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The 25th competition, official name: SASUKE2010春 (literally SASUKE2010 Spring) is the first tournament after Urushihara Yuuji's kanzenseiha. Like the other two competitions following a Final Stage completion (SASUKE 5 and SASUKE 18), the course was altered to increase the difficulty significantly.

SASUKE 25 was recorded February 20, 2010 and aired March 28, 2010 on TBS, with the running time 4 hours. Competitors from every prefecture in Japan and most major world geographic regions were represented in this tournament.

Start positions #1 to #97 were drawn at random using a lottery, resulting in veterans Takeda Toshihiro (#70), Levi Meeuwenberg (#39), and Satō Jun (#18) receiving their lowest start positions ever. The final three start positions were reserved for the three former champions (Akiyama Kazuhiko was given #98, Nagano Makoto wore #99, and reigning champion Urushihara Yuuji was granted the coveted #100).

The First Stage was peppered with obstacles coming out of retirement and brand new ones. The time limit was decreased by five seconds from the previous tournament, and the red carpets from the Shin-SASUKE era were removed in favor of the old green color of the early SASUKE tournaments. With the removal of the Jumping Spider, this marked the first (and currently only) SASUKE tournament in which a spider-walking obstacle was absent. This is the first competition that Hioki Masashi competed, and it the only time that he have a number higher than 90, he failed at Circle Slider. Also, Yamada Katsumi didn't competed, that cause the rating of this SASUKE lower than people's thought. Of the new obstacles, the Dome Steps took out competitors at a similar rate as its predecessors, but very few had problems with the Bridge Jump. The three returning obstacles for this tournament were the Rolling Maruta, Jump Hang, and Circle Slider (however, all of these obstacles were retired once again in the next tournament). Even still, the results were still excellent, considering it was a post-kanzenseiha tournament. A total of 11 competitors cleared, including two SASUKE All-Stars (Takeda Toshihiro and Yamamoto Shingo), former SASUKE Trials competitors (Satō Jun, Hashimoto Kōji, Kanno Hitoshi, and Urushihara Yuuji), international competitors (Lee En-Chih, Levi Meeuwenberg and Brian Orosco), and SASUKE veterans (Takahashi Kenji and Okuyama Yoshiyuki). Also, among the 11 competitors who cleared the First Stage in this tournament, 5 of them were finalists from the previous tournament (Hashimoto Kōji, Urushihara Yuuji, Takahashi Kenji, Lee En-Chih, and Okuyama Yoshiyuki).

The Second Stage, although remaining largely unmodified, began with two new obstacles (the Slider Drop and a Salmon Ladder variant, the Double Salmon Ladder). In the second half of the stage, the ending rope of the Balance Tank was severely shortened and the track was slightly longer than in SASUKE 24. Together, these new obstacles eliminated Urushihara Yuuji, Takeda Toshihiro, Satō Jun, Levi Meeuwenberg, Kanno Hitoshi, and Yamamoto Shingo, and apart from Satō, all of them had reached the Third Stage multiple times in the past. Ultimately, five competitors cleared the stage, including Brian Orosco, who did so with a mere 1.4 seconds left. Orosco had never cleared the Second Stage before, while the other four competitors who cleared the Second Stage in this tournament had reached the Final Stage in the previous tournament.

The biggest renovation came in the Third Stage, with all obstacles making their respective SASUKE debuts, with the number of obstacles was reduced from 8 to 7. Large curtains covered the obstacles until the Third Stage was to commence. Orosco failed at the second obstacle, the Doorknob Grasper, while everyone else failed at the new version of the Cliffhanger (as the Ultimate Cliffhanger).

