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The first season of the sports entertainment reality competition series Australian Ninja Warrior premiered on July 9, 2017 on the Nine Network. [1] The season was hosted by Rebecca Maddern,[2][3]Ben Fordham & Freddie Flintoff.[4]

50 ninjas ran in each of the five qualifying heats, with the top 18 from each heat moving on to the Semi Finals. From the three semi finals, the top 7 competitors moved on to the Grand Final. 9 Competitors finished stage one of the Grand Final, but none completed stage two. Fred Dorrington sat on top of the leaderboard for going the furthest in stage two.

Rounds[edit]

Episode 1[edit]

Heat 1[edit]

This episode aired on 9 July, 2017 and concluded with 11 finishers. Parkour twin, Dylan Pawson earned the Berocca Performance of the Night, completing the course in 58 seconds.

  • Quintuple Steps
  • Silk Slider
  • Bridge of Blades
  • Tyre Swing to Cargo Net
  • Double Tilt Ladder
  • Warped Wall
RankCompetitorStateTimeFurthest Obstacle
1Dylan PawsonQLD00:58Finished
2Brodie PawsonQLD1:06Finished
3Mike SnowVIC1:10Finished
4Ryan RobertsNSW1:21Finished
5Jack WilsonQLD1:40Finished
6Troy BrownVIC1:45Finished
7Shaun McCarthySA2:00Finished
8Kevin RobertsonVIC2:19Finished
9Adam ChatfieldWA2:21Finished
10Nathan McCallumNSW2:21Finished
11Thomas PichlerQLD3:01Finished
12Cody ThomasWA2:10Failed on Warped Wall
13Farkas PungerQLD2:57Failed on Warped Wall
14Jake BennettNSW3:02Failed on Warped Wall
15Janet SmithWA2:11Failed on Double Tilt Ladder
16Celeste DixonSA2:24Failed on Double Tilt Ladder
17Adam BrownNSW2:25Failed on Double Tilt Ladder
18Kadeem AaronsVIC2:52Failed on Double Tilt Ladder

Episode 2[edit]

Heat 2[edit]

This episode aired on 10 July, 2017. Fastest finisher, Ashlin Herbert earned the Berocca Performance of the Night.

  • Qunituple Steps
  • UFO Slider
  • Bridge of Blades
  • Spinning Wheel to Cargo Net
  • Tilting Frames
  • Warped Wall
RankCompetitorStateTimeFurthest Obstacle
1Ashlin HerbertVIC1:01Finished
2William LaisterVIC1:20Finished
3Jesse FarquharVIC1:25Finished
4Ben JonesQLD1:33Finished
5Tom HazellNSW1:39Finished
6Scott EvennettNSW1:45Finished
7Neal HolmesVIC1:46Finished
8Luke WilliamsSA1:49Finished
9Ryan SolomonQLD1:53Finished
10Nic TurriffQLD1:57Finished
11Jaymes WrightNSW2:05Finished
12Lachlan FyfeQLD2:10Finished
13Gavin AllenSA2:11Finished
14Mick KrakeNSW2:18Finished
15Paul RangerWA2:26Finished
16Dane Bird-SmithQLD2:34Finished
17Travers JamiesonQLD2:55Finished
18Francis CullimoreNSW2:55Finished

Episode 3[edit]

Heat 3[edit]

This episode aired on 11 July 2017. Two members of Justice Crew, Sampson Smith and John Pearce both participated, both bowing out on the Bridge of Blades. The Berocca Performance of the Night was tied between Coby Head and Ricko Tralongo. Only 8 competitors completed this course, with a large number of athletes bowing out on the BOM slider.

