Waterville Father + Son to Compete on NBC’s ‘American Ninja Warrior’
Jonathan Alexis, 48, and his son, also named Jonathan Alexis, 26, from Waterville, will be competitors on the new season of 'American Ninja Warrior.' The reality show airs on NBC, locally on channels 2 and 6, and premiers it's new season on Monday, May 26 at 8 pm.
The elder Alexis is an overnight security office supervisor at MaineGeneral Medical Center and he told centralmaine.com, that he often gets his workouts in running up and down the stairs at the facility. NBC brought a crew to Augusta to film Alexis at work. He is also a martial arts teacher at his family’s Alexis’ Jujitsu & Karate School in Oakland.
The father-son combo can not comment on the show’s outcome.
According to NBC's website:
'American Ninja Warrior' follows competitors taking on a series of challenging obstacle courses in cities across the country. Those who successfully complete the finals course in their designated region move on to the national finals round in Las Vegas, where they face a stunning four-stage course modeled after the famed Mt. Midoriyama course in Japan. The winner will take home a grand prize of $1,000,000. Although many have come close, no competitor has yet to achieve total victory and claim the prize.