Chris Wilczewski is an American Ninja Warrior competitor who has competed since season 2.
American Ninja Warrior
American Ninja Warrior 2
In American Ninja Warrior 2, his run was digested, but it was shown that he placed 10th in the qualifiers, with a time of 48.72 seconds. However, in the Semi-Finals, he was one of many competitors to fail the Salmon Ladder after slipping halfway up the ladder. Unfortunately, his time was too slow to move on, placing 18th overall.
American Ninja Warrior 3
He then came back for American Ninja Warrior 3 and killed the qualifying course, finishing the course with the third fastest time. In the Semi-Finals, he made it past the Salmon Ladder that eliminated him last time. However, like many that day, he failed the Unstable Bridge. Still, that was enough to place him second in the Semi-Finals. His performance in Boot Camp, however, was not enough to go to SASUKE 27.
American Ninja Warrior 4
Chris returned in American Ninja Warrior 4 and finished the qualifying course in 1:20.70. In the semi-finals, Chris managed to finish fast enough to get a spot in the top 15. In Las Vegas, he cleared the first stage with less than 9 seconds, but failed the first obstacle in Stage 2, the Slider Drop, when he lost his grip due to the impact of the drop.
American Ninja Warrior 5
He again competed in American Ninja Warrior 5 along with his younger brother Brian, who was making his debut. However, he shocked many by failing the Circle Cross. Meanwhile, Brian ended up finishing the course and later went on to compete in the Vegas finals.
American Ninja Warrior 6
In American Ninja Warrior 6, Chris made it back to Vegas finishing 16th in the qualifying round and 9th in the finals. He cleared the First Stage with 22.26 seconds left. In the Second Stage, he missed the landing pad on the Metal Spin and was left hanging in the middle of the obstacle. He couldn't get the obstacle to spin back to the mat and eventually dropped into the water.
American Ninja Warrior 7
In American Ninja Warrior 7, Chris competed again for the 6th time on ANW in the Pittsburgh qualifiers. He made it past the first 2 obstacles, but on the new Snake Crossing, he lost his balance and got DQ'd. This was his second time failing qualifying. He was once again beaten by his brother Brian Wilczewski.
American Ninja Warrior 8Chris competed in American Ninja Warrior 8 wearing pink to support breast cancer. He once again fell in qualifying, failing Rolling Thunder, but his speed on the other four obstacles guaranteed him a spot in the finals, placing 13th overall. However, he went the farthest than anyone in the history-making Philadelphia City Finals course with no finishers, only to fail the last obstacle, the Invisible Ladder. In Vegas, Chris completed Stage 1 with just 8.22 seconds left on the clock. On Stage 2 he was making good time on the course, but he failed the Double Wedge.
American Ninja Warrior 10
On July 17, 2016, Chris had been swept by a massive wave at Lake Michigan, and nearly drowned to death after being submerged underwater for over 30 seconds straight. As such, Chris had suffered from PTSD/anxiety attacks and ultimately did not compete in American Ninja Warrior 9.
In a better mental state than last year, Chris had competed in Philadelphia in American Ninja Warrior 10. Unlike most of his previous appearances, Chris sped through most of the obstacles with ease, wasting no time on them. He later was able to scale the Mega Wall and win $10,000. He ended of the night with the top fastest time and was the 5th competitor to be able to scale the Mega Wall.
Additionally, he also finished the entire city finals course with the fastest time. Just like two years ago in Philadelphia, he placed 1st overall.
His run on Stage 1 was digested but it was shown that he finished with 9.71 seconds to spare. His run on Stage 2 was digested but it was shown that he failed Wingnut Alley, making it the third time he made it to the fifth obstacle of stage two.
American Ninja Warrior 11
In American Ninja Warrior 11, Chris competed in Baltimore. His qualifying run was digested, but it was shown that he surprisingly failed all of his 3 attempts on the Mega Wall despite beating it the previous year. It was shown to be very cold and windy during the filming, and that most likely affected the Mega Wall. Nevertheless, Chris still advanced to the city finals placing 12th overall.
In the city finals, Chris was one of many to fail the impossible eighth obstacle, the Angry Birds. However, he placed 10th, and advanced to Vegas. This is actually Chris' first time advancing to the national final round on an odd-numbered season, as he didn't qualify for SASUKE 27 in Boot Camp on American Ninja Warrior 3, fell early in qualifying in American Ninja Warrior 5 and American Ninja Warrior 7, and did not compete in American Ninja Warrior 9.
In the national finals, however, it was revealed that he shockingly fell on the Double Dipper, making this the first time that he has failed stage 1, as well as the first time his run was cut from the broadcast.
Team Ninja Competitions
Team Ninja Warrior
Team Ninja Warrior 2
Chris took over the captain position for the Lab Rats on Team Ninja Warrior 2. On his first matchup, however, he injured his left shoulder. Despite beating his competitor, he had to pull from the competition, with Arnold Hernandez taking his spot and Brian taking over as captain of the team. Chris's shoulder injury also partly resulted in him not competing on American Ninja Warrior 9.
American Ninja Warrior Ninja Vs. Ninja
Chris competed on the Lab Rats again this competition. The Lab Rats made it to the playoffs before getting eliminated by Team Ronin.
The Movement Lab
To train for American Ninja Warrior, Chris and his brother Brian created replicas of several obstacles on the show. This course is called The Warrior Lab and he trains there daily. Several of the city finalists in the Northeast region of American Ninja Warrior 4 have trained there. The Warrior Lab is now known as a gym called the Movement Laboratory in Hainesport, NJ, where Chris and Brian teach students parkour and Ninja Warrior. Obstacle replicas include:
- Quad Steps
- Jumping Spider
- Ni Ren Soritatsu Kabe
- Double Salmon Ladder
- Rope Swing
- Ultimate Cliffhanger
- Pipe Slider
- Jumping Bars
- Roulette Cylinder
- Step Slider
- Half-Pipe Attack
- Rope Climb
- Spider Climb
- Metal Spin
- Doorknob Grasper
- Devil Steps
- Body Prop
- Tsuna Nobori (Final Rope)
- Floating Boards
- Cannonball Alley
- Tackle Machine
- Wall Lifting
- Shoulder Walk
- Spider Walk
- Rope Glider
- Long Jump
- Lumberjack Climb
|4||Failed Slider Drop (Second Stage)||Lost grip when the bar dropped.|
|6||Failed Metal Spin (Second Stage)|
|8||Failed Double Wedge (Second Stage)||Failed 2nd wall|
|10||Failed Wingnut Alley (Second Stage)||Digest.|
|11||Failed Double Dipper (First Stage)||All cut. First time failing on Stage 1.|