First Stage

Obstacles

^Dome Steps ドームステップス

Rolling Maruta ローリング丸太

Jump Hang ジャンプハング

^Bridge Jump ブリッジジャンプ

Log Grip ロッググリップ

Soritatsu Kabe そり立つ壁

*Circle Slider サークルスライダー

Tarzan Rope ターザンロープ

Rope Ladder ロープラダー

^ Denotes New Obstacle

* Denotes Modified Obstacle

Time Limit: 115 seconds

Length: 130 m

Results

Number Name (Age) Profile Result Notes
1 Fukumoto Shinichi (40) Mito Natto Manufacturing/Ibaraki Representative Dome Steps ドームステップス
2 Matsuki Masaru (23) High School Teacher/Hyogo Representative Rolling Maruta ローリング丸太 Digest 1. First to clear the Dome Steps.
3 Shionzaki Akihiko (28) Kishu Ume Farmer/Wakayama Representative Dome Steps ドームステップス Digest 2.
4

Akagawa Masaru (39)

Toyama Regional Railway Official/Toyama Representative Rolling Maruta ローリング丸太
5 Kumagaya Seigo (23) Iwate University Athletics Department/Iwate Representative Rolling Maruta ローリング丸太 Digest 1.
6 Matachi Ryo (20) House Painter/Kanagawa Representative Circle Slider サークルスライダー First to clear the Bridge Jump.
7 Harashima Masami (47) Hang Gliding Enthusiast/Saitama Representative Dome Steps ドームステップス
8 Egawa Hiroyuki (34) Iga City Official/Mie Representative Jump Hang ジャンプハング Digest 1.
9 Irubudo Etin (23) Baseball Player/Burukina Faso Representative Jump Hang ジャンプハング
10 Sakano Dandy (43) Comedian/Ishikawa Representative Dome Steps ドームステップス
11 Watanabe Shoshi (22) Baton Twirling Champion in 2007 and 2008/Hiroshima Represenitive Dome Steps ドームステップス Digest 2.
12 Dan Yoji (34) 2007-2010 Tokushima Prefecture Strongman Champion/Tokushima Representative Jump Hang ジャンプハング Digest 1. His foot skimmed of the water.
13 Fujiwara Tetsuya (29) Hiroshima War for 16 years/Hiroshima Representative Unknown All Cut.
14 Minami Hidetoshi (37) JR Piggy Island Connection Talent/Osaka Representative Rolling Maruta ローリング丸太 All Cut.
15 Fukuzuka Hiroki (26) Police Officier/Yamagata Representative Unknown All Cut.
16 Pe Jun (31) Cartoonist/Korean Representative Dome Steps ドームステップス Digest 2.
17 Tanaka Mitsuaki (26) 2008 All-Japan Push/Pull Roller Champion/Nagano Representative Jump Hang ジャンプハング Digest 1.
18 Sato Jun (18) High School Parkour Student/Tokyo Representative Clear (07.21 seconds left)

First to clear SASUKE 25's First Stage.