  • Qunituple Steps
  • Bom Slider
  • Bridge of Blades
  • Cargo with Lache
  • Ball & Chain
  • Warped Wall
RankCompetitorStateTimeFurthest Obstacle
1Cobi HeadNT1:12Finished
2Ricko TralongoVIC1:12Finished
3Daniel MasonVIC1:56Finished
4David GeorgiouQLD2:04Finished
5Josh O'SullivanNSW2:30Finished
6Raoul StoneSA2:43Finished
7Luke HaSA3:12Finished
8David RaviWA3:19Finished
9Caine TsangVIC1:30Failed on Ball and Chain
10Martin Sta AnaQLD1:39Failed on Ball and Chain
11Rory RhodesQLD1:45Failed on Ball and Chain
12Ryan BadhmSA2:56Failed on Ball and Chain
13Georgia BonoraQLD3:22Failed on Ball and Chain
14Sam GoodallWA00:51Failed on Cargo with Lache
15Lee CampbellACT00:56Failed on Cargo with Lache
16Sean HoskingVIC00:57Failed on Cargo with Lache
17Betsy BurnettNSW1:02Failed on Cargo with Lache
18Nicklas PedersenVIC1:04Failed on Cargo with Lache

Episode 4[edit]

Heat 4[edit]

This episode aired on 16 July, 2017. NRL legend Beau Ryan competed against AFL's Adam Cooney in a battle of the codes, with Beau progressing further through the course. Deaf competitor, Paul Cashion's run caused significant public outrage due to the way it was televised. This episode ended with a tribute to Johann Ofner, who had died on the set of a music video earlier in the year. 10 competitors completed this course. The Berocca Performance of the Night went to Lee Cossey.

  • Quintuple Steps
  • Slide to Box Jellyfish
  • Bridge of Blades
  • Rings to Cargo Net
  • Pipe Climber
  • Warped Wall
RankCompetitorStateTimeFurthest Obstacle
1Lee CosseyNSW2:32Finished
2Tom O'HalloranNSW2:38Finished
3Ben CosseyNSW3:03Finished
4Rob SandoverWA3:08Finished
5Travis EdwardsNSW3:16Finished
6Warwick DraperVIC3:17Finished
7Alex MatthewsWA3:21Finished
8William Baron-CrostonNT3:24Finished
9Johann OfnerQLD3:27Finished
10Donny ByrneWA4:18Finished
11Andrea HahNSW3:43Failed on Warped Wall
12Daniel McLeanNSW4:08Failed on Warped Wall
13Musashi WakakiNSW1:56Failed on Pipe Climber
14Bruce NunezNSW2:02Failed on Pipe Climber
15Adam WaringVIC2:06Failed on Pipe Climber
16Emmett SwindellsQLD2:45Failed on Pipe Climber
17Matt Ah ChowVIC3:04Failed on Pipe Climber
18Beau RyanNSW3:31Failed on Pipe Climber

Episode 5[edit]

Heat 5[edit]

This episode aired on 17 July, 2017 and concluded with 12 finishers. Former Bachelor Tim Robards participated but bowed out on the Cones to Cargo Net. The Berocca Performance of the Night went to Ben Polson

  • Quintuple Steps
  • Pole Rider
  • Bridge of Blades
  • Cones to Cargo Net
  • Swing Cycle
  • Warped Wall
RankCompetitorStateTimeFurthest Obstacle
1Ben PolsonWA1:19Finished
2Daniel WestonQLD1:29Finished
3Zayne WealthallWA1:34Finished
4Joel PocklingtonVIC1:46Finished
5Jake BakerVIC2:01Finished
6Jayden IrvingVIC2:02Finished
7Fred DorringtonNSW2:10Finished
8Rob PattersonQLD2:16Finished
9Shane ElisaraQLD2:20Finished
10Matthew TimmsVIC2:37Finished
11Takayuki MiyamotoQLD2:56Finished
12Aurelien ApportNSW3:23Finished
13Damian IstriaQLD2:30Failed on Warped Wall
14Glen WestNSW1:22Failed on Swing Cycle
15Ryan BrookeQLD1:26Failed on Swing Cycle
16Stephanie MagirosNSW3:00Failed on Swing Cycle
17Nathaniel IrvingVIC0:54Failed on Cones to Cargo Net
18Michael NassQLD0:58Failed on Cones to Cargo Net

