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Not to be confused with the Wing Swing.

American Ninja Warrior 8's Ring Swing in Oklahoma City

The Ring Swing is an obstacle, firstly introduced as the second obstacle on American Ninja Warrior 8 in Oklahoma City.

Competitors would have to grab a ring, swing it to a post halfway across the water, and hook it onto the post. Then, they must make a transition to the second ring, hop it over the post, and swing to the landing platform. The majority of competitors got through it, though some had to swing twice.

A small number of competitors failed it in qualifying, including Brittany Hanks. During Oklahoma City finals, the second ring's chain was modified, so it would only swing halfway to the landing platform, making the dismount a tougher element of the obstacle. Only Christopher Moore failed this obstacle in the city finals.

Other Season Appearances

American Ninja Warrior 9

American Ninja Warrior 9's Ring Swing in Denver

The Ring Swing returned on American Ninja Warrior 9, as the second obstacle in Denver. However, the first ring was not hooked, and the gap between the starting platform to the obstacle and the distance to the landing platform were made longer, requiring competitors to swing farther.

The obstacle took out more competitors than during its appearance in Oklahoma City course on the previous season, as 30 competitors failed on the obstacle during Denver qualifiers, including Wendy Bradley, Candace Granberg, and Christian Okruhlik. During Denver finals, 2 competitors failed on the obstacle: Ben Burkhalter and Tanya O'Donohue.

American Ninja Warrior 11

American Ninja Warrior 11's Ring Swing in Cincinnati

On American Ninja Warrior 11, the Ring Swing appeared as the second obstacle in Cincinnati.

This time, the obstacle remained destructive, as a total of 26 competitors fell on the obstacle, including Jimmy Choi, Halei Jo Fuller, and Amy Pajcic.

Also during Cincinnati qualifiers, an injury on the Ring Swing occurred during Michelle Warnky's run. When swinging from the second ring, it hit the left side of her face hard, causing a cut around her left eye. Despite that, she still able to complete the obstacle and later the course altogether.

During Cincinnati finals, only Amanda O'Dell fell on the obstacle.

Giant Ring Swing

American Ninja Warrior 8's Giant Ring Swing in Stage Two

A variant of the Ring Swing, named as the Giant Ring Swing, appeared as the first obstacle in Stage Two on American Ninja Warrior 8, replacing the Rope Jungle from the past two American Ninja Warrior seasons. Just like its name implied, this obstacle is a supersized version of the Ring Swing, in which:

  • Competitors will start 30 feet on an elevated platform and swing 15 feet to hook the first ring.
  • Then, they must reach to the second ring, which has no chains and must be jumped to a third hook, which is five feet away.
  • Then, they must grab the third ring, and unhook it to swing 15 feet and grab a laché bar.

There were three bars that must be swung from to complete the obstacle, which served as a medium for the Down Up Salmon Ladder. Although no competitor failed on this obstacle, it was proven to be both a massive time waster and strength drainer, as every competitor who attempted the obstacle took at least 9 seconds to complete it (some of them even took more than 40 seconds to complete it). As the result, several competitors later failed on the next obstacles.

During USA vs. The World 3, the Giant Ring Swing eliminated 2 members of Team Latin America (Karl Fow and David Saikin).

Other Season Appearances

American Ninja Warrior 9

American Ninja Warrior 9's Giant Ring Swing in Stage Two

The Giant Ring Swing returned on American Ninja Warrior 9, once again as the first obstacle in Stage Two. The obstacle is the same as the previous season, but competitors must swing the third ring until they reach to the landing platform instead of grabbing a laché bar. Only Ryan Stratis and Michael Silenzi fell on this obstacle.

On American Ninja Warrior 10, the obstacle was replaced by the Epic Catch & Release.

Other Appearances

Ninja Warrior UK

Ninja Warrior UK 3's Ring Swing

The Ring Swing appeared as the second obstacle during the semi-finals on Ninja Warrior UK 3 and Ninja Warrior UK 4. However, the obstacle was proven to be an extremely easy obstacle, as only one competitor failed on each season.

Then, on Ninja Warrior UK 5, the Ring Swing appeared as the fourth obstacle during the finals' Stage 1.

Australian Ninja Warrior

Australian Ninja Warrior's Ring Swing

On Australian Ninja Warrior, the Ring Swing appeared as the eighth obstacle in Stage One, which was a smaller version of the Giant Ring Swing.

Ninja Warrior Poland

Ninja Warrior Poland 2's Ring Swing

On Ninja Warrior Poland 2, the Ring Swing appeared as the second obstacle in Stage One. The obstacle turned out to be very easy as only one competitor failed on it.


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