19 Kuroda Tsuyoshi (30) Theater Actor/Akita Representative Dome Steps ドームステップス Digest 2.
20 Hitoshino Toshiya (42) Look-Alike of Saigo Takamori/Kagoshima Representative Dome Steps ドームステップス Digest 2.
21 Sakamoto Ryoma (37) RYOMA Magazine Editor/Kochi Representative Rolling Maruta ローリング丸太
22 Azuma Yoshitomo (36) Squash Player/Kumamoto Representative Log Grip ロッググリップ Digest 2.
23 Murayama Seihisashi (25) Owns Beef Store/Miyagi Representative Bridge Jump ブリッジジャンプ Digest 2.
24 Itō Yoshiki (30) Television Installation with Disabillities/Miyazaki Representative Log Grip ロッググリップ All Cut. Shown in Commerical.
25 TAKUMI Shimane Representative Unknown All Cut.
26 Kira Yuji (41) Regional Development Office Worker/Niigata Representative Bridge Jump ブリッジジャンプ
27 Imai Hiroshi (39) Daruma Craftsman/Gunma Representative Dome Steps ドームステップス
28 Tokuda Kotaro (18) Japan National Football Player/Ehime Representative Jump Hang ジャンプハング Digest 1.
29 Ogawa Makoto (21) Morning Musume Idol/Saitama Representative Dome Steps ドームステップス All Cut.
30 Seki Yoshiya (20) Shinsengumi Rien/Kyoto Representative Jump Hang ジャンプハング
31 Miyashiro Takumei (25) Kanagawa Sports Instructor/Kumamoto Representative Jump Hang ジャンプハング All Cut. Shown in commercial.
32 Mimura Daisuke (36) Orthopedic Surgeon/Shimane Representative Unknown All Cut.
33 Ishigaki Masaki (19) Kung Fu World Champion/Saitama Representative Unknown All Cut.
34 Higa Ryouji (22) Muscle Park Staff/Okinawa Representative Soritatsu Kabe そり立つ壁 Time Out.
35 Samejima Satoru (27) Ultimate Frisbee Player/Aichi Representative Unknown All Cut.
36 Nakao Osamu (37) Saga Representative in Gatalympics/Saga Representative Jump Hang ジャンプハング Digest 1.
37 Taniuchi Hideyasu (31) Easter DJ Party Owner/Nara Representative Jump Hang ジャンプハング Digest 1.
38 Matsuda Tsugio (30) Race Car Driver/Mie Representative Unknown All Cut.
39 Sakamoto Takashi (43) JAC Stuntman/Aichi Representative Dome Steps ドームステップス All Cut.
40 Takahashi Kenji (33) Transportation Industry/Saitama Representative Clear (16.48 seconds left)
41 Ogawa Gonzō Football Player/Osaka Representative Unknown All Cut.
42 Yumko Hokkaido Representative Dome Steps ドームステップス All Cut. Shown in commercial.
43 Kuramochi Minoru (62) Manager of Edokko Pub/Tokyo Representative Dome Steps ドームステップス
44 Hamasaki Ayumi (24) Snowboarder/Aichi Representative Unknown All Cut.
45 Tobimatsu Yona (35) Operating System (Windows Vista) Worker/Kanagawa Representative Unknown All Cut.
46 Matsumoto Satomi (27) Summer Girls Corporation/Saitama Representative Unknown All Cut.
47 Maeda Chiaki (28) Sakura Taiko Drummer/Chiba Representative Dome Steps ドームステップス Digest. External Information.
39 Aoki Yasuo (53) Sculptor/Saitama Representative Dome Steps ドームステップス All Cut. Identified #39 wore Sakamoto Takashi of the competitor list.
48 Levi Meeuwenberg (23) Professional Free Runner/United States Representative Clear (19.16 seconds left) First American to clear Dome Steps and Bridge Jump. Fastest First Stage clear of the tournament.
49 Tajima Naoya (24) Carrier Service/Saitama Representative Circle Slider サークルスライダー
50 Okuyama Yoshiyuki (39) 1991 World 200m Sprinter for Japan/Yamagata Representative Clear (07.96 seconds left)
51 Sakakibara Tetsuji (20) Shinsengumi Rien/Kyoto Representative Jump Hang ジャンプハング
52 Takashio Naoki (26) Bartender/Tokyo Representative Dome Steps ドームステップス Digest. External Information.
53 Satō Hiroyuki (24) 2007 Cheerleading Champion/Saga Representative Dome Steps ドームステップス Digest. External Information.
54 Katō Shūhei Kanagawa Representative Unknown All Cut.
55 Hiroki Nun-Chuck Artist/Hokkaido Representative Unknown All Cut.
56 Itonorida Kazuya (27) Tochigi Representative Unknown All Cut.
57 Narintoraga (24) 2009 Mongolian Wrestling Champion/Mongolia Representative Dome Steps ドームステップス External Information.
58 Kato Shinichiro (30) 1998-99 Armwrestling Champion/Aichi Representative Unknown All Cut.
59 Iketani Yukio (39) Gymnastics Olympic Silver Medalist in Barcelona/Osaka Representative Bridge Jump ブリッジジャンプ External Information.
60 Hashimoto Kouji (26) Gym Instructor/Shimane Representative Clear (02.80 seconds left)
61 Inoue Takashi (39) 2008 Arm Wrestling World Champion/Kyoto Representative Soritatsu Kabe そり立つ壁 Digest. Time Out. External Information.
62 Nagai Satō Osaka Representative Unknown All Cut.
