The Golden Hearts made their first appearance in Team Ninja Warrior Season 1 with Neil recruiting Grant McCartney and Natalie Duran for the roster. They first competed against the NorCal Ninjas in Episode 2. Grant won the first race against Sean Noble. Natalie won the second race against Rachel Mulvaney, who fell on the Swing Jump and Neil Craver won the anchor run against David Campbell. They ran as the top bracket against the Towers of Power in round 2. Neil won the first race as Brandon Mears fell on the Dancing Stones. Natalie won the second race as Selena Laniel fell on Bungee Road. But, Grant McCartney lost the anchor run against Dan Polizzi who beat McCartney to the buzzer by 0.3 seconds. This forced a sudden death race in which Neil fell on the Dancing Stones and lost against Dan Polizzi and the Golden Hearts were eliminated.
Team Ninja Warrior 2
The Golden Hearts returned to compete in the second season of Team Ninja Warrior. They first competed against Tre Amigoz in Episode 1. Grant McCartney won the first race against Andrew Lowes. Natalie won the second race as Melody Schofield fell on the Sonic Swing. But Neil fell on the ring of fire and lost the anchor run against Tremayne Dortch. This forced a sudden death match where Grant McCartney won the race against Tremayne. Golden Hearts then ran as the top bracket in round 2 against Party Time. Neil lost the first race against Jake Murray. But Natalie won the second race as Jennifer Tavernier fell on the Flying Shelf Grab. Grant then won the anchor run against Brian Arnold. 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. Grant lost the first race against Sean Bryan, But Natalie won the second race against Anna Shumaker and Neil won the anchor run against David Campbell who fell on the Tire Swing. In the knockout round they went up against Team TNT. where 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
The Golden Hearts returned to compete in the spin-off, 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 JoJo 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 and Natalie failed at 3 attempts at the Warped Wall and lost to Brittany Hanks. 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. they won all three races against them. Going up against Team Iron Grip in round 2, Both Mathis Owhadi and Grant McCartney fell on the Zig Zag Climb but Mathis reached the obstacle first, thereofore, 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.