‘American Ninja Warrior’ Preview: Brian Burk, 20, Returns & Dominates The Course — Watch

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Brian Burk is again! The contestant returns for the Los Angeles Metropolis finals on this EXCLUSIVE preview of the all-new episode of ‘American Ninja Warrior’ and his efficiency is past inspiring.

Brian “The Burkinator” Burk, 20, has his eyes on the prize. He returns throughout the July 15 episode fo American Ninja Warrior to compete within the Los Angeles Metropolis finals. “To face up initially line on the qualifiers was only a very surreal expertise,” Brian says in our EXCLUSIVE preview. “It was unbelievable that I really received to compete on an actual course.” Brian has high-functioning autism and is an engineering scholar in Pasadena, California. “You don’t count on an autistic little one to have the ability to attain out to a crowd,” Brian’s mother, Pamela, mentioned in regards to the qualifiers. “He has by no means accomplished that and has by no means interacted with individuals. That’s the primary time he’s ever accomplished that.”

Brian is one in all 12 rookies within the metropolis finals. “I labored very laborious to get right here and I imagine I do have what it takes to get to Vegas,” he says. He begins out on the course with a decided focus. He doesn’t maintain again as he forges forward on the course. His household and mates are cheering him on. He takes on every of the obstacles with ease. We don’t see whether or not or not he completes the course nevertheless it’s virtually a positive factor.

Through the July 15 episode, opponents will withstand 10 daunting obstacles, together with the brand new Leaps of Religion. On this season’s twist to the town finals rounds, the 2 quickest finishers tackle the brand new Energy Tower for an opportunity to win a security move. The security move will give the ninja a second probability on the course if he/she falls on stage 1 or 2 on the Nationwide Finals in Las Vegas.

Matt Iseman and Akbar Gbajabiamila host American Ninja Warrior and Zuri Corridor is the present’s sideline reporter. American Ninja Warrior season 11 airs Mondays at eight p.m. on NBC.