63 Kusunoki Tokiwa (31) Flute Terranova Worker/Amori Representative Jump Hang ジャンプハング Digest. External Information.
64 Tamaki Yoshiyuki (29) Young Chairman/Okinawa Representative Rolling Maruta ローリング丸太 Digest. External Information.
65 Ishida Yūki (34) GSDF/Nagasaki Representative Soritatsu Kabe そり立つ壁 Digest. Time Out. External Information.
66 Takuma Shunsuke (22) Nippon Sport Science University Gymnastics/Oita Representative Soritatsu Kabe そり立つ壁 Digest. Time Out. External Information.
67 Kawaguchi Tomohiro (28) Truck Driver/Tokyo Representative Circle Slider サークルスライダー All Cut. Shown in Intro.
68 Imoo Satoshi (30) Beef Cattle Farmer/Shiga Representative Dome Steps ドームステップス Digest. External Information.
69 Brian Orosco (26) Professional Free Runner/United States Representative Clear (10.31 seconds left) 2nd American to clear Dome Steps and Bridge Jump.
70 Takeda Toshihiro (34) Firefighter/Gifu Representative Clear (09.42 seconds left)
71 Miyoshi Osamu (45) Noodle Industry/Kagawa Representative Dome Steps ドームステップス Digest. External Information.
72 Hirai Nioka (30) Form Builder/Fukuoka Representative Dome Steps ドームステップス Digest 2. Disqualified for using his hand to touch the steps.
73 Yoshizi Yūichirō (25) Construction Worker/Okayama Representative Dome Steps ドームステップス Digest. External Information.
74 Torisawa Katsuhide (37) Former Weightlifter/Saitama Representative Dome Steps ドームステップス External Information.
75 Endō Akira (33) Bridge Manufacturer Worker/Kyoto Representative Jump Hang ジャンプハング Digest. External Information.
76 Cook Man (35) Cooking Warrior/Tochigi Representative Unknown All Cut.
77 Shirai Ryo (29) Model/Fukushima Representative Jump Hang ジャンプハング Digest. External Information.
78 Tsuchiya Tomoya (33) Kanagawa Newspaper Worker/Shizuoka Representative Unknown All Cut.
79 Richard King (30) Stuntman/New Zealand Representative Log Grip ロッググリップ 3rd American to clear Dome Steps and Bridge Jump.
80 Lee En-Chih (35) Pro Rock Climber/Taiwan Representative Clear (14.29 seconds left)
81 Shimomura Hayato (23) Waseda Barbell Club/Shizuoka Representative Dome Steps ドームステップス External Information.
82 Luc Kuruneru (32) Photographer/France Representative Jump Hang ジャンプハング Digest. External Information.
83 Kasahara Katsuhiko (42) Kasahara Farm Corporation Owner/Niigata Representative Dome Steps ドームステップス Digest. External Information.
84 Kamiyama Takeshi (26) Strawberry Village Employee/Tochigi Representative Dome Steps ドームステップス Digest. External Information.
85 Yoshimura Eisuke (27) St. Karagianni Chef/Fukui Representative Rolling Maruta ローリング丸太 Digest. External Information.
86 Hatano Atsushi (31) City Official/Yamaguchi Representative Dome Steps ドームステップス Digest. External Information.
87 Manabe Masashi (36) Construction/Kagawa Representative Log Grip ロッググリップ Digest. External Information.
88 Murase Kimio (43) Chicken Farmer/Aichi Representative Dome Steps ドームステップス External Information.
89 Kanno Hitoshi (24) SASUKE 23 Finalist/Tokyo Representative Clear (10.84 seconds left)
90 Yamamoto Shingo (35) Only Man with SASUKE Perfect Attendance Record/Tokyo Representative Clear (06.85 seconds left)
91 Kawakubo Shohei (19) Orthopedic Nurse/Gunma Representative Unknown All Cut.
92 Hioki Masashi (28) Electrician/Chiba Representative Circle Slider サークルスライダー External Information.
93 Natsuyagi Hidemi (39) Grape Farmer/Yamanashi Representative Dome Steps ドームステップス Digest. External Information.
94 Kishi Hiroyuki (28) ΕΝ.Ε.Ε.Γ.Υ.Λ. Worker/Tottori Representative Dome Steps ドームステップス Digest. External Information.
95 Kishimoto Shinya (30) Paper Manufacturer/Shizuoka Representative Dome Steps ドームステップス External Information.
96 Miyazawa Toshiyuki (29) Excellent Students from Church Club/Kanagawa Representative Unknown All Cut. Known as "Batt" in TBS Broadcast.
97 Mihara Takeshi (27) Priest/Kagawa Representative Dome Steps ドームステップス External Information.
98 Akiyama Kazuhiko (37) First Person to Achieve Kanzenseiha/Hokkaido Representative Soritatsu Kabe そり立つ壁 Time Out.
99 Nagano Makoto (37) Second Person to Achieve Kanzenseiha/Miyazaki Representative Circle Slider サークルスライダー He jumped too low and he failed to touch even the ring.
100 Urushihara Yuuji (31) Shoe Salesman/Third Person to Achieve Kanzenseiha/Tokyo Representative Clear (07.52 seconds left)
Total 100 Attempts 11 Clears

