HOUSTON – Season 12 of NBC’s American Ninja Warrior kicked off in a big way with four incredible athletes from Houston, Texas. Jody Avila from Sugar Land, Daniel Gil from Houston, Mathis Owhadi from Tomball and Jonathan Horton from Cypress are all finalists and have put in a lot of time and energy to get to where they are in the competition. For Jody Avila, his entire family train to be ninja warriors.
Like other ninja warriors, Avila built his very own obstacle course in his backyard to train and prepare for the competition, His wife and son join him on the course to test their skills and have both shown incredible strength. For Season 12 of NBC’s “American Ninja Warrior,” the top 50 athletes will bring along two people from their communities to compete with them for a total of 150 competitors. The season will feature an abridged format with multiple rounds. To determine the winner during the Finals, the top eight ninjas will compete in a playoff bracket where they will race head to head on the Power Tower. The winner will earn $100,000, something Avila has been trying to win as he returns for his fifth time on the show.
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💥MEET THE CREW💥 🩺🎓💉 PAULINE AVILA @paulinemae31 I had the opportunity to share the ANW Stage this season with my amazing wife who recently graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Masters Degree as a Family Nurse Practitioner all while being an ICU nurse caring for Covid-19 patients! I could not be more proud of this woman! She’s a superhero nurse, incredible mom, amazing wife and an awesome ninja! 😘😍 📸🏈🎥 ROGET MADDOX @rogetmaddox Next is Roget who I got to know very well during filming! He has a huge heart, he is hilarious and he’s a really strong ninja and athlete! He’s got a “Never Give Up” attitude that truly motivates me! He’s an unbelievable photographer & videographer who loves being behind the camera as well as in front of it (as you can see by his photo😄) 🐾 Tune in and watch all 3 of us this Labor Day Monday, Sept 7th @8/7c on NBC! #BigDogNinja #TinyNinja #RogetAllDay @ninjawarrior @anwnation
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