Travis Rosen (also known as Tennessee Trader) (トラビス・ローゼン) is a stock holder and American Ninja Warrior competitor from Franklin, TN. He went to university at 筑波大学.
Rosen made his debut on American Ninja Warrior 2, where his run was digested, but it was shown that he cleared the course in 9th place in the Qualifying Round. In the semi-finals, his run was digested, but it was shown that he was disqualified on the Jumping Spider, after his right foot slipped and he grabbed the tops of the walls. He placed 25th overall and did not move on to Boot Camp.
In American Ninja Warrior 3, Rosen turned that trend around. Although he was one of many to fail the Unstable Bridge, he was given a spot into SASUKE 27. At the tournament, he performed well and breezed through the First Stage, clearing with 21.70 seconds left. In the Second Stage, he was performing well through most of the obstacles. However, on the Metal Spin, he caught the rope too low and fell there, becoming the first of three Americans to fail there that day.
American Ninja Warrior
In American Ninja Warrior 4, Rosen competed in the Southeast qualifiers finishing fourth in the qualifying round and third in the city finals for a spot in the Las Vegas finals. There, he cleared the First Stage with 19 seconds remaining, however he failed on the Second Stage's Balance Tank which he had previously cleared in Japan.
In American Ninja Warrior 5. Rosen competed in Miami Qualifiers having completed the qualifying round in third place and the finals round in fourth place once again earning a spot in Vegas. He cleared the First Stage for the third consecutive time, with 13 seconds remaining. Despite taking his time on the Balance Tank and Metal Spin that had ended his two previous Second Stage runs, Rosen still managed to clear with 5.17 seconds left. On the third stage, he blew through the first two obstacles only to fail on the Floating Boards.
Rosen was one of the Americans selected for USA vs. Japan and competed in the Second Stage, where he made it to the Metal Spin, but overshot the landing and was left hanging. He attempted to turn the wheel back around, but in the process his foot skimmed the water, ending his run.
Rosen later competed in American Ninja Warrior 6, and completed the St. Louis qualifier with the sixth fastest time. In the St. Louis Finals, he went out on the Crazy Cliffhanger, but it was enough to make it to the Las Vegas Finals. In Vegas, Travis blew through the First Stage, but in the Second Stage he failed the Metal Spin when he overshot the landing and was left hanging. He eventually dropped with 10 seconds remaining.
Travis returned for USA vs. The World where he defeated the Metal Spin that took him out in USA vs. Japan and ANW 6 and went on to clear the stage easily. He then ran the Final Stage and reached the top in 35.77 seconds, but his time was too slow and he lost to Team Europe representative Sean McColl.
Travis came back in American Ninja Warrior 7 stating that this tournament may be his last (USA vs. The World would've been his final competition if he won the trophy for the U.S.A). On the course, he easily completed the Orlando qualifying course finishing in 4th place with a time of 2:12:23. On the finals course, Travis became the first competitor to clear Cannonball Alley. But his success was short lived after he failed the next obstacle, the Double Helix, being the second time in a row he fell on the 9th obstacle in a city finals course. He still qualified for Vegas though, finishing in 6th place. In the Vegas finals, he completed stage one with 26 seconds to spare. However, in Stage 2, he made a faux pas on the Rope Jungle by reaching for one rope with not enough arm span, causing the rope he was holding to lurch him back. This used up time and his strength, and by the Unstable Bridge his grip was running low, resulting in him failing the board to board transition.
After he and his team "Team TNT" (with Joyce Shahboz and Adam Arnold) placed second in the first season of Team Ninja Warrior, Travis returned stronger than ever in American Ninja Warrior 8 and competed in the qualifying round at Atlanta, Georgia's Turner Field, where he finished the course in 11th place. He also completed the Atlanta City Finals course in 3rd place and earned the "POM Wonderful Run of the Night" with a time of 6:52.17. Many fans and other ninjas hoped that Rosen would make it to stage 2 again after his consistent success that past seasons, but in shock of everyone, he fell on the first obstacle, Snake Run. This was his worst season since American Ninja Warrior 2.
