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Team Ninja Warrior on Esquire Network is high adrenaline entertainment

Written by K.C. Murdock

TEAM NINJA WARRIOR starts Tuesday January 19th 2016 8/7c time on the Esquire Network.

If you love sports, outdoor activities, competition, and are already a fan of American Ninja Warrior then get your DVR’s ready for the spin off series that has twice the adrenaline as the original. We were at the taping of this epic show down of athleticism and this was very intense to watch live. All your favorite Ninja course competitors have now been formed into teams of 3 under 1 leader. 2 men and 1 woman per team. It is a point system advancing the teams to the finale between 2 teams. You will have to watch to find out who wins cause I’m not telling. This unique course was set up in an industrial area and these athletes worked hard for days competing against each other in an all new way.

Being there in person was an amazing experience to see the comradery between these friends. Yes, they may be competing against each other but the support they show one another is like nothing I have seen before. They openly shared course strategy in between running the course.

Our favorite announcer are back to call all the action and it was a pleasure to meet Akbar Gbajabiamila and Matt Iseman in person. These guys are really funny together with their off camera antics. They had me laughing a lot.

New comer to the show Alex Curry was great doing the post race interviews with the Ninjas and you will see me cheering them on in the background several times. You definitely already know Alex Curry if you are an Angels Baseball fan and she was very sweet to take a photo with this ROYALS fan. (Yay World Champion ROYALS!)

Joe Moravsky, aka The Weatherman, was the first person I met on set and explained the new show to me and how the scoring would advance teams through to the Finale, but I will let the show explain that. He was also awesome to watch with his young fans. Very nice guy.

The teams for the show are listed below:

  • Ronin: Flip Rodriguez (Team Captain), JJ Woods, and Tiana Webberly.
  • Karsonic Boom: Karson Voiles (Team Captain), Brandon Berrett, and Beth Higginbotham
  • Think Tank: Noah Kaufman (Team Captain), Matt Wilder, and Asya Grechka
  • Wild Bunch: Lance Pekus (Team Captain), Ben Melick, Rose Wetzel
  • Alpha: Brent Steffensen (Team Captain), Evan Dollard, Kacy Catanzaro
  • Stratisfaction: Ryan Stratis (Team Captain), Grace Jones, and Mike Bernardo
  • Expendabulls: Kevin Bull (Team Captain), Alan Connealy, and Luci Romberg
  • Tre’s Amigoz: Tremayne Dortch (Team Captain), Andy Lowes, and Cassandra Dortch
  • Midoryama: Ian Dory (Team Captain), Dan Yager, and Meagan Martin
  • Towers Of Power: Brandon Mears (Team Captain), Dan Polizzi, Selena Laniel
  • Golden Hearts: Neil Craver (Team Captain), Grant McCartney, and Natalie Duran
  • Nor Cal Ninjas: David Campbell (Team Captain), Sean Noble, and Rachel Mulvaney
  • Storm Team Moravsky: Joe Moravsky (Team Captain), Rob Moravsky, and Marybeth Wang
  • The Average Jojo’s: Jojo Bynum (Team Captain), James Bogle Jr, and Caitlin Shukwit
  • G-Force: Jessie Graff (Team Captain), Nicholas Coolridge, Travis Brewer
  • TEAM TNT: Travis Rosen (Team Captain), Adam Arnold, and Joyce Shahboz
  • The Real Life Beasts: Drew Drechsel (Team Captain), James Mcgrath, and Erica Cook
  • The InvincAbels: Abel Gonzalez (Team Captain), Nathan Jasso, and Jeri D’aurelio
  • The Rahn-Aways: Jamie Rahn (Team Captain), Adam Grossman, and Courtney Venuti
  • Party Time: Brian Arnold (Team Captain), Jake Murray, and Jennifer Tavernier
  • Team Brittens: Geoff Britten (Team Captain), Dustin McKinney, and Jessica Britten
  • Elet-Trikz: Elet Hall (Team Captain), Dillon Gates, and Cassie Craig
  • The Iron Grip: Sam Sann (Team Captain), Daniel Gil, and Richelle Hepler
  • The Lab Rats: Brian Wilczewski (Team Captain), Chris Wilczewski, Michelle Warnky

I know you are gonna enjoy this new show as much as I did and I can’t wait to watch it on Esquire Network. Check out my Instagram for more photos and give it a follow, because I will be posting more photos from the filming of the show after the episodes air. Good luck to all the NINJAS.


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K.C. Murdock

Murdock Worldwide Entertainment is the brainchild of President and C.E.O. K.C. Murdock. Created for the distribution of his debut album “Sunlit World”, but took a new direction when on musical hiatus he started the podcast Down the Road Show. The fast growing popularity of that quickly spread to video production at comic cons forever changing DTRShow into the press/media division it has become. As Murdock’s profile began to rise in the con circuit he became a more integral part of every con he attended bringing a camera to conventions and utilizing it to record panels and celebrity interviews. From filming to becoming a point of contact for artists, actors and attendees, K.C. kept adding roles to his overall con responsibilities. In the span of a year and a half K.C. went from anonymous attendee to becoming a trusted source for all things convention related.

Armed with camera, K.C. branched off into the Chronicles of Comic Con, a reality based show revolving around comic conventions with skits and commercials intermixed; but K.C. had more plans. He wanted bigger. He envisioned what would become MWE. Recruiting some friends long time writing/creative partner and industry professional Josh Calvert, uber-talented graphic artist Batt Rivera aka Dark Nyte Studios, a comic con insider unknown in the Cosplay community for his personal unique twists on characters, Tyler Wilson as head of web development to build & manage and SEO Guru Steve Wiideman his most trusted web advisor. K.C. had the backbone of a company that would eventually grow into cult status in the seedy pop culture underworld.
M.W.E. has allowed for expansion from that original premise of strictly entertainment production. With the current roster of MWE in place K.C. set his sights on expanding into brand & talent management, branding & social media management services for professionals in the Industry, and event coordination while maintaining an online network with a focus on production and development, Murdock Worldwide Entertainment is poised to become the go-to company for all things media related.

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