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American Ninja Warrior 9's Swinging Peg Board in Los Angeles

The Swinging Peg Board is an obstacle, firstly introduced as the eighth obstacle on American Ninja Warrior 9 during Los Angeles finals.

The obstacle was made up of two swinging pegboards with seven holes in each pegboard, and several pegs which was placed into them (three on the first pegboard and one on the second pegboard).

Competitors have to hold on to a peg and place it to the holes (in a similar fashion to the pegboard section of the Monkey Peg or Monkey Pegs from American Ninja Warrior 7), while trying to generate enough swing and momentum to traverse one peg to the other pegboard. After that, competitors have to generate enough swing and momentum to make the dismount from the second pegboard to the landing platform. Among the 19 competitors who attempted the obstacle, 9 competitors fell here, including David Campbell, Nick Hanson, Rebekah Bonilla, Steve Seiver, Benjamin Humphrys, Ryan Robinson, and Riles Nganga. Even still, more than half of the competitors who attempted the obstacle could get past it.

Stephen Amell attempted the Swinging Peg Board during Celebrity Ninja Warrior: Red Nose Day

The Swinging Peg Board was attempted early during Celebrity Ninja Warrior: Red Nose Day, when Stephen Amell gave a preview on this obstacle after completing the Salmon Ladder. Although he failed to complete it, his performance at that time was awarded the "M&M's Run of the Night" and earned $35,000 for Red Nose Day charity by completing seven obstacles.

Other Appearances

Ninja Warrior UK

Ninja Warrior UK 4's Monkey Pegs

On Ninja Warrior UK 4 and Ninja Warrior UK 5, the Swinging Peg Board appeared as the fourth obstacle during the finals' Stage 2. However, the obstacle was called as the Monkey Pegs (not to be confused with the Monkey Peg, which was the original incarnation of the Swinging Peg Board), and there was only 1 pegboard instead of 2.


Australian Ninja Warrior

Australian Ninja Warrior 2's Swinging Peg Board

On Australian Ninja Warrior 2, the Swinging Peg Board appeared as the fourth obstacle in Semifinal 1 and Semifinal 3. However, since the obstacle was not preceded by any obstacle with no rest, there was a rope at the start of the obstacle, as a medium to reach the first peg of the first pegboard.

Australian Ninja Warrior 5's Peg Board

Then, on Australian Ninja Warrior 5, the obstacle appeared as the fourth obstacle in Heat 2 and Heat 4. It was paired with the Bar Hop as part of the Crossroads' Path A.

SASUKE Ninja Warrior Mongolia

SASUKE Ninja Warrior Mongolia's Swinging Peg Board variant

On SASUKE Ninja Warrior Mongolia, a variant of the Swinging Peg Board would appear as the fourth obstacle in Stage Three. The obstacle involved three sections with varying number of holes and different number of pegs in which competitors can hold onto. The black pegs would be stationary while the yellow ones can be removed and placed into other parts of the pegboards. In addition, the first pegboard is lower than the next two pegboards that come after.

Ninja Israel

Ninja Israel 3's Swinging Peg Board

The Swinging Peg Board would appear as the fourth obstacle of the qualifiers of Ninja Warrior Israel 3. It is paired with the I-Beam Cross as part of Route A of the Crossroads. The obstacle would feature two stable peg boards with the third peg board being unstable. In addition, a pole was added at the start of the obstacle, as a medium to reach the pegs of the first peg board.


Competitors' Success Rate

  • All results based on the NBC broadcast and external information found
ANW Clears Attempts Percentage
ANW9 10 19 52.63%
Total 10 19 52.63%


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