American Ninja Warrior 2015 Results: Recap from July 6 Episode

Joseph Zucker@@JosephZuckerFeatured ColumnistJuly 7, 2015

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, left stands by as Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad talks during the commissioning ceremony for the battleship USS Iowa as a memorial and an educational museum at the Port of Los Angeles in San Pedro, Calif. on Wednesday, July 4,2012. The ship, built in 1940, arrived in Los Angeles in May and will be permanently stationed in the port and operated as a floating museum. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)
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San Pedro, California, was the site for American Ninja Warrior's sixth and final qualifier, as dozens of competitors attempted to tackle a grueling course that proved rather treacherous.    

There was a distinct military theme to the qualifier, as active duty members and veterans battled in the shadow of the USS Iowa.

Among the numerous military personnel to take part, only 10 brave souls managed to survive all of the barriers in their way before completing the Warped Wall. You can view all 30 people who advanced to the city finals below:

American Ninja Warrior—July 6 Results
PlaceCompetitorTimeFurthest Obstacle Reached
1Robin Pietschmann3:05.51Finished Course
2Caleb Hayre3:14.85Finished Course
3Seth Caskey3:26.67Finished Course
4Ahmed Toure3:44.53Finished Course
5Matthew Jensen3:46.35Finished Course
6Joel Blair3:52.69Finished Course
7Steve Martin4:14.70Finished Course
8Van Tran4:20.75Finished Course
9Ryan Stratis4:25.65Finished Course
10Dustin McKinney5:11.97Finished Course
11Nathan Tucker1:18.90I-Beam Cross
12Arnold Dinh1:30.83I-Beam Cross
13Casey Thornton1:37.88I-Beam Cross
14Justin Gielski1:54.74I-Beam Cross
15Jason Cantu2:02.06I-Beam Cross
16Preston Griffall2:04.48I-Beam Cross
17Randall Forsythe2:11.25I-Beam Cross
18Jeremy Prather2:14.46I-Beam Cross
19Omar Payton2:23.41I-Beam Cross
20Deon Graham2:24.09I-Beam Cross
21Benjamin Barrett2.28.33I-Beam Cross
22Kyle Durand2.29.53I-Beam Cross
23Jeremy Guarino2:31.76I-Beam Cross
24Christopher Moore2:41.57I-Beam Cross
25Trevor Parks3:16.13I-Beam Cross
26Darren Virgo3:25.69I-Beam Cross
27Joel Burkhalter0:49.34Monkey Pegs
28Vincent Klapper0:50.73Monkey Pegs
29Dean Mosier0:51.71Monkey Pegs
30Alexander Panyasiri0:53.15Monkey Pegs
Source: NBC Broadcast

The show saved the best for last, as Ryan Stratis was the final contestant to run. He's no stranger to American Ninja Warrior, having competed in each of the seven American seasons.

Being the experienced pro he is, Stratis took his time with each of the stages, and the strategy paid off, as he reached the finish with relative ease, taking one step closer to Mount Midoriyama.

Even with his massive reputation, Stratis wasn't the most impressive performer—Dustin McKinney and Ahmed Toure arguably tied for that honor.

McKinney may have finished the course with the slowest time, but the fact he could complete The Worm after scaling the Warped Wall is downright remarkable, per the show's Twitter account:

Ninja Warrior @ninjawarrior

Even after crushing the #AmericanNinjaWarrior course Dustin still has enough energy to celebrate with THE WORM! http://t.co/iKvWzUhXTN

It's a good thing that celebration didn't cost him.

Meanwhile, Toure was in a class of his own because he showed up to San Pedro in his business-casual attire. His jeans must have allowed for great flexibility:

Ninja Warrior @ninjawarrior

Ahmed Toure may be a little over dressed, but it doesn’t look like it’s stopping him from taking down the course! http://t.co/f3pEWA2qvA

Next time you want to hit the gym, maybe consider a nice pair of blue jeans. Toure might be holding the secret to success.

One of the more notable athletes who tried and failed to make his way across the course was 72-year-old Chuck Mammay. If you're wondering how somebody could feasibly compete on American Ninja Warrior at Mammay's age, the show gave you a taste of his typical workout regimen:

Ninja Warrior @ninjawarrior

1,600 crunches, 200 push-ups, Kayaking, hiking & rock climbing!? Is there anything 72-year-old Chuck Mammay can’t do? http://t.co/TcZGh8Sris

And to think I consider running a couple of miles a week to be a job well done.

In addition to the $1 million prize, Mammay said in December he had another goal in mind with his journey to American Ninja Warrior, per Lauren Rautenkranz of WECT 6 in Wilmington, North Carolina:

Well, it's because a lot of people say I inspire them by the condition I'm in. Sometimes I feel like 'Oh I don't want to get out of bed and do this!' But once I get going it's just there. It's the fun of doing it. People say it's work and, eh it might be a little work, but it's a lot of fun plus you get to eat more, which I love to eat! The way I look at it, I figure if I can get out and inspire more people and if I can get on American Ninja Warrior that'll be maybe millions of people I can help inspire.

Unfortunately, Mammay's run ended almost immediately after it began. He approached the Quintuple Steps all wrong and slipped on the first step before hitting the water below.

Still, the fact that he made the show at all is an incredible accomplishment. American Ninja Warrior host Matt Iseman believes everybody should strive to match Mammay's level in life:

Matt Iseman @mattiseman

72 years old and Chuck Mammay is still “chasing women.” I wanna bottle the #chuckster #anw7

For the 30 competitors who advanced to the city finals, there's a long way to go to grab the $1 million.

Monday's episode not only featured impressive feats of athleticism, but it also served as a fantastic tribute for those who have served in the armed forces.


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