Local Gymnastics Teacher - Finalist On American Ninja Warrior (VIDEO)

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Local Gymnastics Teacher - Finalist On American Ninja Warrior (VIDEO)


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August 5, 2013 Updated Aug 5, 2013 at 4:24 PM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (NBC33) -- A Fort Wayne Gymnastics teacher, Andrew Lowes, has made it through the Baltimore Finals for American Ninja Warrior.

Based on the global hit, Sasuke, American Ninja Warrior is aired weekly on G4 and NBC on consecutive days. Sunday night at 9 p.m. Andrew Lowes made it to the finals. You can watch tonight's episode on NBC at 8 p.m.

Andrew made it through the qualifying round earlier in July and then through the finals to be able to compete at the national finals in Las Vegas.

According to an audition video posted on YouTube, Andrew, 30, is originally from Winthrop Harbor, Illinois and teaches gymnastics at More Than Gymnastics in Fort Wayne. He is the boys team head coach and he also teaches tumbling, preschool and recreational classes.

The G4 Network's YouTube channel says that the Baltimore qualifiers faced four new obstacles, the Downhill Jump, Prism Tilt, Swing Jump and Circle Cross.

None have become the first American Ninja Warrior in the 4 seasons it's aired in the U.S. Qualifying competitions across the country determine the finalists. Japan's famed Mount Midoriyama came to the U.S. for the national finals in Las Vegas for season 4 and will remain in Las Vegas for season 5. Only three competitors over the last 15 years, have been able to conquer Mt. Midoriyama.

Check out Andrew's audition video below:

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