Second Stage

Obstacles

^Slider Drop スライダードロップ

^Double Salmon Ladder ダブルサーモンラダー

Unstable Bridge アンステーブルブリッジ

*Balance Tank バランスタンク

Metal Spin メタルスピン

Wall Lifting ウォールリフティング

Time Limit: 95 seconds

Results

Number Name (Age) Profile Result Notes
18 Satō Jun (18) Third Year High School Student/Tokyo Representative Unstable Bridge アンステーブルブリッジ First to clear Slider Drop and Double Salmon Ladder.
40 Takahashi Kenji (34) Transportation Industry/Saitama Representative Clear (20.9 seconds left) First to clear SASUKE 25's Second Stage. Fastest Second Stage clear of the tournament.
48 Levi Meeuwenberg (23) Professional Free Runner/United States Representative Slider Drop スライダードロップ
50 Okuyama Yoshiyuki (39) 1991 World Athletics 200m Sprinter for Japan/Yamagata Representative Clear (05.0 seconds left) Oldest competitor to complete SASUKE 25`s Second Stage.
60 Hashimoto Kouji (26) Gym Instructor/Shimane Representative Clear (05.4 seconds left)
69 Brian Orosco (26) Professional Free Runner/United States Representative Clear (01.4 seconds left) First American to complete the Double Salmon Ladder and Slider Drop.
70 Takeda Toshihiro (34) Gifu Firefighter/Gifu Representative Double Salmon Ladder ダブルサーモンラダー Fourth Level, Second Ladder.
80 Lee En-Chih (35) Pro Rock Climber/Taiwan Representative Clear (04.1 seconds left)
89 Kanno Hitoshi (24) SASUKE 23 Finalist/Tokyo Representative Balance Tank バランスタンク Lost Balance.
90 Yamamoto Shingo (35) Only Man with SASUKE Perfect Attendance Record/Hasegawa Gas Station Manager/Tokyo Representative Balance Tank バランスタンク Failed to get up the wall.
100 Urushihara Yuuji (31) Shoe Salesman/Third Person to Achieve Kanzenseiha/Tokyo Representative Double Salmon Ladder ダブルサーモンラダー Course Out. His foot skimmed the water.
Total 11 Attempts 5 Clears

Third Stage

Obstacles

^Roulette Cylinder ルーレットシリンダー

^Doorknob Grasper ドアノブグラスパー

^Floating Boards フローティングボード

^Ultimate Cliffhanger アルティメットクリフハンガー

^Swing Circle スイングサークル

^Bungee Rope Climb バンジーロープ クライム

^Flying Bar フライングバー

Results

Number Name (Age) Profile Result Notes
40 Takahashi Kenji (33) Transportation Industry/Saitama Representative Ultimate Cliffhanger アルティメットクリフハンガー First to clear Roulette Cylinder, Doorknob Grasper and Floating Boards. Transition from First to Second Ledge.
50 Okuyama Yoshiyuki (39) 1991 World Athletics 200m Sprinter for Japan/Yamagata Representative. Ultimate Cliffhanger アルティメットクリフハンガー First Ledge due to struggling on the Floating Boards.
60 Hashimoto Kouji (26) Gym Instructor/Shimane Representative Ultimate Cliffhanger アルティメットクリフハンガー Second Ledge.
69 Brian Orosco (26) Free Runner/United States Representative Doorknob Grasper ドアノブグラスパー Second Knob.Only American to make it to SASUKE 25`s Third Stage.
80 Lee En-Chih (35) Pro Rock Climber/Taiwan Representative Ultimate Cliffhanger アルティメットクリフハンガー Second Ledge. Last Man Standing.
Total 5 Attempts 0 Clears

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