The NBC reality show showcases hardcore athletes from across the country. It airs on Monday night at 8:00t.
You'll see Shaun and Joanna's try outs in a couple of weeks. Photojournalist Joel Kattner takes you through their obstacle course.
Shaun Summers: "It was about three years ago we were watching American Ninja Warrior on TV. I kind of did the-- you know what usually people do-- 'well I can do that.'
Oh God, the crazy ninja thing."
Shaun Summers: "And that stuff might be a little harder than what it might look."
Joanna Summers: "They just make it look easy cause you know they've been doing it for a while."
Shaun Summers: "I knew where I kind of wanted to put the basics of everything."
Joanna Summers: "Sure that's fine no big deal."
Shaun Summers: "And I didn't think I was going to put as many obstacles as in here as what I actually managed to get in here. I think there's over 25 obstacles in here."
Joanna Summers: "I would kind of like watch and like you know I could do that. Well I want to try it too cause it was a good time to bond with you know my kids and with him."
Joanna Summers: "That was really the way I was gonna get to be more athletic. Cause it's better than going to a gym and just lifting weights."
Shaun Summers: "She's been making a couple of guys look bad on a few of those obstacles that's for sure."
Joanna Summers: "It's a lot of fun. It's definitely got its ups and downs literally."
Shaun Summers: "There's not one like this in Arkansas. I don't charge people to come here. I've never charge anyone a dime to ever come here and train. I've had people come and stay for literally a week at a time."
Joanna Summers: "I have made more like life-long friends through this than I ever have. We want people to know that you know it it's fun and it's athletic but it's also a good way to meet good people and be physically fit and have fun at the same time."
To try out the Summers' course, call 479-434-4689 or 479-561-7887. The couple is also hosting an event called ArkanSasuke, August 8- 10.
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