Season 7 opens with a qualifying round in Venice Beach, Cal., and features obstacles such as the Mini Silk Slider, Spin Cycle and Hourglass Drop. Contestants include "Ninja" veterans Kevin Bull and David Campbell; former Baltimore Raven Brendon Ayanbadejo; and Seattle Seahawk Jon Ryan.
NBC presents it's second annual "American Ninja Warrior"
international competition with a three-hour special, "USA vs. the World." Five of the top competitors from "American Ninja Warrior" will go head-to-head against competitors from Japan and from Europe in a high-stakes competition on the show's famed four-stage finals course. Matt Iseman and Akbar Gbaja Biamila will host and Jenn Brown will co-host.