Update (May 16, 2017): Stephen Amell has released the first image from his upcoming episode of American Ninja Warrior...
Arrow star Stephen Amell has been flirting with the idea of testing his physical prowess on American Ninja Warrior for some time now. Fans have been curious to see how he would fare on the American Ninja Warrior obstacle course ever since they saw him on the salmon ladder on the first season of Arrow.
Amell often posts video of his physical training on social media, and his parkour skills, circuit training, and physical strength seem to be on-par with the athletes that compete on #AmericanNinjaWarrior. All his videos lead us to believe that Amell could actually be a real competitor, but due to his shooting schedule for #Arrow, it was hard for him to nail down a date.
During a panel at Utah Comic Con in Feburary, Amell promised he would compete on American Ninja Warrior sometime in 2017, and it looks like he is a man of his word. Recently Amell took to Twitter and officially announced when he will make his debut on American Ninja Warrior, and it's sooner than we thought possible.
Stephen Will Compete On American Ninja Warrior In The May 25th Episode
Set your calendars, because #StephenAmell will be competing on American Ninja Warrior on May 25, 2017. Amell will be coached by one of the best Ninja Warriors in history, Kacy Cantanzaro (Go Towson Tigers), and he will be part of special Celebrity American Ninja Warrior on #RedNoseDay. Amell will join other celebrities, such as Nick Swisher (New York Yankees), Natalie Morales (Today Show), Derek Hough (Dancing with the Stars) and Mena Suvari (American Beauty).
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Red Nose Day is an event that raises money to help feed, clothe and educate children all over the world. If you follow Stephen Amell on social media, you know that he is very active in various charities, and has been a huge spokesperson for Fuck Cancer. It makes sense that Amell would both fulfill his promise to compete on American Ninja Warrior, but also use the chance to raise money for a good cause.
It’s obvious from seeing Amell’s physique on Arrow that he is in great physical shape. He trains all the time to remain in peak physical condition, and he could likely compete with competitors on American Ninja Warrior. As fans, we just want to see if he can complete the course, and the fact that he’s doing it for charity makes it more worthwhile.
We’ll have to wait until May 25th to see is Amell can handle the course, but until then, you can catch him on #Arrow when it returns on April 26, 2017.
Do you think Stephen Amell will complete the Ninja Warrior course?
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