Monday was the second-night semifinal taped showing of the popular NBC show American Ninja Warrior. The National Semifinals qualifiers competed on a Las Vegas obstacle course and finalists advanced to the series finale next Monday. The final qualifiers compete for $1 million dollar final prize next Monday on NBC. A DU freshman advanced to the finals.
Matt Iseman and Akbar Gbajabiamila called the action from the booth as incoming DU freshman Max Feinberg completed the obstacle course and qualified for the American Ninja Warrior Finals. Feinberg was the sixth qualifier on the night and can be followed next Monday night on NBC.
See Max’s run below:
Feinberg told SB Nation “To prepare for the National Finals, I’ve been doing a lot of not only physical training but mental training. I’ve been trying to study what to expect and what to think about as I’m running, and as I’m getting ready to run.
The biggest element of my training that helps me is that I focus on a lot of replicating movements on obstacles. Not quite the entire obstacle but the small movements that I see a lot. I drill those over and over until they become easy for me.”
Feinberg is from McClean, Virginia and advocates for breast cancer awareness. Prior to Monday’s competition, he placed 3rd at the 2018 Ultimate Ninja Athlete Association (UNAA) World Championship and 4th at the National Ninja League (NNL) World Finals in 2019.