In American Ninja Warrior 9, Rosen competed in Daytona Beach and although his run was digested, he finished the qualifying course with the second fastest time. In the city finals, his run was again digested, but it was shown that he did the splits on the Giant Cubes like fellow competitor Jessie Graff. Travis failed the Circuit Board but placed 5th and moved on to the national finals. On Stage 1, Travis achieved vengeance on the redesigned Snake Run and despite almost falling on the Domino Pipes, he finished the course with 28.80 seconds left and moved on to Stage 2. In Stage 2 Travis cleared the first four obstacles but was one of many to fail on Wingnut Alley.
In American Ninja Warrior 10 , Rosen competed in the Indianapolis Qualifiers. There he perform well through the course and managed to clear the new Spin Hopper obstacle and, although he failed to scale up the Mega Wall, he finished the qualifying course with the fourth fastest time. In the city finals he once again failed the ninth obstacle, the Cane Lane but placed 7th overall and moved on to Vegas for the eighth straight year. In the Vegas Finals, Rosen cleared the first two obstacles of Stage One with ease. Unfortunately, he failed the Double Dipper, despite clearing it the year before, and also ended up breaking his right ankle on the landing platform.
In American Ninja Warrior 11, Rosen made a comeback appearance Atlanta. In the qualifiers, he slipped on Block Run, but recovered and cleared with the seventh fastest time (having chosen to scale the regular Warped Wall). In the City Finals, Rosen slipped on Block Run again, but recovered and made it all the way to Up for Grabs where he fell and placed 12th.
Before his run in Vegas, Rosen announced that after recovering from his ankle injury and inspiring a lot of people for ten years, he would be running one last time and be retiring from American Ninja Warrior. In his run, Rosen successfully completed the Double Dipper, the obstacle that injured him in the previous tournament. Unfortunately, this run turned out to be a swan song for him, as he fell on the Diving Boards.
Team Ninja Record
|Season||Episode||Round||Heat||Opponent Team||Opponent||Result||Notes||Individual Record|
|Team: Team TNT|
|1||1 (Qualifying)||Round One||3 (Anchor Run)||G-Force||Nicholas Coolridge||Win||1-0|
|1||1 (Qualifying)||Round Two||3 (Anchor Run)||Average JoJo's||Jo Jo Bynum||Win||2-0|
|1||7 (Finals)||Round One||3 (Anchor Run)||Team Ronin||Flip Rodriguez||Loss||2-1|
|1||7 (Finals)||Round Two||3 (Anchor Run)||Team Midoryama||Ian Dory||Win||3-1|
|2||2 (Qualifying)||Round One||3 (Anchor Run)||The Wings||Thomas Stillings||Win||Thomas fell at the Floating Tiles.||4-1|
|2||2 (Qualifying)||Round Two||3 (Anchor Run)||Team Tarzan||Ben Melick||Win||Ben fell at the Swing Jump.||5-1|
|2||11 (Finals)||Round One||3 (Anchor Run)||Real Life Beasts||Drew Drechsel||Loss||5-2|
|2||11 (Finals)||Round Two||3 (Anchor Run)||Golden Hearts||Grant McCartney||Win||Grant fell at the Tire Swing.||6-2|
|3||8 (Qualifying)||First Matchup||3 (Anchor Run)||Frostbite||Nick Hanson||Loss||6-3|
|27||60||Failed Metal Spin (Second Stage)|
American Ninja Warrior Results
|4||60||Failed Balance Tank (Stage Two)|
|5||75||Failed Floating Boards (Stage Three)||Transition from first to second boards|
|6||73||Failed Metal Spin (Stage Two)|
|7||31||Failed Unstable Bridge (Stage Two)|
|8||17||Failed Snake Run (Stage One)||First time he fell at Stage One.|
|9||16||Failed Wingnut Alley (Stage Two)||Digest. Transition to third wingnut.|
|10||14||Failed Double Dipper (Stage One)||Broke right ankle on the landing platform.|
|11||29||Failed Diving Boards (Stage One)||Final run on ANW.|