Episode 6[edit]

Semi-final 1[edit]

This episode aired on 18 July, 2017. This episode had three new obstacles after the Warped Wall, the Ring Jump, Pole Grasper and Chimney Climb. This semi-final included Johann Ofner, who passed away on set of a music video earlier in the year, but the footage of the stunt man was edited out. Rob Patterson had the Berocca Performance of the Night. Damian Istria was unfortunately unable to complete the course as the jump hang net snapped.

  • Quintuple Steps
  • Log Grip
  • Spinning Log
  • Jump Hang
  • Tyre Swing
  • Warped Wall
  • Ring Jump
  • Pole Grasper
  • Chimney Climb
RankCompetitorStateTimeFurthest Obstacle
1Rob PattersonQLD3:56Finished
2William LaisterVIC4:02Finished
3Mike SnowVIC4:43Finished
4Alex MatthewsWA6:06Finished
5Nathan McCallumNSW3:38Failed on the Pole Grasper
6Johann OfnerQLD4:58Failed on the Pole Grasper
7Neal HolmesVIC3:53Failed on Ring Jump

Episode 7[edit]

Semi-final 2[edit]

This episode aired on 23 July, 2017. This episode had two new obstacles, Bungee Road & Flying Shelves. Andrea Hah had the Berocca Performance of the Night for being the first woman to make it up the Warped Wall.

  • Quintuple Steps
  • Log Grip
  • Spinning Log
  • Jump Hang
  • Bungee Road
  • Warped Wall
  • Flying Shelves
  • Pole Grasper
  • Chimney Climb
RankCompetitorStateTimeFurthest Obstacle
1Ashlin HerbertVIC3:13Finished
2Lee CosseyNSW3:19Finished
3Jayden IrvingVIC3:29Finished
4Tom O'HalloranNSW3:34Finished
5William Baron-CrostonNZ4:06Finished
6Ben CosseyNSW4:09Finished
7Fred DorringtonNSW4:35Finished

Episode 8[edit]

Semi-final 3[edit]

This episode aired on 24 July, 2017. This episode had two new obstacles, Big Wheel & Swinging Spikes. Ben Polson had the Berocca Performance of the Night.

  • Quintuple Steps
  • Log Grip
  • Spinning Log
  • Jump Hang
  • Big Wheel
  • Warped Wall
  • Swinging Spikes
  • Pole Grasper
  • Chimney Climb
RankCompetitorStateTimeFurthest Obstacle
1Ben PolsonWA4:40Finished
2Tom HazelNSW4:41Finished
3Ryan SolomonQLD4:44Finished
4Luke WilliamsSA6:07Finished
5Sam GoodallWA7:51Finished
6Daniel WestonQLD2:45Failed on Pole Grasper
7Jack WilsonQLD4:02Failed on Pole Grasper

Episode 9[edit]

Grand Final[edit]

This episode aired on Tuesday 25 July, 2017. Similar to many European versions of Ninja Warrior, the Grand Final was set over three stages. Fred Dorrington had Berocca performance of the night. Dorrington was nearly disqualified after his foot thought to touch the water, but after a replay shows that the safety mat caused the ripple, Dorrington was allowed to continue from where he left off.

Stage 1

The obstacles used on Stage 1 were:

  • Quintuple Steps
  • Big Dipper
  • Spinning Log with Donut
  • Jump Hang
  • Spider Jump
  • Warped Wall
  • Globe Grasper
  • Ring Swing
  • Chimney Climb

All of these obstacles had to be completed within a 3:45 time limit.

