You’re an alpha male who eats “tough” for breakfast. You’re a fierce female competitor who can conquer any obstacle and keep pushing forward. If that description fits you, here’s your chance to prove it on television by signing up for the American Ninja Warrior tryouts. The nationwide search is on for the next American Ninja Warrior — the show that puts your countless hours of fitness routines, hard-core circuit-training exercises and cave-man workouts to the ultimate test. G4’s American Ninja Warrior is looking for a few incredible male and female athletes for its fourth season, airing in 2012 on G4 and NBC. This year, there will be six regional American Ninja Warrior tryouts hosted in three cities: Los Angeles, Dallas and Miami. These endurance events will determine the top 100 regional finalists who will advance to the final round. The season finale, featuring the ultimate obstacle course, will be filmed in Las Vegas. The winner will win $500,000 in prize money and earn the title “American Ninja Warrior.”


AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR TRYOUTS VIDEO How Does Your Ninja Training Stack Up Against the Ultimate Obstacle Course?

Show G4 why YOU should be the next “American Ninja Warrior” by uploading a five-minute video (150MB upload limit) demonstrating the strength, speed, agility, balance and stamina that separates you from the pack. Applicants must be 21 or older and a legal U.S. resident. Make sure to provide clear contact information or your submission won’t be considered. Only one submission video per person will be accepted. Video-upload submission deadlines are as follows:
  • Los Angeles (Northwest and Southwest Region): Feb. 14, 2012
  • Dallas (Midwest and South-Central Region): Feb. 27, 2012
  • Miami (Northeast and Southeast Region): March 8, 2012
For complete submission guidelines, visit the American Ninja Warrior tryouts page!

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AI – uniting, joining

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