger 9th 2 Unknown All cut.
Nicholas Clark 15th 5 Unknown All cut.
Rainer Scheu 12th 2 Unknown All cut.
Rhys Broad 12th 3 Unknown All cut.
River Daz 9th 3 Unknown All cut.
Ryan Blenkinship 14th 5 Unknown All cut.
Ryan Turner 17th 4 Unknown All cut.
Sam Lothringer 12th 5 Unknown All cut.
Shaun Wood 14th 1 Unknown All cut.
Sonny Kennedy 8th 3 Unknown All cut.
Verity Charles 15th 2 Unknown All cut.
Warwick Grant 14th 3 Unknown All cut.
Yousof Dib 18th 4 Unknown All cut.

The Grand Final

The Grand Final was where the remaining 30 competitors from the semifinals would battle it out to become the first "Australian Ninja Warrior" and the cash prize of AU$300,000 (since no competitor achieved total victory during the past two seasons, the prize money had been rolled over to this season).

One additional feature was added to this season's grand final, in which if no competitor achieved total victory, the competitor who made the furthest than any other competitor (also known as the Last Man Standing) would receive the cash prize of AU$100,000.

Just like on the previous season, the grand final on this season was run over in 2 episodes, with the first episode being served for Stage One and the second episode (season finale) being served for Stage Two and so on.

Stage One

Obstacles

Archer Steps
Propeller
Spinning Log
Swinging Cliff Hanger
Wing Nuts
Warped Wall
The Hinge
Spider Jump
Chimney Sweep

Time limit: 195 seconds.

Results

Name Semifinal Placing Semifinal Result Notes
Justin Flegler 10th 2 7. The Hinge
Sam Goodall 9th 2 9. Chimney Sweep Timed out.
Fred Dorrington 9th 1 2. Propeller
Ryan Solomon 10th 1 Clear (0:06 left)
Danial Wyles-Wall 10th 3 8. Spider Jump Digest.
Owen Davey 5th 2 2. Propeller Digest.
Luke Shelton 5th 3 2. Propeller Digest.
Nathan Ryles 7th 3 3. Spinning Log
Le Hua 7th 1 9. Chimney Sweep Timed out.
Josh O'Sullivan 3rd 3 Clear (0:11 left)
Olivia Vivian 4th 3 8. Spider Jump
Bryson Klein 1st 3 Clear (0:39 left)
Daniel Mason 2nd 1 Clear (0:52 left)
Mike Snow 3rd 2 Clear (0:19 left) Digest.
Jordan Papandrea 1st 2 Clear (0:38 left) Digest. Full run was shown on Australian Ninja Warrior's YouTube channel.
Alex Matthews 2nd 2 Clear (0:50 left) Digest. Full run was shown on Australian Ninja Warrior's YouTube channel.
Charlie Robbins 2nd 3 Clear (1:02 left)
Zak Stolz 3rd 1 Clear (0:45 left) Digest. Full run was shown on Australian Ninja Warrior's YouTube channel.
Rob Patterson 4th 2 Clear (0:58 left) Digest.
Ashlin Herbert 1st 1 Clear (1:32 left)
Matthew Marazita 7th 2 3. Spinning Log All cut. Full run was shown on Australian Ninja Warrior's YouTube channel.
Matthew Bowles 4th 1 Unknown All cut.
Matt Filippi 5th 1 Unknown All cut.
Stewart Furze 6th 1 Unknown All cut.
Lachlan Walker 8th 1 Unknown All cut.
Corey Russo 6th 2 Unknown All cut.
Andy Dunt 8th 2 Unknown All cut.
Gavin Wilson 6th 3 Unknown All cut.
Michael Boldery 8th 3 Unknown All cut.
Daniel Walker 9th 3 Unknown All cut.


Stage Two

Obstacles

Rope Jungle
I-Beam Gap
Salmon Ladder
Unstable Bridge
Trapeze to Parallel Pipes
Cat Grab
Wall Lift

Time limit: 130 seconds.

Results

Name Semifinal Placing Semifinal Result Notes
Alex Matthews 2nd 2 6. Cat Grab Timed out.
Jordan Papandrea 1st 2 3. Salmon Ladder
Rob Patterson 4th 2 Clear (0:20 left) First competitor in Australian Ninja Warrior history to complete Stage Two.
Charlie Robbins 2nd 3 Clear (0:23 left)
Mike Snow 3rd 2 2. I-Beam Gap
Bryson Klein 1st 3 Clear (0:13 left)
Ryan Solomon 10th 1 4. Unstable Bridge
Daniel Mason 2nd 1 Clear (0:24 left)
Zak Stolz 3rd 1 6. Cat Grab
Josh O'Sullivan 3rd 3 Clear (0:34 left)
Ashlin Herbert 1st 1 3. Salmon Ladder Disqualified for derailing the bar off the ladder.


Stage Three

Obstacles

Cannonball Alley
Body Prop
Crazy Cliffhanger (ANW 7 version)
Floating Doors
Flying Bar

Results

Name Semifinal Placing Semifinal Result Notes
Josh O'Sullivan 3rd 3 4. Floating Doors Transition to the second board.
Bryson Klein 1st 3 4. Floating Doors Transition to the second board.
Rob Patterson 4th 2 2. Body Prop
Daniel Mason 2nd 1 4. Floating Doors Transition to the second board.
Charlie Robbins 2nd 3 4. Floating Doors Transition to the second board. Since he reached the obstacle faster than Josh O'Sullivan, Bryson Klein, and Daniel Mason, he was then declared as the season's winner and won the AU$100,000 cash prize. Last Man Standing.


Stage Four (Mt. Midoriyama)

Obstacles

Rope Climb (22 meters)

Time limit: 30 seconds.

Results

Name Semifinal Placing Semifinal Result Notes
Stage Not Attempted.
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