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The Golden Hearts are a team on American Ninja Warrior's team competition franchise. The team consists of captain Neil "Crazy" CraverGrant McCartney , and Natalie Duran.

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Team Ninja Warrior

The Golden Hearts made their first appearance in Team Ninja Warrior with Neil recruiting Grant McCartney and Natalie Duran for the roster. They first competed against the NorCal Ninjas in Episode 2:

They ran as the top bracket against the Towers of Power in Round 2:

Team Ninja Warrior 2

Team Ninja Warrior 2

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Season 2, Episode 6- Andrew Lowes Takes On Grant McCartney - Team Ninja Warrior

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Team Ninja Warrior Season 2 Sneak Peek! - American Ninja Warrior

The Golden Hearts returned to compete in the second season of Team Ninja Warrior 2. They first competed against Tré Amigoz in Episode 1:

Golden Hearts then ran as the top bracket in Round 2 against Party Time:

They proceeded to the relay showdown where they won against the NorCal Ninjas and then celebrated by jumping into the water afterwards because they were advancing to the finals.

The Golden Hearts competed in Episode 11 against the NorCal Ninjas in Round 1:

In the knockout round they went up against Team TNT:

  • Neil lost the first race against Brett Sims,
  • Natalie sprained her ankle on the dismount from the Tire Swing and lost to Marybeth Wang in the second race,
  • Grant fell on the Tire Swing in the anchor run and lost against Travis Rosen and the Golden Hearts were eliminated from the competition.

American Ninja Warrior: Ninja Vs. Ninja

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Qualifying Episode 5- Jo Jo Bynum Vs. Grant McCartney - American Ninja Warrior- Ninja Vs. Ninja

The Golden Hearts returned to compete in the spin-off, American Ninja Warrior: Ninja vs. Ninja. The team first competed in Episode 5 where they went up against the Average JoJo’s:

  • Grant won the first race against Jo Jo Bynum,
  • Natalie fell on the Spin Cycle and lost the second race against Jessica Clayton,
  • Neil did win the third race as Jimmy Bogle Jr. fell on the Tick Tock.
  • In the relay, both Neil and Jimmy fell on the Floating Tiles, Therefore, Grant and JoJo resumed the relay after a 5-second countdown. Grant did outrace JoJo to the buzzer and the Golden Hearts moved on.

They went up against Three Wishes in Round 2:

  • Grant lost the first race against Thomas Stillings,
  • Natalie failed at 3 attempts at the Warped Wall and lost to Brittany Hanks in the second round,
  • But Neil did win the third race as Brian Burkhardt fell on the Rumbling Dice,
  • The Golden Hearts then won the two back-to-back relays and they moved on to the playoffs.

The Golden Hearts competed in Episode 12, where they went up against the NorCal Ninjas in Round 1 and they won all three races against them. They would advance in Round 2 going up against Team Iron Grip:

  • Both Mathis Owhadi and Grant McCartney fell on the Zig Zag Climb but Mathis reached the obstacle first, therefore, Grant lost the race,
  • Natalie won the second race as Tiana Webberley fell on the Floating Tiles,
  • Neil Craver lost the third race against the Daniel Gil,
  • The team lost the relay race that followed and they got eliminated.

Team Ninja Record

Neil Craver

Season Episode Round Heat Opponent Team Opponent Result Notes Individual Record
1 2 (Qualifying) Round One 3 (Anchor Run) NorCal Ninjas David Campbell Win 1-0
1 2 (Qualifying) Round Two 1 Towers of Power Brandon Mears Win Brandon fell at the Dancing Stones. 2-0
1 2 (Qualifying) Round Two 4 (Sudden Death) Towers of Power Dan Polizzi Loss Neil fell at the Dancing Stones. 2-1
2 1 (Qualifying) Round One 3 (Anchor Run) Tré Amigoz Tremayne Dortch Loss Neil fell at the Ring of Fire. 2-2
2 1 (Qualifying) Round Two 1 Party Time Jake Murray Loss 2-3
2 11 (Finals) Round One 3 (Anchor Run) NorCal Ninjas David Campbell Win David fell at the Tire Swing. 3-3
2 11 (Finals) Round Two 1 Team TNT Brett Sims Loss 3-4
3 5 (Qualifying) First Matchup 3 Average JoJo's Jimmy Bogle Jr. Win Jimmy fell at the Tick Tock. 4-4
3 5 (Qualifying) Final Matchup 3 Three Wishes Brian Burkhardt Win Brian fell at the Rumbling Dice after he slid the second dice off the track. 5-4
3 12 (Playoffs) First Matchup 1 NorCal Ninjas Brian Kretsch Win 6-4
3 12 (Playoffs) Final Matchup 3 Iron Grip Daniel Gil Loss 6-5

Grant McCartney

Season Episode Round Heat Opponent Team Opponent Result Notes Individual Record
1 2 (Qualifying) Round One 1 NorCal Ninjas Sean Noble Win 1-0
1 2 (Qualifying) Round Two 3 (Anchor Run) Towers of Power Dan Polizzi Loss Dan beat Grant to the buzzer by 0.3 seconds. 1-1
2 1 (Qualifying) Round One 3 (Anchor Run) Tré Amigoz Andrew Lowes Win 2-1
2 1 (Qualifying) Round One 4 (Sudden Death) Tré Amigoz Tremayne Dortch Win 3-1
2 1 (Qualifying) Round Two 3 (Anchor Run) Party Time Brian Arnold Win 4-1
2 11 (Finals) Round One 1 NorCal Ninjas Sean Bryan Loss 4-2
2 11 (Finals) Round Two 3 (Anchor Run) Team TNT Travis Rosen Loss Grant fell at the Tire Swing. 4-3
3 5 (Qualifying) First Matchup 1 Average JoJo's Jo Jo Bynum Win 5-3
3 5 (Qualifying) Final Matchup 3 Three Wishes Thomas Stillings Loss 5-4
3 12 (Playoffs) First Matchup 3 NorCal Ninjas David Campbell Win 6-4
3 12 (Playoffs) Final Matchup 1 Iron Grip Mathis Owhadi Loss 6-5

Natalie Duran

Season Episode Round Heat Opponent Team Opponent Result Notes Individual Record
1 2 (Qualifying) Round One 2 NorCal Ninjas Rachel Mulvaney Win Rachel fell at the Swing Jump. 1-0
1 2 (Qualifying) Round Two 2 Towers of Power Selena Laniel Win Selena fell at the Bungee Road and injured her right shoulder in the process. 2-0
2 1 (Qualifying) Round One 2 Tré Amigoz Melody Schofield Win Melody fell at the Sonic Swing. 3-0
2 1 (Qualifying) Round Two 3 (Anchor Run) Party Time Jennifer Tavernier Win Jennifer fell at the Flying Shelf Grab. 4-0
2 11 (Finals) Round One 2 NorCal Ninjas Anna Shumaker Win 5-0
2 11 (Finals) Round Two 2 Team TNT Marybeth Wang Loss Natalie sprained her right ankle while landing from the Tire Swing and had to be carried off the course. 5-1
3 5 (Qualifying) First Matchup 2 Average JoJo's Jessica Clayton Loss Natalie fell at the Spin Cycle. 5-2
3 5 (Qualifying) Final Matchup 2 Three Wishes Brittany Hanks Loss Natalie failed after 3 attempts at the Warped Wall. 5-3
3 12 (Playoffs) First Matchup 3 NorCal Ninjas Anna Shumaker Win 6-3
3 12 (Playoffs) Final Matchup 2 Iron Grip Tiana Webberley Win Tiana fell at the Floating Tiles. 7-3
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