OrderFinalistOutcomeResult
1Ashlin HerbertCompleted02:24
2Rob PattersonCompleted02:34
3Tom O'HalloranCompleted02:46
4Ben PolsonCompleted02:50
5Johann OfnerCompleted03:00
6Lee CosseyCompleted03:02
7Jack WilsonCompleted03:18
8Fred DorringtonCompleted03:22
9Alex MatthewsCompleted03:37

Stage 2

The remaining ninjas had to face 8 obstacles in stage 2, they had to pass the first 5 in under 65 seconds and then complete the other 3.

The obstacles used on Stage 2 were:

  • Rope Jungle
  • Basket Toss
  • Salmon Ladder
  • Unstable Bridge
  • Wall Lift
  • Crazy Cliffhanger
  • Floating Boards
  • Flying Bars
OrderFinalistOutcome
1Fred DorringtonFailed on Unstable Bridge
2Tom O'HalloranFailed on Unstable Bridge
3Ashlin HerbertFailed on Salmon Ladder
4Jack WilsonFailed on Basket Toss
5Rob PattersonFailed on Basket Toss
6Johann OfnerFailed on Rope Jungle
7Lee CosseyFailed on Rope Jungle
8Alex MatthewsFailed on Rope Jungle
9Ben PolsonFailed on Rope Jungle

Stage 3

Stage 3 was to take on Mount Midoriyama, but all of the ninjas failed to pass stage 2.

Obstacles by episode[edit]

Heat 1Heat 2Heat 3Heat 4Heat 5Semi-Final 1Semi-Final 2Semi-Final 3Grand Final
Stage 1Stage 2Stage 3
Quintuple stepsQuintuple stepsQuintuple stepsQuintuple stepsQuintuple stepsQuintuple stepsQuintuple stepsQuintuple stepsQuintuple stepsRope JungleMount Midoriyama
Silk sliderUFO slider to ropeBom sliderSlide to box jellyfishPole riderLog gripLog gripLog gripBig DipperBasket Toss
Bridge of bladesBridge of bladesBridge of bladesBridge of bladesBridge of bladesSpinning logSpinning logSpinning logSpinning Log with DonutSalmon Ladder
Tyre swing to cargo netSpinning wheel to cargo netCargo with lachéRings to cargo netCones to cargo netJump hangJump hangJump hangJump hangUnstable Bridge
Double tilt ladderTilting framesBall and chainPipe climberSwing cycleTyre swingBungee roadBig WheelSpider JumpWall Lift
Warped wallWarped wallWarped wallWarped wallWarped wallWarped wallWarped wallWarped wallWarped wallCrazy Cliffhanger
Ring jumpFlying shelvesSwinging SpikesGlobe GrasperFloating Boards
Pole grasperPole grasperPole grasperRing SwingFlying Bars
Chimney climbChimney climbChimney climbChimney climb

Viewership[edit]

No.TitleAir dateTimeslotOvernight ratingsConsolidated ratingsTotal
viewers
Ref(s)
ViewersRankViewersRank
1Heat 19 July 2017[1]Sunday 7:00pm[1]1,680,000195,00011,775,000[5][6]
2Heat 210 July 2017Monday 7:30pm1,604,000196,00011,700,000[7][8]
3Heat 311 July 2017Tuesday 7:30pm1,470,0001123,00011,593,000[9][10]
4Heat 416 July 2017Sunday 7:00pm1,758,000146,00011,804,000[11][12]
5Heat 517 July 2017Monday 7:30pm1,527,000187,00011,614,000[13][14]
6Semi-final 118 July 2017Tuesday 7:30pm1,570,000197,00011,667,000[15][16]
7Semi-final 223 July 2017Sunday 7:00pm1,745,000156,00011,801,000[17][18]
8Semi-final 324 July 2017Monday 7:30pm1,535,000173,00011,608,000[19][20]
9Grand Final25 July 2017Tuesday 7:30pm2,038,0002120,00022,158,000[21][22]
9Final Stage25 July 2017Tuesday 7:30pm2,145,000182,00012,227,000[21][22]

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External links[edit]

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